I am mildly obsessed with Goodreads. I realized this recently when I was in the car, had literally just finished a book before picking up my daughter from school and was driving to my older daughter’s school. So you see the problem, right? I didn’t have a chance–because I was driving–to add that book to my READ list on Goodreads.
It was killing me.
It’s like a sickness. It bothered me until was able to update and sigh with relief. There are other cases when I get crazy excited that I’ve started books which have been on my TO READ list forever because finally. The world needs to know.
And yes, friends, I love to stalk all of you. To read your favorite quotes and get updates about what page you’re on. I want to experience it all with you and like your status and add your books to my TO READS.
I have a pet peeve.
What the what with these people who rate a book that hasn’t come out yet? I’m not speaking about bloggers who legitimately have a copy of the book and have read it. High fives for the bloggers. No, I’m talking about the people who do this:
OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!! APRIL IS TOO FAR AWAY> I ❤ THIS SERIES!!! CANNOT WAIT TO READ THIS BOOK.
And then they give it five stars.
I’m sorry, what? You haven’t read it but you just gave it five stars?
As a super-nerdy, anal retentive Goodreads girl, I really wish they’d create two separate rating systems. One for actual reviews and one for early buzz. Like an excite-o-meter.
Because I get it. I get that you’re excited (not that you would ever do this). I get that you can’t wait and you need the world to know you love this author/character/series. Hello, I soooo get it.
But back away from the star rating system please.
Any thoughts? Am I crazy? Grumpy? Outside my mind?
(I mean, yes to all, but regarding this issue, what do you think?).