Ola: The historic day has come – after 13 years of hearing about it I finally gave in to the general pressure (except you, Bookstooge, I know you hate Evilreads with all your might – maybe with the exception of these nice end-year graphs and stats :D) and created a Goodreads account. You can find me here, and if you do, please say hello! 😀 I’ll be slowly trying to connect with ya’ll there, as well as add some stuff, one book at a time. I decided to try adding past reviews as well as upcoming ones, but we’ll see how that one goes as it already looks like a very time-consuming task ;).
I’ve used Goodreads before, mostly for technical details and sometimes for reviews of books that I’ve read or plan to read, but with more and more people looking for me on GR, as well as opening a NetGalley account, I figured creating a Goodreads presence was the logical next step. Hopefully it will be fun, too! 😉
Piotrek: I’ve been there for a few years now, since 2014. I love stats, as I’ve mentioned several times already ;), that was the main reason. I also often check the tone of reviews of a book I’m interested in – not all are high-quality, but if I look through a few of them I have a feeling I know what to expect from the book.
I’m not using the social side too much, and I don’t add many reviews. The second might change at some point, if Ola’s experiment works, although many of my posts are written in a form that I feel would not look good there. We’ll see. The Goodreads will never be the center of my book-related online activity, but I like going there, rating books I’ve read and comparing my impressions to those of other readers 🙂
Ola: And now we all know your age! 😀
Seriously though, if you’re on Goodreads, please drop by and say hello 🙂 And if you’re still undecided, for example because of earlier bad experiences, just know we’ve joined the evil ranks of GR minions and are waiting for you! 😀