Monday, July 9, 2012
Today we have a poll so I can get your feedback on how I review books.
In my book reviews, I have not included a rating system because what people like is subjective. Within the first six months of starting this blog (I am approaching the blog's three year anniversary) I read a book that I thought was poorly done overall, "what was the editor thinking?" sort of book. I wrote a mediocre review without open criticism, but not by any stretch recommending it. I had a few people leave comments of how they loved the book. One reader specifically mentioned loving a scene that I thought was terrible. This reinforced in my mind that I should just present what I saw in a book and let each reader decide if it resonates with them. So I have shied away from a rating system.
However, I seem to be one of the few in the blogosphere that does not provide a rating system for book reviews. So, today I am offering the subject up for your input. Do you prefer to have a rating system on book reviews? Please take this quick "yes" or "no" poll. I welcome comments to discuss this. Thank you sharing!