A warning to readers: I’m blunt. I’m direct. I’m straightforward, and I don’t hold back. I’m a hard rater and reviewer. But I am always, always 100% honest. If you’re an author and you send me a book for me to review, you can count on no sugar-coating from me.
That said, here’s my system:
5 cups: Tea-riffic! I couldn’t drink enough.
4 cups: A good brew, full and flavorful – I enjoyed this tea.
3 cups: It’s an acquired taste.
2 cups: It’s okay, but it wasn’t brewed properly.
1 cup: Not at ALL my cup of tea.
I will also summarize my reasons for giving a book that particular rating.