Friday, August 27, 2010

Book Blogger Hop: How I'd Like to Rate Books

 Let me introduce myself.
Bonjour! Enchanté!
I am Debnance at Readerbuzz.
I love to read.
I especially love travel memoirs,
children's books, books about happiness, 
creative nonfiction, and literary fiction.

 I'd love to visit your blog. If you like, follow me and leave a comment and I will hop over and follow you.

I also invite you to:
Befriend me at Goodreads.
Follow me at Twitter.
 Befriend me at Facebook

And, the question of the week from the Hop is:

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

I've been writing reviews of my books since 2003. I've always rated every book 0-10. But I've never used a rating system here at my blog. I want to use a rating system.

If I could, I would steal this rating system, created by Jan T. at her Yahoo group, happily_engaged_in_reading:

10 One of the best, worth adding to my permanent collection

9 Compelling, wonderful, should force strangers to read this

8 Very good, happy I read it

7 Quite good actually

6 Okay plus, good, but not so remarkable

5 Okay, pleasant enough but entirely forgettable

4 I read this under duress or a sense of obligation to the group

3 Why did I bother?

2 I read this only due to lack of nearby cereal boxes

1 Painful, but continued reading anyway

0 Despicable, vile; continued reading to burn off purgatory time


  1. Have a blast hopping to/following new blogs or beginning great books!

    Here is my Book blogger hop/Follow me/Book Beginnings post! I am an eclectic reader!

  2. I used to rate books on a scale of 1-5 but quit because it was so limited. I love this scale and just might have to steal it.

  3. I use a simple rating system, mainly because I do my book blog for fun and I like the K.I.S.S rule :)

    1 - hated it, couldn't finish
    2 - didn't like the book
    3 - liked the book
    4 - loved the book
    5 - couldn't put it down


  4. Hopping in from the hop to say have a great Weekend!

    Already a follower :)

    When you have a moment come have a look at my new Giveaway :)


  5. I have always used a 5 star system myself, but I do agree that 10 stars allows more latitude. I wish Goodreads allowed half-star options--sometimes a book just falls between the stars!

  6. wow is that an all inclusive list or WHAT?? i actually think it's a little too much. i have a rating system that i made up based on looking at other book blogger's rating systems. Mine starts at four paws (cuz i love doggies) and goes to ick if i didnt like it. it works for me for now!

    here's my system:

  7. 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!

  8. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog on the Hop. Great to find a new blog to follow.

    Happy Friday!

  9. Thanks for this post!

    Bill ;-)
    Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
    and forthcoming "The Homeplace Revisited" Spring 2011

  10. So what do you think of Gone with the Wind? I loved that book and said it was my favorite for years until other replaced it in my heart, but perhaps I need to reread it.
    I hopped over on the Friday Blog thingy.
    New follower: me!

  11. Hello. Thanks for stopping by. Returning the favor. :) And wow that a long list to rate a book! And here I thought 5 was too much.

  12. Thanks for hopping by my blog! The 1-10 system you talked about sounds very interesting, but for me, it would get a little complicated because I'd forget which number means what, exactly.

  13. Thanks for coming by! I am following too!

  14. I'm enjoying Gone With the Wind, Anne Bennett. I'm most intrigued with Scarlett. She's quite functional. Crisis hits and she does what she has to do, refusing to worry about things that are outside her control.

  15. I love your #3 why did i bother, lol

    Have a great weekend.

  16. Visiting via the Hop. Enjoy your weekend!


  17. Hi! This is my first hop :) Really liking your blog, the widget on the right with the best reads is nice.
    I am now following you, do look me up -

  18. Thank you for visiting me at Geek on the Brink! You have quite the blog going on yourself! I saw your post about the top ten books you have yet to read and am ashamed to say I haven't read most of them either. :)
    I do have a rating system (as you saw from your visit) because it makes it easier to sum up my feelings about books.
    Have a great weekend!

  19. Thanks for coming by! Do let me know via deepalipratap (at), if you have some particular question on ebooks, and I will try to answer on my blog :)

  20. Thanks for stopping by The Window Seat Reader! I am unsure of copyrighting rules on online group content as well. Something to think about, I suppose! Happy hopping.

  21. Hey, I'm hopping by, thanks for the visit!

    I'm a new follower ;)

  22. Hi Debnance, I'm already a follower, just stopping by on the hop. I don't using a rating system at my blog....

  23. Thanks for visiting my blog! I like yours a lot. Now following. :)

  24. Cool header.

    Just hopping by....

    Stop by my blog if you get a chance for the answer to this week's questions, and 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.


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