Friday, August 27, 2010

Hop to it!

Welcome fellow lovers of the Book Hop from Crazy for Books! Thanks for hopping by. Pull up a chair, sip some lovely frozen margaritas, and enjoy life. Hey it's 5pm somewhere, right?

This week's question is:

Do you use a rating system for your reviews and if so, what is it and why?

I used to use a ratings system with up to 5 stars, but I stopped doing it because I didn't want to pin my review to a specific numeral. I'm of the camp that feels the reviews should speak for themselves, and readers of my reviews can interpret the content in whatever way they wish.

Which leads me to my question for you: Do you prefer reading reviews that have star ratings, or does it matter that much to you?

7 comments:

A Book Adventure said...

Found you from the hop and I'm your newest follower.
I love your blog, literally spent the last 20 minutes reading through it :)

Megan Hoover-Swicegood said...

I agree with what you say about using a rating system - I think a review should speak for itself. I use a rating system mostly for myself but it's there for people who like it. I worry that people see a rating and automatically skip the review.

Lu said...

Hopping in from the hop to say have a great Weekend!

Already a follower :)

When you have a moment come have a look at my new Giveaway :)

Lu
http://lusbookblog.blogspot.com/

mel u said...

Hi-really like the look of your blog-just letting you know I am now following your blog and looking forward to your future posts

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Thanks for this post!

Bill ;-)

http://drbillsbookbazaar.blogspot.com/2010/08/back-in-saddle-again.html
Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
and forthcoming "The Homeplace Revisited" Spring 2011

Danielle said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am now following you :) I am liking Henry VIII, but I keep putting it down and reading fluff reads because it is taking me so long lol. Have a great day!

Danielle @ everylastpage.blogspot.com

Shannon said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I've started following yours because I really like it. :) Also, I noticed your picture and wanted to say that I too have a papillon, named Murphy! How serendipitous. :P

Happy reading!