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 Post subject: What is your book-rating scale?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:46 pm 
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I am sure many of you have a scale you use to rate the books you read. What is the criteria you use when you rate? Mine is as follows:

1 star: Marginal (I was interested just enough to find out what happened at the end)
2 stars: O.K. (I neither loved nor hated it)
3 stars: Good (I liked it)
4 stars: Very Good (I really liked it)
5 stars: Excellent (Straight to the keeper shelf)

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 Post subject: Re: What is your book-rating scale?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:26 am 
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1 star: Hated it
2 stars: Didn't really like it
3 stars: It was okay up to I liked it well enough.
4 stars: I really liked it. I round most 3.5 stars up to a 4
5 stars: Loved it

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 Post subject: Re: What is your book-rating scale?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:26 am 
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Oliva wrote:
1 star: Hated it
2 stars: Didn't really like it
3 stars: It was okay up to I liked it well enough.
4 stars: I really liked it. I round most 3.5 stars up to a 4
5 stars: Loved it


Oliva--Your 1 star rating would be a DNF for me :) . I generally give a book a couple of chapters and if it does not improve from my initial assessment, it immediately goes into the box for the ubs.

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 Post subject: Re: What is your book-rating scale?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:54 am 
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1 = Bad/How did this get published?
2 = Didn't Like/Boring
3 = Just OK
4 = Good/Solid Story
4.5 = Excellent/Almost perfect
5 = Exceptional/Keeper

I do give half-star ratings when I feel a book falls in between the ratings. I'll normally round up when a system doesn't allow for half stars, but I'll put my rating in the review.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your book-rating scale?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:42 am 
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I do letters!

D. Dislike it would not recommend
C. Average or Good Read
B. Above Average Read
A. Loved it a Keeper for me

I also have a DNF which I guess would be a D-

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 Post subject: Re: What is your book-rating scale?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:49 pm 
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Robin in PA wrote:
1 = Bad/How did this get published?
2 = Didn't Like/Boring
3 = Just OK
4 = Good/Solid Story
4.5 = Excellent/Almost perfect
5 = Exceptional/Keeper

I do give half-star ratings when I feel a book falls in between the ratings. I'll normally round up when a system doesn't allow for half stars, but I'll put my rating in the review.


I do the same as Robin for the most part.

I also give 0 or DNF for the extreme stinkers. I have occasionally given a 0.5 to books that have a redeeming quality, but are otherwise junk, yet the one good thing kept me reading. A 1 will generally get me to finish a book, but I hate it.

I've also given a few 5+ which are those books that are the best I've ever read.


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 Post subject: Re: What is your book-rating scale?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:44 pm 
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A DNF gets no stars from me, just a DNF comment.

I try to finish every book but some I just lose interest and I toss them back in my TBR pile. I don't list them as DNF unless I just refused to read any more of it.

I use Shelfari and they do not have a .5 option but I wish they did :P

If it is a well written story but I didn’t care for the plot or characters I will still give it 3 stars and in the review say as much.

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 Post subject: Re: What is your book-rating scale?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:18 pm 
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hopeless romantic wrote:
I am sure many of you have a scale you use to rate the books you read. What is the criteria you use when you rate? Mine is as follows:

1 star: Marginal (I was interested just enough to find out what happened at the end)
2 stars: O.K. (I neither loved nor hated it)
3 stars: Good (I liked it)
4 stars: Very Good (I really liked it)
5 stars: Excellent (Straight to the keeper shelf)

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Mine would be pretty similar but I also have a zero for really bad books :lol: and a DNF for books that might be okay but are really, really boring

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 Post subject: Re: What is your book-rating scale?
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1 star: I hated the book and refuse to pick it up ever again.
2 stars: I didn't hate it but I probably didn't finish it.
3 stars: It was good, but I don't plan on rereading it.
4 stars: It was very good and will probably reread it at some point.
5 stars: I loved it and it's a keeper.

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1. DNF or hated it.
2. Finished it but had to force myself.
3. Was okay, enjoyed it.
4. Really liked it felt the characters were really interesting.
5. Favorite, can't pry it out of my life.

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