Are you looking for a site that provides you with book reviews and writing rants? Then Reading Through the Night is for you. Our names are Emma and Ella, we are students and writers and this is a blog where we give opinions of a variety of novels although we primarily read YA fantasy, dystopian or science fiction. We also share our thoughts and tips on writing fiction as well as our separate journeys through the process of writing.
Emma: I aim to educate people about new books out, along with old books that shouldn’t be forgotten. Hopefully this will help all of you book lovers out there to never run out of books to read next. I also want to connect with the book lover community and make some life long friends, so don’t be afraid to reach out to me. I started this blog as a way to connect with other readers and writers, and to keep my motivation for writing up. I’d love it if you got involved in my blog community by letting me know what you thought of my posts or the books I speak about.
Ella: I am a long time lover of reading and writing. When becoming a part of this blog I wanted to express my feelings about books, my frustration and love of writing and like Emma, connect with the community of writers and readers. I also wanted to feel the satisfaction of creating something that people may actually be interested in reading about what I am passionate about. I hope you enjoy reading our blog xx
My Rating System
Everyone rates books differently so this is a short explanation of how I do it. Generally a book starts off at a four rating, then goes up or down based upon plot, pacing, characters etc. However the most important aspect for me is how much I wanted to keep reading.
1 star – I probably didn’t finish this book, or if I did I hated every second of it
2 stars – I had to force myself to read this
3 stars – I read it when I set aside time but I struggled to get into it
4 stars – I ignored people/places/events to read this book
5 stars – Nothing else mattered to me while reading this book