Friday, August 27, 2010
It's book hop Friday again courtesy of Crazy-for-Books. Today's question is:
Do you use a rating system for your reviews and if so, what is it and why?
I've only reviewed one book so far. Look for another over the weekend of Evelyn Waugh's "Decline and Fall." I'm still thinking about a rating system. My last review I just stated I gave it 4 stars, which is what I rated Sister Carrie on Good Reads. I always struggle with rating stuff because inevitably you end up comparing books, and because there has never been two books equally as satisfying in the history of literature, I always end up wondering how I can justify giving a book 5 stars when it really isn't my favorite book ever. If I use that as the measuring stick, I will only have one five star book. I'm leaning towards a fuzzier rating system. Maybe (+) for excellent reads. (-) for crap reads, and (~) for everything in between. Sort of a thumbs up, thumbs down thing.
What do you think?