Book Blogger Rating Styles

Unique book ratings styles of bloggers Laid Out for Readers and Authors


Bloggers indicate on their sites that their reviews will fit into specific numbering categories, so as one reviewer points out, if you are an author, don’t ask for my review unless you realize it may be at your own risk.
Most reviews are typically one to five stars, five being the highest. Books, Biscuits & Tea, instead of stars gives cookies: l) Not my cup of tea; 2) Didn’t work for me; 3) Okay, a good read; 4) Sweet, really liked it; 5) Absolutely a fabulous treat.
Another, especially kind-appearing blogger, calls 5) Amazing; 5) Great; 3) Good; 2) Okay, 1) Dull. A fun site uses page and thumb-down design.
A more complex site starts at l0) One of the best books ever read; 9) Damn near perfection; 8) Excellent; 7) Very good; 6) Good, recommended with reservation; 5) Take it or leave it; 4) Bad, but not without some merit; 3) Horrible, barely readable; 2) Complete waste of time; 1) One of the worst ever read; 0, Did not finish.
Rachel Catterell says for a 5) She loved it; 4) Enjoyed; 3) Enjoyed with some reservations; 2) Some Good; 1) Wish I had not read it.
In my review of blogger reviewers, Unbound Underground for its preciseness and all-around efforts, receives my rating of 9.5 Stars. Not only does this reviewer give specifics for each Star but also lists titles of books which fit these categories.
5 Stars: Books I’ve tried really hard to find fault, but can’t. Books which blend and transcend genre expectations, have broad appeal and execute elements so well that objectively it’s somewhat hard to criticize.
4.5 Stars: Books which transcend genre expectations or possess well-executed elements of multiple genres.
4 Stars: Excellent examples of a specific type of book (mystery, romance, literary etc) but will probably not appeal to people who prefer other genres.
3.5 Stars: Unnecessarily narrow in audience appeal . . .
3 Stars, Elements which limit appeal. . .2.5 Stars, Narrow appeal but some elements to make up for technical difficulties. . . 2 Stars, Technically flawed and appeals to specific audience. . . 1.5 Stars, Has potential but too rough for publication; l Star, Should not have been published . . .
technical flaws, no audience appeal (a theoretical rock-bottom, like absolute zero).
I shudder and shiver at the thought of my most heartfelt work under the eye of Unbound Underground and wonder if the reviewer is an author, too, who was ever been reviewed for his book.

Author: lebensbornnovel

There at the base of a mountain, I live in a rustic cabin with my engineer/writer husband and loving cat, Alfie. I am a former journalist and pr consultant. In my blog I attempt to capture a sliver of WW history, the Lebensborn program to create a Master Race, and to add newsworthy tidbits which are 'somewhat' relevant to this subject.

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