Two Outta Three Ain’t Bad – Ratings

Despite being an avid reader for most of my life, Indigo was definitely thinking of people like me when they named their customer rewards program, not sure what they were thinking when they came up with Plum Rewards though, I am fairly new to the rating and reviewing  game. After reflecting on the reviews I have completed so far I decided to add this disclaimer detailing my rating system.

I want you (I want you)
I need you (I need you)
But-there ain’t no way I’m ever gonna love you
Now don’t be sad (Don’t be sad)
‘Cause two out of three ain’t bad
Now don’t be sad (Cause)
‘Cause two out of three ain’t bad

An important part of the evaluation process for me if whether I will re-read the book. I understand that this is very subjective as many people will only read a book once and that is that regardless of how much they may have enjoyed it. Whereas I often want to revisit the worlds of my favorite films and novels again and again, sometimes in the case of a really good book as soon as I turn the last page. I saw The Matrix in the theatre five times! Although this is not always the case, some of my all time favorites I will not read in their entirety as they evoke just too many emotions much the same way I won’t watch Gone With the Wind beyond the point where Rhett and Scarlett marry because I can’t bear to watch things go so wrong.

For instance both A Much Younger Man and On the Island both received a 4 1/2 star rating. A fair evaluation in my opinion as I enjoyed both immensely but I arrived at this grade for different reasons, which might impact a readers decision to read one over the other for those I will allow the description and my review to speak for themselves. However, in some cases the decision may not be so cut and dried wherein the decision may come down to a difference of a half a star, it may seem like a trifling thing but for me the difference between 3 1/2 and 4 star rating often solely depends on the likelihood of whether of not I will re-read the story. The are a large number of reviews of good books that feel short of 4 stars simply because I know upon finishing them that once was enough. I would state it again in harmony as done in the Meatloaf song above but 3 1/2 outta 5 just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

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