So, I’m fairly new to the whole aspect of reviewing books. It’s no lie. I’ve only got a couple under my belt as a whole and only on on this blog right as it stands. Though looking at other reviewers I’ve noticed that most people give stars for how much they liked a book, or in the case of an anthology each story gets a star and they average them out for the book as a whole.
So I guess my main reason for posting this is to ask, do you find it more helpful when reading (or receiving for those that have work out there) a review if it has stars attached to the over all comments on each story/book?
This is me. Considering revamping the way I do reviews before I do too many of them and it looks weird to change the style I do them in.
I think stars are just a convenient way to let the reader know how the review is going to turn out. Personally, I prefer it when reviewers do include some sort of scoring system, though I’m not entirely sure why.