Friday, August 27, 2010

Book Blogger Hop (8)

Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly event hosted each week by Jennifer of Crazy-for-Books. Every week I've met new bloggers who came to visit me and found some pretty awesome blogs that I now visit regularly.

This week's question:

DO YOU USE A RATING SYSTEM FOR YOUR REVIEWS AND IF SO, WHAT IS IT AND WHY?

I actually don't use a rating system since I find they can sometimes be misleading. Personally, I just like giving my opinion and letting people make their decisions based on that. I guess ratings are really subjective and in the long run it get be hard to know what they mean, for the simple reason that a perfect score may not mean the same thing to different people. So yeah, all that to say that I don't use a rating system for my reviews but I don't have anything against them in theory.

Happy hopping and enjoy your weekend!


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18 comments:

  1. Hi! Just hopping by to say hi! I really like your answer this week, especially the part about letting people make their own decision. Happy reading!

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  2. Just hoping through from the blog hop. I understand what you mean about rating systems. I use one so people can decide quickly if it's a book they want before they read my opinion on it.

    Happy reading!
    My Hop

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  3. I like that, not using a rating system. Hmm...now I am thinking about the advantages lol. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  4. I'm thinking about not using a system and if i did be it just Hate It, Love It, Blah About It.

    Come by and read my answers :D http://thebookishsnob.blogspot.com

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  5. Hi Emilie, I feel pretty much the same as you do about rating books. I don't rate my reviews but you'll understand how I feel about it and you can make up your own mind.

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  6. Hi there! *waves*

    Hopping over via hop! you blog is looking fantastic! Sometimes I wish my blog design was different! Definitely hopping over soem over time too! Have a lovely weekend! I follow you already!

    Til next time!
    Badass Bookie xx (Lisa)
    http://badassbookie.blogspot.com/

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  7. That is true that ratings are very subjective. Good point! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  8. I agree with you about them being subjective. I always flip back and forth as to whether or not I should keep mine. Thanks for your honest opinion : )

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  9. Hey there! Just hopping by! If you have a chance, stop by The Wormhole and check out my 300 follower giveaway! Happy reading – have a great weekend!

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  10. Come see what my rating system is. The only difference is that I only post the ratings at the end of the month, not on the individual reviews.

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  11. Just hopping by...cool background.

    Hop on over to my blog if you like.

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  12. Here for the Hop! I do not use a rating system. No two books are alike, unless they have the same author.

    http://firepages.wordpress.com

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  13. Hi Emilie! What a beautiful blog! I'm a new follower and found you through the hop. Please drop by and check out my blog if you have a chance - www.allaboutyabooks.blogspot.com

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  14. well said :) I too don't have a rating system. am now a follower and loving the blog, looking forward to your reviews!

    TheBookBluff

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  15. I also agree with your opinions about reviews. The field just seems so subjective to put a number value on an opinion.

    I'm also reading Iron King. I'm about half way finished. I look forward reading your review.

    I'm a new follower. Have a good weekend.

    ~Najela

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  16. Just hopping by! Love your background!! Hope you have a great weekend.

    Carrie
    www.just-one-more-chapter.com

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  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I actually use a rating system because they are subjective. Everything about a review and someone's opinion about a book is subjective, so my ratings are an easy way to see what I thought. Although, I do agree that the 'star' ratings can often be misleading. A 5 star to Harry Potter does not mean the same thing as a 5 star to To Kill a Mockingbird. Very different levels there. That's why I use words/phrases. I think it's a little bit... clearer.

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  18. Hi! I'm a new follower stopping by for the Hop. I look forward to visiting again and reading more of your reviews.

    Hope you will stop by my blog An Avid Reader's Musings.

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