I’m curious as to what my fellow writers and readers think about reviews.
But not in that broadly framed question.
If you are a writer, what do you expect from a review? What do you expect from the corresponding rating? If you are also a reader (and you SHOULD be), can I assume that you giving ratings and reviews in the same manner in which you hope and expect to receive them?
If you are a reader who is NOT a writer, do you have a rating system that corresponds to your review of a book? Or do you just type up your review and then assign an arbitrary rating based on your feelings at the time of writing the review? If there is something you especially like about the book, do you mention it? If there is something you disliked, are you specific? Do you comment on the writing style?
Please discuss in the comments. I’m very interested in input from both sides.