Friday, August 27, 2010
What a great idea! I love following readers blogs almost more than I like blogging myself. What a great way to get out there and meet new people who share the same interests as you.
This Week's Question: Do you use a rating system for your reviews and if so, what is it and why?
This is a great question. First off let me say that when I read other people’s reviews, I usually start with the ratings. They are often the most helpful in determining whether or not I read the book, or even whether or not I’ll read the whole review.
That being sad I’m very luke warm with my rating system. When I started this blog for a class the audience was suppose to be other librarians, so I adopted a Voya-esq rating system. Right now I break the review down into sections; Writing, Characters, Plot, Originality, Popularity and Cover.
I broke it down because I didn’t feel that a straight star system was really explaining my rating, and why books were getting certain “grades”. However that being said, I still give pretty generous ratings, so it’s all kind of a moot point.
I’m a redecorated/redisgner in all areas of my like (just ask my husband how many times he’s had to lug my bookshelves between rooms in our house), so I imagine I will overhaul the rating system sometime in the future.