I haven't always done star ratings, but recently decided to add them. I'm going back through old posts as I have time and adding the star rating. I post reviews on Goodreads and Amazon which have star ratings and sometimes it's nice to see those ratings on blogs as well. I see a lot of bloggers who give 5 stars to everything they like. I don't.
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5 Stars are rare. They are books that I think are amazing or that move me beyond words.
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4 Stars are books I loved. They are books that will probably go on my shelves.
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3 Stars are the norm. They are books I enjoyed, liked, whatever. There might be issues with them, but I liked them anyway.
2 Stars are books I really didn't care for or books that were simply ok.
1 Star books are books I hated or didn't finish for whatever reason.