“Classic – a book which people praise and don’t read.”
Do you like the quote by Mark Twain? Want to share it with your friends?
All-about-books website Goodreads has a quotes feature that allows members to do just that – share quotes with friends and other members. A lot of these quotes come from books, from classics to new releases.
If you’re reading a book and come across a striking passage, consider sharing it on Goodreads. And if you don’t find the quote or the author you’re looking for, you can add the quote yourself.
Using the quotes on Goodreads feature, I found great quotes by people who aren’t known first for their writing, like Einstein and Marilyn Monroe. I also found (and liked) this treat from Gemma Halliday’s Deadly Cool:
“She shot me a sugar-coated smile. I matched it calorie for calorie.”
Now that I clicked the “like” button next to the quote, Gemma’s words are listed under my quotes page, and anyone who visits my profile can see that I like what she wrote. Plus, it’s a way of giving a shout out to one of my favorite authors.
And when I couldn’t find a quote I liked by an author whose novel I recently read, I added this one, from Christy Hayes’ Heart of Glass:
“She was this girl I once knew. Took my breath away, she was so pretty. Took my heart, if you want to know the truth. I was kind of angry about it at the time.”
Finding and adding quotes is straightforward. Go to the quotes link under the Explore tab in Goodreads. You’ll see the most popular quotes, and you can choose several ways to search for quotes, including looking at those your friends like and quotesabout a particular subject or by a particular author.
If you can’t find your favorite quote, you can enter it by clicking the “Add a quote” link on the upper right. Once you enter the author’s name, Goodreads automatically provides a listing of that author’s books so you can click on the one from which the quote originates.
As my son’s preschool teacher would say, “Easy-peasy lemon squeezy.”
Your turn, WG2E-ers! Do you have a favorite quote by an author (or anyone) you enjoy? Do share! And add ‘em to your Goodreads profiles!
The Best of WG2E and Goodreads Quoting Wishes — Tamara Ward