The Who, What, Why, and How on the Biblio-Social Media Site Goodreads

I started another blog for a class I’m taking. It’s about social media, libraries, and (of course) LGBTQ+ stuff! Here’s my first post:

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how much I use the site Goodreads and how it has taken up such a prominent place in my reading practice. I realized I probably check the site at least once every couple days, and I hardly ever miss adding an update of what I’m currently reading or if I’ve finished a book. It’s kind of like that saying, if a tree falls in the forest, etc. If I don’t mark the book as read on Goodreads, then did I really read it?


If you don’t know, Goodreads is what you might call a biblio-social media site: kind of like Facebook for people who like reading. It has a news feed quite similar to Facebook or Twitter where you can get updates from your “friends,” and you can send messages and join groups. My favourite part though—and this may be because of my…

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About CaseytheCanadianLesbrarian

Known in some internet circles as Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian, Casey Stepaniuk is a writer and librarian who holds an MA in English literature. She lives and works in the unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation (Nanaimo, BC). Topics and activities dear to her heart include cats, bisexuality, libraries, queer (Canadian) literature, running, and drinking tea. She runs the website Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian, where you can find reviews of LGBTQ2IA+ Canadian books, archives of the book advice column Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian, and some other queer, bookish stuff. She also writes for Autostraddle. Find her on Twitter: @canlesbrarian. Some of her old reviews, especially the non-Canadian variety, can be found at the Lesbrary.
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