Thursday, April 26, 2012
An F is an F. But what about a C?
If I gave a book 3 stars, I thought it was meh... alright... fair... so-so... a "C." Yet other people have told me that for them, a 3-star rating means the book was good, that they liked it. I guess it's all semantics, but I'm seriously considering moving to a grade rating system for many reasons. One, I'll get more nuances in ratings with +/- options. And two, maybe if I throw a "C" up on a book I thought was so-so, it will be clearer. Or maybe not. Undoubtedly, someone will pop up and say "I think C's are good."
But I'd like to get your thoughts on it before I make a change. Are you guys down with letter grades to rate books? Would it make things clearer? Do you care?