So we all know that you can easily fall down the rabbit hole that is Goodreads. Share some thoughts and experiences you have when hanging out there.
You know what’s fun about Goodreads? You log in, and you get sucked into an endless loop of finding books to add to your list, updating shelves, and stalking your friends’ shelves. You know I’m right.
Ooh, I got a GR friend request, you may think. Let me log in real quick and accept.
Ooh I wonder what books this new friend has been reading lately.
Oh look we have this author in common. Does this author have any new books out or maybe something new soon?
Ooh let me add these to my to-read shelf. And then check reviews from others. And then see what other books people who liked book X are reading.
And it never stops until you force yourself to close the browser window. Sometimes it feels like I spend more time reading about books and chatting about books, than I do actually reading books.
Anyone else feel this way and have similar thoughts/experiences on Goodreads?
I navigate to Goodreads so frequently that my browser knows where to head when I just type “g”. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or bad. But I am definitely on Goodreads a lot.
My rabbit hole is the listsopia and explore functions. Need a new mystery – there’s a list for that. YA Romance/Urban Fantasy. There’s a list for that. If there is something you are looking for – there is a list for it.
I use the Readers Also Enjoyed function as well. Especially when I can’t figure out what to read next. Sure, I have hundreds of books on my TBR list. But sometimes, nothing appeals. And I just need something new.
And not to brag, but I actually won a Goodreads giveway a few weeks ago. I didn’t even know people ever won those!
What about you? Do you get sucked into Goodreads? Or not use it at all?