Friday, August 27, 2010

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop
It's Friday which really does make me wanna dance!  So I'm joining in on the Book Blogger Hop.  The Hop is a weekly book party hosted by Jennifer at Crazy For Books.  Click the logo for more info!

 I love all these blogger interaction opportunities!  I never realized how prevalent they were until I started blogging.  You guys are a pretty awesome group.

 This week's BBH question:  
Do you use a rating system for your reviews and if so, what is it and why?

I do use a rating system, but it's incredibly simple.  I started reviewing my books on Shelfari and have stuck with the basic 5-star system, though mine is a little less black and white.

I don't have my system posted (oops!) so I'll outline it here super quick: 
1-Didn't like it; 2-Liked it a little; 3-Average; 4-I liked it; 5-I loved it!
I'll also include a .5 if I'm wishy-washy about a title. 

The system encompasses my overall impression of the book and is definitely subjective.  My reviews are (usually) more thorough and even though I might have liked the book I'll include notes on things that bothered me.  Also, if I didn't like a book I'll include its good points.  As S.R. Ranganathan's Five Rules of Library Science note, "Every book its reader."  I'm happy to give a simple rating and let others choose to read or not read based on my review or compare it to other reviews and make their own decision.

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