Posted on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 by Will Hagle
BookLikes is a blogging platform for book enthusiast, offering readers an outlet to discuss what they’re reading, have read, or plan to read in the future.
BookLikes is the website for individuals that enjoy reading books of all types, whether in traditional print form, online, or via an e-book, electronic reading device. A major downside for modern readers is that, because books are spread across such a wide variety of platforms, it’s much more difficult to amass a book collection. BookLikes, first and foremost, acts as a virtual bookshelf. It’s easy to save all of your books in one place, so that you can revisit them for future reference or simply share the shelf with your similarly book-minded friends. There’s the option to add book to your shelf that you’re planning on reading in the future. The site also works as a type of social network, connecting readers with other readers that possess similar tastes. This makes it easier to find recommendations as to what you should be reading next.
Another main aspect of BookLikes is its sharing function. As you’re reading a book, or after you’ve finished one, the site allows you to write your thoughts about what you’ve just consumed. Users write reviews of varying lengths, allowing other users to discover awesome books (or which ones of which to steer clear). The site works similarly to other social networks like Facebook and Twitter in that users can “like” or “reblog” book reviews. Also, your profile consists of a social network-esque feed that consistently updates you with your friends’ book reviews or information from bloggers, writers, reviewers and other lovers of books. This makes it easy to interact with a likeminded community in a centralized location, while discovering new information about awesome books that you can read on your own. Reading can often be an isolating activity, and it’s much more rewarding to discuss the books you’re making your way through. Organizing a book club can be difficult and time-consuming, but BookLikes offers a convenient online alternative.