4.16.2012

Speaking of reading...

I am completely in love with reading again.  I have not really read in years, but in my high school and early adult years, it was something that I really enjoyed.  Life got in the way and it was one of things that I gave up.  Now, I can't imagine why.
I love the Book Club Friday linkup at Blonde, Undercover Blonde.  It helps me find a lot of new books that I would otherwise never think of or read.  Which brings me to Goodreads.  I so love Goodreads.  I joined a few years back and never learned to use it to my advantage.
As I look at Book Club Friday, I have the screen to Goodreads open.  As I see a book review that looks good, I add it to the "To Read" shelf on Goodreads.  It works out great.  Except that I have a lot of books on that list already and I am pretty sure that I will be reading forever to cover them all.
Goodreads also works out great with the library.  My library has a card catalogue online and reserve ability.  I open up the library in one screen and Goodreads on the other.  Then I start the process of seeing what books are in and add them to my list.  My library even pulls those for me and has them at the desk when I get there.  It makes me feel very VIP, and is great when you are in a hurry.  Just drop off and grab.
Goodreads has a 2012 Reading Challenge. I signed up with my goal of 12 books for the year and had to increase to 30.  I think that I may just have to increase that again.  Yeppie!


ALSO - Goodhousekeeping has a monthly book review with suggestions.  I love reading the reviews and I have found a few greats books that way. Here is the link, just in case you don't get the magazine at home.

Do you have any places that you find great book recommendations?
And - if you have time- follow me at Goodreads

4 comments:

  1. good luck with your reading challenge! I totally am so far behind on mine, I'm giving up. hope you don't!

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    1. I was sure that I would give up, but it seems to be the only thing on my goal list that I am keeping up with. Don't give up. You can do it.

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  3. The Friday Book Club has also got me reading again!! I'm loving it. I'm finding the time to read unlike before. I also do what you do, read the blogs and if I like it put it in an excel spread sheet. Then I open the library window on the internet and see if they are available for download or hard copy. I should do the Goodreads thing too! :)

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