Snap Judgements

Although we’re not supposed to, we humans are pretty quick to judge.. whether it be.a book by its cover or a website by its profile questions. Last week a new website called Bookish was getting a lot of social media buzz and I felt compelled to check it out. Frankly the fact that an extremely high percentage of the authors mentioned anywhere on it are American and that they chose to have an Essentials Collection entitled Patterson gave me a big hint that this was not the place for me but this question was the clincher

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In case you can’t read the teeny writing it is one of the questions they ask you to complete when signing up and asks how many books you read a year. The highest option is 16+.

That’s when I knew I’d not bother visiting the site ever again. It’s a site for occasional readers not obsessives with endless TBR piles and a complex database of reading data that enables the creation of end of year reading charts.

It’s just as well, the last thing I really need is another distraction from my reading :)

 

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8 thoughts on “Snap Judgements

  1. Not all that surprising that the books tend to be American, since the power behind this particular website is an American publishing company. I’d already made the decision not to bother looking into this new website, but your post just cast my decision in stone!

  2. Oy vey! Patterson. No (gasp). I had read about this website but then was underwhelmed when I looked at it. All I (and other real readers) don’t need more U.S.-written and -published books. U.S. readers need to expand globally and read books from other countries I think the statistics are already that readers here typically read only American authors.
    I had decided not to bother with this website but now that I know about the author who usually shall not be named being promoted there, i am going to vote no.

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