GoodReads gives you the chance to get together online with people who are reading the same books you are. It’s social networking for book lovers. Like other social networking sites, on GoodReads you can create and edit a profile to show your interests, add friends, send them messages, join groups and participate in discussions. There are some active groups on the site, and there are also other fun features such as book trivia questions and voting for favorite books. Most of the features on the site are accessible without signing up. You can follow group discussions, read reviews and check out your favorite authors. However, if you want to take part in the social side you will need to join the site.
Adding books is simple. If you are a member of another books site, you can export your book list in Excel CSVformat and import it into GoodReads – which works quite well. Anytime you check out a new book on GoodReads, you have the option to add it to the list of books you have read, are reading or are about to read. The latest additions, with your reviews and comments, appear on your public profile for others to see. GoodReads takes the guesswork out of finding new books to read and gaining greater enjoyment in the whole process.
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