In the old days, the search for new reading idea wasn't too easy for me sometimes. Not many of my friends and workplace pals share my literary passion. I would often resort to NY Times book reviews for ideas, but I found my own personal taste didn't always match with what was popular.
I have slowly caught up with the internet age, although I resisted for a while, but one of the best websites I've found is Goodreads. It's almost as if it is a custom tailored website for exactly what I like to use the internet for. I like the social element of it more than other social networking sites on which so many posts come that are unrelated to my interests.
I have gotten some of the best suggestions ever from this site for reading. Some of these books have changed my life. I have even been inspired to start writing myself, and I'm working on an e-book. They have an awesome writer's program which helps authors network with potential readers which I plan to use.
I'm really excited that Goodreads is coming to Kindle Fire. I will be on it all the time!
When I need guidance and inspiration I also love to search their quotation database. You can search by keyword or by author.
I'll keep it brief and to the point.
Goodreads is home to, amongst other things: (a) a huge array of groups to suit your particular reading interests, (b) a great way of looking up books and reading reviews., (c) a nice way to receive book recommendations, (d) an innovative way to track your reading progress and catalogue your own library,
Discuss your favourite books and authors with like-minded people. Go on, you know you want to!
A wonderful and pleasant place to store what you have read and share reviews with others including your friends. I absolutely love that I can be standing in the bookstore looking at a book and can pull up goodreads on my phone to find out if the book is worth buying or not! Love it!
A good friend of mine recommended me this website and I found it quite interesting. In this world of social media and brand new communities anywhere for anything, it had to be also one dedicated to readers and books. It works as any other community of its kind, you can rate books, upload your "shelves" and tell the people what are you reading currently. A funny thing, they sent me an e-mail because I took so long to upload about a book I was reading, so it kinda preassured me to finish it, but of course, you can always unsubscribe to shuch e-mails.
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