What Does a 5-Star Book Review Mean? 

 When I go to a 5-star hotel, I expect an experience of grandeur and superb service. Everyone smiles. I’m in a world of make-believe for a night in time. My husband has taken me to a few. The grandeur and architecture reminds me that I need to shut my mouth and pretend that I am accustomed to such a life. 

When my boys and I traveled across country to see my folks, we stopped at Motel 6. We didn’t expect grandeur. After 14 hours on the road for the second day of travel, all we wanted was a courteous receptionist, a bed and a good rate. 

What do you expect when you see a book rated 5 stars? I prepare myself for a good read that I would read again. It takes me into another world, for a short time. I live the character’s part. I live another life until the cover closes. When the cover closes, I wish that it could go on or maybe just relive it. 

This is what 5 stars means to me: 

Masterpiece: ☆☆☆☆☆
Excellent: ☆☆☆☆½
Very Good: ☆☆☆☆
Good, Above Par: ☆☆☆½
Average: ☆☆☆
Not for Me (will not finish it): ☆☆
Definitely Not for Me (sorry I wasted my time and money): ☆

How about you? What do the stars mean to you?

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Author of Biblical fiction, married to my best friend, and challenged by eight sons’ growing pains as I write about what matters.

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