Friday, August 27, 2010

Blog Hop

Book Blogger Hop

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.


Kathy H. said...

Stopping by on the hop. I'm a new follower.
I Am A Reader, Not a Writer

Jo said...

Hopping by to say hello --- I like how you break down your ratings into the different parts

Melissa Gill said...

Just hopping by. I don't really have a rating system. I'm a new follower. I really like your background.

Anonymous said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog! I really like yours, I am a new follower. Haha I can picture asking my husband to haul around my bookshelves lol. I did tell him we need another one though :)

Danielle @

Jessica Secret said...

Like your blog! I'm a new follower stopping by from the hop.

Karen said...

Hopping back!! Have a great weekend!!

Tammy said...

Hey there! Just dropping by on Book Hop. Love your site-I'm your newest follower.

Susan said...

I love that you say you like reading other people's book blogs more than writing your own :) Also, I'm wondering what "Crescive" means? I'm sure would have the answer, but I'd rather hear it from you!

Found you via the Hop, by the way. I'm adding your feed to my reader.

Katie said...

Thanks so much for the comments everyone :)

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