Not the Best at Rating Books
As a member of the free community at GoodReads.com, one of the activities that I enjoy is being able to share my review of a book with others and engaging in conversations about the reading experience.
Writing a review about a book you've read is optional, as is rating the book from one to five stars. I may not write a review each time, but I do always provide a rating. The issue for me is, if I don't like a book, I'm not going to read it to the end. I'll give it a few chapters to grab my interest, but beyond that, it's a no-go.
On the site, a three-star rating indicates "liking" a book, with stars in either direction more or less so. I will never give a book I've read to completion anything less than three stars, or why would I have read it in the first place? As for books I don't read completely, I don't feel it's fair for me to rate them at all. My book ratings, therefore, will always be three or more stars.
Since my shelves at GoodReads help me to keep track of the books I've read, I've not known where to file the titles I've begun to read but didn't hold my interest. I'm just going to create a new shelf for these books.
How about you? Do you stick with a book once you've begun reading it, no matter what? Or like me, do you give it a chance to grab your attention, then put it away if it doesn't?
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