Goodreads has been making quite a few changes lately. The biggest change is probably the new look of the website. Information about what you’re currently reading and how you’re doing with the Goodreads challenge now appear on the left side of the screen, along with books you recently added to your “want to read” shelf. The bulk of the page (the center column if you’re viewing on a large screen or right column if viewing on a smaller one) is where you’ll find your updates feed. Book covers are much more prominent and appear throughout the update feed when referenced in a person’s comment. In general it appears Goodreads was going for something that was more visual (hence the large pictures of book covers) and less textual.
If you do not like the new look, you can always switch back to the old one. On the new site look for “Old Site” near the bottom of the left column. Click that and say welcome back to the Goodreads website you’ve become accustomed to.
Another change at Goodreads is Goodreads Deals. Essentially these are personalized ads for ebooks sent to your email. The deals are selected for you based on your individual Goodreads profile. If you love ebooks and saving money, this is great way to add to your TBR. If you would rather not receive Goodreads Deals or only want to receive certain kinds of deals (for example, only romance titles or your favorite authors), remember you can always change your account settings to reflect your preferences. Simple go to your profile, then to Account Settings, and finally to Deals.
What do you think of all the changes at Goodreads? Let me know in the comments. Until then, Happy Reading!
Mocha Girl Tiffani
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