I don’t usually write about controversies that swim the internet, only because I am not the most accurate source of such information. While other websites, or blogs, give you facts*, I can only give you a regurgitation of what I understand from the thing I just read. This is why it’s important to me to post the link of whatever it is that’s riling my feathers.
Now, I have posted some book reviews for a while. I love to read and I like talking about books. If my review of a book will somehow drive people to the next bookstore to purchase the book, that is just a bonus factor. My mission is to tell you what I feel about the book. Actually, scratch that, I don’t have a mission. At least not yet.
Book Reviewing is slowly transforming to be this monetizing hobby. I like books and I like talking about books and I’ll get paid for it? Sweet! So book reviewing is now part of a future plan. I mean we all want to get out of our day jobs right? I know it’s not just me! You’re probably reading this in your office computer right now. I can see you! No judgy eyes.
So what I’m getting at, is this post. People have been rating books on Goodreads without reading them. Which is just…
I don’t even know why I’m so affected like this. Maybe because I actually read the books I review (I actually prefer the term reaction versus review). And also as an aspiring author, I know I have haters who would potentially sink low as giving my book a one star or a bad review on some site just because they can, so I sympathize. I think this is why most authors have pseudonyms.
Grrrr. Sometimes I just hate the power of the internet.
*Even if they are questionable sometimes