The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.
Do you use Goodreads to keep track of your books?
(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)
I do use Goodreads to track my reading – sort of. How is that for a non-definitive answer?
I put my books in starting with my current reads – I put the book I am actually currently reading and then the next two books that I will be reading, so people can see those three books. I show this on my blog.
I also always post my reviews on Goodreads. That is the real reason I use it because, since I read mostly ARCs, I know it is encouraged to post the reviews on Goodreads.
I also use the TBR list for two reasons: (1) Goodreads contacts me for any giveaways if the book appears on my list and (2) so that I don’t forget about a book that I’m interested in. But, I’m not in any way, shape, or form consistent in doing this.
The keeping track of part is just a consequence of the above reasons that I use Goodreads. I never used it before I started book blogging. Every once in a while I’d look at it more out of curiosity than anything. I knew my oldest daughter and her friends used it (and they still do) – so it was sort of a novelty to me – much like social media.
I’m also part of a few groups on it, but I’ve never figured out what to do with them and if it’s worth becoming more involved. I feel like my involvement time is completely taken up with blog time, Twitter, and Instagram.
How do you use Goodreads? Or, do you not use it?