Will You Be My Friend On Goodreads?

I’m pretty new to Goodreads and so far I’m enjoying using the site. I mean what’s not to like about a site dedicated to books and readers. One thing I’ve been struggling with is finding my blogging buddies on Goodreads. They have an option for me to import friends from Twitter and Facebook. I’m not on Facebook (I think I just heard thousands of people gasp) so that option doesn’t help me. As far as I can tell, there’s no way to import friends from WordPress. So I’m asking for your help. If you are on Goodreads and would like to be my friend, let me know how to send you a friend request. Books are awesome and I like to talk about them. Do you? And if it helps, here’s the link to my profile.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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54 Responses to Will You Be My Friend On Goodreads?

  1. Yeah, I don’t know if there’s an easy way to add people from WordPress. Anyway, I went to your Goodreads page and added you, so you just have to accept it now (I use my real name there but same picture as my blog profile photo). I have been thinking for a while I want to go searching for my blogging friends on Goodreads, as I only have a few! 🙂

    • TBM says:

      Thanks for taking the time to request me. I just added you. I’m not sure why we can’t import WordPress folks but so far I noticed a few blogging buddies have already added me due to this post so you might want to give it a go on your blog. Most of us love books and want to discuss them. Thanks again, and I hope all is going well.

  2. I’m already your friend on Goodreads 🙂 but would also love to see you on Facebook. It’s a great place for authors you know. As a matter of fact, an author friend of mine, Aaron Lazar, is having a release party on Facebook today (https://www.facebook.com/aplazar2?ref=ts&fref=ts) where he is promoting his latest book which is on sale on Amazon for a couple of days. He is a fantastic writer of mysteries with a really strong family element, and I highly recommend his books. Come on TBM, join Facebook!!!

  3. Seyi sandra says:

    Would love to be your friend because you’re beautiful and a fantastic writer! I’ve added you as friend, do confirm!
    Blessings. 🙂

  4. Beth Ann says:

    I added you. I never have really used Goodreads–as you can tell from my profile but maybe I need to start using it, huh? I keep an ongoing list on my blog now so I may have to just spend a day importing all of those …….ugh. That sounds like a lot of work….double ugh.

    • TBM says:

      Is your list in excel? I think I read somewhere that you can import from excel. I might be totally wrong. And yes, use goodreads. I will warn you, it’s quadrupled my TBR list, but that isn’t such a bad thing is it?

      • Beth Ann says:

        No—I actually am not that organized at this point. 😦 I need to be. My mom has a list she has kept since she was in high school. Considering she will be 84 in a few months that is a lot of books…..sigh. I wish I had kept track better—another thing I wish I had followed through with just like keeping up the baby books for the boys. Oh well. I am getting a lot of TBR from you, too! 🙂

      • TBM says:

        dude, your mom should be on Goodreads! I’m with you, I wish I kept better track. I bought a book journal a few years ago. I wonder where it is. My blog and now goodreads are helping me. But 30 something years of books are gone from my memory. I would love to know all the books I read as a kid.

  5. Novroz says:

    Welcome to Goodreads 🙂
    The groups are also fun…I joined 4 groups there.
    I will add you now…and Tho I have FB, I don’t update it much. FB is a bit boring, I love twitter more

  6. Colline says:

    Tell me more about Goodreads. Maybe I can join 🙂

    • TBM says:

      I’m totally cheating on this. I copied this information from Wikipedia:

      Goodreads is a “social cataloging” website founded in December 2006 and launched in January 2007 by Otis Chandler, a software engineer and entrepreneur, and Elizabeth Chandler. The website allows individuals to freely search Goodreads’ extensive user-populated database of books, annotations, and reviews. Users can sign up and register books to generate library catalogs and reading lists. They can also create their own groups of book suggestions and discussions. In December 2007, the site had over 650,000 members and over 10,000,000 books had been added. As of July 2012, the site reported 10 million members, 20 million monthly visits, and 30 employees. On July 23, 2013, it was announced on their website that the user base had grown to 20 million members, doubling in close to 11 months. The websites offices are in San Francisco.

  7. request sent – Emma Words And Peace

  8. Vishy says:

    Hope you are enjoying using Goodreads, TBM. I will look forward to following your reading adventures there too. Some of my blogging friends repeatedly asked me whether I was on Goodreads and at one point I gave in to peer pressure 🙂 I am glad I did. I discovered a book club in my city through Goodreads, and now we catch up every month and discuss a book – more bookish friends which is always fun!

    • TBM says:

      That’s pretty cool. I was resistant at first as well since I was worried about wasting time. But I love it and I’ve found so many books via the site. that always makes it worthwhile in my book.

  9. restlessjo says:

    I thought you’d never ask! Not quite sure how but I do have some friends on there so I’ll try and add you. If I notice someone has a Goodreads widget in their sidebar I visit if I have time (in other words, I don’t!) 🙂

    • TBM says:

      I love the Goodreads widget, but you are right, it can be time consuming. it took me a minute or two to add my Twitter friends. I wish they could come up with something for WordPress. And thanks for adding me. I appreciate it!

      • restlessjo says:

        I’ve been lazy. If people seek me out, great, but I haven’t time to go look. I’m in Nottingham this weekend and will miss Rafa v Fed, et al. He’ll have to do it on his own 🙂

      • TBM says:

        Oh no! Well send him positive thoughts. And thanks for reminding me about the match. I’ll be at the US Open the first three days and I can’t wait!

  10. Caroline says:

    I’m on Goodreads but I don’t use it. I don’t want another placethat will suck up my time but maybe some day. 🙂 I’ll let you know. I have zero followers at present and don’t follow anyone.
    Btw – I’d like to second photosfromtheloony bin I hink you need a Facebook account. You don’t really need to do much, it can automatically show your posts and tweets. I just think if you ever want to do giveaways of your book it’s the better platform.

    • TBM says:

      If you do use Goodreads let me know. And thanks for the advice about Facebook. I just need to find some time to set it up and all that jazz. The next few weeks will be a bit crazy for me. I hope all is well with you.

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  12. Not on Goodreads and have been gearing down from the internet, but I still want to be your friend.. 😉

  13. Jo Bryant says:

    I was already your friend…hehehehe

  14. I love goodreads.com and just added you as a friend. You may to want to consider doing a Facebook business page for your books to promote them. A lot of authors do that so they can also connect with their readers. Here’s an example: https://www.facebook.com/jacquelinewinspear

    I have a business page to promote my blog and photography. It was really easy to set up, but let me know if you want more details.

  15. nrlymrtl says:

    I have a lot of fun on GoodReads with group reads and seeing what else my friends & family are reading. I sent you a friend request (S. Voss).

  16. theonlysup says:

    i dont know how did i miss this post.
    i have reading one of your post that you enjoying reading books too besides travelling .
    its a pleasure being your friend on goodreads. m adding u right away:)

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