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Friday, August 27, 2010

Book Blogger Hop! (2)

Happy Friday, everyone!! Book Blogger Hop is a weekly event hosted by Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books! There are tons of other bloggers who participate, so check it out!

Book Blogger Hop

The question for this Friday:

Do you use a rating system for your reviews, and if so, what is it and why?

I just started using a rating system again! A few weeks after I first started writing reviews, I used a rating system based on the old gymnastics scoring system, the "perfect ten" system. (I'm an ex-gymnast so I thought it'd be fun and different than all the 5 star ratings). However, I felt that a number was not sufficient at conveying my thoughts about a book. After all, the plot might be excellent but the writing could leave a lot to be desired. So I took the rating system away and just recently started using a new rating system: I now give a rating (out of 5 stars) for the book overall, the plot, the writing, the characters and the cover (I know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but I like giving credit where it's due; a lot of effort is put into most covers and the end result can be brilliant!). You can still get a general idea of my overall view on the book via the rating system, but I also break it down further so you see where that overall number comes from!

This week...

Giveaways I'm hosting:
Enter my birthday + 200 Followers contest for a chance to win various books!

Enter for a chance to win one of three copies of the new zombie novel, Dust!

Reviews this week:

I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

If you stop by, please leave a comment so I can return the favor!
Have a good weekend!


Jessi E. said...

Just stopping by via the hop! You site looks awesome! I'm now a new follower!

Here's mine!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I love your layout and header, so cute! I am going to go read your review of I Am Number Four because I saw it at the bookstore and could not make up my mind about it. I am also a new follower. Hope you have a great day!

Danielle @

Bailey said...

Hello! =) I am a new follower! It looks like we read the same types of books so glad to have found you! Have a great weekend!

Bailey at IB Book Blogging

Elizabeth said...

Cute header.

Just hopping by....

Stop by my blog if you get a chance for reviews on I'd Know you Anywhere by Laura Lippman, Saving Cee Cee Honeycut by Beth Hoffman, and many others.

Happy Hopping, Everyone....hop on over to my blog to see my answer to the rating question.

Amber said...

I'm hopping through via the hop. I use rating systems as well.

I love your site! The heading and color scheme is adorable.

I'm your newest follower. Have an awesome weekend!
My Hop

Barnard Baker said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! ou have such a lovely blog here! :)
It really can be hard to use a rating system. I completely agree!
Have a great weekend!

Unknown said...

Hopping by to visit and follow! Pciking just the right rating system can be so hard--I think your choice to go with a 5-star system sounds very practical. I'm off to check out your Dust giveaway, now. :-)


Caitlin said...

Hey, stopping by from The Hop! I'm a new follower :)

I also have agiveaway going on at my blog. if you have the time come over and visit!

Have a great weekend!

Susan said...

Just found you via the Hop. I'm loving your fun blog. I'll check back often for new content!

KIKA said...

Happy birthday and congrats on the 200+ followers! coming through via blog hop and am now a follower :D happy reading!


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