So I talk about this a lot in some of my posts: my life was DRASTICALLY* different before I started using Goodreads versus AFTER I started using Goodreads.
And this post will list all of my points!
*I mean, now I know the actual order of a series. Drastic enough, am I right??
And also, slight update: I’m going to design my blog post icon photo things?? Because why not?? I have tried in the past, but it took too much effort.. so I stopped (that’s what you do when things take effort right?!) But after a while of looking at everybody else’s beautiful graphics I decided to actually do something. (still haven’t fixed that header yet..) but I’m playing around with Canva and trying to design a new icon/new header!!! And also I’m trying to make a divider graphic that’s better than a line..
Oh, and also I’m going to try to post on a schedule and more frequently.. maybe like, two/three posts per week?? I’ve been attacked with an influx of post ideas?
Like I mentioned two seconds ago, I now know the orders of different series!
And this is actually important because now that I’ve moved on from MG’s books since a while ago (#upgrade) there aren’t series order numbers on the covers/spines???? Like, it’s not hard!! JUST INCLUDE A “1” or something. Maybe even lines, like Roman numerals!!
And yes this has affected my life because I found out a couple of months ago that I read the Delirium series in the wrong order?? #ooooooops
It literally explained so much. Because I was SO confused the first 15% of each book but I was just like “eh,” I probably missed something when I was reading (I do that a lot, but that’s reserved for another blog post.) and MOVE ON.
#protip: when you think something is off, DON’T MAKE MY MISTAKES AND JUST MOVE ON
Yeah so I survived off of back covers + googling what to read. And also stumbling upon books in the library. TBH for some reason I forgot that books existed outside of the library??? So I would only read books if it was in the library. If a book was missing I would just move on and hope that the library would stock up on it. Spoiler: it didn’t.
I mean, I pretty much get all of my books from the library because um, I’m a broke teenager.
But now I get alerts when a new release is on the shelves!! It’s very helpful and life changing.
Um I just realized that this seems like I’m advertising all of Goodreads’s features BUT IM NOT I JUST LOVE GOODREADS*
*in case you were wondering, I AM A NORMAL HUMAN BEING**
The way I found new books was pretty much by googling “what to read after ____”
I mean, it yielded results. (Honestly I’m surprised by the vast amount of posts like that online.)
But still, Goodreads is so much more fun. You get to have a TBR 5x bigger than you planned to have, and then read like .07% of that (#accurate) and then cry over all the books you want to read. It’s a great life!
Is it weird that I slightly stalk other people and read all of their reviews?? (The other people = all the top reviewers)
Because it’s so much fun for me to read other reviews about what I want to read or what I have loved! Honestly, I enjoy reading bad reviews of my favorite books because new perspective!!
(There’s always been a whole controversy about different book opinions and civilly have a discussion versus having a full blown hate argument and I’m here like welllllll I don’t hate reading other people’s opinions because they are just opinions??)
So… if you can’t tell, you should get a Goodreads if you don’t have one! Although it hasn’t been a useful tool blogger wise (I haven’t gained traction from it) it’s stills very useful book tracking tool! And a tool for all the things I mentioned above, of course.
Oh, and here‘s the link to Goodreads if you don’t have one (psst you should click on it!).
So… do you use Goodreads? If not, do you use any other tools? Or do you keep it all in your mind? And if it’s the last choice, TEACH ME YOUR WAYS.