Happy New Year! Goodbye Bookies – Hello Star Review Ratings!

Filed in Announcements , BLI Stars Posted on January 1, 2012 @ 8:00 am 9 comments

Happy New Year Everyone!

After careful consideration and discussion (not really – LOL) we have decided to discontinue using “Bookies” as our tool for rating reviews and adopt the more traditional “Stars”. Except our Stars are red because, well, we like red! 🙂

As you can see from the legend in the BLI Sidebar, our rating system hasn’t changed:

5 Stars: Perfect! I Love It!

4 Stars: Awesome Book!

3 Stars: I Liked It!

2 Stars: Not bad, but maybe not for me.

1 Star: Didn’t like it! Did Not Finish it.

We will use the 1/2 star rating to further define our opinion/enjoyment of the book. 🙂

New Year, New Platform, New Look and New Stars! Yay!

To all Our Readers:

We appreciate your support of BLI more than you can know!
Wishing Everyone a Happy, Healthy, Wonderful 2012!

About Lea

Lea is an animal loving, tree hugging vegetarian who lives in Toronto, Canada with her family, which includes three dogs. She is a prolific reader and has been blogging and reviewing since 2008. Lea is a contributor at the USA Today HEA Blog and an active member at Goodreads.

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  • aurian January 1, 2012 at 8:07 am

    Ooo I did like those bookies for their originality, but since I am using stars myself, I can’t blame you 🙂

  • Nadia Lee January 1, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Oooo I like the new stars. They go very well w/ the site color scheme. 🙂

  • Gaby January 1, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Cool stars 🙂

  • Paranormal Haven January 1, 2012 at 10:15 am

    I’ll miss the bookies but the stars look great. Happy New Year ladies!!

  • Diane January 1, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Very nice!

  • Mary Kirkland January 1, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Love the stars.

  • blodeuedd January 1, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    happy New Year 😀

  • Karen C January 2, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Very nice – I like red, too.

    Happy New Year!!!

  • draconismoi January 2, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Now why go for starts? Stars are so….banal. If you want to ditch the bookies, each book lover should have their own rating system! The Geeky Lover could rate 1-5 Geeks, and the Winger Lover could rate in Winged Creatures, and the Cornered Lover could rate in….

    Hmm. Okay. Maybe the idea falls apart with the execution. But there is something there.

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