Some people get really excited when they hear a song they love, or their team scores, or they get the new Victoria’s Secret catalog. Me, I get really excited when I read something awesome. I can only compare it to a sugar high, where my brain starts buzzing in a really great way.
Therefore, my ratings system is a direct measure of how excited my brain cells get by whatever it is I’m reading. The spread goes as follows:
One Happy Neuron:
There was nothing about this work that made it good. Nothing. Please don’t ever make me look at it again.
Two Happy Neurons:
This was still pretty bad, but it had some good aspects. Maybe there was a pretty cool original idea that just wasn’t executed well, or something along those lines.
Three Happy Neurons:
To me, this is the worst rating. It’s not good or bad enough to provoke much of a reaction at all. In other words, Boring.
Four Happy Neurons:
Really really good!!! There might be a couple of things that didn’t work for me, but overall, definitely worth reading.
Five Happy Neurons:
OMG, guys, you have GOT to read this!!! I don’t care, put it away and read this book NOW!