When I first started blogging I “graded” books. Since I was a teacher I thought I’d use letter grades, so I’d give a book an A, B, C etc. I only did this a little while until I stopped. I just didn’t like the system. Lately tho, I’ve been thinking about using some sort of ratings – like the 5 Stars system. Of course I’d like to link it to owls 🙂
The question is – do you like when reviewers rate the book? Weirdly even though I don’t use them, I do look at them. Sometimes that’s the first thing I’ll look for, and that decides if I’ll really read the review closely. If their rating is different from what I would’ve given it, or from other reviews I’ve seen I really want to read and find out why. I also like that it gives me a quick snap shot of their thoughts.
One reason why I don’t use them – I review for my students and I don’t want them to not read a book because I gave it a 3 out 5 stars or something. But I’m open to using them if a lot of my followers would like to see them.
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