Whether you read books from the library or are surgically attached to your e-reader, you can track your reading, express your views and discover great new books by adding the Goodreads app to your Facebook Timeline.
Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) January 18, 2012
If, like Thomas Jefferson, you “cannot live without books,” then Goodreads has a new social app for Facebook Timeline that’s designed for you. The launch of the Goodreads app for Facebook Timeline builds on a very successful 2011 for Goodreads. Membership doubled to 6.5 million members and the number of books added (rated, reviewed or “to read”) by members tripled to 240 million.
In keeping with our literary focus as the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations, here are five quotes on why the Goodreads app is essential for Facebook Timeline:
1. “A bookshelf is as particular to its owner as are his or her clothes; a personality is stamped on a library just as a shoe is shaped by the foot.” ― Alan Bennett
Facebook Timeline is all about expressing who you are and nothing tells your friends more about you than the books you read. With the Goodreads app for Facebook Timeline, you can share the books you’ve read or want to read, give status updates mid-book and share your reviews.
2. “A house without books is like a room without windows.” - Heinrich Mann
For book lovers, your Facebook Timeline is incomplete without sharing what you’re reading. With the Goodreads app for Facebook Timeline you’ll be able to see monthly and annual summaries of the number of books you’ve read, the number of pages you’ve read and which authors you read the most.
3. “My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.” ― Abraham Lincoln
Help your friends discover great new books to read by sharing your books on your Facebook Timeline. (And feel free to check out their books on their Timelines for additional inspiration.)
4. “The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books” - Katherine Mansfield
The Goodreads app for Facebook Timeline will spark new conversations and connections between you and your friends as you may learn when two friends are reading the same book at the same time. Who knows, maybe you'll end up starting a new book club!
5. “Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you.”- Louis L'Amour (Matagorda)
Some books change your life. Some books were part of your life-changing moments. Some books bring back everything about a certain time of your life. In the future, you’ll be able to add these books to the relevant years in your Facebook Timeline via Goodreads.
“Goodreads is a fun way to read socially, connecting with friends over a shared love of books,” said Otis Chandler, CEO and co-founder of Goodreads. “Whether you read books from the library or are surgically attached to your e-reader, you can track your reading, express your views and discover great new books by adding the Goodreads app to your Facebook Timeline.”
Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Founded in 2007, Goodreads is where readers discover and share books they love. The site has 6.5 million members who have added more than 240 million books to their shelves and written more than 13 million reviews. Loved by avid and casual readers alike, Goodreads members can discover new books by seeing what their friends are reading or by using the Goodreads Book Recommendation Engine; share ratings and recommendations; track what they have read and list what they want to read. Goodreads is also a place where more than 30,000 authors and their publishers connect with readers. It is a privately owned company.
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