It seems like it’s been ages since I’ve actually sat down and wrote a Let’s Discuss post! However, I do have a healthy list of things I’d like to talk about on the blog and this is one of them.
Goodreads Shelves: Do I use them? What do I use them for? Should you use them?
You see, it’s only been in the past couple of months that I’ve actually made more shelves. Why? Because I kind of…didn’t see the point. I would read through pages of other peoples reviews (as I often do while I’m writing a review of my own) and see so many shelves for one book (some examples: mental-illness, 5-stars, favourites-2016, fiction-i-own).
And I would sit there a little confused as to why there are so many different shelves. Surely it just clogs up your Goodreads and makes you more confused? Surely you can sit and look at your bookshelf and remember which you rated 5 stars and which you read in 2016?
So what, eventually, triggered me to change? To put it simply – the amount of books I actually own and have read. The thing is, it does actually become hard to keep track of them all, and shelving does help!
At the moment, I do still only have 5 shelves aside from my currently reading, TBR and read ones, but even those few help me keep track of everything without being too confused. I started my first ‘bonus’ shelf to keep track of books I had read and needed to buy physical copies of – and I kind of realised it worked. It helped. Now I have annoying-af, five-stars-and-more, beautiful-covers, to-buy and great-side-characters. I don’t think I’ll have many more than that, but it definitely does help having those few.
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May your shelves forever overflow with books! ☽