Goodreads Love #SOL16 Day 23

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If I were to choose one of my favorite technology inventions I would have to say http://www.goodreads.com.  My husband calls me “Queen of the Tabs” and I ALWAYS have a Goodreads tab open on my computer.  If I’m scrolling through Twitter or Facebook and someone recommends a book, I immediately add it to my Goodreads “To Read” list. When someone posts a list of books coming out this year, I dutifully add each title to my Goodreads “To Read” list.  I have the app on my phone so I can add a title at any given moment.

The beauty of Goodreads is that when a book I’ve saved is published I get an email saying the title is now available.  This means I open a new tab for my public library card catalog and request the book.  It is as simple as that!  It feels as though I have my own private secretary keeping me totally in the know!

As I finish a book I rate it and give it a shelf to make it easier to refer back to.  For instance, I have shelves for board books, wordless picture books, a grief/loss, and Mock Newbery 2017…you get the idea.  When someone asks for a recommendation I can quickly refer back to my shelves.  I also refer back to the shelves when placing orders for the school library.  I try to read as many titles as I can from the public library before purchasing for my library so that I don’t waste any of the book budget.

I also like to see what my friends are reading and adding to their “to read” lists to get recommendations.  It is social media for book nerds like me.  I can follow authors I like.  I even get emails alerting me of giveaways for books that I’ve shelved.  It really is an amazing concept.  Yes, I am in awe of this website and all it has done to streamline my passion and career.

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7 thoughts on “Goodreads Love #SOL16 Day 23”

  1. Melanie, I love Goodreads too. It’s especially a great resource when a classroom teacher asks me for suggested books. I save books I find on Twitter and blogs. Of course, I want to read them too but my WTR pile is out of control!

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