Originally hosted by Melissa from i swim for oceans, Smash & Kt took her original inspiration, and made it their own, expanding it to more than just books. Let’s get personal (but respectfully so) and learn more about one another! Each week, a different question will be posted along with a place to link up your posts and visit other people’s responses.This meme is definitely meant to bring out conversation and meet new people. So, Let's Talk! We'd love to hear any ideas you have for questions. Submit them Here.
This week's question:
Do you rate a book differently based on the genre? Are there certain genres that you hold at a higher standard? Are there books that will gain an automatic "pass" or overlook of issues just because you love the genre/ type of world? If you don’t rate books, you can answer the questions based on your review criteria.
I am very guilty of this! My top favorite genre is Urban Fantasy, so I tend to rate those books a little easier. I'm harder on Paranormal Romance, and even harder yet on YA. But I'm by far the hardest on Contemporary Romance as they seem to always fall in the "3" rating even though I enjoy them. It's just kind of funny how that works I guess. It honestly used to bug me this variance in my ratings, but I came to realize that since I'm pretty consistent with it it works.
Here's an amusing "scale" of my ratings that's mostly accurate and also kind of confusing too: (take it with a grain of salt as I don't actually rate higher than a 5)
2 Star CR= 3 Star YA, PR, & UF
3 Star CR= 4 Star YA, PR, & UF
4 Star CR= 5 Star YA & PR & 6 Star UF
2 Star YA/PR= 3 Star UF
3 Star YA/PR= 4 Star UF
4 Star YA/PR= 5 Star UF
5 Star YA/PR= 6++ Star UF