So, Goodreads just rolled out some new changes, and I have to say that I’m liking them. The new look and feel seems easier to navigate somehow – easier to find the things I’m really looking for. I think, honestly, just has to do with the fact that they made the images bigger. It’s amazing to me how much of a different feel that gives the site.
The biggest difference is that I now notice my friends’ reviews more – I like that I was able customize this list so that it would show reviews only (I really don’t need to see every time someone adds a book to their TBR shelf) and Top Friends only. (BUT I can easily switch to All Friends to see more!)
Since I’m paying more attention to the lists now, I decided to go through and edit my Top Friends a bit so that I’d be sure to see reviews from those of you I’m friends with. I basically only kept people as Top Friends if I interact with them on at least a semi-regular basis OR if I know that they like the same books I do (or I just love their reviews). Going through the list made me realize that I have lots of random people I’ve never heard of on there and I was missing some of my best blogger friends!
I wish that Goodreads made editing this list a little easier, though. First of all, it would be nice if you could see people’s websites right from the Friends screen – For the most part, I know everyone’s names, but sometimes the person’s Goodreads name might just be “Sarah.” Um, I know a few of those! Plus, as I was going through the numerous pages of friends, I would see people on there twice sometimes. The most annoying was probably the fact that if I deleted a friend completely (which I only did for people who had basically no books on their Goodreads shelves), it would take me out of edit mode and I’d have to go back up to the top of the page and turn it back on. Not user friendly!
What do you guys think? Do you like Goodreads’ new look, or is it all the same to you? Any new features I should be trying out? I want to know!