Saturday, April 20, 2013

Goodreads. What do I do with it?

by: Michala T.

First and foremost this sight is used as a site for recommendations. You are recommending books to others and you are in return choosing books based on what others have to say about it. Imagine you are in a library or bookstore (do those exist anymore?) and you want to find a good book. Who would you ask? Of course, you would ask the experts. Goodreads allows for a number of ‘experts’ (ie people who love books) to tell you what you should consider. You can incorporate your ‘real’ friends, people you know through email and other sites and you can find new friends.

Because the bookshelves are not so literal any longer, you have Goodreads. Insert the kind of book you are looking to read and voila…tons at your fingertips.

Goodreads is also the holy grail of the ‘book club’. You no longer need to drive to some faraway and obscure coffee shop and sit in a circle to participate in a book club. You can take your laptop and drink wherever your heart is content. Plug yourself into a group on Goodreads and enjoy! And at your convenience too.

Other groups are not so much ‘book clubbish’ but more support groups. Are you an independent author or wanting to become one? There is a group for that! Are you a mom who wants to mingle with other moms? There is a group for that. Want to promote yourself and help support others? There is a group for that! And what’s even better. If there is a group you don’t see, you can create it! It is simple, and fun!

If you haven’t utilized Goodreads into your life, you are slacking and wasting some enormous opportunities!

What do you wish Goodreads did? Is there a reason you don’t use Goodreads?

I’d love to hear from you!

1 comment:

  1. Hello! I really enjoy Goodreads a lot. I've gotten so many terrific bok suggestions from that site.

    Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines