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Book Rating System

I've come up with a new 1-10 book rating system for me to use this year:

10. A book that filled me with emotions; either energized my spirits, brought tears to my eyes or sent chills down my spine. I can hardly wait for the next book by this author.
9. A book that touched my emotions. I know I’ll be reading and recommending this book.
8. A good book. It really caught my imagination.
7. A pretty good book. I liked it.
6. A book that’s either part of a series or by an author I enjoy otherwise just an okay book.
5. An average book. It was okay.
4. Not a very good book.
3. A lousy book. Why did I choose to finish it?
2. I couldn’t finish this book.
1. I tossed this book away without finishing it.

What do you think?


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Jan. 3rd, 2006 06:18 pm (UTC)
That's a good rating system. Have you ever actually given a book a 1 rating?
Jan. 4th, 2006 09:14 pm (UTC)
Yes I have. I tossed A Clash of Kings without finishing it. Everyone on the newsgroups I was reading at the time were all raving about George RR Martin and Robert Jordan. So I finished A Game of Thrones after about six weeks and finally gave up on the series in the middle of the second book. That's why I'm so leary of reading Robert Jordan; I've been told the first five are excellent and then they go downhill until his newest one, the eleventh I believe. C. J. Cherryh was another one I ended up tossing. It took me six months to get halfway through Kesrith, the first book in his Faded Sun trilogy.

I'm thinking I need to redo this system though. If I don't finish a book then I don't record it because the pages I read don't count for the year end total. So if I don't record it then I can't rate it! Of course, then the problem that will occur is that I'll forget I tried reading the book before and try reading it again, right?
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