In case you have not heard of Goodreads before it is a social site for readers of books where you can find information, ratings and reviews of millions of books, paper or digital. Goodreads is driven by the community and I have been having an account and been a frequent user there since October 2011. I even applied for librarian privileges (which I got) so that I could help update their database.
Today I received an email from Goodreads saying…
On behalf of the Goodreads team, I want to say thank you. You’re in the top 1% of reviewers on Goodreads! Your many thoughtful book reviews help make us a vibrant place for book lovers.
Now, I think that is pretty cool. I have just been adding my reviews to the site as I went along reading books because I found the site very useful and thought I might as well contribute. I had no intention of becoming some kind of “super reviewer”. Also, I would have thought that there must be plenty of people out there having made more than my meagre number of reviews.
But then again, Goodreads have 20 million users now and even though many probably just use the site without making any reviews, 1% of the reviewing population is probably plenty of people.
Still, it was a fun email to get.