As of May 29, 2013, I'm switching to the much more consistent rating system that Goodreads uses.

***** = it was amazing

**** = really liked it

*** = liked it

** = it was ok

* = did not like it

As you can see, it's rather different, so keep that in mind.

As of March 5th, 2012, my star ratings will reflect an excellent rating system that I found on My Overstuffed Bookshelf. Please bear in mind that reviews before March 5th do not reflect this system; in fact, some of my earlier ratings are kind of sporadic. And I hope the person on My Overstuffed Bookshelf doesn't mind that I'm using her ratings.
Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf For Rereading (jf I own it)!
Very Good! I would recommend this book!
Okay book, but it left me wanting more!
If the library doesn't have it, don't worry about reading it!
I did not like this book at all!