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Saturday, September 17, 2011

My Review & Rating System

 My Review Style & Rating System

I have had my blog for a few months now, and I have been flip flopping around with my review style and rating system. I’ve been writing reviews in a paragraph format, but that really doesn’t fit my personality. I’m more of a list maker….in every aspect of my life. Taking this into consideration, I think I’ve finally come up with a review and rating system that I will enjoy.

I plan to rate every book I read on these 10 aspects:

1.    1. The Main Character(s)
2.    2. The Relationships (family, friends, romantic, etc.)
3.    3. The Setting
4.    4. The Action/Plot
5.    5. The Writing
6.    6. The Pacing
7.    7. Uniqueness of the Story
8.    8. Did the book make me FEEL something?
9.    9. Lagniappe category unique to each book
        10.The cover             

         I’ll give aspects of the book that I liked a smiley face             
I’ll give aspects of the book that I disliked a sad face       
I’ll use this symbol for aspects that I’m indifferent about. 

I'll also note whether I'd reread the book & who I would recommend the book to.

Bloggers, what type of review & rating system do you use? Readers, what type of reviews and rating systems do you like to see on blogs? Feel free to comment!


  1. I really like this rating system! Can't wait to read some of your reviews. Im a new follower. I would love to follow you by email. Can you add an email subscriber widget? If you could email me and let me know I would love you forever! Great blog :)


    chelle2006 @

  2. Hi! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I added the email subscription
    bar for you. I've only been blogging for a few months, so I'm still
    trying to learn all of these fun little extras! I have written a few
    reviews already, if you want to check them out. I'm still trying to
    refine my review writing skills. I think pretty much everyone improves
    at it in time. I've been following your reviews through google reader
    for a while now :)

    Thanks again for leaving such a nice comment!


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