Me + GIFs on Goodreads = ANNOYED
WARNING: This post is mildly bitchy.
Can we talk about Goodreads. As a book blogger, I rely on Goodreads for a lot. Release dates, cover reveals, reviews, upcoming books, keeping track of what I read and what I want to read, etc. And I love it. I love most everything about Goodreads. I know there was some drama and some people left... and I'm not going to lie, I wasn't exactly ecstatic when Amazon bought it. But things have died down and I'm happy that not much has changed about the site since the buyout. What I want to talk about is GIFs on Goodreads. Do we really need them??
It's to the point now that I dread clicking on a popular book or a book with a popular romance because I know what's going to happen. My screen flooded with annoying GIFs all about dying for the release date to happen. Even after the damn thing is released. Or dreamcasts, or entire reviews of gifs of people freaking out about how sad they are that it's over. UGHHHH!!! I want to read a REAL review. I want to know what people think about the book, not some lame image of The Office on repeat.
Today I was trying to see if anyone felt the same way about a book that I recently finished, and I ended up scrolling through 4 straight pages of GIFs without seeing a single paragraph. That is fucking annoying. I would really love if people would take down their dumb-ass GIFs that portray their freaking-out feelings about waiting for the release AFTER the book is released. I get it, at one point you really really wanted to read that book... but that time is OVER. Either you've read the book or you didn't really care as much as your GIFs led me to believe you did... it's been out for MONTHS!
Although some of them can be rather funny/cute, I'm on overload.
Thanks and sorry if you love the GIFs. I just don't... especially on Goodreads. It makes my pages take longer to load and they're played out.