LitHub’s Book Marks: The Book World’s Answer to Rotten Tomatoes?
LitHub has launched Book Marks, a site developed as the book world’s answer to Rotten Tomatoes. Once a book has been reviewed three times by an “important outlet of literary journalism,” those reviews are aggregated, fed through through a rubric, and a grade given. It could be a really handy tool for those who like to know what the book world is thinking about a book without taking the time to read through all of the (often problematic) reviews.
I’ve settled many a debate over which movie to see with a quick visit to Rotten Tomatoes. I don’t put much stock in movie reviews, but I do find it handy to have a one-stop spot for checking the consensus. That doesn’t mean I go with the consensus, but I like having it available to me. For this reason, I got really excited when I saw the announcement about Book Marks this morning.