A long time ago, I joined Goodreads. And then promptly did nothing with it. At all. I was like the ghost in the Goodreads machine. Earlier this year, though, I finally decided to get into the place in a more active way. Sure, I'm not partaking of everything the site has to offer, but I'm finding my place and enjoying the scenery.
I might have mentioned (if not here, then elsewhere), that I became a Goodreads Librarian. It's really not that hard a position to get into. You exceed a certain number of books in your library and then fill out a form. They accept or deny you. I got accepted. Basically what that means is I can update books, fix listings, and add books (when I'm absolutely certain it's not out there already). It all came about because an acquaintance of mine needed help getting his books up on the site. Since then, I've helped him, and a few others, to get their books on Goodreads or get additional materials up there (like cover images, etc.)
I'm also keeping track of the books I read with their reading challenge - if you didn't notice there's a widget thingie over on the right. I still keep my own page for that, but this is cool, too. Now everyone who's friends with me can see what I read and I can see what they've read. It's totally cool - in a nerdy, book-addict kind of way.
Additionally, I've found a few great books to read by seeing what my friends on Goodreads are reading or have in their too-read list.
All in all, it's a pretty neat place for book lovers to hang out and connect - and it's totally what you put into it. No pressure, just books. :happy sigh: They even have discussion boards for those people who are interested. (Not me. I'm a recovering forum addict. But you might like it.)
So, have you tried Goodreads? Feel free to friend me. I'd love to see what you're reading.