Last November, I joined GoodReads. I know this mainly because I was roaming around online (doing that procrastination thing, you know), came across a link to GoodReads, clicked, realized I had an account and signed in again. And at the top of the page, it tells me I joined in November.
Which is all a roundabout way of telling you I haven’t done anything at all with my GoodReads membership. Kind of makes sense, because I signed up back when I was heavily in the midst of deadlines, so I really didn’t have the time to get to know the site and start using it.
I have the time now. So I’ve been browsing around the site, and it looks really really interesting. But it’s kind of overwhelming. I’ve looked through the site itself a bit, and did a bit of googling about it as well, but I’m still not sure how to use it.
It does look like a fantastic place to chat about books.
I’ve been toying around with getting one of the iPhone apps that let me build a library database (complete with scanning using the iPhone camera), and both of the apps I’m thinking about would let me export the database in csv format, so I would be able to upload my file to GoodReads. That might be handy.
And I think I might start using the feature that lets me post a GoodReads review I write directly here to MsBookish. That wouldn’t be bad at all, either.
There’s also the GoodReads iPhone app itself to check out.
All you active GoodReads users, any tips for a newbie to the site? (Almost forgot: here’s my profile page. Please do friend me!)