Posted on November 3, 2023 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

BookRiot has two updates on phenomena that are bad for books.

Earlier in the week, it reported that Goodreads had issued a statement stressing its dedication to keeping reviews honest and good-faith.

To fight review bombing, in which crowds of people leave negative reviews simply as punishment for something other than the actual book's quality, the site says it will limit the ability to submit ratings for a particular title when activity for that book is unusually high.

And BookRiot is closing the week, as it always does, with reporting on the latest book challenges across the nation.

Its opener, though, focuses on the studies it did with EveryLibrary on parental perceptions of libraries.

This data set revealed the lack of understanding on how books are selected for a library's collection — and how that correlates with attitudes on book bans.

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