BLOG UPDATE: New Rating System

Hello beautiful people!

Today’s post is about how I’m going to change my rating system or let’s just say updating it. I find my way of rating a little inaccurate. It seems that giving just 3 or 4 or 5 stars to the book is not enough, even though I blat out reasons why I gave it that rating. I think it would be best if give out categories and the equivalent score to it.

I saw a lot of book bloggers have that same rating but I decided to just improve it or have little changes to it.

There’s going to be 5 major components on how I’ll be rating a book.

Here is the breakdown:

PLOT                                                     30 pts
CHARACTERS                                               25 pts
     (Main Characters         15 pts)
     (Side Characters         10 pts)
WORLD BUIDLING                                           15 pts
IMPACT/FEELS                                             15 pts
WRITING STYLE                                            15 pts
TOTAL:                                                  100 pts

PLOT. Obviously, this would include the plot. But my main agenda with this is the fact that the whole plot is in place. There are no unnecessary add-ons or what not. It doesn’t have to be flawless, but I want to enjoy the plot. I want to see how well the plot is put into paper by the author. I want to see plot twist because I live for plot twist. I want to see diverse plot

CHARACTERS. This going to be divided into two divisions. 65% of the points would be for the main characters. I want to see a character development for the main character. I want them to learn lessons they should learn. I want them to become a better person than how the book started or go down more because of life crisis. Then 35% of the points would be for the side characters. I want to see how the side characters help out in building the conflict to the climax then to the resolution. I want to see how they can help the main characters in their own little way.

WORLD BUILDING. I separated this with the plot. World building is very difficult for authors. And I also find it hard as well. So, I want to discuss how the world building is done by the author. I admire authors that are able to make us, readers, see what the author wants us to see/imagine as well. It is very important that we understand the world we are about to enter.

IMPACT/FEELS. This part of my rating is about the impact of the book to me and also the feels I get from the book. I want to get all the feels while reading the book. I also want to get lessons while reading. Might as well add the fact that I want to find quotable quotes.

WRITING STYLE. An author’s writing style is very important for me. I really enjoy authors that have unique style of writing.



81-100 pts = ★★★★★

61-80 pts = ★★★★

41-60 pts = ★★★

21-40 pts = ★★

1-20 pts = ★

So, that’s how I’ll be rating the books I’ll review from this point on.

Thank you and have great day!


BLOG UPDATE: Book Review; Monthly TBR, Book Haul and Wrap-up; Movie Review; Book Mails; Adventures; and All Those Nice Stuff

Hello there! I am Rosemarie, Rose for short.

I have this blog for roughly four months now, and I haven’t shared you what I’ll be doing with it.

So first of, I’ll be doing BOOK REVIEWS. I’ll write book reviews to some, if not all, of the books I’m going to read.

Notice the word “SOME” earlier?

As much as I want to write book reviews on all the books I’ve read, but I can’t. There are two reasons why I can’t write a review all the time:

FIRST: IF THE COPY OF THE BOOK IS NOT MINE. I can’t really take credit to write a review when I don’t own the book.

SECOND: IF THE COPY I HAVE IS AN EBOOK NOT GIVEN OR SENT TO ME BY THE AUTHOR. I find it rude to do a review on a book I only read as an ebook, especially that I didn’t buy it. Not having much money to buy physical copies of books, I opt to have ebooks. I download it online. So I don’t have the right to actually have the copy, so making a review is a NO, NO.

Of course, I’ll be rating the books. I’ll be using the traditional five star rating (but I’m planning to use hearts soon enough, we’ll see).


(5 stars) I’ll give the book five stars if I really love the plot and the whole plot twist. Also when I enjoy reading it that it makes me want to read the next book (if ever there is any). It’s a five star worthy book if I find really relatable scenes and also when it has so many moral lessons that I can totally use in my messed up life. And the book should have amazing, life changing quotes.


(4 stars) There is something missing in the book or when the book is such a cliff hanger and it doesn’t have second book. I hate that so much. Also, the book is giving me heart attack while reading it; because my OTP sink. I want my OTP or main ship to sail!


(3 stars) I’m giving a book a three star if I find the book weird or not my genre (I love trying out different genres to see which I would love or not). And the book is driving me crazy because the whole plot is complicated and there are unnecessary plot twist or it the plot is too cliché.


(2 stars) I rarely give a book two stars because I know it’s hard to write a book, I know the entire process to writing the book is a pain in the ass. Authors don’t deserve to be bashed. But there are just times that you hate how the story is written or how the characters are so annoying. So the blame isn’t towards the author but towards the character, if that makes any sense to you.


(1 star) Just like what I said earlier, I rarely give out one star to a book. So don’t be shock it most of the rates I give to the books I’ve read are three or four or five stars. I’m just that generous and I really respect the authors for having written and published their books. But if I were to give one star to a book, it would be a book that really annoys me, that includes the characters, the plot, the setting, everything in the book.

(none) I don’t give out zero stars to any book. It’s rude and unfair for anyone to not rate the book they have read.

Aside from book reviews, I’ll be doing MONTHLY TBRs, BOOK HAUL AND WRAP-UP.

I start a month by planning on which book I intend to read for the month. But most of the time, I can’t follow that plan because sometimes I buy or get a book that I badly want to read. That’s why my TBRs are really different from my end of the month wrap-up.

So my monthly end of the month wrap-up contains the books I was able to read for the month. I usually finish around three to five books, depending whether I’m in the mood to read or not, or when it’s an easy and short read.

And on my book hauls, I usually do collective book hauls which usually happens on the end of the month, just before my wrap-up. I’m not rich so the books I usually haul every month depend on the money I save from my allowance per week. I’m a still a student, so I don’t earn any money aside from the allowance given to me. My book hauls isn’t shared to brag or anything. I do book hauls because I find joy in sharing to you the books I acquire for the month.

I seldom go on ADVENTURES because I am still a student and college life is very expensive and demanding of your time. So my adventures right now are limited but I still find time to share them to you. I’m still trying to learn how to blog about adventures or travels because the current two adventures on my blog right now are incomplete (sorry about that). But I still want to share them to you.

Then I do MOVIE REVIEWS from time to time or when I feel like sharing my opinions on the movies I have watched, whether on the theater or just online. The usual movies I like to review are book to movie adaptation. Most of the time, I watch the movie before reading the book or I just don’t read the book at all because I didn’t like the movie or what not. But from now on, I plan to read the book first before I watch the movie.

I also join BLOG TOURS for authors that want readers to join them promote their books and all. I have joined only one at the moment and its fun.

So those are the things that I do on my blog. I hope you get the idea of how my blog runs.

Thank you for reading and have a great day ahead!






Hey there! I’m new to this, so please bare with me. I’m Rose and this is my blog. I won’t only share about my book reviews here but also my adventures.

I’ll be sharing book reviews, book haul, wrap-up and tbrs, and some other nice things to share.

Get more infos and updates on those accounts mentioned below.

Follow me on my bookstagram account @rose.books. My main accounts @vanillasweetrose. You could also follow me on my Twitter accounts @VanillaLuvsRose and @VSweetKelz.

Hope to see you soon on my first blog post (not including this one). My first review will be up soon enough. I’m currently rereading Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone. So keep an eye on my review on that book.

Thank you!