Monday, March 23, 2009

Operative Factors: Goodreads.com

Goodreads is a bibliophile's best pal. Not only can you find books, but it introduces a social aspect into your reading repertoire. It allows you to see what your friends are reading and what they want to read, how they rate books. You can join a group, make a list of books, and keep track of what you read and want to read using your bookshelves. This site is a must for any reader.

Once you join, you can access your friends from your email address book, your Facebook account, etc. and ask them to connect with you on Goodreads. If your friend already has a Goodreads account, then you will see their account and be able to send them a friend request. If they don't, then you can send them an invitation to join.

There are Goodreads plug-ins for Facebook, Twitter, and Plaxo at least, and proabably many many more to help keep you up to date with your social networks. You can create widgets to put in your blog on the My Account page which are really spiffy.

If you haven't already, head on over and create your account!

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