Rating Systems

Interesting discussion over at booktumbling — should book bloggers use a rating system? All the major bookstores do it online, Librarything and Shelfari do it, I guess Good Reads does it, though I don’t have an account there. Should bloggers do it?

I don’t, just out of pure laziness. I don’t want to use stars – that’s what everyone uses, so they’re too ordinary for me. And gong out and finding something else takes time and effort; I don’t have much time right now, and I’m too lazy to put that much effort into it. If I was going to do something like that, I’d use the ratings system I used to use for Super Bowl commercials — a scale from one to five crawfish pies. But I don’t have a graphic for that.

Ultimately, it’s all about the customers — and in this case, the customers are my readers. So what do you all think? Ratings system or no? Leave a comment and let me know what you think.


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