Last week I received this message from Goodreads:
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.
And our community has been growing! We now number more than 20 million members on Goodreads.
Every day readers from all over the world are connecting over a love of books. And our 25 million reviews – including yours – are a big part of that conversation.
Thank you for your support of Goodreads, and keep reading! I’m looking forward to seeing what you think of your next book!
Wow! Isn’t that so awesome?! I find it pretty amazing that they’re able to employ enough people to read and assess all reviews written by more than 20 million people. It’s clearly important to them to find the best reviewers out there. This definitely makes me want to keep on reading and reviewing more and more and more books!
I’m also really honored to know that the higher ups at Goodreads are reading my “thoughtful” reviews and are looking forward to my next one.
[Or perhaps some computer just looked at the numbers of reviews written over the past year and took the top 1% of us. Not so flattering but still – I guess I write a lot of reviews over there! Join me there if you want.]