Recently, I’ve been rethinking using the star rating system. I have even not assigned a star rating to recent reviews, not sure if it has been noticed or not. Good Reads uses stars, and I’ve found myself changing the rating I assigned as time passes after I have read a book. For example, when I first read The Hunger Games, I liked it but didn’t LOVE it. After reading Catching Fire, my opinion on THG rose. My initial reaction after finishing Twilight was OMG because I couldn’t put it down, but over time the weaknesses of the book(s) have dulled my feelings toward the book/series. I have to admit that I have even gone back to a few old reviews on this blog and changed one or two ratings because of my change in feelings over time. I have never touched the text of the posts (except for a few minor spelling and grammar errors) – those thoughts don’t change; it’s just been the star rating. Which is why I am considering abandoning that part of my reviews. If written well enough, my thoughts and feelings on the books should be clear enough without needing to assign the book a certain number of stars.
So I think I won’t be assigning ratings for a while to see how it goes. If you read blog reviews, do star ratings matter to you?