1. Karen BW
    March 31, 2013 @ 1:17 pm

    Hey Andy –
    Same for me regarding Girl with a Dragon Tattoo. Just couldn’t get into it. I’m not an avid Goodreads user, but I like the idea. Don’t know what it means that Amazon’s just bought it either, but Goodreads must have just made a pile of cash — good for them! And good for you for starting this blog – I didn’t know there was a writer in there just waiting to get out, but I can’t say that I’m surprised. Looking forward to what you have to say!
    Thanks for sharing your words and thoughts with us –


  2. Andy Ravencroft
    March 31, 2013 @ 2:26 pm

    Hi Karen – Thanks for being my first poster on the blog!

    Dragon Tattoo just took too long to get going for me. I’d heard that was the case, but I’m only willing to let an author bore me for so long. The original films were very good, though.

    Goodreads is another one of those personal data gathering entities that’s being assimilated into and mined by larger and more complex organizations. My first self-published piece, which I’ll put up on Amazon Kindle as soon as I get a cover finished, is about this growing ability of third parties to analyze and categorize people in ways that are both interesting and alarming.

    This was why I left Facebook in the first place, but then I realized that in order to have any chance of reaching an audience with self-pubbed work I need to have a social media platform…


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