Saturday, March 18, 2017

Using Goodreads in a New Way {Slice of Life Story Challenge}



I'm looking at the Kindle Daily Deals and some titles look interesting to me but I wish I had more information to help confirm I want to make a purchase.  I read the blurbs online.  I talk to myself; going back and forth do I really need another book in my TBR pile to read.  Then I sit some more until I get an ah-ha moment.  What if I go to Goodreads and type in the title to see if any of my friends have read any of these titles.  I carry through on this action and its brilliant.  I find friends who have read some of the titles I'm reading.  Several friends rating a book with five stars so that was an easy yes.  Then three to four more titles were on Julie or Cathy's to read list.  These ladies are always dangerous in person to buy books with and now it's carrying over to my e-reader experience.  I was very happy to think about using Goodreads for book purchases and not just tracking what I've read.

Thank you Two Writing Teachers for organizing the Slice of Life Story Challenge.

6 comments:

  1. Hi Mandy, yes, I do this too. So many titles seem to sound good, but I check Goodreads to see what others say, too. Great idea!

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  2. For sure!! I use Goodreads all the time to learn more about books and determine if they should be added to my TBR pile or not. It is such a great tool.

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  3. My TBR list on Goodreads is nothing short of frightening. I was just thinking I should edit that list. Using my amazon purchases are in need of reigning in too. Thanks for the tip.

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  4. I need to use Goodreads for book purchases in addition to recording my reading life. Thank you for the reminder!

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  5. Those Kindle books are dangerous for me...one click and my TBR shelf grows exponentially. Can't wait to hear about what you've read.

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