Hurray for hump day!! Well, except for being sick – in the summer – which sucks – big time. I’ve been hiding out in the A/C trying to figure out what book to read next. I haven’t been quite as prolific in my reading this month, partly due to the lack of inspiration, but now seems like a good time to pick that up. So I’ll be off to spend some quality time with my favorite literary source – Goodreads – as soon as I get this posted (smile).
I don’t remember how I found out about Goodreads, but I’ve been a faithful follower for the last few years now. For any given book, Goodreads lists the general description, a rating based on reviews, and reader reviews. You can rate books you’ve read and keep a list of potential books you want to read (one of my favorite features). You can also add friends and track their reading favorites or browse through countless lists of books.
I’m pretty sure the site offers many other features I don’t take full advantage of – I feel like I’m consistently finding something new on there! Like any review site, you have to take things with a grain of salt – I’ve read some books where I totally agree with the rating and others where I felt the complete opposite. That’s just how it works out sometimes. If I’m trying to decide between two books, Goodreads is often the tie-breaker, and I can always save the book I don’t choose to my “want to read” list – win/win (smile).
Just as an fyi, this isn’t a sponsored post. I actually have friends who have never heard of the site, so I thought it would be fun to share with you guys in case you hadn’t either. If you want to be friends, please look me up! I’m always on the lookout for friendly recommendations (smile). I do feel like I should warn you in advance though that I’m pretty sporadic about ratings/reviews though – too much to read, so little time (smile)!
Do you use Goodreads??