1/17/11

Do you Goodreads or Shelfari?

Originally I discovered Shelfari a year and a half ago when I got back into reading.  (Kids can suck the brains out of you, you know?)  Not long after joining Shelfari I found out about Goodreads.  In efforts to NOT give myself more work (Freaking A, who needs more work? Unless your an agent then "Me! I do! I do!)  I decided to stick with Shelfari and not transfer all my stuff to Goodreads or maintain both.

What do you do?  Is there a difference?  I see Goodreads in the blogosphere way more than Shelfari so I'm wondering if I picked the wrong team.  (Kind of like those people who picked Team Gayle over Team Peeta...Ha!  Just messing with you Team Gayle people (*mumbles "even though you picked wrong.")

If the both book shelves are equal in the universe then yay!  Someday my book will be on those shelves and I want to make sure I'm not missing out on anything.

12 comments :

  1. I haven't actually looked at Shelfari. I found Goodreads, and because it is very popular around the blog, I've decided to stick with that.

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  2. I use both. I use GoodReads for all the books I've read or will read, while my Shelfari account only has the kidlit books I've read. I use the Shelfari widget on my website since it has a great look.

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  3. I recently joined Goodreads because I'd seen it around the blogosphere. I'm still getting used to updating it! If you join, I'll friend you. :)

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  4. I've used Goodreads for a few years now. I like it a lot. I've never used shelfari so I have no basis for comparison. Sorry!

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  5. Cheree - It is popular darn it. It's like high school all over again, never picking the popular one.

    Medeia - Both? Really? Smart plan you have though. I don't want to maintain both. I have to pick one or the other. Ugh.

    Ghenet - Friends, yes yes. If I switch I'll definitely stalk you. :)

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  6. Howdy olbff! I opened a shelfari eons ago and it's been that long since i looked at it. Maybe it's time to revisit. (Still in Texas!!)

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  7. Hannah - I think I just need to switch. Most bloggers use Goodreads. I just dread having to transfer all my information. ANd I have to transfer it because for me, each book is a badge of honor and I need my trophy bookshelf.

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  8. This is the first I've heard of Shelfari. One of my professors introduced me to Goodreads 3 years ago and I really like it.

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  9. Nicole! When are you coming home? It's so lonely without my OLBFF to blog around with. When I figure out this bookshelf thingy we can be friends there too. :)

    See Laura, more great peeps on Goodreads and I'm feeling left out. I think I might switch but not until I finish this WIP. I'm almost done.

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  10. Home tomorrow night! I'm going thru blog withdrawal but my mind is so immersed in photography I can't wrap my head around a post!! lol

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  11. I use both. However, I go on Shelfari more often due to the easy formatting. But I like goodreads for the reviews and giveaways! They are both great. Shelfari seems simpler though.

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  12. Interesting post, thanks for sharing.

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