Let’s talk about anything bookish!
It’s time for book blogger confessions, people!
I’d like to think that I don’t change my book ratings, but actually, I do. That isn’t to say that I cheat on my ratings because I got an ARC, or I’m a part of a tour, or because I’m besties with the author (I don’t have any author BFFs, anyway), but I have my reasons.
Now, I don’t mean that changing a rating is bad per se. I think that finding out the reasons why a reader/reviewer changed a rating is very important. Of course, if you do change a rating for all the wrong reasons then I would question the validity of the other reviews.
Why the heck would I change my ratings?
- When I rate up. Okay, so that doesn’t sound like it’s a good thing right? Well, I guess it depends on how you look at it. But let me tell you this, I have had times where I DNF’d a book BUT when I re-read them again, I absolutely fall in love with the story! You might be asking why I would read a book that I already DNF’d? Simple. I read another book by said author and I loved it, so I decided to give that book another try. I can even give you an example! I read One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean and I LOVED it. So, I decided to go and read Nine Rules to Break when Romancing a Rake, a book which I DNF’d before. AND I WAS BLOWN AWAY! It has now been one of my favorite books by Sarah MacLean and I don’t regret changing my opinion.
- When I re-read. There is something about re-reading a great book that makes it even better. Sometimes, when I re-read the books, I give them an extra half or full heart. One example would be Cinder by Marissa Meyer. When I first read Cinder, I thought it was okay and gave it 3 hearts. I wasn’t even very positive with my review. But then, I read Scarlet and Cress so I decided to re-read Cinder, and I gave it an extra heart! I think it was because I fell in love with the whole Lunar Chronicles universe so when I re-read Cinder, I fell in love. Which reminds me that I have to review Cinder again.
What I haven’t done is rate down. There has never been an occasion to, nor do I want there to be. I mean, that’s basically saying that a book that you liked sucked when you read it again! That hasn’t happened yet, thank God!
Are you guilty of changing your ratings? Share your reasons why below!