an idea for scoring books

I m not a fan of star 1 to 5 on books ,myself i tend to score things 4 or 5 myself on good reads because i see merit in most books even if i haven’t enjoyed them as much as i wished i had .So i had a radical idea for describing books that is using animals ,mad but if the book is lively and quick to read I’d say it was a cheetah ,slow but interesting maybe be a sloth ,epic but memorable would be an elephant ,for example what people think ?

How do you score your books ?

please note this was my idea !


28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. amymckie
    May 21, 2010 @ 19:55:39

    Heh, too funny! I use the 1-5 star system myself, I’m way old school apparently. Love the idea though 🙂


  2. Emily Jane
    May 21, 2010 @ 23:10:07

    haha, I love it! Very original, and sounds fun.


  3. Lisa Almeda Sumner
    May 22, 2010 @ 00:37:10

    Hi Stu, I stopped by on the book blog hop. I’ve been following for a short time, but was lurking for a while…I enjoy your unique take on things, such as your interesting animal rating system idea! All the best, a loyal reader.


    • winstonsdad
      May 22, 2010 @ 14:21:57

      thanks for your first comment ,i been looking at yours too after seeing you on other blogs ,all the best stu


  4. booksploring
    May 22, 2010 @ 01:32:01

    Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I used 0-5 rating, but books can get half-points. Sometimes that doesn’t even work and I have to stop myself giving a book 2.75! Haha


    • winstonsdad
      May 22, 2010 @ 14:23:00

      thanks your welcome ,i just can’t be objective on 1 – 5 wanted something more subjective ,all the best stu


  5. Lua
    May 22, 2010 @ 05:39:08

    Haha LOVE the idea- very original! I don’t score books but perhaps I’ll start now that we have a new scoring system 🙂


    • winstonsdad
      May 22, 2010 @ 14:24:03

      thanks lua ,wanted something to be subjective a little more to treflect the book as a whole ,all the best stu


  6. Iris
    May 22, 2010 @ 09:53:09

    Sounds like a fun idea, it’s certainly more original than the basic 1-5 stars rating system.


  7. Jackie (Farm Lane Books)
    May 22, 2010 @ 13:26:31

    I love it! You can get across so much more by using an animal. I hope you don’t find too many slugs in your TBR pile 🙂


    • winstonsdad
      May 22, 2010 @ 14:25:58

      thanks jackie yes seemed be a subjective way of getting acccross the feel of a book quickly ,all the best stu


  8. crimeficreader
    May 22, 2010 @ 13:52:54

    Aw! Love it!


  9. Rob
    May 22, 2010 @ 15:30:44

    I adore off-the-wall out-of-the-box thinking Stu, and this is so far out of the box it’s in another continent. Love it!
    Hope you work it out


  10. Helen (She Reads Novels)
    May 22, 2010 @ 21:35:18

    This is such an original idea – I love it! I used to give books 1-5 star ratings, but stopped because it just wasn’t working for me. Now I don’t use a rating system at all, but I have two categories called Recommended and Highly Recommended for books that I particularly enjoyed. Your animal idea is better, though. 🙂


  11. Beverly
    May 23, 2010 @ 02:22:44

    Just hopping by – hop on over to The Wormhole!
    Happy Reading – have a great weekend!
    I love the scoring idea – I don’t score books because I don’t like the scale thing – I might use your idea! Thanks


  12. Rachel
    May 23, 2010 @ 05:32:40

    Hopping by to dsay hello! I am boring and use the /5 rating system but I am rethinking this now!

    And the plot thickens…


  13. kiss a cloud
    May 23, 2010 @ 06:40:38

    That would be really fun! I use 1 to 10, and still often use 0.5 (usually 9.5 for those I really loved but didn’t think perfect). Although these ratings only go in my notebook, as goodreads and Shelfari have 1 to 5 only, and no 0.5!


    • winstonsdad
      May 23, 2010 @ 07:28:54

      yes want a different approach claire this seems a goos idea as can be subjective ,all the best stu


  14. chasing bawa
    Jul 02, 2010 @ 21:48:04

    Hello, just wanted to say that I love your scoring theme! Such a great idea! And great blog too. Although I find my reading taste is more British/US/Japan-centric, I would love to read more globally and your choice of reading has opened my eyes to the huge variety of titles available in English. So thank you!


    • winstonsdad
      Jul 02, 2010 @ 22:03:01

      thanks and I m always here about new Japanese writers via you ,yes more subjective scoring ,all the best stu


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