Recently I rejoined Goodreads. I've noticed an interesting thing. Some authors don't rate a book. I completely understand why, especially if you are using your author name. It's just like reviewing a book. Some authors consider that the biggest No-No outside of arguing with a reviewer or bad-mouthing a publisher. Probably a bigger No-No. Of course this has me second guessing all those stars I rated. And this got me thinking about what I would have said or done before I was an author.
Omg, did you read such-n-such latest book? I think she literally wiped her laptop screen against her butt. She then sent it to the publisher and they published it. Because that book was pure grade A crap.
No, I have not read such-n-such book.