Goodreads, the social media platform of bookworms. We use it as much as Instagram and probably more than Facebook. I think it’s probably the platform I use second most, as I’m not very active on Facebook or Twitter (though I am working on the Twitter usage).
We use Goodreads to keep track of all our books – books we’ve read, what we want to read, how many books a year we’ve read… all of that. Plus there are bonuses like groups, giveaways, polls, and more. There’s actually quite a bit on that site to keep bookworms occupied for a substantial amount of time. I know I have spent a good amount of time in one sitting just organizing my shelves, entering giveaways, looking up new books, and more only to see that I’ve easily eaten up an hour (or more) of my time.
However, like most social media platforms we can find that we might be addicted to some of them. So here are some signs that you might be addicted to Goodreads (I already know that I am).
10 Signs You’re Addicted to Goodreads
1. As soon as you start a book, you update it to currently reading on your account
If it’s not on Goodreads, it didn’t happen… right?
2. You update your reading status before going to bed each night
3. You hype up Goodreads to every reader you know
It’s a social media site, so of course you have to share it with anyone who’s ever read a book!
4. When you type the letter ‘g’ into your browser, Goodreads is the first site to pop up (if not, it should be genieinanovel.com 😉 )
Enough said there.
5. The second you finish a book, you open Goodreads to change the status and give the book some stars
Or debate how many stars you want to give the book while you compile your thoughts for your review.
6. You check Goodreads more than Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat
Well, maybe as much as Instagram, since many book bloggers are active in the bookstagram community. But Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat… what are those?
7. You get anxious if you’re not ahead in your reading challenge
Seriously, if I fall behind on that I get panicky. It’s not good at all.
8. You wait all year long for the Goodreads Awards to start up so you can vote for your favorites
Speaking of, those should be coming up soon. I love the voting period!
9. You lose track of publication dates because you’re always adding new ones to your TBR
It’s funny when I think a book doesn’t come out for months then all of a sudden I see it on the shelf at the bookstore or at a local library.
10. The sound is off on your phone so that no one hears you scan books at the library or bookstore
I mean, there’s not shame in it, but when you’re scanning a number of books… it’s gets a little annoying.