The whole business of grading has been a pleasure and a bane to me. I feel it is important to give a quick reference guide to people as to how I feel about the series. Just as many reviewers use 4 stars or 5 stars or some number of some object, including giving half-marks, I went with Grades - maybe because I had kids in school at the time and grades were important.
And yet I do not really consider myself a reviewer. I try to keep the "About The Series" section as unbiased as I can, occasionally failing, Likewise, the "Books" section remains an area for me to give a quick synopsis of the plot, not how I feel about the book, again occasionally goofing up and giving an opinion. It is only in the "My Comments" section that I speak my mind. But the thoughts are from a fan perspective, not a literary critique.
So a man who isn't a reviewer is reviewing. Hmmm.
Also, a grade as I give it is extremely subjective. It is important to remember that these are the grades that I give and that means it is In My Humble Opinion only. I often wonder about movie reviews and find myself asking if the reviewer had a tummy ache that day or fought with the significant other or couldn't find a good parking space near the entrance to the theatre. I know the reviewer would claim to be a professional and that such matters wouldn't play a part but I also know dog doo-doo when I step in it. So how was I feeling when I graded the series. Would I grade it differently a year earlier or later?
What I am trying to say in my usual long-winded way is take the grade with a block of salt. Better yet, read the series yourself, or at least one book, and decide. You will always be the best judge of what you like.
Oh, inside each grade section, the order is alphabetical only. There are no favorites inside a section.