Goodreads vs. Other Ways of Tracking Books
I use Goodreads to track my books as well as get info on books I want to read. All in all, Goodreads is really useful for me! I used it even before becoming a blogger to track books that I've read.
But then came all the drama. Authors started complaining that some readers were being obnoxious. Sure, that's true, but the authors honestly could've done their part better. Everyone's a critic, if you're an author; learn that. So because of the authors whining, Goodreads started deleting the reviews that were "snarky" and even started deleting shelves off of users without notice. For some bloggers, it was really bad. I think that it was completely uncalled for, but anyway, tried to stay out of it.
So because of that, people have moved to "Booklikes." What I'm here to talk about is the difference and what I prefer.
To be honest, I like Goodreads. Despite what happened, I'm loyal to Goodreads and how it worked. I tried sites like Shelfari and Booklikes and just didn't like them.
A lot of people use Goodreads and I think it's the most popular and easiest to you (well, for me.) My brain is used to how to search, write a review and add a book to "to read" in Goodreads. Besides what happened, I still believe it's a great, working site to be using.
While people have moved to Shelfari (Amazon) and Booklikes, I wish them happiness there, but I'm sticking to what I prefer and know how to use.