Follow Friday & Book Blogger Hop (6)

, by Kt Clapsadl

Book Blogger HopOn fridays I participate in both Follow Friday and the Book Blogger Hop.

Follow Fridays is hosted by Parajunkee's View, and is just Fridays.

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy-for-Books, and runs Friday to Monday. There are new rules for the hop, so make sure to check out Crazy for Books for the details.

This week's hop question is:  

Do you use a rating system for your reviews and if so, what is it and why?

Well, I didn't use one at first, but then it seemed to get a little redundant saying over and over again that I "liked" a book. I figure a rating system helps say just how much I like/love a book. I use a 1-5 butterfly system, but I highly doubt I'll ever post a review of a book that I would give less than a 3 to. I just do not believe in trashing someone else's work. Just because I don't like something, doesn't mean someone else wouldn't. I would hate to be the reason for turning someone away from something they might have enjoyed. I also won't rate something worth a 1 or 2 in my eyes to upgrade it. I believe in honest opinions, you just won't see any bad ones ;)

My rating is posted up top in a tab, but here it is again to make it easier:  
1 Butterfly: Really did not like it, had to force myself to finish it.
2 Butterflies: It was okay, not my favorite, but not terrible either.
3 Butterflies: A decent read, slightly flawed, but still good.
4 Butterflies: A very good read, almost perfect
5 Butterflies: Amazing! RUN, don't walk to the bookstore and grab this book!

Don't forget to check out my 100 Followers Contest


  1. Hello. I'm doing the wonder blog hop dance here. Stopping to check out your blog and well, I'm a new follower. I'm also in the 20 with 3 boys, going to college and I also have a book obsession *grin*. Rock on girl. We rule!

    Black Disaster Fairy

  2. Hey KT. Stopping by via the Hop. I so love your theme. Butterflies and vine. I haven't started rating my book reviews since I just started a month ago. Followed and will be stopping by soon!

    <3 Grace

  3. EAch time I come by I really like what you do with your site. I'm finding that a persons lack or rating system is a very personal thing. COme by and check mine out at

  4. Hey! I'm from the blog hop.

    Your blog is wonderful! I'm looking forward to reading more from it, so I've followed. ;)

    Hope you have a lovely Friday!
    ●▬▬▬๑۩Tina @ Book Couture۩๑▬▬▬▬●

  5. Hopping by to wish you a fun weekend!

  6. Hey, hopping by from the Blog Hop! Have a wonderful weekend and lot's of good books :)

  7. Hi! Happy Friday! Stopping by on for the blog hop! Have a wonderful day!
    Check out for my answer to this week’s blog hop question and a movie clip :)

  8. Butterflies are a lovely rating system, mine is bouncing Chihuahuas....

    I am hopping by from Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories to say Hello and have a good weekend....

    jackie ^_^

  9. Hi, just hopping by and I'm a new follower. I like your blog.

    If you're interested:

  10. Stopping by to say Hi! Have a great weekend :)

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog :) Will enter your contest and follow you just as soon as Google Friend Connect lets me follow anyone >.< lol

    Happy hopping!

    Liberty x

  12. Children's book writer here. And your newest follower. Pop over to my blog when you have the chance. Nice blog you have here. :)

  13. Love the layout of your blog! It's so pretty, but whenever I try I can't follow :(

    I'll have to try again later.


  14. Hi KT! I love that Mencheres quote on the side....lmao!! YO

  15. Thanks so much for stopping by! I love your blog! Just became a follower, and I just entered your contest! Congrats on hitting 100!

    Have a great weekend!

  16. Stopping by from Follow Friday, I'm a new follower(:. Happy Friday!(:

  17. Just hopping over from the blog hop. We are new followers! Suz

  18. It's my first Follow Friday, but I'm a regular on the Hop. I dig the 1-5 rating system, easy, no muss no fuss.

    Happy Friday! Megan @ Read It, See It

  19. Happy Friday! Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you have a great weekend!

  20. Happy Follow Friday!

    I'm stopping by to say hello. I'm already a follower.

    Have a great weekend!!

  21. I'm already a follower but I wanted to stop by and wish you a good weekend!

    What Book is That?

  22. Hopping over to say hello! Thanks for stopping by my site. Congrats on hitting 100 Followers!!

    Happy Weekend!

    That's What I'm Talking About

  23. Stopping by from Follow Friday -- I'm a new follower!

    Be sure to check out my Hunger Games giveaway for HG themed pendants and T-shirts to celebrate the release of Mockingjay!

    Have a great weekend!

    aka The Nerd's Wife

  24. Loving the blog! hopping on through and am now a follower :D happy reading!


  25. What a cute design.

    Just hopping by....

    Stop by my blog if you get a chance for the answer to this week's questions, and reviews on I'd Know you Anywhere by Laura Lippman, Saving Cee Cee Honeycut by Beth Hoffman, and many others.

    Happy Hopping, Everyone....hop on over to my blog to see my answer to the rating question.

  26. Hi! I gave you an award!
    You can pick it up here:

    You can go to
    and click on the picture of the award on the left side of this site and it will give a page that will allow you to copy the text needed to post the award to your blog. For listing the fifteen blogs, just copy and pasted the links of the new blogs you've found and create a hyper link to them so when you click on the name it takes you to their site.

  27. Hey there! I've been following for a little while, but wanted to pop by and say hi!


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