It keeps happening. Authors with some level of clout start seeing their debut novels out in the world, whether through advanced copies or just good ol’ release week, and go hunting through the wilds of Goodreads for that dopamine hit of ego boost: the reviews. Cue Bad Author Behavior.
What Not To Do: Author Edition
If leaving a 4 star review on goodreads makes me an asshole and a nerd, phew, I’m glad I leave mostly 2s— beth (@bethorne) April 13, 2021
We’ve Been Over This
Your good reads reviews are exactly for that. They’re for you. Your algorithm. Your friends. Your memory of what you thought of that book on the date you read it. They are NOT for the authors ego.— beth (@bethorne) April 13, 2021
Beth is the proud sponsor of two little women and a huge fan of fandom. She took 3 years of Latin in high school and now speaks fluent pretension, which fully explains her current preference for gay wizard regency novels. She will roll over for a giant book with a map in the front. She takes comic book recommendations every day but Wednesday and TV recommendations never (she knows what's good).