This is all about the ratings on Goodreads. Now, before I say anything else, I love Goodreads. I really, really love it! I can find the newest books on there and its awesome to have it all in one place.
The thing about ratings that bugging me would be the fact that you can rate books that have not even come out. Actually, you can rate a book that doesn’t even have a cover or description on it. THAT is what is so iffy about it. I think its rude to the author when people rate their book a 2 or something when the book doesn’t even have a cover or a description or isn’t even out. I just don’t get how people rate the book? So here’s my break down:
1) Covers: I’m a cover judge, yes, but that’s not the only thing I go by. Some covers are so awesome that I pick the book up for that reason alone. Other times, the cover isn’t so awesome but I like something else about the story. So if you don’t like the cover, maybe the book might be good. When a book hasn’t even come out, don’t judge it!
2) Authors: There are some authors whose books haven’t been my favorite and just because they have a new book coming out, it doesn’t mean that I’m going to rate the book a 1 or a 2 or something. I’ll put it on my "To Read" pile. AFTER I read the book, then I'll give it a rating!
3) Descriptions: Okay, this one is a little weird. I'll say that if you don't like the description of the book, just leave it alone. Maybe the author might change your mind? I have read a few books who's descriptions didn't sound really good but the books were pretty awesome. Sometimes, the descriptions don't do the book any justice.
What do all of you think about this? Am I the only one who feels bad for authors and the books?