GoodReads

Thursday, January 24, 2013

I have recently discovered this wonderful app called GoodReads. It's a list of almost every book! You can create virtual bookshelves. I kept it simple with Read, To Read, and Want to Read. You can rate the books you've read and give your review of it.

My to-read list is a whole lot bigger than my read shelf. I think it will always be, but hopefully my read shelf will be getting bigger in the process!

                 



Personally I don't think I give good reviews of books. I hated English class when we had to read books and analyze them. I didn't see much beyond the basic plot line. I could put myself in the characters shoes, but I didn't see the underlying things. Once I was explained it, I understood it. But needless to say, I do enjoy reading a good book.

I've also become a member of a book club through GoodReads! We are currently reading The Dead Don't Dance by Charles Martin and A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay. We could chose to read either one or both. I chose A Secret Kept.

So far I haven't exactly gotten into the book. I have a hard time finding some books interesting. This is one of them. I have a hard time relating to it. It's about a man who's life is crumbling around him. I have to admit that I love some dramas. But this just isn't one of them. I personally am not one to read about people in other countries. How they are expected to react is different to ours. I feel like I sound like an American snob, but I prefer to understand what they mean when they say that a person is from a particular part of town and that's why they act a certain way.

Anyway, the group is currently voting on February's books. Our choices are The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling, Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen, Footprints in the Sand by Mary Jane Clark, and Maggie by Charles Martin. Personally I'm hoping that Footprints in the Sand or Lock and Key are the books. But I suppose it is good that I get out of my shell.

If you have goodreads and want to be friends, let me know! I always like to get good book suggestions!


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