01 June 2007

So much cooler than a spreadsheet

In 2004, I started keeping track of the books I read. My system has evolved since then. At first it was just a numbered list, the next year I added -, /, + ranking which morphed into -, /, +, ++, +++ before the year was out. In 2006, I switched to a spreadsheet and a 0-5 scale that allows halves.

GoodReads is so much more visually appealing though. Add a book to your list and it'll show you the cover, let you rank it 1-5, mark the month and year you read it, add a review, and even recommend it to a friend. You can add friends to your profile so you can see what they're reading, and you can rank any books from their list that you've read. GoodReads will then tell you how well your ratings match up, so you can see if your tastes jive.

You can also organize your lists by creating "shelves," which can include what you're currently reading or even books you want to read.

Pretty cool and fun to play with.

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  1. That is so cool! I'm going to have to set an account up once I'm settled in the north.

  2. It's real easy. Let me know so we can compare books.

    Or I can send you an invite if you like...