06/08/2014

Last Week In Goodreads {Spoiler: there's both fangirling and eyerolling}



Goodreads is an important part of any blogger's (or reader's) life. 

It's something I use on a daily basis to keep track of my reading progress, organise books I've read or plan to read, and sort things into nice and pretty sections. The OCD in me loves how organised Goodreads keeps my life!

It's also handy to use to update my feelings on a book as I read it – especially useful if I'm on the move and don't have my notepad with me, or if I can't find my little book tabs. In fact, this feature saves me from forgetting things I've loved or hated about a book.

And yes, I do forget things easily. I HAVE FISH MEMORY, OKAY?

So I welcome you to a sporadic little thing I'm going to be doing, where I post my various Goodreads updates from the past week (normally on a Sunday, so don't get used to this Wednesday lark!)

It'll be riddled with screams (virtual ones), exclamation points, fangirling and, because I can't be all 'bunnies and rainbows' all the time: lots of eyerolling and shaking my fist at the sky.

Enjoy . . .

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13490749-my-only
 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21570394-sinner


 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21028311-to-all-the-boys-i-ve-loved-before

Are you a Goodreads addict like I am?
What books did you read this past week? Any that made you want to throw them out of the window, or did you cuddle them while you slept?



 



Allie is a Pimm's-obsessed reader, who dreams of road tripping over America, learning to surf & becoming fluent in all the languages of her heritage (which, sadly, does not include Elvish). If she's not reading or blogging, you can find her catching up on Teen Wolf, or reigning supreme with Scrabble/Mario Kart. Stalk her on twitter, instagram or goodreads.




48 comments:

  1. HAHAHAHA. The very first updates LOL. I mean, it's good if you don't wear make up since good skin and all, but seriously? this is just too funny. I'm glad I've never picked this up since based on your thoughts, I'd rant and rant and rant as you did. And no emotion isn't good at all =/ *skips Sinner* TATBILB LAAAAAAAAWL! THAT LAST UPDATE :D I KNOW RIGHT? I NEED MORE. MORE MORE MORE MORE. And I'm so upset that the sequel will be about the final guy and Peter and Lara Jean all in a freakin' love tirangle *sobs* I can't read it unless I know that Peter wins since I'm 100% on his team. And this stupid rumor stuff needs to be sorted out :( Last week's read was Shooting Scars for me and that didn't go very well. My updates weren't that fond of the book =/

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    1. DUDE, THAT BOOK. I'm reviewing it this week and I can't think how to nicely say 'hated' ;)

      TO ALL THE BOYS WAS SO WEIRDLY GOOD. I didn't like it at first but then, BUT THEN, Peter kept getting more awesome and it was just adorable. I didn't even realise there was a book two until you just said that! I must've completely forgotten but YAY more Peter. AND BOO TO THAT OTHER GUY. I hate love triangles :( this is ridiculous

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  2. Oh Allie I totally agree with your To All the Boys I've Loved Before updates, I mean we heard a tiny bit about the letters and never again! your updates are totally entertaining, when I'm reading a book I can't say much about it because I don't want to spoil anyone lol!

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    1. I honestly thought the letters would be a MUCH bigger aspect of the story. It was a bit disappointing in that respect.

      I need to fangirl as soon as I've read something, so GR is my outlet for that lol!

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  3. Totally just skipping over your entire post here and going right to the end TO ALL THE BOYS IVE LOVED BEFORE had a completely unacceptable open ending and i'm still dying to get my hands on the sequel but can I just aadmit i wasn't the biggest Peter shipper here? Like i was kinda on Team Josh here but thats another arguments for another day! What I will say here is that you defintely use goodreads way more than most bloggers out there LOL i love it :) (BTW--this message is filled with spelling errors but I can't erase them on my stupid ipad *sad face* )

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    1. I DIDN'T REALISE THERE WAS A SEQUEL UNTIL SIIRI TOLD ME! I must've forgotten all about it or something. I'm glad though, because I cannot handle that ending!!

      I love Peter! I mean, I loved Josh too and I was totally rooting for them in the beginning, but the more I got to know Peter the more I fell for him. Apparently the second book is a triangle with Lara Jean, Peter and that random John guy though? WTF?

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  4. You have a fish memory too?! OMG. ME AS WELL! In fact I barely know who you are. *shrugs* But hey, I'm here so I'll comment. (Hello, stranger.)

    COLE OMIGOD COLE!!!!! All the exclamation points and the flailing. Because your'e quite right Maggie Stiefvater can absolutely do no wrong. Sinner is the only book I've read this year where I've legitimately felt like just rereading it the VERY SECOND I finished. I never ever feel that way!! And it also made me go reread Shiver, which was....pale in comparison. But still. Omg, Isabel and Cole, I ship you two so hard, don't ever change you snarky little meanies. *aggressively ships OTP" Also Isabel's cousin with all the cooking? Love her.

    And I love your updates!! they're hilarious and amusing and why do I never see them in my Goodreads feed?! RGH. I wish to like them all as I see them. -_- I sometimes do updates, but usually I'm too lazy. Hehe.

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    1. Yeah, well, the only reason I remember your name is because it's written above your comment :P

      COLE YES AHHHH <3 he was PERFECT in this. Seriously. Almost Gansey-level perfect, it was insane. I didn't think I'd fall for him like I did but I COULD NOT HELP IT HE WAS SO AWESOME.

      I kind of wanted Isabel's cousin to fall for what'shisfaceCole'sbandmatedude. That would've been adorable.

      You should see my updates! They're out there in all their capitalised, exclamation point-laden glory ;)

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  5. Omg I love this feature! I don't do Goodreads updates but I totally should. Right now, I just take notes instead. :P

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    1. GR is a lot easier for me because I can put the page numbers and it's a lot quicker to type than write. I'm down with all this fancy technology haha

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  6. I don't have a fish memory because my brain plays a game called replaying something I really hated about a book in my mind over and over again until I go insane. Isn't my brain such a sweetheart? I actually used to be super active on GR but it kind of just slowly faded away. I don't know. I just felt too overwhelmed by GR and decided I didn't want to update it so regularly any more. I still use GR like crazy but more for myself then I use it to actually socialize :P

    I read a whole bunch of books last week... *goes to check* I READ 9 BOOKS LAST WEEK. ZOMG. That's a lot! (nope definitely not boasting... DEFINITELY not.. *whistles and skips away*). It was a pretty good week in books last week to be honest, I liked everything I read and didn't want to throw anything out of the window. Actually there was a novella I wasn't overly fond of but nothing to make me rage. I think I may need a 1 star read soon lol :P All these good books are overwhelming me... pushing me towards and upcoming slump. GAH.

    Anyway...I LOVE YOUR UPDATES!!! :DDD I always enjoy seeing other people's reading process and all the emotions when they come out to play :P This is a fantastic feature, Allie and I cannot wait for the next edition ;)

    Rashika @ The Social Potato

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    1. I LOVE THAT GAME. Well, I don't love it. But for some reason I always seem to play it. I should really stop that.

      I hardly ever socialise on GR because I don't like people :P but also because I'm lazy. I like people's statuses / reviews and if they're really cool I'll type a comment, but like you GR is mostly a 'me' thing, to help me out when reading / reviewing.

      YOU READ 9 BOOKS IN A WEEK? What is this madness?! I only read 11 last MONTH. I'm starting to not like you, Rashika *narrows eyes* ;)

      I actually have a one-star review coming up. MY FIRST EVER. I'm trying to be nice about it . . . but it's not working

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  7. I'm on goodreads constantly I don't understand bloggers who don't use it. It's so handy!

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    1. I know! It's so helpful! I don't get how people keep track of what they've read / want to read without it! I'd be in utter turmoil

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  8. I do spend a lot of time on Goodreads and I've tried many different sites that try to do the same but none really have hit the spot and even Goodreads doesn't a lot of the time, but it's the best of a bunch at the moment, but I'm looking forward to litrate that Ashley's putting together! Books read in past week, well, Frostbite made me want to hold my feels forever and The Immortal Rules made me want to stab someone, so very different books indeed!

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    1. Yeah, I saw Ashley was putting the together! It looks cool & I just hope it doesn't go the same way so many other sites that tried to 'one up' GR have gone. I'm excited for it, but it's hard to imaging anything topping Goodreads or being as popular!

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  9. Bahaha, awesome updates, Allie!

    Normally, I just use Goodreads to post reviews, read reviews and to post minimal updates per book. This is usually since I read in places with no wi-fi connection (school, the car) and can't immediately post my updates even if I want to. :( When I flail and fangirl, I usually don't post updates. But when I rage? Ha. Capslock, on. ;)

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    1. That's my favourite thing about the Internet: caps lock. IT SHOWS ALL THE FEELS.

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  10. I've only just started using Goodreads to track my progress and write short reviews. It's not really healthy for my plan to stay away from my phone because when I'm reading, I'll just see something and be like WHERE IS MY PHONE because I need to update Goodreads! I haven't read 2/3 of these books but it was still so much fun to go through your updates. They're so fabulous! And omg yeah, the ending to To All the Boys was sooo open ended. Like whyyy??

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    1. I'm completely the same! I'll be looking for my phone like, 'WHERE ARE YOU? I NEED TO TELL THE WORLD ABOUT THIS THING' haha.

      All The Boys has a sequel though, so I'm guessing that's why the meanie author left us hanging a bit!

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  11. I was so proud of Cole in Sinner too! He's come such a long way, hasn't he?

    I like to use Goodreads to update my thoughts on books too. It's helpful to have them when it comes time to write my review. :)

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    1. He really did mature so much and it was amazing to see how freaking LOYAL he was!

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  12. Toooootally a Goodreads addict! I don't follow people's updates, though :/ (only, like, if they added/read/reviewed a book). So this feature is actually kind of cool! I think it's really unique and cute :)

    I don't personally use the updates feature that often either, but I probably should. It's definitely useful when I remember it! But usually I just email myself if there's something specific that I want to remember, and then I look at the email draft I have going when I write reviews to see if I'm forgetting to talk about something (I have SUCH bad book memory, too. Like seriously, it's embarrassing. I OFTEN can't remember the main character's name, even after having just finished it. It's BAD haha).

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    1. The updates feature genuinely saves my life when I'm trying to write a review for a book and can't remember bits. If I read my updates then I'm like, 'oh YEAH, that really annoyed me!!' or 'ohhh yeah I LOVED that bit'. It's so handy and jogging my fish memory!

      (And, dude, I always forget characters' names :P I'm awful)

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  13. HAHAHAHAHA the first book! It sounds hilarious in an unbelievable kind of way, LOL. I don't update a lot in GR because I'm usually reading in instances where I don't have my phone or internet handy. (If only my app could automatically send updates *sigh*). However I love this feature and will be looking forward to more hilarious updates :D

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    1. I really don't know what was up with that first book . . . I'm trying to write a review on it and it's just not going well lol!

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  14. Fun post! I have a Goodreads, and I add things randomly to it, but honestly I don't use like most bloggers do. I tend to forget about it, plus my phone doesn't have internet, so I'd have to be on the computer to use it and at that point, I'd rather just blog about something or go on facebook, etc.

    -Lauren

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    1. A phone without Internet? What is this ancient device you speak of? ;)

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  15. For me personally, Goodreads has lost its appeal (especially now that Amazon owns them). I deleted my account earlier this year :) I am super excited about Ashley's idea for LitRate though (blogger behind NoseGraze). She and her husband have decided to take on Goodreads and I can't wait to see what happens with this :)

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    1. Oohhh, really? I can't imagining deleting my GR account, I'd flounder haha.

      Yeah, I heard Ashley was setting that up. I've got my fingers cross for her!

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  16. I don't really use Goodreads anymore. I update my reading progress most of the time, stalk books I want to read, but very rarely to socialize. That's what Twitter is for. Ha!

    Anyway, I can't stop laughing at My Only. What is up with this "SHE IS SO GORGEOUS BUT SHE IS A NATURAL BEAUTY"? There shouldn't even be any but in there. I've yet to read Maggie's book but I'm planning on remedying this soon so I'm glad you're loving Sinner. Obviously, I haven't even TO ALL THE BOYS yet because I'm me and I always get left out.

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    1. That emphasis on natural annoyed me to no end. Girls can't win apparently because they're told at such a young age / it's ingrained in them that they 'need' make-up to look pretty and then books are like 'HAH, you're inferior, because here is a perfect girl who is gorgeous and needs no make-up whatsoever'. -_-

      You must read Maggie's Raven Cycle series, dude! It's beyond epic.

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  17. I have a love/hate relationship with Goodreads. Mostly I love it. I hate it because I don't think organized, so I get overwhelmed by all the possibilities.

    But, as an author, I can say it's awesome that you post updates on the books you're reading because that's one of the most fun parts of having people read your book! Even when the feedback is less-than-raving, at least, at that moment, I can know what the reader is thinking.

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    1. I think it's great for authors as it's an instant way to see how your readership views certain things (even seeing what shelves they've filed the book under). Though, yeah, negative reviews at the drop of a hat . . . that's not so good :p

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  18. Haha, thank you soooo much for writing this post. I was laughing so hard at your reading updates, reminds me a lot of my own - when I actually bother to do them. I also have fish memory, so I should take advantage of the Goodreads updates really.

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    1. Do it – us fish brains must unite! It's seriously so useful when it comes to writing reviews and remembering which moments I fangirled at

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  19. Nope, not really a GR addict. Occasionally I pop on... when I can. But I AM a Twitter addict.

    I sometimes have Fish memory - personally I call it Dory Memory. ;) - but that sort of depends. Unfortunately, math tends to be a problem there. Reading, not so much. Surprisingly I can remember what I read and what it's about... unless it's been awhile. O_O

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    1. I'm with you on the twitter thing. I don't think the amount of time I spend on there is healthy :P

      DORY. Haha. Nice!

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  20. I LOVE this! I am a huge GR addict, but for some reason, I never post status updates (other than the actual page number- oh, and whining about how many pages City of Heavenly Fire has). Also, that first book sounds like quite the mess ;) I think I am always afraid to post anything in my GR status for fear of somehow spoiling something, even if I don't mean to. Such a fun post idea, I'll be looking forward to them!

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    1. Yeah, it's kind of hard to post updates and keep them spoiler-free. I mostly go for non-specific things like 'OMG, NOOOOO' when something bad happens, and don't name the bad thing so I'm not spoiling it.

      I want to post authentic updates, but I also don't want to ruin anyone else's experience of the book!

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  21. I love using Goodreads to keep all my books organized but oddly I rarely use it to keep track of my "feels" while I read the book (which I totally should, because I also have a memory of a fish...and it'd probably useful to re-read my comments to write my reviews, haha).
    When I read ebooks - I highlight the shit out of it and have started adding comments all over the place. I don't know why I always forget to use it on Goodreads though, haha.

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    1. Ahhh, that's one of the great things about ebooks - comment adding! Then again, does that mean you have to go back and flip through every page to see the comments? Because that would bug me.

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  22. This is a nice feature. Hate that I didn't think of it!

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    1. Haha thank you :) I've seen a couple of people putting Goodreads updates on the end of their reviews, so figured a whole post devoted to them might be quite funny

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  23. Ooh I've always wanted to use Goodreads to update my progress, but I don't know. I always just put my page update and don't say anything else. Don't know if it's because I worry about spoilers or just don't know how to sum up my feelings or what. But still, it would be quite handy because I have book amnesia and it'd be nice to have those to go back tow hen reviewing the book!

    The one I was most interested in before was Sinner! I've read the first three book of the series, and HATED them. I just couldn't get into any of the characters and the plot annoyed me. Ugh. But part of me doesn't like abandoning series so when I saw this was being published I wondered if I should read it or not. I think part of me has just decided I won't because I'm so over that whole series. But still, glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. Goodreads is like my little anti-fish-memory pill. If I didn't update, I'd end up forgetting so many things about the book. Seriously, I'm like a little old lady or something when it comes to remembering things. Plus, I like using capslock on GR TO LET OUT THE FEELS.

      I honestly get why people don't like Shiver. It's not a series for everyone. But Sinner stands on its own and has a completely different feel to the Shiver books (honestly, Asti, would I lie to you?? :D).

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  24. I'm definitely a Goodreads nut. I cannot survive without it, like, literally. I put G in my address bar and the first thing that pops up is NOT gmail but Goodreads. Haha. Even the browser has seen my utmost adoration for it! I do status updates all the time - in fact, there are some books out there in which I've given amost 50 status updates lol (hint: most of them raging).

    Faye at The Social Potato

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    1. LOL, same here! Though I am mostly on it on my mobile, as that's especially useful for status updates on-the-go! :D

      I think I'm currently approaching the 50 mark with my Heir of Fire updates haha. There's just so much to say!!!

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