Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Change of My Rating System

When I started this blog I found it difficult to decide how to rate the books I would review, because my opinion can vary a lot form book to book. I thought my rating system should be somehow connected to the title of my blog. Besides, I wanted to do it in an original way but didn’t quite succeed. So, I have been thinking about it ever since and I have finally come up with something I like.

From now onwards the book I review will be rated and labelled as follows:

* NOT STRANGE: it means the book is barely readable and a waste of time,
** A LITTLE STRANGE: it means the book is not bad, it has some good points, you can survive reading it, but I would not recommend it,
*** STRANGE ENOUGH: it means the book is interesting,
**** VERY STRANGE: it means the book is good, compelling, and I would definitely recommend it,
***** BEYOND STRANGE: it means the book opens a whole new world to the reader and is a life-changing must-read.

If I rate the book with two labels it means I think it is somewhere in between both ratings. 

I think this kind of rating is distinctive and suits my way of reviewing best. What do you think? Does it work for you or do you have any suggestions for improvement? 


  1. I like your rating system! It's definitely original, and one-of-a-kind :) I'm a new follower, by the way...cute blog!

  2. @ Melissa: Thanks a lot for becoming my 13th follower! 13 is my favourite number, so you've made my day!

  3. Hi there, just to let you know you have a blog award over on my site. Come check it out.


Don't hesitate to drop me a few strange new words! I'd love to hear what you think!