07 April 2012

G is for... Goodreads.com


I can't remember how I discovered goodreads.com, but I will definitely be using it from now on. Goodreads is a site where users can record the books they've read, and give them ratings and reviews. This information is catalogued in a social networking kind of way, so that you can add friends and see what others are reading. Once you have added and rated 20 books, goodreads uses an algorithm to recommend further books you might enjoy - genius!

Even if you simply use it to keep a private record of your reading, I think goodreads is brilliant for everyone. And it is totally free. You can also add a 'currently reading' badge to your blog (like I have in my sidebar), and one showing a list of your favourite books, so your followers can join in too. I'm currently reading Catch 22, and it is a very different book to anything else I've read, but enjoyable so far. Add me on goodreads and you can find out what I thought of it once I've finished!!!




2 comments:

Francene said...

I joined Goodreads, but so far, I haven't had the time to read anything. I'm glad you find it worthwhile.

Shelley Sly said...

Hi there! Goodreads is quite addicting. I've added a ton of books to my To-Read list and love to watch them move over to my Read pile. It's great.

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