Since when did a 3 star rating (out of 5) spell "Run away" "Piece of crap" "Waste of time" ? I've always been under the assumption that a rating systems should rank (from 1 to 5)
Every blog and review site I visit follows relatively the same rating systems, yet from what I observe, a three star rating is the new messenger of death; equipped with a sickle and black cloak. Is it that readers are becoming more discerning? And therefore is "good" is no longer acceptable? Is it that the fantasy (urban, romance, or sci-fi) genre has become so popular that readers only search out the very best?
So, I ask you... If when you find a book "out there" and the ratings are in 3 star land, will the book still find a home in your TBR pile?