I have nothing against this app or website. On the contrary, I really like it and motivates me, to a certain extent, to keep reading!
I like this little feature to keep track of how much I have read about one book. To know the percentage of what I have read or how much I am missing is just so intoxicating, in a good way. I like that it gives me the option to rate a book, not that this is a unique feature. Once I finish reading a book, that is the first thing I will do. This world is moved by percentages, stats, numbers, and averages, and Goodreads facilitates that to you, so you can also follow up on your improvement. Basic and concise: keep reading darling, you will get there soon!
Some people are obsessed with Twitter or Snapchat, me? Goodreads! I have a wishlist on every single app or website for books, and they are never the same list and Goodreads is always telling you “Have you checked this book?” “We recommend you this one”, like if I am not in enough trouble with all the books that I have in my own queues… and they keep throwing them to my face.
I can sort of put the books on shelves and then forget about the ones I never liked. I categorize them depending on how much I like them or hate them, and it is just not only a matter of love/hate, but you have the opportunity to “meh” them, “love them”, set your own list to read on vacations and so on.
The news feed will give you this little guilty pleasure of “stalking” what other people are reading, their progress, and check their reviews and all that. Basic stuff, seriously.
Now it comes the little monster of this website/app… the “Reading Challenge.” Your worst nightmare, your nemesis, or just your little competitive friend. I love and hate this thing. I love it if you find it just challenging to set a realistic goal. Why realistic? Because if you push it too much, it stops being fun! What is the fun of reading 80 books a year if at the end you do not remember half of them and you “learn” nothing from them? I do not know the rest of the readers, but I rather quality than quantity! I rather take my time to enjoy the books that I read. I am not saying that those who read 90 books a year are doing it wrong, but I just do not like that. Do not rush! Just go at your own speed, you do not need to prove anything to anybody… seriously.
One thing I do love! Are the quotes! Get those amazing quotes from your favorite book and have them all in your profile! I just like to go over them sometimes and remember how good that book made me feel.
If you are not using Goodreads, but you are thinking about it, I will encourage you to do it! It is fun! But remember, do it wisely and do not let it take the best of you! Your books are your dear friends, so do not let anything get in between you two… or three… or five hundred other friends.
If you wish to check my Goodreads profile, hey! Feel free to go there! You can add me there or even like my Facebook page! The pictures are being uploaded to Instagram too!
Discussion time!: What do you think about it?
Thank you for reading!
“Find your peace, find your joy, find your book, and never let go”.
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