Are you a member of Goodreads? Do you use it to its full potential?
I’m a member, I have been for a while, but I know I definitely don’t use it to its full potential. Apparently it does so much more than I’m aware of and I know I need to get my head around it. A social network purely for book lovers. What’s not to love?
I use it simply to log the books I’m reading and keep a track of how many I read throughout the year. There is a Goodreads yearly challenge ticker. This year I have set myself a goal of reading 50 books. I know its not even one a week, but with family, work, writing, blogging and everything else, I think it’s just about what I can manage. At this point in time, I think I’m one book ahead of schedule.
On the blog I tend to connect with other writers, but Goodreads is great for connecting with people who love to read and are vocal about reading. It’s also a great place for getting some reading idea’s. I just wish there were enough hours in the day.
If you self publish, Goodreads also lists self published books. But, whether self or traditionally published, Goodreads looks like it’s a great place to get in touch with your readers. People on there love to read.
If you’re an avid reader, get talking to other readers. It’s great to be able to talk to people who share your love of books.
Feeling as though you’re always reading the same old thing? Browse Goodreads and I guarantee you will come away with some idea’s. I spent ten minutes on there looking at what my Goodreads friends were reading and I was wishing I could read a book a day never mind a book a week!
I really need to investigate it further though. Let me know how you use Goodreads, any useful tips would be much appreciated. And while you’re over there, look me up. I hope to start using it more meaningfully, just check out my link in the right hand column.