I decided to include a new feature on my blog – discussion posts! I’d love to get to know everyone more and I’d love to hear your opinions on bookish things. For my first discussion post I thought I would talk about something I’m pretty sure all of us are acquainted with: Goodreads.
For those of you who don’t know, Goodreads is a social media platform that was made for bookworms to be bookworms. It’s like a bookish Facebook. I happen to be a pretty big fan of the site, and I check it/update it daily. I like using the website to catalog my books and to discover new books. I also follow some of my favorite BookTubers on there. Goodreads has many perks, one of which includes the yearly reading challenge.
The only complaint I have about it is that sometimes I feel like the reviewers on Goodreads can be pretty harsh. There’s a difference between giving a book a negative review and just flat out bashing the book and/or the author, and I feel like the reviewers on that blog cross that line a lot. That being said, though, I feel like you can always count on the reviews to be honest.
Oh yeah! And I wish they would add a “re-read” option because, hey, sometimes a book is too good to read just once.
Those two things aside, I really like Goodreads. I like knowing what people are reading and I’ve found a lot of really cool books through there. I like that they also have giveaways. It’s a great opportunity to win free books. I love the list feature, too, because they help me find books I probably wouldn’t have heard of otherwise.
How do you feel about the site? Do you have any complaints? Anything about the site that you absolutely love? Let’s discuss 🙂
P.S. You can all feel free to add me on Goodreads here 🙂