Book Review Stars
Any one star book is a waste of time. I didn't not relate or connect to it AT ALL and do not recommend reading it ever.
A two star book had some significant flaws, but it was not unreadable. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, but it wasn't a complete waste of time.
Three star books are decent. I think they're worth reading despite some minor flaws.
These books are pretty darn good. Add them to your to-read-list and make it a priority to read.
A five star review means: I think you should drop what you are doing immediately. Lock the door, cancel your plans and read this book in one sitting. Your life is meaningless until you read this book.
Recipe Review Stars
Don't. Even. Bother.
Meh. Not terrible. Not great.
These were decent recipes. Give them a try, if you have time.
These are great recipes. Add them to your "cook-this-soon" list.
Any five star recipe is phenomenal. You NEED to try it immediately.
Seriously, get off the computer and get cooking.