Let’s talk about star ratings. Do you love them or hate them? Personally, I love them. And, I especially love when other bloggers use them because I can easily see what someone thought based on the number of stars.
The problem with star ratings is that everyone uses them differently. Take me for example. I only give five stars to books I’d consider as a favorite. Everything else is less than five and I think this can be misleading. The other problem I have is for books like East of Eden. I really enjoyed the story, its symbolism, and how it made me think. But, I didn’t love it so I only gave it three stars. Sometimes I wonder if a letter rating would be better? I could then use it for the book’s literary value rather than how I enjoyed it. But, there’s still a problem with that too. Hmmm. I guess that’s why there’s the actual review to help explain the rating.
What do you think? Do you love them or hate them?