Speaking of Goodreads, we had a nice discussion in the comments last week. Many of you expressed frustration over ratings that don’t match reviews, i.e. glowing praise with a three-star rating. It made me curious. How do you interpret the star rating system?
I see it like this:
★★★★★ – This book rocked! Probably a genre favorite. I’d definitely recommend it.
★★★★☆ – Pretty darn good! With one or two exceptions, I loved this book.
★★★☆☆ – Meh. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it. Average rating for this one.
★★☆☆☆ – Borderline suckish. I had serious problems with this book.
★☆☆☆☆ – Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate. *Hiss*
If you’re friends with me on Goodreads, you’re probably scratching your head. “But Carrie, you only leave 4 or 5 star ratings.”
That’s true, and I’ll tell you why. I don’t have a lot of time for GR these days, so I tend to rate in black and white. Did I like the book? 4-5 stars! Did I hate the book? I don’t bother rating it. *Shrug* That’s just me.
How do you do it?
Keep an eye on this post, guys. As the comments and poll results roll in, you just might learn something about your readers. ;) Have a great week!
P.S. Speaking of reviews (I’m on a segue kick), Strength received its first in-depth review on GR last month. ♥ One milestone down!