You guys! I've been watching the Olympics this year and I was totally inspired to do a new rating system. I wasn't exactly looking or wanting to do a new system, but I had an idea that I really liked and I wanted to try it out. So, without further ado, here we go!
My New Rating System:
Yes, like I said, this idea was inspired by the Olympics.
So from now on, every book will get a medal instead of a star rating. I like this because it is a lot more relative. There's no number to, it's solely just how I feel about a book.
Let Me Break it down:
Gold-This book was really awesome. I absolutely loved it!
On terms of old system: (this isn't exact; I won't be choosing a medal based on old rating, just how about a book). Gold: This would be about a 4.5 on the old rating.
Silver Medal: I enjoyed this book quite a bit. There may be a fault or two, but that didn't take much away from my enjoyment of the book.
In Terms of Old System: About a 3.5 or a 4
Bronze Medal-I had a few issues with this book, but there are parts that I enjoyed. Overall, an okay book.
In Terms of Old System: about a 2.5 or a 3.
And, of course, books that I do not feel even gets a bronze will receive this:
Did Not Medal
On Terms of Old System: lower than a 2.5
This means that I pretty much did not like the book at all. I'm not expecting to get too many of these because if I don't like a book that much, I probably won't finish it. But just in case, here it is.
If you noticed, the gold is only about a 4.5. I have hardly ever given out a 5, which is above and beyond every one of my expectations and it was absolutely perfect in every way. I'm not expecting to get many of these, because I don't even think I have in the past. But, just in case, there is this special reward:
The Platinum Medallion- Not only did I love this book, but it was absolutely perfect.
Trust me, I will not be giving this one out on a whim. Hopefully I will give it out one day, but it may be a while.
So, I"m pretty excited about this!
Tell me, what do you think?