Explaining Book Ratings in GIFs

1 out of 5 stars

I Will Burn You Moriarty GIF

1.5 out of 5 stars

Hate Hate Hate Double Hate Grinch GIF

2 out of 5 stars

Sleepy Grumpy Cat GIF

2.5 out of 5 stars

Sleepy Grumpy Cat GIF

3 out of 5 stars

Chuck Norris Thumbs Up Dodgeball GIF
Chuck Norris drinks Pepsi.

3.5 out of 5 stars

Captain Jack Sparrow Hat Tip GIF

4 out of 5 stars

I Don't Care I Love It Icona Pop GIF

4.5 out of 5 stars

Dancing Celebrity Dude

5 out of 5 stars

Fangirling Rapunzel GIF

5 > stars


0 out of 5 stars

RIP Grave

Yeah, basically, I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to GIFs. What are your reactions to different ratings? Tell me down below!

18 thoughts on “Explaining Book Ratings in GIFs

  1. This seems just a tad ironic to me XD For 2.5 stars I’d personally have this GIF (http://ed_wp-content_v2.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/gif-lady-gaga-no-panda-yes-Favim.com-240079.gif) No & Yes… You get a bit torn. Like, was I totally bored? I mean, for me. 2* is definitely grumpy cat. 1.5* & 1*… Had slight experiences of that… and 0 star (normally just leave 0-1 stars blank on GR). 1.5* gets two but… eh. GR ratings are too nice. 2* is OK? No, it’s not, really. It’s boring, but OK implies satisfaction. YOU HAVE TO BE AT LIKE 2.5* for that… XD
    I loved this post… Especially the GIFs. Great idea for a post! *big grins* You say you have no idea what you’re doing but it’s a lie. You must do. You totally do; I can see the evidence right in front of me. My love for this… asdfghjk. Let’s just say that, OK? 😀

    1. Oh my goodness I LOVE that GIF. That fits it way better than Grumpy Cat. I just sat here this morning like, “Okay, what. Why do we even have all these half stars? Grumpy Cat here, Grumpy Cat here.” But that Yes/No GIF PERFECTLY describes it!

      Haha. . . I feel like I have no idea what I’m doing. I don’t plan out what GIFs I’m using beforehand usually and I just go online, look around a bit and it’s all just whatever strikes my fancy five minutes before I press post.

      1. Well, either works. Don’t be so hard on yourself :L
        Grumpy cat can’t be overused on the plus side XD I don’t know… sometimes I have it really planned out. I have a doc saved of loads I liked in advance so that helps 😉 Sometimes words just… fail. GIFs can work SO much better & if they have words too, that’s a plus. HATE-HATE-HATE Grinch 😉 Adore ❤

  2. You know what, I’ve never seen it explained in gifs before but you’ve done brilliantly Kelsey! I have a post about ratings coming in about a month or two, and words are hard to find, but the 2 and 2.5 stars were chosen well and 3.5 stars is perfect. Its worth the respect, but is a little bit chalky, if that makes sense! Great post 😀

    1. It can be really hard to rate things sometimes. I really like the system we have with rating the three different categories. Helps me to pick an average. There have been a few times that I slapped a rating on a book just to write the review and realize, “Hmm. But this actually averages out to something different. . .”

  3. OH BRILLIANCE. Except I have trouble with rating things 3-stars. I feel like I’m saying I hated it when I’m just saying it was “okay”. *headdesk* I particularly like the 5/5 explosion.

    1. Ugh, I hate rating things 3 stars too. I mean, *I* know that I’m saying it was alright, but do other people? Three starts is still a good rating to me, but I feel like I’m saying, “Hi [author name here], I hated your book.”

    1. Yeah, I get that. That’s the case sometimes with me. I think I’ve only rated one book 2.5, though. Normally I avoid the .5’s, so to me? Sometimes 2 and 2.5 are pretty similar. I would probably do the shrug of indifference with 2.5, though.

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