F.A.Q


Just In Case You Were Wondering...

What is your feedback ratio on NetGalley?

I currently have a +80% feedback ratio on NetGalley.

Since your blog is new, where can I view your reviews?

I've been actively reviewing books on GoodReads for over a year.  Many of my older reviews can be found there.  In addition, I've been a member of NetGalley for about six months now (profile AuthentiKate).

As of January 2019, I started a Twitter @AuthentiKate1. If you tweet, add me!  Would love to make bookish connections 😄

Can you explain your star rating system?

⭐️ Rare. I do my due diligence to try to prevent reading these.  Should one slip by and you see 1 star, know it sucked.  
⭐️⭐️ Thanks for the couple of hours I'll never have back. Many plot holes. Uninteresting characters. An ending I saw coming a mile away. Quite a few flaws. Gimmicky.  Formulaic.  Bleh.
⭐️⭐️⭐️ A pretty good book. Decent. It may have had a few predictable aspects and/or gimmicky techniques...may have been a bit formulaic. But, overall it is a fairly good read or it had something else going for it that made me overlook its flaws.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A VERY GOOD BOOK! Recommend reading. This book will have just something picky that kept it from 5 stars.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ WOW!  MIND BLOWN! These are the kinds of books that have most everything going for them. They are unique.  Fresh.  Surprising.  They made me feel something.  I didn't want them to end.

Do you review every book you read?

No, unless it is a book I've requested through Netgalley or one that has been sent to me directly by a publisher upon request, I may not always write a review.  Most books I read will get a star rating on Goodreads but may not always have an accompanying write up.

Will you write a review even for books you didn't like?

Yes, especially if those titles were ones I've requested through NetGalley as the ARC was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.  So, even if I didn't happen to like the book, I owe it to the publisher and author to give my honest feedback.

If it is just a book I picked up myself, I may only provide a star rating.

What type of books do you like to read?

I am a fairly eclectic reader.  My fiction favorites include: historical fiction, contemporary lit, mystery-thriller, fantasy and sci-fi.  Nonfiction favorites are: art, history and politics.

What format do you read?

I read both physical and e-books.  Publishers wishing for me to review their author's books can inquire here as to the format to submit their book for review.

I prefer not to receive PDF files however.
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