Wednesday, August 3, 2016

GoodReads, you used to be cool!

I stuck with GoodReads through the Amazon buy, through the censorship of reviews, through several redesigns ... but this last redesign is the straw that breaks this camel's back. And it's practically making me cry to say that. (Probably a good thing I get less attached to social media sites, I guess.)

Anyway I'd appreciate tips on alternatives if anyone has a favorite. I'm familiar with LibraryThing but that's the only one.


  1. Try Library Thing ( I tried to switch to GoodReads but it always felt a little awkward to me. Library Thing lets you set your comfort level of social involvement, from a simple online catalog of your books, to reviews, or to groups and talking/sharing.

    1. As I mentioned, I am familiar with LibraryThing. Problem is that it's more of a cataloguing system, which I'm not that interested in. I really liked the social aspect of GoodReads.

  2. Huh. I haven't been on Goodreads in a while (except for reading a friend's review now and then), so I wasn't aware of recent design changes.

  3. Oh. Never mind. Just went there and I see what you mean.