I just recently discovered GoodReads after receiving a Kindle Fire for Christmas. This is a great website for the reader who wants to know what to read next. After signing up for a free account, the website prompts members to rate books that they have previously read, and then uses these ratings to create customized suggestions. You can also share what books you are currently reading, create a list of books that you want to read, and view what your friends are reading. Read reviews from other GoodReads members, get information on popular new releases, view events in your area, take a trivia quiz, or join a group. This is a great networking and research tool for the book-lover, the casual reader, or the reluctant reader who has trouble finding the right book.
Jessica Pilgreen is a high school English teacher, a Piasa Bluffs Writing Project fellow, and a technology enthusiast. The main purpose of this blog is to help her keep track of all of the fabulous tools out there that she has encountered, but if she can help a few others along the way, that's good, too.