I’m an avid reader, and I’m also a lover of organization. This site will allow you to discover new books to read, share your thoughts about books you have read, as well as keep track of what you’ve read and what books you own.
When you arrive at the site you can scroll down the page to check out the different features the site offers. After doing that you can click the play button and watch a jaunty little video that shows the essence of reading life.
To sign up, you can either click the green Sign Up button or one the buttons that appear after you watch the video. There’s a traditional registration form to fill out with your e-mail address, or you can F-connect with Facebook. I chose to F-connect.
Once you’re signed in you’ll have a pop up that asks you to check off the genres that you read. After you’ve checked off what you’re interested in click Save. And once it registers that your changes have been saved you can click the x in the top right corner to make it go away. In the lower right side you’ll find a pop up with the disclaimer about cookie collection by the site and how they use the data, after you’ve read it, click the x to make it go away.
You’ll find yourself on the Tutorial page. Click the green Start button to begin the tutorial. The first thing it will do is help you setup your book blog. You’ll create a title, write a blurb about yourself and your reading interests, and scroll through the template options to choose how your blog will look, then click Next.
Next they’ll offer you a selection of blogs you might be interested to follow based on your genre selections previously. You don’t have to follow anyone (I’m going to go back to it later) but if you see something that strikes your fancy click the follow button. When you’re all done click the Next button at the bottom of the page.
I also skipped the Find Friends option for the time being, but if you want to do it now you can search for friends on Facebook and Twitter. When you’re all set, you’ll click the Next button again. Now you’ll be located on your dashboard and they’ll show you how it is all laid out. Once you’ve looked it over if you click off of it (I clicked near the top left of the page) it will disappear and you’ll be on your dashboard – ready to go!
An important button to note is the green Dashboard button at the top of the page, if you click it you’ll be provided with a drop down menu of navigation options. It’s from here that you’ll be able to access your Blog, Shelf, and Timeline. You’ll also find great exploration options and goodies. Be sure to check it out!
This is a great site for readers who want to share what they’re reading, what they thought about it, and discover new books to read. Check it out for yourself today!