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"Very interesting on a conceptual level, but I'm having a hard time being invested in the plot. Hoping it picks up!" Sep 13, 2020 05:38AM

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Markus Markus said: " Yes, how does "2020 on Goodreads" look?

Has Goodreads activity declined in recent months/years, or is it just me who's out of touch?

I've sadly had to take several lengthy breaks from the site, and now it all seems a little more desolate than it used t
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"Birthday reflections (getting older and wiser, clearly...): it's been almost seven years for me here on Goodreads, and despite downward trends, it still strikes me as the best social media site to wander. It's like a world of its own, an everyday escape, and it makes me grateful to have this space, and all you lovely people. Don't stop reading :)

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