Sometimes I take it for granted that everyone knows what I know. I mean, really, can’t you read my mind? LOL
Speaking with some co-workers, who are rabid readers, I was surprised that not one knew about Goodreads. If you know about this site, then I high-five you. I get that a lot of readers don’t care about author websites and blogs but this site is for READERS.
I love using Goodreads. Not as an author but, like most writers, I was a reader first. It’s a great way to browse new authors or checking out if a book is generally getting good reviews. It’s for ALL genres, not just romance, so if your hubbies/boyfriends/significant other likes to read they can play too.
I do have an author page but I use Goodreads as a reader more than anything. I review most of the things I read now. I keep it short and sweet, basically because I’m not a professional reviewer. If I can’t give a book a good review then I generally don’t write anything. (Mostly, one or two may have pissed me off enough to break my philosophy).
There are also book clubs and groups and so many things that I can't list them all. LOL
The moral of this blog?
Spread the word folks. You’d be surprised how many avid readers out there may not know of Goodreads. It’s a great resource!