For my book reviews I like to employ Daven's Rating System:
Stars Meaning ✬✩✩✩✩ Pitiful. This book should never have been published. A waste of trees. ✭✩✩✩✩ Poor. To be bought only if you have a lot of money to waste. ✭✬✩✩✩ Bad. There may be some useful info here, but I wouldn't voluntarily buy it. ✭✭✩✩✩ Below Average. Get it if there is nothing else you can buy or borrow. ✭✭✬✩✩ Average. Good and bad elements cancel each other out. ✭✭✭✩✩ Above Average, there is some good things here. ✭✭✭✬✩ Good. There should be more books like this. ✭✭✭✭✩ Very good. Most libraries should consider getting this one. ✭✭✭✭✬ Excellent. If you see this book get it. ✭✭✭✭✭ Superior. Run run run to purchase this book, you will thank me.
- Northern Tradition for the Solitary Practitioner by Galina Krasskova and Raven Kaldera (✭✭✭✬✩, 3.5/5, 2 May 2009)
- Emotional Alchemy: How the Mind Can Heal the Heart by Tara Bennett-Goleman (✭✭✭✭✭, 5/5, 23 May 2009)
- Journeying: Where Shamanism and Psychology Meet by Jeannette M. Gagan (✭✭✭✬✩, 3.5/5, 16 June 2009)
- Soul Retrieval, Mending the Fragmented Self by Sandra Ingerman (✭✭✭✭✬, 4.5/5, 4 September 2009)