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Having Problems with Accessing Goodreads.com?
▼ LAST 24 HOURS ...
Lelyana Taufik · 18 hours 34 mins ago

Can't click notification and cant write a review, can't update my status even. But I can do that on my tablet. What to do?

▼ THIS MONTH ...
Joe Ahearn · 6 April 2014 - 09:06

Can't log in, and when I try to change my password, I don't get mail to reset.

Linda Marsh-Eells · 4 April 2014 - 06:45

why can i not see "Giveaways You've Entered" for the past 2 days? Is it just me?

Sarah Boucher · 4 April 2014 - 03:14

i was finding giveaways that i won, but it redirects to stupid sera jon's brahms lullaby with singing angels and counting sheep in it.

▼ LAST 6 MONTHS ...
Cricket McGraw · 26 February 2014 - 09:12

Nothing is working for Goodreads, I can not even get the site to open let alone check my mail or blogs from authors I follow. Something is up for sure.

Aimee Shaffer · 26 February 2014 - 09:10

Goodreads isn't working for me today - anyone else having problems, too?

Emily Hess · 26 February 2014 - 08:58

"page unavailable An unexpected error occurred. We will investigate this problem as soon as possible — please check back soon!"

Jeanne Miller · 26 February 2014 - 08:25

"page unavailable An unexpected error occurred. We will investigate this problem as soon as possible — please check back soon!"

Winnie Tam · 5 February 2014 - 12:47

Page Not Found

The page you requested doesn't exist. Please check the url again, or visit the home page.

Andrea Bewley · 29 December 2013 - 20:25

cannot access Goodreads - say url can't be located; won't sign me in thru Facebook

Roberta Anderson Kilstrom · 23 November 2013 - 19:00

Suddenly tonite the Good Reads site is saying my name and password are not in their system. The site remembers my password. Wrongly? There seems to be no way to change my password either.

Joanne Welfl · 16 November 2013 - 09:07

the site opens on my computer for about 10 seconds then says not available.

▼ MORE THAN 6 MONTHS AGO ...
Nina Caramelita · 17 October 2013 - 10:16

I've also reported the problem & received the following mail :

Thanks for reporting the issue! What you describe is a known bug that our developers are currently working to fix. We're very sorry for the inconvenience, but we'll be sure to keep you updated on our progress.

Emily Wu · 16 October 2013 - 23:33

I have the blender view also. Unable to sign in. Just sent them a message reporting the problem.

Nina Caramelita · 16 October 2013 - 18:45

Same here, although I get 'something', it's like they've put the page in a freaking blender LOL Shit happens, but it's been 2 days ... erm? Hello?

Sari Koskinen · 16 October 2013 - 17:44

I can't sign out because its only did again that I'm my profile and not lock out... only thing is that those site tell click this that you can sign out, but no...it comes every time this same site again, and this is not normal thing how this should work.This is not so nice thing and also it looks like crap now when anything isn't in right place or normal place. And of course it's didn't even give to me first sign in without new account (not with my fb or twitter account etc...) which is not the right thing how this should work also.

Mara Cunnett · 16 October 2013 - 05:08

It's been down for me for 6 hours. "page unavailable: An unexpected error occurred. We will investigate this problem as soon as possible — please check back soon!" Is it possibly down in AUS?

Jo Gillespie · 12 October 2013 - 09:12

I have been getting this message for two days now. Page you requested does not exist. Please check URL again, or visit homepage.

Karen Gooderham · 8 October 2013 - 08:13

Hi I having been trying for the last 2 days to get on goodreads. Click on homepage then says Page you requested does not exist. Please check URL again, or visit homepage. Please help missing goodreads.

Esther Bradley-deTally · 17 September 2013 - 23:43

haven't been able to get on all nite; I get my site, and punch in title of book and then page appears, "unable to..."

Hope Haugstad · 27 August 2013 - 07:20

Goodreads is down for me at work. I'm using IE 8, so it really shouldn't be a problem. It says repeatedly that there are errors on the page. I can't install another browser on my work computer, and this is the site I use in my downtime. Really disappointed with the incompatability.

Lorna Driscoll · 25 July 2013 - 07:06

I can access goodreads.com from my iPad but not from my laptop. For the past two days I've been getting the message "page cannot be found". Frustrating because, with the iPad app I can't seem to figure out how to invite friends using an email address which I can do on the laptop.

Natalie Hufton · 6 July 2013 - 12:29

everytime I log on it loads to 'page cannot be found error' page automatically without me even clicking on anything

Alisa Tazioli · 4 June 2013 - 10:16

I too am experiencing the page not found problems reported by others, have since yesterday. I noticed when I click on a link to get to a discussion that when it then goes to the page not found error message the URL changes! after goodreads.com it shows /undefined and then the rest of the URL link. Please fix this! Help! I am absent from moderating an ongoing discussion!

Wendy Larish · 4 June 2013 - 09:12

Still not able to navigate through the site, although I can click into discussion pages from email updates, but can't navigate anywhere else from there. What's REALLY frustrating is that there doesn't appear to be any way to make Goodreads aware of this problem as I can't successfully click in to HELP on the site.

Just tried accessing from another PC/laptop. Was able to successfully login, however, I get the same "Page Not found" errors when trying to navigate through the site.

Laura Evans · 4 June 2013 - 07:47

I'm hvaing the same issues others are hvaing today, 3rd June, can get on to the Home page fine, but can't access anything else, infuriating! The iPhone app seems to be working fine though.

Ann Herrick · 4 June 2013 - 07:29

14 hours later and I'm still having the same problems accessing Goodreads! >:(

Sheryl Sorrentino · 4 June 2013 - 05:15

I am having the same problem as several other posters. I can reach the home page, and the books I wrote are on there. But my author dashboard cannot be accessed, nor my blog, author page, or bookshelves. I am getting this message: Page Not Found
"The page you requested doesn't exist. Please check the url again, or visit the home page."

Ann Herrick · 3 June 2013 - 16:56

Clicking links, inbox, notifications, etc. and getting a message that says, Page Not Found
"The page you requested doesn't exist. Please check the url again, or visit the home page."

Wendy Larish · 3 June 2013 - 14:24

I can get to the home page, but all the other pages give me a "Page not found" error: The page you requested doesn't exist. Please check the url again, or visit the home page. « go to the goodreads homepage

Shena Moser · 30 May 2013 - 22:18

It lets me sign in, but a few minutes later it says Page Not Found
The page you requested doesn't exist. Please check the url again, or visit the home page. go to the goodreads homepage
Why does it keep doing that to me? I made an account for my mother and was entering her in giveaways and it didn't do it to me, only when I sign into mine.

Katy Sozaeva · 23 May 2013 - 16:06

Goodreads is not coming up for me - I keep seeing Miss Alice and "Goodreads took too long to respond..." errors. Very annoying...

Christine Abrell · 12 April 2013 - 22:00

It's back and the clouds parted, the birds began singing... so happy!

Katie Jean Ramsden · 12 April 2013 - 21:11

goodreads is down tried google and firefox, andiod app wont work neither will it on my iphone grrrrr

Cait Barry · 12 April 2013 - 21:09

Goodreads has been down for me here in ireland for almost 4 hours at least

Gavin Gi · 12 April 2013 - 21:00

Still down for me : ( .. love this site! and just got an email from them with books to check out...

Alana Seaborg Evans · 12 April 2013 - 20:23

Usually I expect an error that it's down for maintenance, but it's like the site doesn't exist anymore, just says it can't connect. Hopefully it will be back up tonight. On a Friday, too!

Emelie Solaros · 12 April 2013 - 19:57

Urg!!! Why I just wanted to upload my review for a book to link back to my book review websites and I wanted to see the description of the book too. So annoying!

Francis Olive · 12 April 2013 - 19:51

down as of now. cant update my pages. ah, well, i guess i could use that time to keep reading ;)

John Hancock · 12 April 2013 - 19:47

of course, I intended to download reviews of my book tonight. but dang, murphy's law

Christine Abrell · 12 April 2013 - 19:39

Goodreads is definitely down. Usually I don't worry because they have that little girl sitting in the chair and it says that the server is on overload. But it is not working at all... I hope it didn't get hacked and destroyed. I feel like they have pretty good firewalls but you never know. Kinda worried.

Randy Read · 12 April 2013 - 19:31

i was on goodreads earlier to post progress of the book i was currently reading then all of a sudden it stopped working

Tara Bowers Vanheule · 12 April 2013 - 19:29

This is driving me nuts... it's been down since 7:45 EST for me GRRR!

Eryka Chow · 12 April 2013 - 19:29

it's still down for me even though the site says goodreads is up. rawr.

Helen Power · 12 April 2013 - 19:27

it says "firefox cannot find the server at www.goodreads.com" for me. Hopefully it will be back up soon!

Cory Cyr · 12 April 2013 - 19:05

Just tried my android, and was able to get on easily. but not on my tablet, I think its the same server as my desktop & laptop. grr

Jane Emler · 12 April 2013 - 19:05

*sigh* I just want to find a new book to read and goodreads has been down since 7:30pm.

Rod Pitts · 12 April 2013 - 18:29

"Goodreads is down for some visitors. We're working on fixing the problem - thanks for your patience, everyone!"

twitter.com/goodreads/status/322859592138760194

Derrick Jones · 12 April 2013 - 18:27

I've been trying to get on Goodreads since 7:45pm, still no luck on either Firefox or Opera.

Tiffany Perkinz · 12 April 2013 - 17:47

Glad I'm not the only one! I couldn't figure out what was going on. Lame, though...

Chris Copeland Bobrick · 12 April 2013 - 17:38

Definitely still down. Has been for more than an hour. Tried all the different fixes and other browsers. Nada.

Chris Haught · 12 April 2013 - 17:34

Doing the same for me. Been down about an hour, and is now saying it's up, but it ain't.

Kayla Lewis-Shutlak · 12 April 2013 - 17:29

It says its up now and only down for me. That I don't believe for a second. I wish it would be fixed now.

Katy Sozaeva · 2 April 2013 - 15:20

Weird. I saw another commenter last week had the same problem, but I have no idea what could be causing it. Maybe try from a different browser, see if it's still happening? Maybe some sort of script is out of date or unplugged or something?

Katy Sozaeva · 2 April 2013 - 11:31

No idea what's going on with the page-going-blank thing. What browser are you using?

Mari Lomia · 2 April 2013 - 09:29

When I select a book and go to view it's page, the page fully loads then goes blank? It's been like this for several days.

John Walsh · 26 March 2013 - 14:45

When I select a book and go to view it's page, the page fully loads then, goes totally blank? This has been happening all day? Any ideas?

Teri Brown · 25 March 2013 - 04:14

I am having an issue with selecting my address for the giveaways and getting the following error:
Page Not Found. The page you requested doesn't exist. Please check the url again, or visit the home page.
« go to the goodreads homepage

Katy Sozaeva · 21 March 2013 - 19:08

Cheryl, it sounds like maybe you've been banned. I'd recommend contacting Patrick Brown directly and asking him WTF. Alternately, are you on a public computer? Some public access computers are disallowing Goodreads access due to the sexual role-playing they have only just stopped recently, so it was targeted as being p*rn by some places. I hope you can figure out the problem, and if you were banned for some spurious reason, I recommend raising a fuss. I've found the wrong people are often ending up banned, and the ones that need to be banned are allowed to run riot on the site.

Cheryl Wright · 21 March 2013 - 15:54

Can't get on site: 403 Forbidden. Request forbidden by administrative rules.

Katy Sozaeva · 11 March 2013 - 16:11

Yes, apparently everyone who was frustrated in their attempts to access Goodreads all day is now on there and straining the servers. I hope they start spending their advertising revenue on updating the servers before some of the ruder people on there succeed in running off all the authors, as seems to be their goal...

Ariadna Setentaytres · 11 March 2013 - 15:39

I receive the "over capacity" message more often that I would like to

Katy Sozaeva · 11 March 2013 - 13:53

Yes, I was able to go on again finally, too. *whew* All updated and now I can concentrate on my editing! LOL

Masters Nhaughty Kitten-Girl · 11 March 2013 - 13:48

Thank goodness! Finally! i felt like a crack addict going through the DT's today.. way too addicted!

Sheila Jackson · 11 March 2013 - 13:35

Wow is this teaching me a lesson as to just how addicted I am to Goodreads. I am having major withdrawals here. I should be happy to just actually read a book but instead I keep trying to see if it is back up yet.

Katy Sozaeva · 11 March 2013 - 13:31

Hey, MT; Richard Derus thinks maybe the earthquake in Cali this morning had something to do with it; maybe the electric grid is offline or something?

M T McGuire · 11 March 2013 - 13:25

For the first time today, I can't get anything. Before I could get my home page but I couldn't do anything.

George Fligos · 11 March 2013 - 13:10

It's been down for a long time :P Wow, I'm so addicted. why is it still down for some of us? :'(

Katy Sozaeva · 11 March 2013 - 12:52

Still down for me. Maybe they have severely limited bandwidth and some folks are just lucky or something. *shrug* I'm going to just concentrate on my editing; I'll just have to update when they pull out their heads and fix it, I guess!

Pragya Sharma · 11 March 2013 - 12:50

I'm off to sleep now. It's 1:30am here. Goodreads, I'll see you in the evening then.

Donald N Powell · 11 March 2013 - 12:40

I'm on the site but my books are not there. Cannot get updates. Like someone mentioned, had no idea how addicted to this site I was until is is unavailable.

Pragya Sharma · 11 March 2013 - 12:38

Thanks, Katy. What, people in different places can get in? How is that possible?

Chloe Street · 11 March 2013 - 12:37

I know i just checked the twitter site, lets just hope its online before i go to school, cause its driving me crazy

Katy Sozaeva · 11 March 2013 - 12:35

Chloe, there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason; have people from Minneapolis, Netherlands, and Ohio tell me they were on no problem, but I'm in Georgia and know people in India, and various places in USA still cannot go in. No new Twitter updates from them, either.

Chloe Street · 11 March 2013 - 12:33

No im in Australia so thats prob going to be a while, kt buggung, e cause it says i have 24 notification but i cant get in to see

Katy Sozaeva · 11 March 2013 - 12:29

Chloe, I had a friend in Minneapolis get in just now, but I still can't. My husband was surprised they didn't have any mirrors. Last they posted to Twitter over 3 hours ago they said "it might be some time" before they are up.

Chloe Street · 11 March 2013 - 12:23

No it cant be down this site is better then facebook. Does anyone know when it will be back on. i was in the middle of a roleplay

Katy Sozaeva · 11 March 2013 - 12:22

Hi, Manny - I'm actually editing, but I just finished a review this morning and wanted to post the damn thing! LOL Well, it's up everywhere else...

Miranda Koryluk · 11 March 2013 - 12:21

Down for everyone? Just spend one hour on Goodreads. Just sayin´. But yes, did take me three attempts to log in but thats it. I am not in the US but in the Netherlands, but I dont imagine that has something to do with it.

Manny Rayner · 11 March 2013 - 12:13

Hi Katy! I see you're also in withdrawal. Well, I keep telling myself that luckily I have about 50 good books available to read...

Amee Foster · 11 March 2013 - 12:11

Katy: I'm not gonna leave, lol. I love it! But it's nice to be able to acquire more books. I haven't actually gone through the "welcome to Librarything" video. I won't be paying, though, that's for sure!

Katy Sozaeva · 11 March 2013 - 12:08

Amee, I like LibraryThing, except you have to buy a membership to shelve more than 200 books. I've been tempted more than once after a particularly nasty flame war on Goodreads to swap sites, but I've put so much time into my Goodreads account...

Alisha Leigh Morgan · 11 March 2013 - 11:47

I didn't realize how addicted I am to GoodReads.com until today. lol Hopefully, the site will be up soon.

Amee Foster · 11 March 2013 - 11:42

Found Librarything.com while waiting - it has free give aways too :)

Avital Hovav · 11 March 2013 - 10:50

Just when I finished a book and needed a recommendation for a new one! :(

Katy Sozaeva · 11 March 2013 - 10:48

@Cam apparently the fact that they were constantly being overloaded and such took them completely by surprise over the past year or so that it's been happening, because they seem to be doing maintenance, or so Ngaughty Kitten-girl says from their Twitter posts.

Tracey Dunn · 11 March 2013 - 10:25

down for us all by the look of it :(( best carry on with my book then :)) lol

Masters Nhaughty Kitten-Girl · 11 March 2013 - 10:24

Goodreads is updating via twitter.. their latest says, "Apologies for the continued outages. We are working to resolve the issue but it may be some time until full service is restored." Wonder what their idea of "some time" means...

Cam Rizzo · 11 March 2013 - 10:20

I enjoy playing the word games and I having "withdrawal" symptoms...

Katy Sozaeva · 11 March 2013 - 10:18

Very annoying... how am I supposed to post my review! Heh. Hopefully it'll be back up soon, but at least one of my friends says it's been down at least 4 hours.

Banana Fanabobana · 11 March 2013 - 09:46

i though tit was just me - another "is it down" site had it up and running! i freaked until i came here... please hurry up! i need to add a book, i need to add a book! :-)

Masters Nhaughty Kitten-Girl · 11 March 2013 - 09:38

Hi Patricia.. not for me yet. But maybe they are coming back online. Thank you for the update! :)

Masters Nhaughty Kitten-Girl · 11 March 2013 - 09:34

i can access it via 4G on my phone, the app and the actual website, but not via wifi. i thought it was just me until i saw a friend posting on Facebook that she was down also. But i have other friends that are accessing the site (via their wifi) no problem. Found out about this site on Facebook. Very handy!

Jamie Maguire · 11 March 2013 - 08:25

First it went out on one machine, then another. Now I can't access it at all :(
Luckily I saved a copy of my review before submitting. I guess I'll go read while I wait for it to come back up ;-)

Michelle Proulx · 11 March 2013 - 08:16

I literally just posted a blog entry telling everyone to check out the new giveaway I'd posted for my book, Imminent Danger, and then of course Goodreads goes down, lol. Talk about timing.

Kelly Knobf · 11 March 2013 - 08:07

damn! I wanted to let everyone know my book, Thorns of Glass is free on Amazon today!

Aimie Smith · 11 March 2013 - 07:48

Nightmare!! Hope its sorted soon before I get the withdrawal shakes!!

Stacy Davy · 11 March 2013 - 07:39

Thanks, Bruce. It's good to know it's down, and not a problem on my end.

Stephen Johnson · 22 December 2012 - 21:25

Just heard about this website and now I can't sign in and find a great new book to read. Read Edgar Sawtelle and looking for something similar

Riley Flynn · 18 December 2012 - 18:25

I am getting nonstop "down for maintenance" and "over capacity" stuff. It's been going on for quite some time right now. What's going on?

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