On my blog, I have a five bookworm 🐛 or popcorn 🍿 rating system, depending on whether I’m rating a book or a movie. Most of the time, a book or movie will be given a rating from this system so I thought an explanation page could be useful. The one constant exception is if I DNF’ed the book or movie, for which I will always try to give an explanation.
If I read a book or listen to an audiobook with my wee monsters, the book will instead receive a book monster 👾 rating. This rating will still follow my rating system, however it will be the average of all three of our ratings instead of just my rating for the book.
This five-point rating system is based entirely upon my experience with the material I’m reviewing and how much I enjoyed it or what I feel about it. My ratings are not an indicator of how well the characters were developed, the world was built, etc.
🐛🐛🐛🐛🐛 / 👾👾👾👾👾 / 🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿
I loved it and will probably reread or rewatch it. Expect to hear about this book or movie again. Repeatedly. Until I force you and everyone else to read or watch it because I enjoyed it that much. This does not happen very often.
🐛🐛🐛🐛 / 👾👾👾👾 / 🍿🍿🍿🍿
I really liked it. I will definitely recommend this book to readers who have similar reading tastes to me or this movie to viewers who have similar movie tastes to me! I will also likely rave about this book or movie on social media and to my friends.
🐛🐛🐛 / 👾👾👾 / 🍿🍿🍿
I liked it, but there’s something keeping me from rating it higher. If this book or movie is in a series, I might read the next book / watch the next movie just to see what happens next. I might consider recommending this book or movie, but it’ll mostly be a fallback recommendation.
🐛🐛 / 👾👾 / 🍿🍿
I didn’t really like this book or movie much. It might have been boring or offensive to me. I definitely won’t recommend it to anyone.
🐛 / 👾 / 🍿
I didn’t like this book or movie at all. It was probably boring or offensive. I will probably warn people to avoid reading this book / watching this movie so they can read or watch something enjoyable instead.