This week I was looking for a few “good reads” for six-year-olds and spent a lot of time perusing Goodreads. It’s a terrific website and I recommend it to anyone who loves books.
I first became acquainted with the site when my book (Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate—please buy it if you haven’t already) was published. I found that many of my friends were already Goodreads members. Here’s why:
On Goodreads you can see what is popular in a particular genre, check out readers’ reviews and ratings, find out what events are connected to the book (such as writer appearances or on-line Q&A sessions). You can also join reading groups, get specialized recommendations (such as books for six-year-old girls that don’t involve princesses), and sign up for giveaway programs. There’s more—a lot more—that I haven’t explored.
So the next time you are looking for a lot of good ideas about what to read—think Goodreads.
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