Book Blogger Hop + Follow Friday (5)

12:31 AM

Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop are weekly events hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee and Jennifer at Crazy-for-Books respectively. 

This week's question is: Do you use a rating system for your reviews and if so, what is it and why?

Yep, I have a rating system! If you've somehow missed it, it's on my sidebar to the right, near the top. It's the simple, good old 5-star system but it works for me! (I should probably think about adding a little graphic for the stars but oh well, good enough for now...)

Why the stars? Well, I may have been blogging for almost two months now, but I've been reviewing novels for over two years on the Chapters/Indigo community where they use this system for rating. It's a system I'm used to so I didn't see the point in changing it once I started blogging.

What's your system? Similar or different?

Well, I'm off to do some blog hopping! *hops away*  

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  1. Hey Liz!

    I'm already following, but I wanted to drop in and tell you hi! I'm glad you found a rating system that works for both your blog and Chapters/Indigo.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. I'm just hopping through. I'm an old follower.

    I have a similar system to yours except I use killer bunnies.

    Happy reading!
    My Hop

  3. Hey! I'm from the blog hop.

    Your blog is wonderful! I'm looking forward to reading more from you, so I've followed. ;)

    Hope you have a lovely Friday!
    ●▬▬▬๑۩Tina @ Book Couture۩๑▬▬▬▬●

  4. Just hopping by to wish you a great weekend! My rating system is pretty similar. :)

  5. Happy Follow Friday!

    I'm stopping my to say hello. I'm now a follower.

    Have a great weekend!!

  6. Hey Liz, here on the follow. Your blog looks hot! Hey, I'm having a giveaway! Sign up!
    See ya,
    Readaholics Anonymous

  7. Hi! Happy Friday! Stopping by for the blog hop! Have a wonderful day!
    Check out for my answer to this week’s blog hop question and a movie clip :)

  8. Hello!! Stopping by from the hop :) I'm looking forward to reading more of your reviews so, I'm now following.

    The Serpentine Library

  9. Happy Hop Day/Follow Friday! I use the 5 star system too. I think it's just so easy to navigate and use. Love it!

    Megan @ Read It, See It

  10. Hey there! Just hopping by! If you have a chance, stop by The Wormhole and check out my 300 follower giveaway! Happy reading – have a great weekend!

  11. Hey there!

    I`m a new follower via the hop! Congrats on getting passed your 100th follower! I just passed it myself, come check out my blog and enter my contest if you want!

    - The Moody teenager

  12. Just hopping by to say hello! I am following and can’t wait to read more from your blog. Here is my blog

  13. Here for the Hop! I do not use a rating system. No two books are alike! Love the site!

  14. Thanks so much for the follow and the comment. I thought I would return the favour. =) And I agree, it's awesome to find other bloggers from the same area!

    I also use the star system, because that's what I've been using on Goodreads for a couple of years now.

  15. Thanks for this post!

    Bill ;-)
    Author of "Back to the Homeplace"
    and forthcoming "The Homeplace Revisited" Spring 2011

  16. I'm stopping by from the blog hop- have a great weekend!

    What Book is That?

  17. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :]

    Love your Lightening Thief review.

    Have a good weekend!

  18. Hey, just returning your hop! I use 5 stars as well (and half stars too, for a bit more flexibility). I do find rating books sometimes tricky with the 5 stars, and I've considered the 10-star approach because there's a wider range - but I think I'd have trouble differentiating between what makes a book a 7 versus an 8, etc. So for now, 5 stars it is!

  19. Hi Liz! thanks for hopping by my blog :D I don't use a rating system on the blog, but do use goodreads rating system, so if my readers want a rating they can look there, and I have a little widget on the blog that shows it as well :) am now a follower!


  20. Hey!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and following my blog!

    Have a great weekend!


  21. Thanks for stopping by my site! I'm a new follower! :)

  22. Hey! Stopping by from the hop. Following you now! :)

  23. Thanks for following me! I love your blog and am a proud new follower :D

  24. Thanks for stopping by the Paperback Princess. Aren't blog hops wonderful?

  25. Your header is so cute!! Hope your having a lovely weekend! i am a new follower:)

  26. Stopping by from Follow Friday -- I'm a new follower!

    Be sure to check out my Hunger Games giveaway for HG themed pendants and T-shirts to celebrate the release of Mockingjay!

    Have a great weekend!

    aka The Nerd's Wife

  27. Hi! I'm a new follower stopping by for the Hop. I look forward to reading your reviews.

    Hope you will stop by my blog An Avid Reader's Musings.

  28. Thanks for hopping by! I now follow you back! You have a beautiful blog, I love the flowers!

  29. I use a pretty generic ABCDF grading system, but it works well for me.

    Glad to have found you via the Hop :)

  30. Hi! I gave you an award!
    You can pick it up here:

    You can go to
    and click on the picture of the award on the left side of this site and it will give a page that will allow you to copy the text needed to post the award to your blog. For listing the fifteen blogs, just copy and pasted the links of the new blogs you've found and create a hyper link to them so when you click on the name it takes you to their site.