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Debbie's Spurts

Just an avid reader. Mostly SF/Fantasy, some hobbies, paranormal, urban fantasy and lighter, fluffier things.


Currently reading

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton
Bring Me Their Hearts
Sara Wolf
House of Earth and Blood
Sarah J. Maas
A Selection of Designs inspired by Iznik & Delft Pottery in Cross Stitch: 16 stunning floral cross stitch designs
Durene Jones
Ain't Love a Witch?
Dakota Cassidy
Progress: 1 %
The Old Witcheroo
Dakota Cassidy
Gemina (The Illuminae Files)
Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman
Progress: 100 %
The Dragonbone Chair
Tad Williams
Progress: 14 %

Favorite Book Quotes

"Never interrupt your enemy while he is making a mistake"— Lois McMaster Bujold







Backpedal attempt: "Thanks--in spite of all the subsequent bullying of me..."

My heart and head hurts.  Again with the "bully" cries.  This from an author who deleted most of their earlier meltdown comments from the thread.


I was thanked, I suppose, for trying to explain the weird author popup (they get on goodreads when clicking to comment on negative review of their book).  Full comment:  


"Thanks--in spite of all the subsequent bullying of me, this was all I wanted to know and appreciate the feedback."

Screenshot of what they actually said is here.  Thank you JennyJen you clever girl.  


Because, no, this author did not just ask for help with a goodreads feature—they wanted to get up a petition requiring reviewers writing 1-3 star reviews on goodreads to blah, blah, blah...


Ignoring, incidentally that a ★★★☆☆ rating on goodreads is the same as a ★★★★☆ rating on amazon (according to both site's suggested ratings scale).  


There was a lot more that author has since deleted; which I at first understood because it was an obvious meltdown.  I had actually checked to see if any of their friends were currently online at goodreads to ask them to pm her to see if she needed help or a friend.  At first.  She lost me when, instead of just deleting and maybe saying "I was upset and I've since deleted my comments that were written in haste," she wants to fake what she did say in an attempt to backpedal:

The indie author didn't cause this fest. All I did was ask why I got a pop up on a review that said to not respond to it. The rest was by bullies and my mistaken assumption that anyone here had a prefrontal lobe."

*sigh* sorry, it's a nice backpedal try but screenshots say otherwise.

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1696708-a-question-about-review-guidelines?comment=92674994&page=2#comment_92677130