If you guys didn’t know, my grades used to be calculated thusly:
- I start everyone at 2.5.
- I subtracted and added as I read the book.
- Then the final number I get is the grade.
I’ve come to realise that it’s not a very good way of grading books simply because I’ve given authors 4-5 scores without wanting to read more books by them. Therefore it’s not the most reliable format.
So my new grading scheme is this:
5 is only for keepers. This includes all PBW books.
4.5 is for books I think are in the same range as books with a score of 5, but for reasons unknown to me, are not a keeper. But I will be reading that author again.
4 is for books that are, again, in the same range as 4.5 and 5, but I will not be reading the author again.
3.5 is for readable books and I’ll read the author again.
3 is also for readable books, but I won’t be reading the author again.
2.5 is for passable. Book did nothing for me though.
2 and below is for Don’t Waste Your Money, and Time is Money. For 2, though, I’d consider reading the author again if it’s a recommend from a trusted source.
This is applicable only to all reviews from today onwards.