Goodreads Is Great For Readers

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We’ve all discovered good books simply by asking a trusted friend what he or she has read lately. That’s the point of Goodreads at www.goodreads.com, except there you’ll have 15 million friends to help you find a great book. Think of it as a mash-up of Facebook, your book club, and everyone else’s book clubs. You get to see what other people like, by genre, and how they rated them. And every genre and sub-genre has groups you can join. It even lets people break it down into books they’ve read, books they’re reading now or books they’re about to read. Goodreads started in 2007 and today has over 15 million members and growing. What I like is that you’ll find books and authors you might otherwise have never found. And because you can hang out virtually with people who read the kind of stuff you do, you can find some real gems. If you haven’t seen the site yet, go check it out. It was really made for readers. Here’s a link to a New York Times article about Goodreads that ran a few weeks ago: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/13/books/goodreadscom-is-growing-as-a-popular-book-site.html?_r=0