Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Good Reads

Like many other people I'm addicted to Pinterest, Facebook, and blogging.... and sometimes I spent WAY too much time on the internet. When I thought I couldn't get addicted to any more sites, a friend introduced me to goodreads.com, at first I didn't get into it, but the more friends you have and the more books you read and rate and write reviews, it's starts to get addicting (not as much as pinterest, but still...).
So what is good reads? For those who don't know,  it's a site where you create a profile and you can add friends, join book clubs, etc.... And you can create lists like: Books I want to read, Books I have read, and Books I'm currently reading, and if you have read a book you can rate 1-5 and write a review. The more books you rate the website starts giving you recommendations of other books, which is very dangerous for me, but it introduces all sorts of books that I would never have known. It's also nice too when you are thinking about a reading a book you can research it and see what ratings it has received and other people's reviews to see if it would be worth your time. And it's fun to see what your friends are reading and you can recommend books to each other.

This was kind of a random post, but I just been having a blogger's blog for this past month and since I received a lot of comments on my post about books that I thought some might be interested about this website, and plus I want more friends on the site :).

This year my goal was to read more books than last year which was 16, and so far I'm doing pretty good.
For this month I have read 4 books, which means our apartment has been messier, less good home-cooked meals, and blogging....

I read The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner,  I thought this was a good book, I just think I had really high expectations and I wasn't in the mood for this type of book. It does have a great story and a fun twist in the end, it's a series so I want to read the whole series some time. I would recommend this book.

For my book club for the month of January I read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer. I thought it was a fun read, a historical fiction that is told only in letters during WW2, I don't think I would have ever picked to read this book, but I did like it.

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, I've been wanting to read this one for  a long time. I really liked this one, Peter was not my favorite character but I felt sorry for him. I thought this story was really cute and magical, I can see why it was a hit when it was first scene in a play. If you seen all the movies, than you know the whole story there isn't anything new but I always think the book is better, and it's a quick read, you could finish it in day easily.

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol: Again I have been wanting to read this one for a while. Like Peter Pan, if you seen all the movies, you pretty much read the book, but again book is better. This one is really short, I finished it in a few hours. I liked it, not as much as Peter Pan, but I can see people thinking it's weird, but that's how the movies are.


Scott and Clarissa Dyer said...

I am so going to get on good reads. My mother-in-law does that. I think it would be a good way to keep track of the books you've read. I just became addicted to pinterest from my sister-in-law, who is also named Jessica. Thanks for your support/comment. You should send me your number either through my blog or in a message to Scott on facebook. My cell is 208-320-4197. This blog is private right? lol. Anyway, we should talk sometime and catch up.

Miranda said...

After reading this post I went and checked out the website and instantly fell in love. I send you a friend thing through facebook so you will have to accept! I want to hear all about the new books you have been reading lately