Goodreads – Social Networking & Books

goodreadsHave you ever been to the library and forgotten the title of the book you wanted to read?  Or couldn’t remember if you had already read that book?  Well, is a great way of tracking what books you have read and the ones you want to read.  Additionally, you can connect with (or friend) other users on the site to keep track of what they are reading.  You can give a rating to each book you add as well as write reviews and place them into different categories.  Another fun part of the site is a trivia section with questions added by other users.  You can limit the questions to just the books you have in your lists or try all the questions that have been submitted.

I love using Goodreads and have gotten lots of great book ideas from people I know but don’t see all the time.  I also joined a couple of the groups on the site, where I can post comments or questions that are answered by other people who are interested in the same type of books I am.  It is a fun way to track my reading and I love being able to check my “to-read” list if I need to pickup a book at the library!

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Beth is a Librarian at the Gaines Township branch of KDL. She really loves reading, especially all the wonderful teen books, but also enjoys genealogy and crafts!

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6 Responses to “Goodreads – Social Networking & Books”

  1. Josh Says:

    I agree that good reads is quite nice. However, I much prefer Shelfari. It seems more user friendly, although I think it is really just a matter of what you started using first and what your friends are using. There are so many of these great tools out there and they are all worth checking out. Here are a few of them.

    Also, if you are a facebook user you might want to do a search for the Iread tool. It is a handy way of keeping track of your current and past reads on facebook and share them with your friends.

  2. Beth Says:

    Goodreads can be used within facebook! But I agree, it does depend on what you started using first and what your friends are using.

  3. Al Says:

    This site is a great way to submit reviews and read what others have said about books. Awesome list tools as well.

    Check it out. I hear they’re working on some really great enhancements as well. I am looking forward to them!

  4. Al Says:

    In case you don’t click my name, here’s the site address:

    Have fun!

  5. Al Says:

    one more time….

  6. Beth Says:

    It looks like to me that is not available to everyone. It says that your library has to be an affiliate before a patron can use the site. Goodreads plus the others listed by Josh are all available without this restriction.