Okay, I admit it, the link between the topic of this post and this picture is pretty weak, but it’s the best I could do without actually taking a photo specific for this, and because of procrastinating I just didn’t have time for that. Whee! So, this blog post is going to be about Goodreads which is about books and that’s a picture of a replica of an 1885 Canadian schoolroom. School / Books. It’s the best I could do.

Well, I could have put a Goodreads widget there, but I couldn’t get the formatting to look right. I tried. Honest.

So, about Goodreads. I really like it. I think the main reason for my affection for this particular website is that it makes reading cool. You get to share what you’re reading, what you’ve read, and also your thoughts on each book. You get to use cool little widgets on your website to show off your library or challenge yourself to read a certain number of books every year.

When I first signed up for Goodreads I actually tried to add all the books that I owned to it. I don’t think I made it through more than one bookshelf (we have ten… ish. I can’t remember off-hand and I’m too lazy to get up and count) before I came to my senses. Now I just add books as I’m reading them. I love that Goodreads will share them on my Twitter feed for me, and I usually remember to update my status for #Fridayreads (though I never remember to tag it LOL).

What’s more, Goodreads hosts giveaways. I ran two giveaways of Shades of Green there when we released it, and I’ve also entered to win a great many books. So far I’ve only won four, and unfortunately I didn’t like three of them LOL But still, it’s better to find that out without having to spend any money, right? And happily the people who won Shades of Green (and reviewed it) seemed to like it, so yay!

If you’re not using Goodreads you ought to take a peek and consider it, and if you are, I hope we’re friends there. I don’t usually post on forums, join groups or send out messages, but I do often decide what books I’m going to read based on what my friends are reading and what they’ve enjoyed.

~ My Goodreads Profile ~ Goodreads Giveaways ~ Goodreads Reading Challenge ~


This blog post is part of the Blogging from A to Z challenge over the month of April and was brought to you by the letter G. I’m taking tomorrow off, but if you come by on Monday I’ll be talking about Hobbies.



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9 thoughts on “Goodreads”

  1. I use Goodreads, too. Though I’m not there all the time because, really, there’s only so many hours in a day. But I love using it since I get to keep track of the books I’ve read, and I get to read reviews, too.

    1. That is precisely why I don’t use the forums or groups there LOL But I do like being able to look over what other people are reading 🙂

  2. I also have a Goodreads profile, but I don’t spend all that much time on it, because I’m a bit busy with other stuff. Still, I’m getting back to reading more, so I might start using Goodreads more as well. 🙂

    1. I enjoy the fact that you can use Goodread without losing your life on it. It’s awesome that you can just pop in and pop out, and if, on occasion, you don’t pop in for a few weeks or a month, it’s okay 🙂

  3. A great G! I love GoodReads. Like you, I tried putting in all my previously read books and didn’t last long. 😉 I do keep it updated now, and I try to review every book I read.

    Thanks for visiting my Depression Cookies blog. A to Z is shaping up to be quite fun!

    1. I don’t review all the books I read but I keep my shelves updated with all the books I’m reading. I have to for my reading challenge 😉

  4. I have a Goodreads account and exported my book listings from LibraryThing, which I’d joined a year ago. I haven’t taken the time to get to know Goodreads very well yet, but it’s on my list! I’ve just sent you a friend invite–or at least I think I have!

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