A "Rotten Tomatoes" for Book Lovers

Back in 2010 I wrote about how much I enjoy using the site Goodreads.com to keep track of my reading and find book reviews.  I also like using the site to find new books to read.  Today, I came across an article introducing a new book review site, idreambooks.com.  The site is modeled after the popular movie review site rottentomatoes.com

Now the major difference between Goodreads and Idreambooks is who is providing the ratings.  Goodreads reviews are user driven, not professional.  Individual readers provide a star rating for books read.  Idreambooks pulls professional book reviews from all over the world to provide an overall score. 

Now, I did not sign up for an account on Idreambooks; mainly because I already have too many online accounts and I still want decide if the site is worth my time.  I use and enjoy Goodreads,  and I actually prefer ratings from readers, not professional reviews.  We all know what "professional" reviews mean for movies, right?  Personally, I pick books based on recommendations from friends and co-workers most of the time, so professional book reviews do not matter much to me.  Feel free to check out the site and see if it is for you as a reader.

Now speaking of book reviews, it seems everyone is reading The Fifty Shades books this summer.  I was offered the book the other day, but I am already enjoying a great read for July.  In the past, I have poked fun at the "Fifty Shades" series, but I have to admit I am starting to think I may have to give the book a try.  The reviews (on Amazon) are very much mixed.  I am also not sure if it is really a "guys" read, although I do my best to not categorize novels.  Honestly, I survived not reading any of the Twilight Saga so I am not sure if I should give in and give Fifty Shades of Grey a chance or not.  Any thoughts?  Would it be lame for a guy to read this book?  What do I have to lose?  I am already a geek right?

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  1. I have come to the conclusion that people that love Fifty Shades of Grey never read books. This is the reason they think this book is so awesome. Then again I guess I read the entire book so I have no room to laugh. Read it to see what all the fuss is about.

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