I was going through my reviews on Goodreads this past week and noticed that I really don’t stick to one specific way of updating my progress on the book(s) I’m currently reading.
For example, I recently read Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed and basically updated my progress every 20 pages!
But then, going back to another recently read book, Three Days and a Life by Pierre Lemaitre, and I hardly updated it at all!
Is it because I managed to read it in a shorter amount of time? Did I have less to say? Or am I just forgetful? I even mentioned on my progress for The Student by Iain Ryan that I always forget to do updates…
… but if that were true, why did I update for Gather so much?
When I scroll through Goodreads, I tend to skim over people’s reading progress updates, unless it’s a book I really love or really want to read, then I might give it a like. But personally, I don’t usually care how a person is getting on with a book. I like the end result, the review that comes out the other end of it.
I’m thinking that maybe the progress updates are more for me? For my own personal enjoyment to voice my opinions before I write and publish the full review. I guess sometimes I just like talking about my life and the book more than at other times…
How do you guys update your reading progress on Goodreads?
Do you do it all the time or not at all and do you think it’s important or annoying? I’d love to get some of your opinions on it!