Not only is that intimidating, but GR also sends alerts whenever one of those friends adds a book to their shelf. So not only do they review, they read for fun. I'm sitting here, wrapping up the publishing of TRUE CLAIM, The Sigma Menace Book 3. I even attempted formatting it (crossed fingers), although I'm still working on formatting for Smashwords, thus the reason I'm writing this blog (totally avoiding it). I think I read two books in the last month: Burned by Karen Marie Moning and I can't even remember the other (if there was another). Burned was effing awesome, BTW.
Members of GR even host blogs for indie authors and set up reading fairs. I am in awe. Here I am, avoiding formatting for the last venue to sell TRUE CLAIM, surrounded by no less than eight loads of laundry, I know where most of my kids are at, and I'm feeling slightly inadequate and a bit overwhelmed. I can't even find time to write reviews on books I may happen to read (notice the book review idea has been deleted from my site). I almost hate logging onto GR because I get so overwhelmed.
I can at least promise, that when I read epic work by an indie author, I will leaving raving reviews where ever I can and I will not give up on finding indie authors that I can follow as avidly as my traditionally publishing ones.