Time for the blog hop again! Check out Crazy For Books to join the fun! If this is your first time here, take a look around and let me know what you think. I review a wide range of genres, from literary fiction to memoir to non-fiction to young adult to chick lit. I also post a few times a week on issues in the book industry - publishing, authors, librarianship, etc.
Our question for today is "Do you use a rating system for your reviews and if so, what is it and why?"
I am really wishy washy with my rating system. I have done the five star system like on Goodreads, but I find it difficult to rank books on a number scale. There are times that I really personally dislike a book, but think that the writing is amazing or the issue needs to be addressed. It's just hard for me to place a number value on a book. How can I say a book that I hated, but is well written gets one star, when I also give one star to a book that I hated and wasn't well written? So I typically try to just stick with "recommend" or "don't recommend" and give my reasons why.