By Rite of Word – what do we review and how do we rate?

A little while ago, we passed our 6-month anniversary here at By Rite of Word. I didn’t actually noticed until I counted fingers: I was probably reading. Or writing. Or wondering if there was any way I could do both of those and enter NaNoWriMo 2016 and keep my day job. Since no-one else nudged me about it, hopefully they were all reading, too.

Anyway, it seemed like a good time to go and have a look over the last few months, see what we’ve been reviewing the most, exactly how evil we are as per our ratings (pretty darn evil), and share the news with the world.

Turns out, in a little more than 6 months, we’ve posted reviews for 73 books. That averages out at a little over 12 books per month (way to go, bookworms!)

That breaks down to give or take 37% sci-fi, 32% fantasy, 25% thriller, and 6% weird and wild.

And… last but not least, just how evil, mean, and nasty are we? Well, not very. Our most common rating is a 4-star (36% of our reviews).

At the other end of the scale, I’m grateful to say we’ve scored exactly one Did Not Finish – we try really hard not to DNF something unless our hind brains are trying to take control of our hands and gouge our eyes out with a spoon.

However, if you want that 5 star rating, and all that comes with it (probably fan mail, possible drooling on your website pages as the reviewer haunts you for the next book)…well, there’ve only been 18 of those in recorded history.

So, basically – keep up the awesome work, and keep sending it to us!

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