I absolutely adore Goodreads. I love getting updates about what friends have marked as to read. It gives me ideas of what I want to read. I love reading the reviews of my friends. BUT most of all I love the organization of it all. A giant bookshelf of digital proportions.
The only problem I have noticed, for myself anyways, is the Currently Reading shelf. As soon as I put a book on that list, it is like I am doomed to not finish it any time in the near future, and shame makes me take it down and tuck it away back on the TBR pile.
Books that I have done this with so far:
There is nothing wrong with these books as a whole. They are wonderful books that I have started. They are simply not the books I needed to be reading at that time, and so I had to put them down. I just couldn’t focus on finishing them. This is not to say I won’t some day, but that when I am reading them I want to be reading them. Not just getting through them. I think sometimes it’s kinder to recognize when a book isn’t working for you right now and save it for a later date, rather then force your way through it.
My apologies to the authors, some day I do hope to fully enjoy your worlds but today is not that day.