August 27, 2010

Book Blogger Hop (1)

Book Blogger Hop
The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly feature hosted by Jennifer @ Crazy For Books designed to connect readers and book bloggers.

This week's question: Do you use a rating system for your reviews and if so, what is it and why?

I do use a rating system, which is from 1 - 5 stars, 5 being the best. You can find a full explanation for my ratings here. I tried to keep my ratings on here closest to what I was already rating my books like on Goodreads. I do use some half stars on my ratings here, because often I wish Goodreads had that capability. I tend to focus on characters, writing style, and plot for my star rating, and then mention things like book design and cover in my review if they stand out for me.

15 comments:

  1. Just hopping by to say, hi.
    Kelly Bookend Diaries
    http://bookenddiaries.blogspot.com

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  2. Found you through the blog hop :)
    I liked your review of the YS Lee book as I had thought about getting it...the series sounded interesting.

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  3. Hi there! I'm a new follower from the blog hop, and I'm really excited to read your forthcoming reviews and posts :)

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  4. Hi Ashley! thanks for hopping through my blog :) I too love talking about covers and designs on the books as well :) Happy Reading! am now a follower

    TheBookBluff

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  5. Cute blog! Thought I'd hop by. :]

    Love your review for Dear George Clooney, Please Marry My Mom. Sounds like a really fun read.

    I look forward to your upcoming reviews! I'm now a follower.

    Have a great weekend!

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  6. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and following me. I really appreciate it!

    And welcome to the blog hop! I really like the clean look of your blog.

    I'm happy you read Mockingjay and couldn't put it down. I'm just about to get back to it myself.

    We seemed to have similar reading tastes so I've decided to follow you. Have an awesome weekend!

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  7. Hi found you on blog hop. Welcome! I am a new follower!

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  8. New follower from the blog hop!

    Autumn
    fromthetbrpile.blogspot.com

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  9. Welcome to the hop (and the book blogosphere!) Always nice to find another YA book blog :)

    Danya
    A Tapestry of Words

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  10. Thank you for stopping by for the Blogger Hop!

    Hope you have a fab weekend.

    Your newest follower, Stacey

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  11. Hey! I'm dropping by for the hop and have just become a follower! It's nice to see another Ontario blogger!! :)

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  12. Welcome to the Hop! I am a new follower. To find out what I think about rating books on my blog, please stop by my blog. :)

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  13. Found you on the blog hop. Nice to meet a fellow Canadian. Stop by sometime.

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  14. Came here via blog hopping/Follow me. Have a blast hopping to/following new blogs! Do check out my blog, everything distils into reading. I am an eclectic reader!

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  15. Stopping by from the hop and I'm now a new follower!

    I'm having a giveaway so feel free to check it out :D

    http://yafiction-heavenhellandpurgatory.blogspot.com/2010/08/my-1st-giveaway.html

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