App highlight: Catalog your past and future reading with ReadingSocial

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 | 11:13 AM

Posted by Tim O'Shaughnessy, LivingSocial

[As we get ready for apps to go live on orkut, we're excited to invite orkut developers to guest blog and preview their apps here.]

Have you ever needed an easy way to keep track of which books you've read, remember the books you want to read, and see book recommendations from your friends? ReadingSocial solves these problems by giving you a tool for organizing your books on a virtual bookshelf.

We created ReadingSocial because we recognized that reading books is an inherently social activity. We're always getting recommendations from our friends and family, and we knew there had to be an effective way to keep track of this information online. It's also interesting to browse the bookshelves of friends who have similar tastes as you, and you may get new ideas for what to read next. For example, if you love historical biographies, you can rest assured that there are others out there who can provide reviews of books you might consider reading.

Lastly, ReadingSocial on orkut is part of LivingSocial, which brings together people who are interested in a variety of different topics, such as books, movies, music, video games, restaurants, and beer. We'll be looking to bring more applications to orkut as soon as we can.

Happy reading!