I've ranted a few times in the past about how I think some reviews and ratings on places like goodreads and amazon are bogus. We all know they are there and there's little we can do about them.
But we need book reviews, both readers and authors. It's a system, though sometimes flawed, that works in a general sense.
I've been following the YA Mafia thing all week that's been running rampant all over the net. If you don't know about it, you can google "YA Mafia" and tons of info will pop up. There's so much it's not worth posting a specific link.
What I haven't done in a long time is say thank you to the readers who do leave honest, well thought out reviews and ratings on places like goodreads, amazon, and allromanceebooks. As an author, I appreciate the good and the bad (I really do). I know you took the time out of your busy lives to read my book and I know you took the money out of your pocket to buy it.
I never take this for granted...ever! And I can't thank you enough!!