Back on Goodreads

I signed up to Goodreads back in 2008 while I was at uni. But back then, I didn’t really see the point of it all, so I left, but forgot to delete my account.

But now that my focus is back on literature, I went to sign up just to discover I never signed out.

So here I am, back on Goodreads. I’m still trying to build my read and TBR shelves. I’ve not written reviews yet. At the moment, I’m just busy adding books – and friends.
My READ shelf:
Conny's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (read shelf)

Turns out, all this catching up has made me the #8 Top User from Germany this week (though the counter is a bit behind, I should be in 6th place). I’ve made a list of all the books I own, so I’m slowly but surely adding them.

Are you on Goodreads? Wanna hang out? Add me as a friend! Clicking on the picture will take you straight to my profile.

Goodreads profile

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7 thoughts on “Back on Goodreads”

  1. I’m not on GoodReads myself, never got round to signing up to it. I didn’t realise adding books to your shelf could make you top user haha. Nice blog, I’ve followed 🙂 I’m a writer btw. I write short stories and I’m currently working on a novel, with the Prologue already uploaded on my blog. Feel free to check them out, I’d appreciate it and would love to hear your feedback!

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  2. I use Goodreads but not really. Actually, what I mean is that I have a Goodreads account that I list books I’ve read and used to do reviews but have sort of not done so in this calendar year. With Kindle, it is really easy to mark the book you are reading as Currently Reading and then at the end, it will let you rate it automatically, too. I don’t use the social media aspect of it. It’s nice to have because it’s very easy to look up books and authors and reviews without being distracted by lots of other merchandise (like on Amazon). I think it was a smart move for Amazon to buy Goodreads as they compliment each other.

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    1. I’m currently just using it as inventory, but I do like the aspect of looking at what my friends are reading. Because you always discover new titles.

      I know there’s a link between Goodreads and Amazon, though I wish that’d translate on the Amazon site as well. As in: instead of adding books to your wish list, add them on a TBR/Wishlist on Goodreads to keep track. I keep switching back and forth which is a bit annoying as I went on a Kindle $0 spree the other day and it kinda refuses to link up so I’m adding manually. Still getting the hang of things. I have to say I like the Goodreads smartphone app though. It lets you scan barcodes to add to your shelves, so I’m doing a lot of that at the moment. Although I was gifted about 70 books from my gran this year, and they’re all from 1927 – 1980ish, so everything prior to 1970 doesn’t have ISBNs and most were printed before the 80s, so they don’t have barcodes either…

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  3. I love Goodreads! (Of course my TBR shelf keeps growing faster than I could ever read them.) They have free book giveaways there, and I like how it keeps track of what I’ve read over the past year, makes it easy to see where I’m at. And of course I sent you a friend request/ 🙂

    Just stopped by to let you know I nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award (if you haven’t already done it)
    http://hiddenstaircase.net/2015/07/09/the-blogger-recognition-award/

    Enjoy!

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    1. Hi 🙂 Yes, I have accepted your friend request! My TBR list grows and grows. I love their Giveaways and I have the funny feeling that I signed up in the first pplace to take part in one.

      Thank you very much for the nomination! I will get around to posting about it, but I’m still catching up.

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