Monday, April 27, 2009

Shelfari? Goodreads?

Does anyone have a page on Shelfari or Goodreads?  I confess I have one on both, but I've been neglecting Goodreads for a while now.  I started there and loved it!  I added all the books I could think of, found some new interesting ones to read, and connected with a few friends.  Then I was seduced by the flashy shelf widget of Shelfari and started adding books there, too.  The only problem is, I don't really know anyone that uses Shelfari and so I don't have very many people to connect with there.  Is it bad that I was seduced by the flashy graphics?  I suppose I am judging the proverbial book by its cover!  It does have great features as well.  I'm starting to think I'll just keep up with both sites...but is that a waste of time?  

Aside from the snazzy virtual bookshelves, both of these sites are terrific ways to connect with other readers, get a visual representation of the books you have read or want to read, and find new books!  A few times, when deciding what book to post about, I've found my answer on Shelfari faster than I found a book on my physical bookshelves. 

So, do you have books lists on either of these?  If so, do you want to be my friend??  :)


Amanda K Lockrow said...

I post on good reads. I forget to go there often and update. I didn't know about shelfari but the widget is cool for sure.

Caitlin said...

The widget is my favorite part of Shelfari, but I like other features they have too. I think I'm going to have to update both of them since so many people are on Goodreads. Is anyone else on Goodreads that wants to connect?