Thursday, March 3, 2011
For the Readers
My next great embrace of technology comes in the form of a website, Good Reads. Even if you do not have an e-reader, this website is a reader's dream come true. You can chat with your favorite authors, find out when new books are coming out, chat with other reader's in a forum atmosphere, get book recommendations, swap books with others, enter contests for advanced reading copies of new releases, search for any book that has ever been published, and more...One of the most important features to me is my virtual library. There I can track the books I've read and the books I want to read. I'll never pick up a book again that I've already read. It also helps me keep up with which series I'm reading and where I was. I can make notes to myself, and even give reviews. A book nerd can get lost on this website. It's also seemlessly compatible with your facebook account. Another great feature is a section for e-books. A quick search for a book will let you know if a book is available in e-format. If it's free, you can download it right then and there without searching the rest of the internet. If it's not free, it will provide you with a list of venues where you can purchase the e-book and how much it costs with each vendor.