The other day Jen totally horned in on my ratings series with her post about ‘the dreaded three stars’. This included a discussion about what 3 stars actually means to readers and authors.
Besides the fact that Jen is clearly a stealer, a few of the comments reminded me of this and what I’d written in relation to the even-more-dreaded *:P* 2 star rating:
At goodreads, a reader gives a book 2 stars when they think ‘it was ok’.
This explanation says it all because, while I probably won’t look at it again, the book was a relatively pleasant distraction for how ever long it took me to read it.
Sure it may not have blown me away or anything, and I could have easily gone straight on to the next story without giving it much of a second thought, but it really, truly was okay.
It was. Really, truly okay, that is.
Which leads me to my point…
A ‘2 star = okay’ at goodreads is not the same thing as a ‘2 star = meh’ at other reviewing sites.
One indicates a level of satisfaction was had and the other indifference.
So, no, these are not equivalent terms.
And, yes, everyone should get the fuck over it already.