Giving Goodreads a spin

So, I've decided join Goodreads. I've sort of gone back and forth on it, mainly because that person who gave it a two-star review on Amazon gave it a one-star review on Goodreads, and it seemed really stupid to try to promote a book on a site that has one, one-star review of it. Even worse, there didn't seem to be an easy way to link the book to the New Podler review.

But The Passive Voice featured a good post about using Goodreads, and it mentioned that you can set it up so that your blog posts automatically post there as well. That does run into my discomfort with the whole idea of marketing yourself in order to market your writing, but on the other hand, it would be some kind of counter-propaganda to that one-star review. So I went back and looked, and hey! That awesome reviewer from Book Rooster was waaay ahead of me, and had already posted her five-star review! Thank you so much, AGAIN, awesome Book Rooster reviewer person!!!

And of course as I set up the Goodreads account and apply for their author program, I start going, hmmm...this site is beginning to appeal to me for its own sake. You know, given how much I read and how opinionated I am about it all, I probably should have joined Goodreads a long time ago....