I been think a lot about rating books and changing my rating scale. Is it really fair to give a book a mark out of 5? Should the rating scale be broken down into categories (eg plot, characters, romance, writing style etc)? Should I get rid of it all together?
When I read other people's reviews ratings only play a small part in whether I decide to read the book unless it is a low number. I read a lot of high rated reviews so it all goes down to the content in the person review. I think there is a big different between 4 and 5 and the rating in between. And of course there is the books that you want to rate a 100 out of 5, you know those kind of books you would save if your house is on fire.
So I am asking for your input. Do you prefer reviews with a rating scale? Would you like rating scales broken down into categories? What do you do with your reviews? I would love to hear your thoughts.