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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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About Alexis

Alexis Rankin Popik, author of Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate, is an award-winning short story writer whose work has appeared in The Berkshire Review and Potpourri Magazine. She has penned numerous articles about local history that have been published in Connecticut Explored and the University of Connecticut School of Law and The Hartford Seminary publications. A former union organizer, Popik traveled the country educating shipyard workers about health and safety and founded a labor-management health plan before turning to writing fiction full-time. She lives with her husband in New England.
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