When my recommendations included zombie apocalypse novels I tried to laugh it off, holding my hand over the screen while I tried to scroll far far away.
When my reviews were mercilessly ripped to shreds by people who didn’t even bother to read the book, I shrugged it off because everyone is entitled to their opinion.
When I go in to leave my reviews, I search google specifically for the book and click on the direct link, then click off as soon as I possibly can so that I don’t have to see all of the nasty advertisements that stay on the page.
As grateful as I am to have won a book or two from their giveaways, I am so very sick of having to sift through tons of trash just to get to the GOOD stuff.
And I’m really sick of there being absolutely NO dedicated Amish genre options when every nasty new genre that pops up instantaneously gets their very own special genre listing!
But tonight’s tweet was the very last straw.
I am NOT done because there are definitely people who NEED to see GREAT, WHOLESOME, INSPIRING books pushed as close to the top of their lists as possible and that only happens with action, reviews, shares, likes, recommendations, etc…
NO #GoodReads – there is NOTHING about #FSOG that says Romance! Not in the most twisted, wild-haired, outlandish view of the word!
UNfollowed on twitter
UNliked on Facebook
By the way… just as a matter of interest, who else knew Amazon owns GoodReads?
Is anyone else hearing the Buy and Large jingle? What happened to Monopoly laws? – Tweet this!
Should we be rethinking goodreads – really… those are their top 100 “romances”? – Tweet this!
NO! NO! NO! goodreads – FSOG is NOT romance!!! – Tweet this!
And that’s all I’m going to say for now.
© JCMorrows 2015
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Yeah, Amazon bought Goodreads early last year. I have not seen any real change in how the site works, so I haven’t given it up, but I have thought about it. Also, the Monopoly laws don’t apply because Goodreads doesn’t sell books, it only suggests them and it still gives the links to other sellers like B&N.