Thursday, August 26, 2010

Blog Hop (3) and Follow Friday! (2)

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy for Books
Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View

This weeks question:
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.
See my full rating system!

What is your answer to this weeks question? Let me know if your a new follower, and I'll follow you back!


noral said...

Hi Book buzzer,

I like your rating system.. Its fun and creative. Where did you get the idea from?

Enjoy weekend..

Kathy H. said...

Stopping by on the hop!
Now following you. Original rating system.
I Am A Reader, Not a Writer

Erika said...

Hi! I'm a new follower via Parajunkee's hop :) I love your rating system! It's so original, I haven't seen anything like it :)

Have a great weekend!

Erika Breathes Books

TheBookishSnob said...

What a cool rating system and it fits perfectly with your site. GReat job :)

YOu can read mine at

Tina (Book Couture) said...

Hey! I'm from the blog hop.

Your blog is wonderful! The rating system is awesome!! I'm looking forward to reading more from you, so I've followed. ;)

Hope you have a lovely Friday!
●▬▬▬๑۩Tina @ Book Couture۩๑▬▬▬▬●

Katie said...

Happy Friday! Just hopping by from It's Time to Read. Your rating system is awesome!

Manga Maniac said...

I am hopping in for the blog hop. I'm a follower, too!

I love your rating system!

If you have time, drop in and say hi at Manga Maniac Cafe

Badass Bookie said...

Hi there! *waves*

Hopping over via hop! you blog is looking fantastic! Sometimes I wish my blog design was different! Definitely hopping over soem over time too! Have a lovely weekend! I follow you already!

Til next time!
Badass Bookie xx (Lisa)

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Hi! I'm stopping by from Parajunkee's hop!! I really like your review labels :) I"m a new follower!!

In the Hammock Blog

Melissa Gill said...

I am totally wild about this rating system. Anything that uses animals is #1 for me. Who wants boring stars. Very cool and inventive. Bravo.

Dana Alma said...

Hey you, I'm a new follower. Hey, I'm having a giveaway! Sign up!
See ya,
Readaholics Anonymous

Anonymous said...

Hi! Happy Friday! Stopping by for the blog hop! Have a wonderful day!
Check out for my answer to this week’s blog hop question and a movie clip :)

Autumn said...

New follower from the blog hop! That's a fun system! I don't use one myself. I find them a bit too restricting.


Jinky said...

Hoppin' by from FF. Totally fun rating system! Nice overall layout and books too so I'm a new follower (Wonder Woman pic).

Come by and visit me and perhaps you'll follow me as well.

Enjoy your weekend!


Maria (Serpentine Library) said...

Very cool rating labels! I'm stopping by from the Friday Follow and am a new follower.

The Serpentine Library

Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading) said...

I enjoy your rating system---very unique! Hope you have a great weekend!

Angelatarantula said...

thanks for hopping by everyone! I really appreciate it! I'm working on getting to follow all of you.
Have a great weekend guys!


Lesa said...

New follower. Saying Hi and be sure to check out my weekly meme of book review of the week-->

The Crazy Bookworm said...

Happy Friday! You have a great blog. I hope you get a chance to check out mine:

Anonymous said...

Happy Hop Day/Follow Friday! I use a similar rating system - 1-5, I think it's super easy and quick to sum things up. Mostly I use it for me, but it's nice for readers too.

Megan @ Read It, See It

Tammy said...

Super creative rating system! Just dropped by via Book Hop and became your newest follower and entered your super cool contest. Have a great weekend!

pussreboots said...

Happy Friday. Come see what my rating system is.

Emily said...

I think this might be the most unique rating system I've come across so far- I love it!

I'm a new follower as well and I'm really excited to read your posts- have a great weekend!

What Book is That?

Arena @ {thenerdswife} said...

Stopping by from Follow Friday -- I'm a new follower!

Be sure to check out my Hunger Games giveaway for HG themed pendants and T-shirts to celebrate the release of Mockingjay!

Have a great weekend!

aka The Nerd's Wife