Goodreads didn't make a change but it did make an addition. You now can get recommendations based on your virtual shelves. I've been playing around with it the last couple of days. It's hit or miss but I have added quite a few books to my want shelf. Books like Stoner (John Edward Williams), Marianna (Monica Dickens), Ten Cents a Dance (Christine Fletcher). It also helps remind me to add books I forgot I read. Earlier this year, I added all the books I have on my actual shelves. I've kept up with updating my Goodreads page as books come in. There are quite a few books that I've given away or borrowed and gave back that I didn't add to Goodreads.
You can also request recommendations from other readers or recommend books for them. I haven't tried it yet. How about you?
It's not a perfect system though. I'm only getting recommendations based on a few books on my shelves. Still, it's fun to play with right now.
Another thing I noticed about Goodreads recently is when I send a friend request I often get a question: Why do you want to be my friend? I understand why people do this, of course. Goodreads is getting a spammy rep. However, the first time it happened I was taken aback. What do I say? "Because...I...like you"? I only friend request people I know so I try to resist saying, "C'mon, girl, you know me!" But I don't know how to reply. Have you had this question asked on Goodreads? How do you respond? Do you have that question set up on your Goodreads page?
In other book news, I finished a book that is universally loved. I mean LOVED and I thought it was just okay. It's tough not loving a book all the people you usually agree with do. It makes reviewing it rather tricky. I don't want to look like a jerk but I do want to be honest.
The Classic Circuit is coming up in October and I have my date (October 24) for my review of The Castle of Wolfenbach. I can't wait to read it. There will be swooning, and crying, and rending of the clothes. Dastardly villains and helpless maidens. Oh the drama!
That's about it. How was your book week?