5 - Amazing book & I loved it!
4.5 - Great book & I loved it!
4 - Good book & I loved it!
3.5 - I liked it a lot!
3 - I liked it!
2.5 - Ok book, but nothing special!
2 - Not a bad book, but not a good one!
1.5 - I didn't like it!
1 - I hated it or I couldn't finish it!
There are two motives for reading a book:
one, that you enjoyed it;
the other, that you can boast about it!
- Bertrand Russell
How strict is the 26 or 52? I know it isn't always easy to find those difficult letters. The thought of finding the X's (for example) might scare folks away. It shouldn't! I'm a merciful host! (Ask anyone!)
If you want to give the X's a go... For authors, try to find an X in the first name, middle name, or last name. For titles, it doesn't have to be the starting word. Try to find an X somewhere in a title, and it'd count in my book.
Still can't find a book for the letter you need? I'll take your word for it. I've been there. I know. If your library doesn't see the need to order books just because it starts with an X, then I don't blame you for not wanting to special order a book that you may or may not enjoy. You gave it your best, don't feel bad. You can still make this challenge work for you .
"Stories are like spiders, with all they long legs, and stories are like spiderwebs, which man gets himself all tangled up in but which look so pretty when you see them under a leaf in the morning dew, and in the elegant way that they connect to one another, each to each."
from Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys