Somewhere to review books I'm reading without giving away any spoilers!
I hadn’t come across this until this post alerted me to it. Personally think it is so wrong. If friends highlight aspects of a book which I don’t like, I’m likely to comment on their review but would never dream of rating the book without reading it to see if I agreed with them. To me, that’s fairer than rating something you haven’t read. Maybe Goodreads should be more proactive in these scenarios and ignore/delete such ratings but allow the comments? Controversial and thought provoking. See what you think!
Fair Warning: Unpopular Opinions Incoming!
I’ve been debating writing this post for quite some time now. I’ve titled it “Unpopular Opinions” for a reason. I’m fully expecting this to spark a bit of discussion and yes, disagreements, but given that we’re all civilized people with strong opinions that are all worthy of merit, I felt more and more compelled to share my thoughts.
I wanted to talk today about the state of Goodreads; in particular a disturbing trend I’ve been witnessing of people maliciously rating books before they’ve actually read them.
For the record, I also take issue with people rating upcoming books that they’re looking forward to 5 stars before the book has even been published, but that’s really not what I want to focus on here. Yes, that equally skews the ratings of any book, but I think it’s more pressing that we talk about the…
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