Friday, August 27, 2010

Time to Hop!


Question: Do you use a rating system for your reviews and if so, what is it and why?

Yes, I use a standard 5 star rating system for my reviews basically just to provide a bottom line. I do sometimes feel limited by having to assign each book a number, but I like having something concrete at the end of my thought process to give my final opinion. Sometimes in my reviews I can head off on an unrelated tangent, and having that number tends to focus me and bring me back on course in explaining what I liked and didn't like about a particular read.

Question: What's the first book you remember reading?

The first one I have a really solid memory of is Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach. I love all his books, but this one has always stood out for me. I'm sure I read lots of things prior to it, but I know I read that book over and over again when I was younger.

36 comments:

  1. Hi! I love your answer this week! I hope you have a great weekend and happy reading!

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  2. I completely understand where you are coming from by using a rating system. That's half the reason I use one too.

    I'm an old follower just hopping by.

    Happy reading!
    My Hop

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  3. Hi! Just hopping by to tell you that:

    I have chosen you for the One Lovely Blog Award! You can come here to pick it up: http://thebooklopedia.blogspot.com/2010/08/our-first-award-from-3-very-awesome.html

    I hope you have a nice weekend! :)

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  4. Happy hop day! I always love your blog! I hope you're enjoying Hex Hall! It's one of my favorite fun reads! :)

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  5. Hey Jenny!

    I see you're about to read Hex Hall. I've heard quite a few good things about it, but I haven't read it myself, so I'm curious to see what you think of it.

    I hope you have a great weekend!

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  6. Happy Friday. Just popin' in to say hi. I am now a follower. Stop by Book Junky and take a look around: http://thethoughtsofabookjunky.blogspot.com/

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  7. I'm an old follower, but I'm just stopping by on the hop.

    I totally get what you say about the rating being a bottomline! I, too, sometimes tend to veer away from my original thoughts during reviews, and the rating helps keep me in line :)

    Have a lovely weekend!


    Erika
    Erika Breathes Books

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  8. Hi, Jenny! Just hopping by! I'm already a follower of your blog.

    Cheers!

    -Len-
    Musings of a Reader Happy

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  9. Happy Hop FRiday :) I'm kinda turn with my rating now that I've been visiting everyone. I'm going to give it some thought.

    YOu can still come by and see my answer at http://thebookishsnob.blogspot.com

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  10. Hey! I'm and old follower, and I love your blog. ^^ Always have.

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

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  11. I'm already a follower and i'm droping by to say hi and inform you that i've given you the One lovely book Blog award at my place.Come check it at http://bookstobrightenyourmood.blogspot.com/

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  12. Happy Friday, Jenny. Yay for Roald Dahl!!

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  13. Hi! Happy Friday! Stopping by on for the blog hop! Have a wonderful day!
    Best,
    Kelsey
    Check out ketch1714.wordpress.com for my answer to this week’s blog hop question and a movie clip :)

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  14. Hello, Happy Friday! Just stopping by the blog hop.

    Have a great weekend :)

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  15. Stopping by to say Hi! Have a great weekend :)

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  16. Thanks for your comment/follow! Dropping by to return the favor! :)

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  17. Already a follower but wanted to say "hi" anyhow. Happy Friday.

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  18. Stopping by from Follow Friday, I'm a new follower(:. Happy Friday!(:

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  19. Hi! I'm an old follower but still hopping by to say have a great Friday! Have you preordered Clockwork Angel? I can't wait until Tuesday!

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  20. Hey Jenny, just stopping by on the hop. I really enjoy your reviews. Hey, I'm having a giveaway! Sign up!
    See ya,
    Dana
    Readaholics Anonymous

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  21. Hopping in from the hop to say have a great Weekend!

    Already a follower :)

    When you have a moment come have a look at my new Giveaway :)

    Lu
    http://lusbookblog.blogspot.com/

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  22. Ha HA HAA! Your cover post KILLED me!! I laughed soooo hard!! That was great!! Thanks for stopping by my site! I'm following you too!
    Smiles!!
    http://thedelusionaldiaries.blogspot.com

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  23. Wanted to let you know that I awarded you the "One lovely Blog Award" at
    http://anabundanceofbooks.blogspot.com/2010/08/one-lovely-blog-award.html#comments

    Really liked your reasoning behind using a rating system. :)

    Have a great weekend!

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  24. Thanks so much for the comment on my blog. I'm now a follower =)

    Good reasoning for a rating system... I agree, and I think that they're a good way to give a concrete opinion, summing up all the very subjective thoughts that reviews contain.

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  25. Happy Follow Friday!

    I'm stopping by to say hello. I'm already a follower.

    Have a great weekend!!

    http://romancebookjunkies.blogspot.com

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  26. Hey there! Just hopping by! If you have a chance, stop by The Wormhole and check out my 300 follower giveaway! Happy reading – have a great weekend!

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  27. Back again....Happy Friday Blogging.

    Hop on over to my blog if you like.

    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  28. Here for the Hop! I do not use a rating system. No two books are alike!

    http://firepages.wordpress.com

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  29. I'm already a follower but I hope your weekend is fantastic! Have a good one. :D

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  30. Hi! Thanks for hopping by, and for following! I am a new follower now :) I absolutely adore the slate grey colour and theme for your blog background - pretty!

    http://readseverything.blogspot.com/

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  31. Thanks for hopping by my blog! I see you are dying to read Janet Evanovich's new book in September. I LOVE Stephanie Plum, but I'm looking forward to hearing more about Diesel too! Happy Weekend!

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  32. Stopping by from Follow Friday -- I'm already a 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!

    Arena
    aka The Nerd's Wife

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  33. Hi! I'm a new follower stopping by for the Hop. I look forward to visiting again.

    Hope you will stop by my blog An Avid Reader's Musings.

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  34. Hey there! I hope you had a good weekend! :)

    -Jen

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