As I mentioned, I recently signed up for Goodreads. I must say, I’m really enjoying the site. Although I’m not a fan of making ‘reading goals’ like some people do on the site (I think reading should be a no pressure hobby), I do like a lot of the other features. I thought I would list some of the amazing features that can be found on Goodreads!
1.) The Author Program – For writers, the author program on Goodreads is awesome! The site allows you to establish yourself and gain a fan base.There are also advertising opportunities though I haven’t explored them.
2.) Book Lists – Goodreads allows you to make lists of books you’ve read, books you’re reading, and books you want to read. I think it’s pretty awesome to see some of the books I’ve read listed in front of me.
3.) Rating Books – It’s pretty fun rating books and showing others whether you liked reading something or not. Plus, if you happen to forget, you can look back on what you’ve read and see what you thought.
4.) Reviewing Books – Reviewing books is not only fun and helpful to other readers, but it also helps the reviewer learn how to write effectively. I have to admit that I’m really enjoying the reviewing process.
5.) Quizzes – Along with being an informational site, Goodreads is also fun! Goodreads has quizzes that you can take about your favorite books and authors! You can also create your own quizzes as well. In fact, I’ve already taken one and created two!
6.) Connecting with Friends – Just like through blogging, you can connect with friends on Goodreads. Connecting with friends allows you to see what your friends are reading and discuss books. Who knows, you might just find your next favorite novel through seeing what your friends have been reading!
There are so many great benefits of being a part of Goodreads. I can be found under B.W. Ginsburg and my author page can be found here! I highly recommend that you check out this site if you love reading and/or writing!