Despite the fact that the internet is a constant source of never ending electronic amusement, sometimes it’s simply not enough to keep you entertained. On the days where memes, kittens, trolls and games just aren’t cutting it, might we suggest settling in with a good book? Don’t worry, there’s no need to go cold turkey by turning off your rig while you read--far from it. As a matter of fact, our Cool Site of the Week, GoodReads, can actually enhance the life of a bookworm.
GoodReads is a social network designed with book lovers in mind. After creating an account, users are invited to build a library of the books they’ve read and give each one a rating. Once that’s done, it’s time to get social: By connecting with friends from your Twitter, Facebook, Hotmail, Yahoo, or Gmail, you’ll be able to see what other people in your circle are reading. Don’t have a lot of readers in your peer group? No Problem: GoodReads lets you connect with new acquaintances through the site as well. Members of your friends list can swap book reviews and make recommendations.
As GoodReads currently boasts over 6,400,000 members and 220,000,000 different books, reading aficionados will never be at a loss to find someone else to talk about books with or come up with something new to read again.
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