Category Archives: ratings

ratings and the picky reader

In the interests of continuing to throughly thrash the topic of ratings – oh, yes, it’s possible – I wanted to follow up on the comment a number of people made about their average goodreads ratings tending to be high … Continue reading

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ratings and the moody reader

Yes, I have more to say ask about ratings.  Yes, my ability to thrash a topic to death knows no bounds.Yes, it is Teh Awesome and not anything to do with laziness.Yes, I’m reasonably sure about that.Moving on…The question:Once you’ve … Continue reading

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ratings and the swing voters

One of the points raised as a result of my post about ratings was that lament often heard from readers:“Why, oh why, can’t goodreads have 1/2 stars?!”If I had a dollar, blah, blah.  Bunch of drama queens.  At the risk … Continue reading

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ratings and the suckage threshold

I’m always curious about people’s – readers’ and authors’ – reactions to ratings. I’ve read some interesting discussions about their value as well as posts about the various systems reviewers and readers use in order to determine them. At the … Continue reading

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to gush or not to gush. that is the question.

Last year I posted about how sick and tired I was of seeing the 5 star reviews constantly given to certain, well known authors. Call me a cynic, but I was – and still am – a tad skeptical about … Continue reading

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