I wasn't sure about joining Goodreads for a long time. I'm still not sure. I'm wondering if I'll eventually find that I'm too busy to maintain my Goodreads account as I have with previous non-blog bookish endeavours. Why then, if I'm concerned that I'll be too busy did I end up with a Goodreads account? One simple reason: the Goodreads app. Do you know that the Goodreads app has a barcode scanning feature? So, instead of having to manually enter my books, all I had to do was scan the barcode with the camera. Is is weird that I thought of barcode scanning as fun? Probably, but I don't care. I really liked that I could scan the book and a picture of the cover would pop up. It made joining Goodreads worth it.
There are other reasons I joined, like finding my blogging friends on Goodreads and entering giveaways. I like the Recommendations feature and the quizzes, browsing them are an excellent time waster.
Will I stick with Goodreads? I think so. Now that I'm on there, it seems pretty easy. We'll see what happens.
The other site I've joined is 49thShelf. It's a Canadian Book site. I actually signed up ages ago, but never did anything about it. Then, after joining Goodreads, I thought, I could join this one too. It's Canadian and I'd like to help out my local indie authors if I can. Plus, I'm always going on about Margaret Atwood, I enjoy Michael Ondaatje and Alice Munro and so many other great Canadians, it seemed natural to sign up here .
So, here I am. I used to say that I wouldn't do any other book site besides my own blog, but now I've gone and joined two.
What was I thinking?
I've linked to both sites on my sidebar over to the right. I know many of you are either already on Goodreads or at least know what it's about, but you might not know about 49thShelf. Both sites are worth a visit.
*I couldn't resist using that picture.