Lately, I’ve seen more and more post about the evil that is supposed to happen on Goodreads on a daily basis. Now, whenever I read posts like that I am actually getting confused..
Because I never experienced anything bad happen to me there.
I never had an author comment badly on my review.
Well, it might also be that I usually try to stay very unemtional about books I do not like. I leave out my unbiased and unfiltered frustration on skype with friends, but I leave this out of my reviews.
I never had someone deleting my reviews or shelves.
What I see and what I personally do not like are reviews that are disrespectful, that trash talk about books someone didn’t like. Sure, I see these reviews, but… I just ignore them! I do not read them and I simply walk away. No one is forcing me to read them and I just don’t. I move on.
Does this makes goodreads a bad place?
I it so bad that also Authors hang out on goodreads?
No, I do not think so!
Also, I do not understand the big fear about the amazon involvement. In the end, the goodreads people also want to make a living, they obviously love what they are doing – but especially a small company needs a budget. They need to pay their employees, pay for rent and “do-not-eve-want-dot-iamgine-whatmore”.
So this liaison makes sense from a business point of view.
How does this affect me?
Seriously, ever since they announced this, I didn’t feel anything differently on goodreads! No, I am even more excited for being able to update goodreads directly from my Kindle! Yeah. there I am outed – being an amazon and Kindle customer.
So, here I am being a big defender of Goodreads. I like it there, truly I do. I keep my Goodreads page updated and I search there for new books.
I am of course also on BookLikes – I love to try out different things. 🙂
But even though I like the design very much, I simply can’t keep up with both sides, as much as I’d like to.
Maybe I’m not seeing the things everyone keeps talking about, but I personally do like it on goodreads!
Now, I want to hear it from you! Are you still on goodreads? Did you leave? If yes, why? And maybe I am not the only goodreads defender out there, so speak up , I would love to know that I am not the only one!
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