Friday, November 14, 2014
#BookBlogWriMo: Day Fourteen: Our Rating System
Our Review rating system
Sooooo, we have a rating system in our minds...but don't necessarily have it posted anywhere, because I haven't found a really cute particular "pic" to go with it. There is a blog I read that has the cutest little reading chair as hers, and I really want something like that...but alas, no bueno so far.
Anyways, I rate mostly based off purely emotional feel to it, even if the writing is...meh. Well, I used to. these days..HECK NO, WE WON'T GO...do not pass go, if I am not hooked, it will get a dnf faster than you can blink...simply because I have close to 1,000 books on my kindle, and not enough time in the day to read everything I want to read, let alone something that I don't like. (Sorry for that massive run on sentence, but I use commas a lot when I am feeling particularly passionate about something!).
I on occasion if something is a cross between like/love will do half star ratings, but tend to find reviews that are either 6 stars, of 3.6...or even 3.2 a bit ridiculous. WHERE in the world do you come up with that I ask? And if you're one of those people, I don't mean to offend, but I won't be doing that.
For Court: 5 Stars - IT IS AMAZING, READ THIS NOW!!! NOW, I SAY!
4 Stars - IT IS PRETTY DANG GOOD...I HIGHLY RECOMMEND. MINOR FLAWS, DID NOT TAKE AWAY FROM THE BOOK.
3 Stars - I LIKED IT. RECOMMEND IT, BUT THERE MIGHT BE MORE THAN 5 THINGS THAT COULD BE BETTER FOR ME
2 Stars - IT WAS OK. I MAY NOT BASH IT, BUT I PROBABLY WON'T RECOMMEND IT TO MY FRIENDS
1 Stars - I EITHER DISLIKED A LOT, OR DID NOT FINISH. WE'LL PRETEND THAT I DIDN'T READ THAT.
I'm actually starting to not rate books unless I have to. I know for certain sites, they want a rating and I'll give one if I must..but I guess I'm starting to feel that books are more complicated and complex, many times, to give it a number rating. This is a new thing with me and I may revert back to number ratings at some point, but for now this feels right.