Welcome to my Blog

The title of my blog comes from one of my favourite books: The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton. “The Year of the Rose” was one of her working titles for the novel prior to its publication. 

For the past few months I have been avidly frequenting goodreads.com and also posting book reviews on my tumblog. Because of my great passion for books, I have decided to start a blog entirely devoted to my reviews. 

In my reviews, I will use goodreads’ rating system. It’s easy to use, and I also find that it has the added bonus of not presuming to actually rate the value of the work. It is just my opinion, and I don’t presume that my opinion is the be-all-end-all! For those not familiar with goodreads’ rating system, this is how it works:

One star–I didn’t like it.
Two stars–It was okay.
Three stars–I liked it.
Four stars–I really liked it.
Five stars–I loved it! 

So, here it goes 🙂