I’ve been tweeting now for around two years, roughly the same amount of time I’ve been blogging. It has to be said that I’m not a particularly active Twitter member but I was quick to discover the joys of #FridayReads and enthusiastically joined in. For the uninitiated it pretty well does what it says on the tin – people tweet the title and author of the book they’re currently reading, sometimes adding a comment as space permits – no chance of long rambling synopses on Twitter. I used to look forward to seeing what fellow readers were enjoying – or not – but over the past few months it appears to have become dominated by authors or publishers touting their wares. This seems a little sad to me. I’ve had lots of exchanges with readers through #Fridayreads, picked up recommendations and even made some friends but now I find myself visiting less frequently. #Mondayblogs has strict rules – no self-promotion or marketing – and I’ve noticed a few stiff rebukes aimed at those who abuse it, and deservedly so. I even got one myself last week, a little ironic as it was about an out-of-print title but there must have been something in my post heading to trigger it. Anyone else on Twitter who’s a little disenchanted with #FridayReads? Am I visiting at the wrong time of the day, or perhaps less starry-eyed than when I first joined?