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Goodreads: a website for Bibliophiles

Updated on October 5, 2012

I have been a member of for almost two years now and I enjoy sharing with pleasure the joy of reading with those of like mind. Goodreads brings together a combination of community, your reading list as well as suggestions and comments about books read all in one place. You can choose to take the reading challenge as well, which can be edited depending on how willing you are to read more books. I have edited mine from 20 to 25 to 30 thus far this year, and I keep on reading.

Reading is a genuine pleasure of mine and always has been. To find a book written in this day and age that captures me has been a difficult thing to do, but of late have been enamored with three books that have been over 700 pages each this year, as well as others not so long.

Ken Follett's Trilogy Fall of Giants and Winter of the World have been two gems I have enjoyed reading thus far as well as 11-22-63 written by Stephen King. While usually a fan of nonfiction and classics, I have branched out to include some more modern day tomes to balance out my life in amazing ways! To carry a book that weighs oftentimes more than a newborn baby, has me take stock in making a commitment to delve into the lives of characters intertwined magnificently by the author of the piece.

Several other notable books well worth a glance are focused on why we cannot agree about religion or politics. Seems it has to do with brain function, much like right and left brain differences. This information gives way to being a bit more tolerant of the ideas and choices of others! Writing about such things on this website allows one the ability to find new books that one may not have even thought a worthy read.

This site also offers community participation based upon genres of interest and a connection with others who like similar reads. It also has a place to banter about those books that others had difficulty completing and those worthy of a second read.

Goodreads is a great place to also keep track of your authors, the books you read and your progress over the years. It helps you in seeing that you have accomplished something worthwhile besides playing video games and stalking Facebook! A truly worthy place to spend some time!


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      Tara Carbery 

      5 years ago from Cheshire, UK

      I'm a voracious reader too and would love to check this site out. Thank you so much for sharing this gem with us. Best wishes, Tara. :)


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