Because Two Men Are Better Than One was originally set up as a blog to share reviews. Therefore the site contains many reviews of m/m romance stories. From mid 2014, the focus of the blog changed as we had less time to manage reviews. The blog became more focused on book promotion and featuring Guest Posts and Interviews with m/m romance authors.
Below you’ll find information about how the review rating system worked, and the people involved in providing the reviews.
What Do the Ratings Mean?
The stars allocated reflect the reviewers rating of a book. This is a combination of how the reviewer perceives the quality of the writing and the emotional feeling toward the story. For me, this means that sometimes my rating is impacted by my mood. But that’s what reading is all about and why I often choose to read a book based on what I feel like reading!
For simplicity we round up when assigning stars.
You’ll probably notice that there aren’t any 1 or 2 star reviews. There are two reasons for this.
- Firstly, this blog was started as a personal hobby. The vast majority of reviews are for books I chose to purchase and read (these are not free books from authors). I often select books based on other reviews or ratings or I choose favourite authors. By doing this, I naturally gravitated to books I knew I would like. This means more of the 3, 4 and 5 star reviews.
- Secondly, we prefer the blog to be a guide of what we recommend followers to read. We hope that people are reading this blog to get ideas of what they want to read. A lower rated book may not be appear on the blog, however these reviews and ratings may appear in Goodreads and Amazon along with the reviews of other readers. This way people can get a balanced view by checking out reviews in one place. Basically we don’t feel that we should be promoting or specifically pointing out books that we didn’t like with no point of comparison.
My name is Nic and I established this blog in May 2013.
I have always been an avid reader, basically devouring everything and anything! My world changed when I got my first Kindle. Not only did I have the ability to read everywhere easily and anonymously, all of a sudden I could access thousands and thousands of books at any time. My life has never been the same!
Since late 2012, I started using Goodreads to manage all bookshelves. This was the second life-changing event! 🙂
Here I discovered wonderful reviews, great reading friends and got fabulous recommendations. Thanks to all these sources including Listopia and interesting blogs I follow, my To Be Read pile has just kept on growing!
My favourite genre is m/m romance. There is just nothing better than two boys in love!
I hope you enjoy my ramblings!
From May 2014, the Because Two Men Are Better Than One family has started to grow. Things around here have been getting busier and busier so Robyn has joined me in running the site – something I am extremely happy about. Thanks Robyn!
We are also bringing on more reviewers which is a good thing – more reviewers, more opinions and more sharing!
Originally reviewing for Mrs Condit, Nic Starr asked me to join ‘Because two men are better than one.’ As you probably know Becky Condit is retiring her blog and I needed a home. So here I am.
I read entirely mm romance and last year read over 300 books. I’m probably not going to make that target this year as I’ve started writing, and this combined with ‘real life’ means reading has taken a back seat. Maybe not a back seat as such, just sharing the front seat with the others.
I’m dropping the ‘Reads’ from my name here and anything posted by me will just be ‘Robyn’. I’m still Robyn Reads on Facebook and Goodreads, if you’re interested in being my friend and seeing what else I’m up to in the mm romance world.
Big thank you to Nic Starr for having me – I look forward to a long friendship, within our ‘real lives’ as well as the blog. xxx
After finishing undergraduate degree in literature followed by a law degree, the concept of reading for pleasure had totally escaped me. It was several years between finishing school and March 2013 when a friend encouraged me to read an NA romance. I was instantly hooked and begin reading voraciously. In October 2013, I stumbled into the world of MM romance. I discovered Goodreads at roughly the same time. My life will never be the same.
Although my standard read is a MM romance (contemporary or historic) with a HEA, I am working to expand my horizons a bit this year and have recently read my first shifter book and have tip toed my way into a few PNRs. I would also like to read a bit more gay lit in the coming months. There are a number of het romance series I would love to finish, but there is always just one more (or three) new (or new to me) MM romances I need to read first.
If you know me on GR, you know I almost never read alone. I am all about the buddy read. Reading for me has become social and the ability to share a book with a friend and discuss it as I go is one of my favorite things.
You can find me on GR here. Feel free to stop by and comment on a discussion. I am totally chatty and interested in hearing what other people have to say about the books I am reading.
I have worked in libraries since the age of 16 and am now the Assistant Director of library in New England. It is a world that suits me perfectly because I read like a river – I am interested in whatever washes by me. (It also suits me because if I didn’t work in libraries I would be in jail because of all the overdue fines!) I like all sorts of books and all sorts of genres, and I’ve always been a fan of m/m romances in print and film and TV and wherever I could find them.
A few years ago I started hunting down mystery series with gay protagonists. It was a challenging project to find older titles, so when I stumbled into the world of m/m romances I was delighted. It was so nice to find this thriving genre and to find so many titles and so many gay voices. I’ve been a fan ever since.
Jessica (aka JBookLover) has had a passion for reading ever since her mother read James and the Giant Peach to her as a child. Her love of reading blossomed and a couple thousand books later, it doesn’t look like it will ever let up. While she will read just about anything and love it, she has a soft spot for M/M and menage romances and is always looking to find a new great author or favorite book/series. And she is always ready with a good recommendation no matter the genre.
Living in the heat of the Southern California desert, getting out of the sun with friends or a good book is the only way to survive a scorching summer. When not reading, reviewing or talking about that great book she just finished, Jessica is a medical biller for her local hospital and enjoys traveling to cooler locales.
Bookjunkie12 is my Goodreads id. I’m a 40 year old single mom who takes mental vacations via books. I read for pleasure as much as I can. I started reading M/M Romance books about a year ago and I’ve become completely addicted to them. I was never really big on romance books, when I started reading I was more of an action, thriller, mystery kinda of girl but while reading the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward the book Cut and Run was recommended to me by Goodreads and I’ve been hooked ever since.