The New York Times had an article this week on Goodreads.com, a social media site for finding book recommendations and seeing what your friends are also reading.
I’ve been a member for six or eight months now, ever since a co-worker explained how the site works. I mostly use it to corral titles that interest me so I don’t forget them as I sift through my ever-growing pile of books-to-be-read.
But the NYT article exposed a different side of Goodreads, which has grown to 15 million members — it’s a community.
“The site is also host to roughly 20,000 organically occurring online book clubs for every preference — from people interested in only Proust to those who prefer history and Tudor-period fiction. There are 314 clubs for paranormal romance fans alone.”
Are you a member of Goodreads? Have you participated in an online book club or author chat? Leave a comment and let us know.