Introducing New "Cast your Friends" Facebook Feature

Posted by Greg Mathews on July 22, 2011
Do you ever stop in the middle of a book and think "This character describes my friend Eric exactly! But how can I tell him?" Now Goodreads has a fun little tool to help you with this!

Cast your Friends is a cool new feature that allows you to cast your Facebook friends as characters in your favorite books.  

All you have to do is choose a book, connect with Facebook and then start casting!  If you’d like to share your cast list, you can even post it to the walls of the Facebook friends you chose.



Have fun casting your friends, but be careful casting anyone as Draco Malfoy, or Joffrey Baratheon!

Want to start casting? Click Here!

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message 1: by MizziQ (new)

MizziQ I love it!


message 2: by Maud (new)

Maud Awesome =D


message 3: by Maja (new)

Maja Hehe! Cool!


message 4: by Greg (new)

Greg Mathews I am glad you like it!


message 5: by Arti (new)

Arti Cool!


message 6: by Virgilio (new)

Virgilio Pigliucci Dang Greg.. this is cool!


The Crimson Fucker wow! this is freaking awesome!


message 8: by Donna (new)

Donna Looks like it will be fun!


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

OMG this is so kool


message 10: by Natarsha (new)

Natarsha freakin wicked yes!


message 11: by Ky (new)

Ky This is pretty sic!


message 12: by Todd (new)

Todd Russell LOL, this sounds like fun :)


message 13: by Katharine (new)

Katharine When Google+ opens up a bit, I'd love to see this there, as I'm not on Facebook.


message 14: by Grace (new)

Grace Yeah, me too!


Adi (Reading in the Windowseat) It's a super new option =) Only, I can't seem to get all my friends to pop up as options, but only about 1/4 of them...


message 16: by Monil (new)

Monil Trivedi Yeah.... LoVe It..


message 17: by Eva (new)

Eva Leger How interesting! I can't say that thought has ever occurred to me while reading but now it will I'm sure and what fun it'll be to use this!
Just another reason why GR us the best!


message 18: by Eva (new)

Eva Leger How do we find this feature after the announcement is removed? I don't see it under the explore tab??


message 19: by Gwen (new)

Gwen makes me kinda wish i had facebook...:)


message 20: by Carla (new)

Carla Bug report: Cast four friends in the same book, and their descriptions/reasons why became all switched around. Embarrassing.


message 21: by Carla (new)

Carla Eva wrote: "How do we find this feature after the announcement is removed? I don't see it under the explore tab??"

http://www.goodreads.com/cast_friends


message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

Doesnt work ;(( Tried couple of times


message 23: by Dustin (new)

Dustin Sounds like this could be fun!:)


message 24: by Greg (new)

Greg Mathews Eva wrote: "How do we find this feature after the announcement is removed? I don't see it under the explore tab??"

I added a link on the character pages on the right hand side. So if you click on a character name on a book page and then the "Cast your friends as Character Name" link it will fill in the Cast Friends book for you.

Try it out! http://www.goodreads.com/characters/1...


message 25: by Eva (new)

Eva Leger Thanks a lot Greg! That's awesome! I'm going right now! :)


message 26: by Eva (new)

Eva Leger THAT is WAY cool! I just took a look and it's awesome! And I think this will prompt more librarians to add characters and update pages as well!
Thank you!! Whoever came up with the idea - it's a great one!


message 27: by Michael (new)

Michael Ogden So everyone enjoys the storys


message 28: by Michael (new)

Michael Ogden Who's your favorite?


message 29: by M.p. (new)

M.p. Rommedahl Am I the only one having trouble adding new cast members? When I click "Add Another Cast Member" I get a new box to enter my friend, but no new box to enter what character he/she is!
I've tried on both Chrome, Firefox and IE. No luck :-(


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