Reading updates, liveblogging, live-tweeting, or whatever you call it, I like seeing (almost) live reactions of friends to books that they’re reading. Especially if it’s a book that I have read, and I totally know what’s in store for them. :P
When I post my reading updates, I normally use Goodreads. I like GR because it has a neat little percentage tracker on the app and I can have all my updates in one place. For example:
All of my updates, all of my live reactions in one place. :)
Why do I like doing reading updates?
- They can serve as notes for my reviews. Sometimes a thought occurs to me about the themes or characters of the book and I want to jot it down before moving in.
- It can show how I did/didn’t warm up to a story that started off as lukewarm. I know how far I got into the story before my thoughts on it changed.
- It’s fun! It’s just nice to share my thoughts as it happens in the book. :D
Goodreads or Twitter?
I’ve been wondering about this for a while. Sure, GR does cross-post your updates to Twitter but it only does one every thirty minutes. I get lazy about copy-pasting my status updates to Twitter. I just want to get back to the book right away! O:
What about you, dear reader?
Do you like making and/or reading updates? What platform do you normally use?
Let me know in the comments!