When I started to blog about books, I decided to have a rating system. Back in A Reading Collection, my rating policy went like this:

5 out of 5 – Excellent. The story was life changing or changed my views. The story amazed me from start to finish. It will definitely stay in my collection. I will read it again.

4 out of 5 – Great read. I was entertained throughout the whole story.

3 out of 5 – Good. I still liked the story but I may not have been too crazy about the ending or some parts.

2 out of 5 – Okay. I struggled to finish it. Some parts were boring. Characters were uninteresting.

1 out 5 – Waste of my time.

While that was all fine and dandy, I realized that I couldn’t really give a low rating. I was just too nice, but that’s just me. We’re very subjective when it comes to books. I may not like this certain bestseller that won so many awards and rave reviews.  

There were times when I couldn’t finish the book because I couldn’t stand it or it bored me. I don’t think it’s fair to rate a book I didn’t finish reading. I’ll stick to that policy. I will talk about why I didn’t like it though: how the story dragged and became uninteresting.

So here’s my take on book rating policy in Haven: I have NO rating system. I’ll just tell you why I love the story or why it’s just okay to me or why I couldn’t finish it. Since I imported A Reading Collection from Blogger, I will keep my old rating system as a reference.


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