Monday, August 12, 2013

I Love A Good Read

Do you love reading a good book? I've always read a lot, even as a kid. I love to read in bed at night before I go to sleep, it helps me unwind.

A few months ago one of my favourite Australian authors, Kate Forsyth, whom I am friends with on Facebook (and who I got to meet in person a few months ago) invited me to a website called goodreads. Basically it's a social networking site for readers.

Goodreads is built around books. You can join groups and discussions on your favourite genres, authors or just talk about books you love. You can even keep track of the books you have read or want to read. Once you've reviewed a few books (and it doesn't need to be a written review you only need to give a book a star rating out of 5) goodreads will begin to recommend books for you to read based on your literary tastes.

If you're into books and want to join a social network based on books you should sign up. Even my boys have joined. If you want to find me here's my profile page although I'm not sure if you are able to see it without joining.

2 comments:

Vireya said...

I'm on Goodreads, too. I find it very useful for keeping track of books I've read, more than the "social" side of it. I like to see the statistics of books and/or pages I read each year.

Jo-anne Blossy said...

Vireya, I find Goodreads great for keeping track of what I've read. I like keeping track of my statistics too. I aim to read a book a month but that's not always possible.