I Got a Goodreads Account!

Goodreads is basically Facebook for book-lovers. I think. I’ve only had an account for a day now. (I was in the middle of completing a very important homework assignment, so of course I felt the urge to get a Goodreads account right then and there.) Since I’ve got it, I’ve looked up and rated all the books I could remember reading, and updated my to-read list. I even got the Goodreads app!

The problem is, I have no friends on Goodreads or in real life. I’m awfully lonely over there, I’m wondering if anyone would like to be pals with me. My profile name is Matthew Black.

Now that I have just used sneaky subliminal messaging to make you to be friends with me on Goodreads, I might as well tell you you about that guest post contest I was hosting for the 500th commenter. That’s still on, and now there’s only 60 comments left until then. Since billions of people read my blog each day, you’ll probably want to win for publicity’s sake. Just don’t comment on one post sixty times saying “Hi.” That will get you disqualified, and I’ll be forced to give you a disappointed shake of the head. You will cry.

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34 thoughts on “I Got a Goodreads Account!

      1. I’ll try looking for you then. My name doesn’t have three t’s in it, as it said in the post (I edited it out a few minutes ago, but it may have been too late!). Just two.

      1. Only if they add to the conversation. If they’re just pointless comments like “K,” then I will be forced to give you the evil eye.

    1. I just accepted it!

      And I completely agree. While both could be life-ruiningly addictive, Goodreads is superior because books are good for both the mind and the soul. And the calf muscle, for some reason.

      1. Hmm… Liam’s Goodreads account is named after his own fictional character? That’s quite “quirk”y of him. (It took me all day to come up with that joke.)

        You can expect a friend request from me soon. So can Liam.

  1. Oho, so you betray me behind my back? It would be stupid to betray me while I’m looking, of course, but still– can’t you be a bit more courageous?

    In my defense, I would have offered my services as a friend if I had seen this post earlier. As it was, I am sold like a slave, to fill your friend-coffers! If that makes any sense!

    I still accepted your request, though.

    1. I swear, I didn’t mean anything by it! Please don’t kill me. I have a wife and kids! Well, technically I don’t, but I did stay in a Holiday Inn last weekend. Surely that must count for something?

      Oh, and thanks for accepting my request.

      1. Actually, I’ve managed to forget everything Stephen King has ever written. One of his books (forgot which one) was so traumatizing that my brain erased everything from Stephen King in order to save me from potential psychological disorders. Thanks, brain!

        I hope that didn’t change your mind about not killing me.

  2. Goodreads is addictive. Seriously. My to-read pile is HUGE. It’s way better then facebook because it’s just you and hundreds of books…what more could make a person happy? (Maybe jellybeans as well. Jellybeans and books.)

    I requested friends.

    1. How cool would it be if there was a book that tasted like jellybeans!?

      Actually, that would be horrible, because then I would be stuck between eating the book or reading it. Of course I wouldn’t eat it, (books are friends, not food), but the temptation to take a bite or two would be overwhelming, and I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the book.

      Sorry, what were we talking about? Oh, yeah. I just accepted your friend request.

  3. Your post reminded me of a Robert Benchley quote:

    “Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn’t the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.”

  4. That is EXACTLY how I describe Goodreads to my friends: it’s like Facebook for bookworms! Of course, Goodreads has a lot more intellectually-stimulating conversations, and a lot less selfies and grammatical errors. 😛

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