Have you heard of the social networking site Goodreads.com? It’s like a Facebook for book lovers. As an author and reader, I love the site. Here’s my page.
Authors can list their works and interact with readers. It’s a bit dicey to respond to readers’ reviews, but I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to thank readers for their comments, and I’ve also liked to receive feedback that helps me improve as an author. I’ve learned not to respond to negative reviews (that’s an entirely different blog post!)
Readers can shelve books that they’ve read and want to read. My parents are in their seventies and sometimes start reading novels only to discover they’d already read them but forgotten. Goodreads is a great way to keep track of the books you’ve finished, and an excellent opportunity to hear about interesting books.
I’m so pleased I’ve learned about these novels on Goodreads from my over 2,000 friends there:
*The I-Team series by Pamela Clare…intelligent romantic suspense
*The Black Ops, Inc series by Cindy Gerard…hot & spicy romantic suspense
*The Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward…I’m not a huge fan of paranormal romance but I gave this a try when Goodreads friends urged me
Library Thing and Shelfari are other reader sites, but I feel most at home on Goodreads.
Do you use Goodreads? How do you like the site?