My Very Own Rating System


It’s All About Books has evolved over time. Looking critically at my blog the other day, I realized I needed to create a new rating system for myself. A system where my general opinion of the books I’ve read would become clear without having to read the whole review, and hopefully allows for a better overview… So drum roll… I’m introducing you to my very own rating system. I do not claim originality since the 5 star system including half stars I used has probably been used a million times before. I’ve only added my own descriptions to the different ratings (they roughly translate to a 0-10 score). Their respective meanings are written below:

DNF. I didn’t even bother to finish this one. Either horrible or definitely not for me!
Almost too difficult to reach the last page. Yuk!
Boy, this one gave me a hard time. Not a book to touch again. 
Rating 1,5
The story wasn’t horrible, but there still isn’t another word to describe it but ‘bad’.
Rating 2
It was ok. But mostly ‘meh’. 
Rating 2,5
I give this one the benefit of the doubt. Nothing too exciting
Rating 3
It was a nice read, but not fantastic. 
Rating 3,5
Great read. Really entertaining!
Rating 4
Wow, this was really good. Close to amazing!
Rating 4,5
This one was almost perfect. Surely fantastic!
Rating 5
Absolutely and entirely mind blowing! I suggest you to pick up a copy now.

I hope this will make it easier to read and understand my reviews!


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10 thoughts on “My Very Own Rating System

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  2. Wow! I am in awe of your rating system and your review set ups. They are so easy to follow and engaging. Great work!

    I am also in awe at your story of how you were traveling the world to find your place. Argentina is a country I’ve always wanted to visit, and you get to LIVE there! Incredible! Are you working there?

    Thank you for the follow and I look forward to perusing your reviews so I can add some books to my reading list 🙂


    • Thanks! I’m glad you like my blog and the changes and improvements I’m making to my blog are being appreciated by someone. 😀
      And being able to travel around a lot was awesome. Argentina is a lovely place to visit, and a nice place to live too… I have been working in different hostels during quite some time, but I haven’t found anything I liked since I moved in with my boyfriend last year…


  3. Hi Yvo, nice blog. You certainly have had an interesting journey.

    Where did you get the star rating box from? Its brilliant I want one!

    Great reviews 🙂


    • Thanks for your kind words! The star ratings are actually images I cut up from the original image with Photoshop… And then I combined them with my personal description for easy understanding. 🙂


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