Awesome Site of the Week: More than a Review
Welcome to yet another installment in our wildly popular weekly feature, Awesome Site of the Week. As we’ve explained time and time again, the purpose of this feature is to highlight a few sites out there that are great but might get overlooked for want of millions of dollars to throw at marketing. The lack of incessant TV ads, we figure, shouldn’t relegate a site to the ho-hum bin, so please have a look at the sites featured in the aforementioned series and discover for yourself what makes them awesome.
What’s the Awesome Site of the Week this time around? It’s one based in scenic northwest Arkansas and is called More than a Review. The site is all about books — you’ll find some interviews with authors over there as well as book reviews — the bread and butter of More than a Review. What makes the site different (and awesome) is the way reviews are approached — they are ranked by how “good” they are as well as what offensive content they might contain.
That’s very handy if you happen to be offended by crude and profane language, references to drugs and alcohol, sexual content or violence. The reviews contain rankings of such offensive content (one star = very little of it, five stars = full on) in each given category.
Again, that’s handy if you just happen to be a reader, but can be invaluable if you’ve got kids around the house and either want to find some books to recommend to them or want to know what lies between the covers of what they happen to be reading.
Bear in mind that such a site is great in principal, but it would fail in practice if it didn’t have enough content to make visiting it worthwhile. There is quite a bit of content at More than a Review and it is growing, thanks in part to the site’s invitation asking users to submit their own reviews.
The site is laid out well and is easy to navigate and visitors are encouraged to register for the site for free and follow content on Facebook and Twitter.
If you like books but don’t want to be ambushed by objectionable content, check out More than a Review. Heck, check out the site if you just like books and want to know if a title that caught your eye is any good.
Benton resident. Rogue journalist. Recovering attorney. Email = Ethan@FirstArkansasNews.net.