Since we started the blog, we didn’t give a great thought on the grade system we used. We decided on the 5 star rating system, and that was it.
But lately, we’ve discovered personally that the 5 star system doesn’t give great room for scope. We’re thinking of going down the grade route of A, B, C, D and so on. But before we changed anything, we wanted to ask those who read our reviews for your opinion, and find what type of review system you prefer.
So I’ve set up a poll for our readers, and for the readers who don’t read out site, if you could vote on what type of grading system you prefer, it would be much appreciated as it gives us more of an idea of what people prefer. Thanks all!
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I am not too happy with my own 5 system, but 10 sounds so confusing..yup so I am clueless when it comes to advice
I’m finding that the 5 star makes it limited when you want to give a review a minus grade. I think having a letter grade system makes it easier, and more clearer. And the 10 star rating gives too much room lol.
10 stars is just confusing. I’d see a 4 star review and think it was a great book. I prefer the letter grades because it allows more flexibility without losing understandability.
Thanks for your input, Sylvia. Much appreciated.
That’s why we’re leaning towards letter grades. It does seems to have more flexibility, and it’s clear cut.
Do you have to give it a rating/grade? What’s the allure of doing that and not simply stating why you like/dislike it?
Hey, Jackie. Thanks for your input! 🙂
The allure of having a rating is because when I’m reading reviews, I know that a grade helps me make a final decision on whether to buy a book or not. The contents of the review – the likes and dislikes – is obviously a major factor, but with a grade system, I think it finalises what the reviewer thinks overall.
if you change, I’d rather go for the A, B, C grading 🙂
@Jackie, Dear Author explains their rating system as how desperate they would be to get it back if it was missing. B review, would buy again. D review, want their money back. I love that explanation and find it very helpful to categorize how much I liked a book.
I say if you have to have one: I like the grades. It makes it easier to read and I think they’d give you just enough room without giving too much. Though, I’m kinda with Jackie on the topic. I’d rather just say if I liked it or not. I find grading systems to be inadequate to the way I feel about a book sometimes.
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