When a reader gives a book a rating of one out of five stars..what does it mean?
Let's talk about Rating Systems first...
Many blogs dealing with books and reviews have rating systems. This clarifies what each rating represents based on the blogger him/herself.
Take mine for example:
In the past, that one moon had said something like "Bad. Don't waste your time!"
Recently, I've changed that to "Not for me"
Because there really is no such thing as a really bad book, unless the grammar is too horrid to the point where it's unreadable...
Or there can be the occasional "this makes no sense" story but that doesn't really make it bad...just in a way, careless.
Another point I'd like to discuss is the ones who feel it necessary to send a direct message to me saying:
"Hi! Love your Blog!! But...like...what the...like...hell! That book was freakin awesome! Why would you be so totally blah and give it a low rating! Okay well, bye xoxoxo XD"
Alright, alright...I went too far but that's kinda what it feels like there telling me. And this happened to me a few times over the past year. Others have asked kindly so to you guys; don't be giving me the Elvis look haha, I don't mind you asking my opinion on a book I've rated one out of five.
But lack of understanding and judging a reader harshly based on what books they like or didn't like is above all, annoying. And a reminder: I'm sure you'd feel a lot better saying this book was "not my cup of tea" rather than "Holy Cannolis! This book SUCKED!".
But in all honesty, I say to you my followers. Do not be so harsh to the ones who carry hopes and dreams on their back. And don't have a verbal fight to see whose liking is correct. Everyone has their own opinion.
...Just be calm and honest. Most writers only want to share their ideas and hopefully bring a smile to your stubborn face.
Well, my stubborn face.