Monday, January 2, 2012
Part I: My Journal ...
She is Wendy at Simply Brookes. We shared lunch with some amazing ladies once a month.
I printed the same quotes I put in Wendy's journal and put them in mine. I used the friendship quotes as well as the book quotes because to me, books are intertwined with friends, love, emotions, home, family ...
Some other books I really enjoyed this past year: Bossypants by Tina Fey, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, True Grit by Charles Portis, Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and Empire of the Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne.
(Middlesex is in the photo above, but not my favorite. Glad I read it, but not sure I would recommend it).
Part II: GoodReads ...
This morning I found a website called GoodReads.com to keep track of my books online. I previously used a different website, but it's not there anymore. In addition to their website, GoodReads has an iPod app and an Android app. I have a list of read, currently reading and want to read books. I can friend people, read reviews, see quotes, post to Facebook or Twitter, rate books and get recommendations based on how I rated my books. I can post directly to my blog (haven't tried this yet) and make different kinds of widgets for my blog (my favorite widget shows quotes I liked from my books). Stop by GoodReads and friend me.
**Update** Thanks to Bonnie, whose comment reminded me that I have a Shelfari account and had completely forgotten about it. I will have to compare it to Goodreads and see which I like better. I'll let you know.
This afternoon I was catching up on Nester's blog and she asked how her readers keep track of books. So I'm going to link up to her ... check out the link if you want to see what others are doing.
Have you read any good books lately?
Posted by Mrs. Jones at 5:01 PM