Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Devon's Review Rubric

Okay, I've neglected attatching any kind of rating to my reviews, because I'm so rambly and I don't stick to any kind of format. Some long, some short, lots of detail, little detail...but then I was thinking, perhaps I should grant some kind of grade, because even if I say conflicting things, one would know how I really felt. So here is my rating rubric, to explain how I would assign grades:

A=I love, love, love it. I would definitely re-read it. I want to hug it and kiss it and be its best friend.

B=I enjoyed it. It was definitely worth my time, and worth other's time too.

C=I liked it. I don't have anything too great to say about it, but I don't have anything too bad to say about it either.

D=I wish I could say I liked it, but there was just too much lame stuff.

F=Oh the pain, the pain. Stay far, far away.

DNF=Did not finish.

Books will be given a plus or minus if they eke their way closer to the higher or lower category. I wouldn't give a grade to a book that I did not finish. I will continue to comment on DNFs, because sometimes you don't finish a book because sometimes there's something you really don't like about it, hence the DNF, but sometimes it's just not your cup of tea, but it might be someone else's (see The Ultimatum. Recently kristiej gave this a good review. I knew others would like this one better.)

Anyhow, my first review featuring my rating system will hopefully be up tonight (Kim Harrison's Fistful of Charms). This is going to be a weird one, because my opinion of the book kept changing during the course of it.


Valeen said...

For the same reasons that you listed at the top, I don't use ratings in my blog reviews either.

I tend to stick a number after the book in reading journal though. Just to give me an idea at a later date of what I thought of it.