Cecily's book reviews

In general I've written reviews of every book I've read since I joined GoodReads (RIP) in May 08, along with one or two I read prior to that. More recent reviews tend to be longer (sometimes a tad too long?). I always carry a book, though I don't get as much time as I'd like to get engrossed - life is busy, but in a good way. Too many of my favourite authors died without writing enough! Apart from reading, and writing about reading, I enjoy Scrabble, good restaurants, woodland, and attending the theatre.
OFF-TOPIC: The Story of an Internet Revolt by G.R. Reader - G.R. Reader Sad that this had to be written, but in the circumstances, good that it was.

It describes the background and response to GoodRead's sudden change of policy which resulted in some reviewers having allegedly "off-topic" reviews deleted without notice. It's a better read than it sounds!

It's written with love, sadness and humour, rather than the bile, paranoia and hyperbole that triggered the problem being written about.

I'm also glad to see it has a thorough and hyperlinked index, with nested entries. ;)

I've voted for it in the GoodReads Choice awards in the non-fiction and debut author categories: https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-nonfiction-books-2013 (I did wonder if Humor and Horror might have been more apt!).

However, as well as actual nominations, it also needs ratings, so please consider adding the book to your shelves and rating it.

And if you review it, you will have the ego-massage of LOTS of likes in a short space of time. (It won't push you up the rankings, as everyone else gets lots of likes for reviewing it, but no matter.)

Currently reading

The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy
Sebastian Peake, China MiƩville, Mervyn Peake
Mervyn Peake