Do you rate and review books on Goodreads? If yes, explain your method.
I do log and rate most books I read. Sometimes I forget to mark a book down in the log. Now it's time for my confession. If I do not finish (also called DNF by readers on Goodreads), I don't log it. Years ago, I forced myself to complete every book I started. It was crazy. I now feel my time is too valuable. So, if a book doesn't hook me in the first quarter, I will put it away. It could even be a well-written book that wasn't to my taste. I don't feel I can rate a book I didn't finish. Besides, if the book is bad, there will be plenty of readers who will post a negative review.
If a book is good, I will rate it 3 stars. The tricky part is explaining the difference between a 4 or 5 rated book. Both ratings mean that I enjoyed the book a lot. For a 4 rating, it could be that I LOVED parts of it but didn't love other aspects. My reasoning for a lower rating may be something small and extremely picky and subjective. It can also depend on my expectations for that author. I realize the entire rating process is subjective.
Most of the time, I only write a review for a book that isn't from a NY bestselling author. I figure the bestseller will make it without my written review. So, that bestseller may get 5 stars with no review to accompany it.
What about you? This isn't a forum to judge my methods but to share your own.
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