This month we Quills wax eloquent about Goodreads. For my part, due to an extended family situation, I will not be participating. However, my fellow Quills would like to share their thoughts with you, so here goes!
First up this time is P.S. Broaddus, author of A Hero's Curse.
Goodreads. Pinterest. Facebook. Google+. I'm a relative newcomer to cataloguing my reading socially. I saw the option on Facebook years ago, but felt like it was too much work to go through and name all the books I love and like - and then I felt like Facebook itself was too broad - I could detail my favorite books, my favorite movies, my causes, my hobbies - it was all too much, and too invasive!
Only recently (within the past couple of years), did I discover . . .
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My good friend, Robin Lythgoe, author of As the Crow Flies, has some thoughts to share. Here goes . . .
When it comes to talking about social cataloguing for books, I think Goodreads is the *800 pound gorilla in the room. Nearly everyone knows what it is and how to use it. Nearly everyone uses it as their go-to option.
It's easy to keep track of my books, including the correct covers and editions if you're particular about that.
I can put all the candy - er, books, onto shelves I can name however I please, thus creating lists of . . .
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For my part, I hope things will have settled down a bit by the time we are ready to post for July. Until then, happy reading!