Are the Stars Killing Our Ratings?

WORD OF THE WEEK—Idiomatic: (adjective) \ˌi-dē-ə-ˈma-tik\: peculiar to a particular group, individual, or style (synonyms = subjective, individualized).  

Check out the following article by Mikael Carlson (reposted from Infinite Pathways):

Are the Stars Killing Our Ratings? «.

What are your thoughts on the book review/rating systems currently in place on Amazon and Goodreads? Do you think that they are sufficient given the idiomatic nature of book reviews, as well as the changing face of publishing?

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Lisa M. Green is the author of The First, a novel of mythic and paranormal fantasy. She is also a high school English and Special Education teacher. As a life-long writer, she considered a career in screenwriting or journalism before deciding on a career in education. As a teacher, she enjoys educating high school students about writing.
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