[Repost] Bookstooge’s Star Ratings

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Since Star Ratings can by mysterious beasts to some, I thought I would explain what each Star Rating means, roughly, to me.

Will be placing this post as a Page on my WordPress Blog Page.

5 Stars:

An Epic read that I will buy in hardcover and read again and again or a book that has profoundly changed my life.

4 Stars:

A book that I thoroughly enjoyed but am not sure I will read again. It ‘might’ not hold up to the Me I’ll be in 10 years.

3 Stars:

A completely average book that I enjoyed. Nothing really special but nothing bad to note either.

The majority of what I read falls into this category.

2 Stars:

Did not enjoy this book. It might have been grammar, editing or plot issues. It might also have been Religious and Philosophical in nature.

1 Star:

Crap. Probably could not finish. Most likely Blasphemous in one way or another. Could also be that the skillz of the writer were of a 3rd grade level.

Half Stars:

Whenever a book is a Strong or Weak X Star Book, I tend to go for the half stars. They make my life so much easier!

24 thoughts on “[Repost] Bookstooge’s Star Ratings

    1. You are talking about re-reads, right?
      As much as I hate to say it, it all depends 😀

      Most of the time a change is only a 1/2star up or down. But some ratings really change as I have changed. What used to be awesome is now puerile and what used to be “boring” is now thoughtful and interesting.


        1. Glad I read your comment correctly. I do try to treat re-reads as brand new reads in terms of rating, but sometimes a good book gets a bump from the previous time it just gets better 🙂


  1. I love this rating. I’m kind of simple. 5 stars mean I liked it. 3 meh 1 hated. My opinions and emotions are kind of on a pendulum. My husband is the opposite, thank God and usually can keep me in check. In public. Of course he gets to be the sound board at home.


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    1. Yeah, emotions play a big part of how much I enjoy a book too, which is why I have these written down, so my emotions don’t overcome the plumb line I’ve set for myself.

      Digress away. That’s what the comment area is for after all 🙂


    1. If a reviewer isn’t as nuanced, or doesn’t WANT to be as nuanced, then I understand them not using half stars.
      but living in a bookworld without half-stars seems like a poorer world to me.


    1. Hahahahaa. Good question 😀

      I actually have considered some sort of “special” rating for those books that I have read over and over and still enjoy. Books like Dune, Way-Farer, the Hobbit, etc. But that takes time and I’m not sure I want to introduce yet another variable into my rating. For now, a 5star rating with the tags “re-read” and “favorite” will have to do 🙂

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