I'm a college librarian who finds fulfillment in reading MG, YA, and some adult books. Since I like to know what kind of content may be in a book before I read, I decided to write reviews that include ratings for language (swearing), sexual content (mature romantic garbage or MRG), and violence which can also include frightening material. These ratings can be useful for teachers who may want to read aloud a book in class or just know about content. They will also appeal to parents who may not have time to read every book their child or teen wants to read, but still will want to be aware of its general content. Or, they may be useful for those who tend to avoid books with too much of a certain kind of content. They in no way should be considered as attempts to ban or censor books, since I do not condone such doings. All ratings represent my own opinion and may not match up with another's opinion of a book or its content.
Good reads is the largest social network for readers and best place for book discovery in the world. We have more than 5,600,000 members who have added more than 170,000,000 books to their shelves. A home for casual readers and bona-fide bookworms alike, Good reads users recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they've read and would like to read, find their next favorite book, form book clubs and much more. Good reads was launched in December 2006.
(Good reads not only allows you to review books. It provides a great way to track the books you've already read!)
Flamingnet's mission is to promote reading and writing among young adults; making reading more fun by highlighting books that young adults may enjoy and fostering literacy through charitable work.
We at Teenreads.com bring teens info and features about their favorite authors, books, series and characters. We are a part of The Book Report Network, a group of websites founded in 1996 that share thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, literary games and contests, and more with readers every week. Teenreads.com is THE place online for teens to talk about their fave books --- and find the hippest new titles!
LDS Women’s Book Review came into being in December of 2005. We never could have imagined what the following five years would bring. What started out as a simple book discussion with friends turned into a wonderful collection of amazing reads, author interviews and Whitney Award experiences.
During the last five years, Sheila, Hillary and I have also been through a variety of life adventures: three births, going back to school to both learn and teach, an unexpected divorce, a variety of church callings, traveling spouses, general mommy craziness, welcoming a new reviewer (Mindy) and for Hillary, a move that took her three states away. Through it all, we’ve done our best to keep the blog and podcast going. Reading is our “thing.” It’s our passion and our escape.
Hello, my name is Kaylynn England and I am the owner and reviewer for this site. I was previously a reviewer for www.lds.about.com, you can find out more by visiting my profile, and recently decided to branch out on my own. Click here to read previously reviewed products. I have chosen to review books, especially books by LDS authors because I love books. I especially love books that are uplifting. I am very careful about books I read and decided to share with others before they invest in a book. I also review other products that I feel are uplifting to families.I am a busy mom of 7 children, 1 girl and 6 boys, but I always find time to read. I am a Webelos Leader and Nursery Assistant. As you can tell I spend lots of time with children which brings me great joy. I hope you enjoy visiting my site and find great books to read and other products to bless your family. If you would like a product or book reviewed you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would also love to hear any of your comments or questions. You can contact me at email@example.com.
Frustrated by her inability to find certain information which would be helpful in her selection of books to read (especially when they were part of a series but it was impossible to tell that until she picked up another book by the author and realized that she should have read the second one first), she decided to construct a website that would allow the community of readers to give input on books that would help other readers select their next favorite book.
Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. We exist because our nation's children spend more time with media and digital activities than they do with their families or in school, which profoundly impacts their social, emotional, and physical development . As a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.
At TheLiterateMother.org, our goal is to provide reliable content ratings for youth and young adult literature. We feel it is important for parents, teachers, librarians and concerned adults to be informed about the subject matter children encounter in books. Every book posted on our site is personally read and objectively rated in four categories: language, violence, sexual content and adult themes. This information helps parents and concerned adults suggest or discourage certain books, discuss sensitive material or simply strike up a conversation with a child about the book he or she is reading.Whether you have a sensitive child who you want to steer away from certain topics, a voracious reader you would like to guide toward more appropriate books, or just want to be informed on the subject matter to which your young reader is exposed, we hope you will find help at TheLiterateMother.org.