Do you use a rating system for your reviews and if so, what is it and why?
My answer: Yes, I do have a rating system. I call it beasts :P. There are a total of 5 beasts: a Turtle, a Hippo, a Tiger, an Elephant, and a Flamingo. If they are all there, that means I loved the book. If only the turtle is there, that means the book was under my standards. I use a rating system because it helps me remember how much I enjoyed a book, and also it's useful because often when other blogs review the same book, they also have ratings, and I can compare them. Ratings are good for summing things up, and they are pretty powerful. Sometimes they tell me if I should consider picking up a book or not. Even if I know that I shouldn't be influenced by other peoples opinions.