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So I got a Goodreads account…

Pretty much what it says up there ^ For anyone who’s interested this is me and I will probably be adding a Goodreads widget to the blog soon

Now this is new territory for me – I’d never even heard of Goodreads until a couple of months ago when some YA authors caused such a drama attacking negative reviews and bullying the reviewers that it got reported in the Guardian.  This along with more shitty behaviour (scroll down to Scandalous Scandals) put me off a bit. But actually I do like the idea of a reading-centric social networking site – I don’t use Facebook very often because I don’t give much of a shit about what people I barely knew in school get up to when they’re drunk, but if everyone’s status updates were about books I’d be in there debating and sharing opinions like no man’s business. I also like the idea of one website where you can catalogue what books you’re reading, have read, want to read etc.etc. so neatly. So after comforting myself with the idea that the sort of author (and in some cases reviewer) wank above was limited to the YA genre which isn’t really my thing anyway, I decided to sign up.

I’m just exploring the site now but already I can see that I’m going to be treating my ratings and reviews very differently over there than I do here. Continue reading

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