According to its website, Goodreads “is a place where you can see what your friends are reading and vice versa. You can create “bookshelves” to organize what you’ve read (or want to read). You can comment on each other’s reviews. You can find mind-blowing new books.
Probably the most popular of the several free, Internet-based book-recommending and book-organizing sites, Goodreads has announced it now has over 10 million subscribers.
Details at the Los Angeles Times and at TechCrunch.
Found at Shelf Awareness
Although most bibliophiles prefer actually reading their books with the physical book in their hands, many of us gratefully and habitually use the Internet to find some of those books. In fact, there are so many useful tools for bibliophiles available on the Internet that we’ve made a list of of faves and dubbed it the Booklover’s Toolbox.
One bibliophilic Internet site not listed in the Toolbox is Google Books. The helpful folks over at MakeUseof.com have put together a bunch of ways booklovers might make use of Google Books, Google’s ambitious project to digitize every book ever printed – and, apparently a lot of issues of magazines, too.
Read MakeUseof.com’s article.
We won’t go so far as to assume that most avid booklovers and public library users are also frequent listeners to National Public Radio programs, but we’d be surprised if there wasn’t a huge overlap among these groups.
In any case, if you haven’t taken a look at NPR’s website lately, you might want to give it a look-see (and possibly add it to your Internet Favorites). The site was recently redesigned, is easy to navigate and search, and is very rich in information – including lots of book-related interviews, lists, and features.
Found at the Librarian in Black