Not familiar with goodreads? Goodreads is a social network for readers that not only helps you find "good reads," but also meet and befriend people with similar reading interests. Goodreads is amazingly useful when you’re in the mood to read, and really want to find something you can sink your teeth into. There are groups you can join that are more or less typical online discussion groups, but there also some that are more like virtual book clubs.
Now, to the book giveaways!
Goodreads acts as host to several book giveaways, on an ongoing basis. You must be a goodreads registered user in order to enter the giveaway, but you can see what is available in the giveaway prior to joining.
There is one detail about the giveaways I would like to explain, so you can have a better chance of winning. In addition to being a registered user of goodreads, it would help if you were an active user. Although the drawings are random, they say they do use their algorithm to match interested members with each book. So this tells me that yes, the drawings are random, but if you only read fantasy books and you’ve rated fantasy books highly, and science fiction books very poorly or not at all, you won’t win a science fiction book in the giveaway. It’s a pretty fair system and works well for the best interest of everyone. The authors are giving away books to help get the word out about their latest work, and it wouldn’t be very kind if their book ended up in the hands of someone who would end up using it as a doorstop.
The giveaways are entirely free to join, register, and win. Nothing is required, but it would be appreciated if you do win, that you review the book on goodreads to let others know about the book.
Goodreads New User Tip: Look up one of your favorite books, give it a rating, then look to see who else has rated the same book highly. Next, look through their highly rated books. See something that sounds good? Add it your “to-read” virtual bookshelf as a reminder!
Good luck in the goodreads book giveaways, and let me know if you win anything!