I have used LivingSocial since joining Facebook to keep track of books I am reading, have read and to pass this information onto my friends. The service didn’t offer any other functionality really, a standard suggested books feature but that was about all. However when recently I accessed the site to update my latest read I was surprised to be confronted with this message.
Fortunately they supplied a handy link to export all existing data to the GoodReads site, which now having signed up seems to be a far superior and greater used service. I’m often on the lookout for new ideas for books to read and this appears to be a valuable resource. It can also link in with Twitter, Facebook, WordPress and Kindle accounts, allows you to compare your bookshelf against your friends and supplies a number of widgets for inclusion in your site. So I’m afraid I will not be mourning the passing of LivingSocial. Long live GoodReads!