We all have our on style on how we review and rate books and today I want to talk a little bit about how I rate books that I read.
Basically, I rate based on how a book made me feel.
I’m not a very critical book rater when it comes to books that I love. In fact, if I’m REALLY enjoying a book, I don’t notice a lot of little things like grammatical errors, minor details not adding up, etc. It’s amazing how much I can overlook if I’m invested in the characters and the story and most of the time, I don’t even realize that I’ve overlooked anything until I’m reading reviews after the fact and by that point I really don’t care.
However, if I’m not enjoying a book, that’s when the critic comes out. If don’t have that entrancement with the story that I’m reading to keep me focused, I notice a ton of things in these situations that bother me. Little stuff that I wouldn’t necessarily care about in a book that I love, can aggravate the crap out of me in a book that I’m not enjoying and when I’m writing my review and ranting about all the little things that bothered me, my rating just keeps going down and down.
Is this fair? Probably not, but it’s how I am and how I’ve always been.
What About You?
Are you more critical with books you’re not enjoying?