I know a lot of sites out there have rating systems for the books that have been reviewed. Plenty of them are creative, but I've been a bit hesitant on adding a rating system to my own site. While rating systems can be helpful to determine if the book really is worth reading, there are so many factors that actually go into the rating, and I've felt that a mere half star or whatnot does not always do the trick. I mean, I could absolutely love a book, but another person may not like it as much, say, because it's from a historical era they do not particularly take interest in...
Do a certain # of stars really express enough? What if a book is really creative, but the characters not very well developed?
Should I be gudgmental & give a rating for a book in the first place?
What do you guys think? Should I add a rating system or not?? Comment to this post w/ your opinion and explain it, and I'll give you an extra entry into either the Elite contest or the Swan Kingdom contest (just let me know which)! Thanks!
[EDIT] Thanks for everyone's opinions so far! I'll appreciate further opinions, but if you'd like an extra entry into either contest, please comment by tomorrow at midnight, because after that, no extra entries through this will be given--sorry! [/EDIT]