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Goodreads

by Goodreads
Rated: All Ages

Price: Free Download
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
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This app needs permission to access:

  • Read the user's contacts data
  • Open network sockets
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.15.9
  • ★ Various bug fixes
  • In recent releases:
  • ☆ Autocomplete search
  • ☆ Easily reset your password when you forget it

Product Details



Product Features

  • Join a free member service for book lovers
  • Track what you've read, what you're reading, and what you want to read
  • Scan book barcodes to access information
  • See ratings and reviews by Goodreads members
  • Get book recommendations

Product Description

Tap into the world's largest social network for readers with the Goodreads Android app! Read thousands of book reviews by your friends and other Goodreads members, keep a virtual bookshelf of what you've read, and build your to-read list as you discover great books on the app.

Goodreads is a free service for everyone who reads. We have more than 10,000,000 members who have added more than 350,000,000 books.

• Search, rate, and review any book in our catalog of more than 12 million books.
• See book reviews and updates from your friends, and comment on them.
• Browse your shelves! Next time you are deciding what to read, your to-read list will be handy.
• Add status updates and page number updates for books you are currently reading.
• Use the barcode scanner to quickly scan all of your books onto your Goodreads shelves.
• Also use the scanner to quickly access book information while on the go.
• Find your address book contacts or Facebook friends on Goodreads

You can use the basic features of this app without a Goodreads account, but sign in or sign up (you can do this in the app) for the best experience!

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Why does Goodreads need the READ_CONTACTS permission?
You may choose to use your Android Contacts to find which of your family and friends are already on Goodreads. Your contacts will not be read unless you explicitly choose to do this.

Technical Details

Size: 7.9MB
Version: 1.15.9
Developed By: Goodreads ( Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window )
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Read the user's contacts data
  • Open network sockets
  • Access information about networks
  • Access the vibration feature
  • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Required to be able to access the camera device
  • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
Minimum Operating System: Android 4.0.3
Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

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By John Williamson TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on August 11, 2012
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If you frequent or use the popular Goodreads site on the 'Net, then the name will need no introduction. But for those who are new to it, Goodreads is a 'social cataloging' Website that permits readers to sign up and register books to create their library catalogs and reading lists. It also allows users to create their own groups of book suggestions and discussions, along with posting their own reviews.

That being said, Goodreads on the Kindle Fire (and now the HD/HDX series) is an excellent way for users of this device to access this site. Once this free app is downloaded and installed, you'll be required to register with your email address, or you can choose the Facebook option if you have an account on that social media site.

The interface is clean, simple and familiar to any Goodreads user. In the main screen, are the following options:

> Updates
> My Books
> My Profile
> My Groups
> My Friends

Within the Updates section, you can see what your friends are reading and what rating they have applied (1 to 5 stars) and you can also update your own reading process. The My Books section give you access to all of your shelves, sort your bookshelves in a wide variety of methods, see what reviews you have posted and what comments might have been made by other readers... and you can even comment on them within this app.

The My Profile section gives you access to just that: your profile. This is how all of the others who access this site, and as with all of the other pages here, it's well formatted, clear and quite legible.
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This is a great app for keeping track of everything you read and sharing info about books with friends and the world at large. Easy to use and takes up very little space on your device.
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this app works exactly as intended - a mobile and easy to use version of the goodreads.com website. I read a ton and have been using goodreads since January as a tool to keep track of what I've read and update people on what books I'm reading. the app is great for on the go updates and adding books. so happy!
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By Tye Gurdek on November 13, 2012
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I was at first excited to see a good reads app, but soon after downloading it realized it was way to limited for my liking. I downloaded it for my Kindle Fire and it runs well, it just is not all that I feel it could be. You are only limited to seeing your friends, any messages or updates, and then of course books you have already listed on your shelves. I would like to get to some author information, or perhaps have a link where I can see the monthly newsletter, or even read suggested books, but alas, no such luck. So I am hoping they may update the app, and give a few more useful options. As for now its just so so....
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HORRIBLE! The fact that this is a "standard feature" on new Kindle purchases is unacceptable. The "Goodreads" site is establishing an account in your name without your permission and/or knowledge. Without knowing that you have this so-called "social network" attached to your name and your identity, others may "follow you" on this site. I consider this an invasion of privacy! Then just try gathering information from the staff at Amazon to learn how to remove your information. The fact is that they have NO IDEA how to do this. After receiving several emails from Amazon which contained WRONG instructions, I spent the time myself trying to figure it out. For those of you who would like to know... First, ignore Amazon's employees instructing you to set up a Goodreads account! (Who really cares who "follows" what you are reading or reviewing -- unless someone wants to stalk you!) Second, on your KINDLE DEVICE itself, open the account information (tap on the three bars in the upper-right corner of your device). Next, select "Social Settings." As a result, you should receive a listing of three social networking connections -- Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. Tap on the "DE-LINK" button to remove yourself from the Goodreads automatic connection.

Yes. The default on all new Kindles is that you are automatically set up to be "socially connected" to Goodreads -- like it or not! Another good point here is to ignore the bad advice and instructions you are receiving from the Amazon support staff; they will tell you that you can de-link from Goodreads within the Amazon website. I have found that information to be completely FALSE. I hope this information is helpful to those of you wanting to remove the "Goodreads" social connection from your Kindle device. Remember, you OWN your Kindle, and should NOT be required to accept any invasion of your privacy by Amazon.
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This app has extremely limited functionality. Just going to the website is exponentially better option. Very disappointing. Don't waste your time.
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When I first started used Goodreads I thought it was just a fluff ap and not very useful. BUT once I figured out how it works and how to use it I was hooked, I absolutely love Goodreads!

Pros:
*Keep track of all of the books you've read, as far back as you can remember
*Rate and review all of the books you read
*Read reviews of other readers
*Find friends who also read, either from Facebook or Goodreads
*Follow authors you like for new book notices and updates
*Join Book Groups

Cons:
*There are no "book recommendations" on the Kindle Ap, unlike the Web ap. If the Kindle ap had the recommendations, this ap would be perfect.
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