Crazy-for-Books and is a way for bloggers to find other great blogs to read and make new friends in the blogging world.The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly hop hosted by
This week's question:
Do you use a rating system for your reviews and if so, what is it and why?
I do not use a rating system. I find it really hard to categorize how much I liked a book by numbers. Instead, I prefer to lay my opinion out. I like to state exactly what I liked about a book and exactly what I didn't like about a book. That way, no one is swayed by a book right away by seeing a number rating. Plus, everyone has different opinions about different books, so I think it's good that readers can see exactly what I liked/didn't like because what I didn't like, they might like, and vice versa. I just think it's easier for both me and the person reading my review. I do add my recommendation at the end if I really loved the book though, and sometimes I try to tell readers what kind of people might like the book more than me, etc.
However, I do also love reading blogs that do use rating systems. If I'm in a hurry but see that a blogger has reviewed a book I'm interested in, I will often just scroll down to their rating to see how they liked it.
What are your thoughts on ratings??
I can't wait to hop on over to other blogs to catch up on both blogs that I'm alreading loving and following from the hop, and to find new blogs :) I'll be doing that later today and tomorrow though because right now I'm on my way out for Buffalo's Elmwood Art Festival!