Just a thread on this topic, since Goodreads is becoming a force unto itself. Do you have an account? Do you write reviews? Have you had your work reviewed and if so, what did it feel like? Personally I tend to review books I like, rather than books I don't like. When I like something there is a re-inforcing factor, so if I loved the plot, I'll be more forgiving about faults in the style of writing -or vice versa. If I'm impressed by the author's overall research, then I won't belabour some minor glitch in the logic. But there are people who seem to live at Goodreads, making youtube videos and collages about books they read. Some of them have their own following. A lot of their sarcastic jokes and references to US popular culture are lost on me, so I find them a bit over the top. I'll give negative feedback if I spent a considerable amount of time trying to get into a book which then falls short on bad language, silly plot or bad setting descriptions. If a reviewer whose taste I admire rates something highly, then I'm likely to check that out. The various groups etc are simply too intense for me - can't keep up and don't use them. I also dislike the link between Goodreads and Amazon. But for what it is, Goodreads is definitely a success.