Friday, August 27, 2010


We have reached Friday, which means it's time for another book blogger hop!!!!!   Jennifer over at Crazy for Books hosts this every week, and it seems to keep getting bigger!  Good thing it runs Friday - Monday, because it gives me a chance to go around and visit -- and discover new blogs!!! 

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

I don't use a rating system.   When I first started this blog, I just wanted to share my thoughts about what I was reading --- I didn't even think about rating the books.   I still don't know if this is something I want to do.   I know it's a little more work to actually read through my posts, instead of just looking for a rating, but I read through reviews even if there's a rating at the end (I don't just skip to the rating).   

Happy Hopping, everyone !!!


Kathy Habel said...

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

Red said...

I'm with you on the book ratings. I never started my blog to rate books and I think a written review gives you a better idea of if the book was any good or not than a simple rating system ever could.

Chelle said...

Rating is tricky business. I do rates book with 1-5 stars but it's mostly for my own benefit. I like looking back at a book and quickly seeing what my overall impression was. Even though there's no replacement for a well-written review, I know some people appreciate a quick glance at a rating if they don't have time to read the entire review.

Alissa said...

Found you through the Hop. Very pretty layout. :]

And I agree - I prefer to read the reviews, despite there being a rating. After all, I'd rather know more about the book than judge it simply by a number.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Najela said...

I don't have ratings either, so I understand where you're coming from. I'm already a follower, have a good weekend.

Melissa Gill said...

Just hopping by. I don't usually review books on my blog. I talk more about writing. But I love your blog. It's so beautiful, I can't wait to stop back by.

Izzy G. said...

Thanks for hopping by my blog! I like using a rating system because when I review books, I don't always express myself as well as I would like to. For instance, I might have enjoyed a book overall, but still have spent half the review discussing why I didn't like a certain aspect of it and thus give the impression that I didn't enjoy the book all that much.

Ashley said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy Friday!

Amber said...

I'm hopping back. Thanks so much for following my blog. I really appreciate it.

The reason I use a rating system is so that people who haven't read a book yet can just peek at my rating to see if I liked it. I know when I'm getting ready to read something, I'll look it up to see if it's gotten good ratings but I don't want to read a whole review and then go into the book with someone else's opinion.

I'm your newest follower. Have an awesome weekend!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I'm stopping in via the Hop. I'm a new follower!

Stop in and say hello. I'm at

Shannon (Giraffe Days) said...

Hi Jo, thanks for hopping by my blog! I love the wallpaper you're using, and the photo of the cemetery is gorgeous (seems like that should be a contradiction in terms but cemetery's can be beautiful, peaceful places can't they).

Rachel said...

Just stopping by from the hop! I love your layout! It's gorgeous! I'm a new follower. :)

--Rachel B.
Untouchable Treasure

Anonymous said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! you have great artwork on yours site and i LOVE the Neil Gaiman quote up top!

btw, my husband happened to look over my shoulder as I was typing, and said "what site are you on? That artwork is really beautiful!"

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