I spend a lot of time on Goodreads. I enjoy looking for new things to read, and I love the giveaways -though I never win anything. Sigh. I used to do a lot more reviewing of indie authors, but was frustrated with the narrow subject matters – basically they all dealt with angels, vampires or werewolves and were basically teen fiction. Don’t get me wrong – I love all of those genres, even together in one book, but there is just so much of it! I had a book of zombie stories ready to go and then realized the last thing I wanted to do was read another zombie book, so I never went ahead with it. Maybe when the zombies have died down – hehe – I can return to it.
It just seems that when a certain book does good, everyone seems to jump on the bandwagon. I get tired of seeing the same type of book over and over again. Understand why I’m calling this babble now?
I would love some genuinely new ideas – Reconstructing Amelia was a fresh plot, Gillian Flynn books are always fun, love Joe Hill, etc. etc. Love to review those, but they don’t really need more reviews. We know they;re good, and word of mouth as well as professional reviews have made them the bestsellers. They certainly don’t need me. So when indie authors want me to review their books, I am being pickier now. It’s hard to be unimpressionable for a review of something that pains me to pick up and read. It may be great – in fact I haven’t read any awful ones – but I am afraid that they are all the same. Sometimes they are. Hm. I don’t know what to suggest. I have ideas of course, but don’t want to share! Then they’ll be the new trend. 🙂 OR so I like to think. Ok done.