I do have a Goodreads account, and have for some time. At one point, I even used it regularly as an easy way to keep track of what I was reading and when. However, I haven’t used it for quite some time now, nor even logged in to check the social aspect of it. I never really got the hang of the social media part of it anyway, so that’s no particular loss on my part. As I doubt I’ll ever go back to using Goodreads, today’s news of the Amazon buyout was of only slight interest to me. It will really have a very small effect on my life as I don’t use the service, and try not to support Amazon unless strictly necessary (particularly in the matter of book-buying).
The news did have one effect. It reminded me of my Goodreads account, and the fact that I had written one or two reviews over there at one point. I don’t especially want to lose those reviews, as they are honest opinions I had about various books I’d read for the first time in the last few years. However, I think it’s high time I migrated them over here to my blog, with my other reviews. So, starting tonight I’m going to begin posting them here one at a time, though there’s only 2 or 3 in all. They’ll show up as new posts of course, under the “Book Thoughts” category, but I’ll make reference to their original spot on Goodreads, and the date they were originally posted.
I haven’t yet decided if I’ll delete my account permanently once I’ve finished that. I’m leaning towards doing so, but by the time I’m done saving my reviews I may have changed my mind. I’m still mulling.