August 26, 2010

Book Blogger Hop and the Weekly Overview

Book Blogger Hop
Just click the image above to join in the fun!

This weeks question:

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

Yes, I do! This is what it is:

5/5- Fabulous, a beautiful obsession.

4/5- Great, really enjoyed it.
3/5- Good, I liked it.
2/5- Average/disappointing, library check-out
1/5- I couldn't finish it or wish I hadn't

Really I should post it in one of my sidebars. Why do I have it? Because sometimes when I'm reading other reviews all I want is a quick answer. So seeing a general rating scale makes me decide whether or not I want to read the review, so I like to give me readers the same chance. Plus the rating scale like the one I have seems to be a universal thing around the blogsphere, sure there are some that do halves and even go up to higher numbers, but this one seems to be the handiest one for my readers.

Here's a break down of a review.

Thoughts: Where the bulk of my likes and dislikes for the book are expanded and ranted about.
Bottom Line: A chance to get a quick summary of the book in my words.
Sexual Content: Let's readers know what kind of content they're looking at.
Rating: The final tally.

Weekly Overview:

  • Sunday Sweets is sadly nonexistent this week, no goodies bought!
  • Books and Babbles came late because of tech issues, but I found time to babble on about The Worst Covers of the Romance Genre.
  • This week I reviewed Hunted By The Others by Jess Hianes, check out the review here.
  • Again this week I only have one book on my Wednesday Wishlist, but the covers a beauty!
Sadly I'm still behind on my reviews, but I'll be catching up soon. August has been one of those months, you just keep preparing and preparing--but nothing gets done!

Off to the hop!


TheBookishSnob said...

I love your site and the feel of it. I'm a follower of yours and I'll defintely be basck

HAve a great weekend. COme by my sites at

libertyfallsdown said...

Hopping by! Love your post about the romance covers XD had me giggling!

happy friday and enjoy your weekend :)

Liberty x

Savannah said...

Just stopping by the blog hop.

Have great a weekend!

Emily said...
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Emily said...

Hopping by! :) Your blog looks great!

Beverly said...

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!

Elizabeth said...

Just hopping background.

Hop on over to my blog if you like.

firepages said...

Here for the hop! Have a great weekend. said...

Hi - great review of Warprize. I would never have thought to pick that up as I am not big on other worlds, different names and all. Guess I am too lazy. But, I had just enough energy to sign up as a follower.
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Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Glad you found Warprize, I haven't seen it around the book community very much.

I'll definetly stop on by!

pussreboots said...

Happy weekend. Come see what my rating system is.

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Happy weekend indeed!