Are you having as much trouble as I am right now concentrating on your unread book? It is that time of year; too much to do and not enough time to read. But soon our lives will slow down and we will be looking for something to read. That brings me to the many books I have read and the ones I am still working on.
Have you heard of Goodreads? This is an amazing free website that is a reader’s dream. You can keep a list of books you have read, books you are currently reading, or books you plan to read in the future. This is great for those of us that are having a little bit of trouble remembering what we have read. It is also a great reference tool for librarians when a patron asks, “Can you recommend a good book?”
Sign up is simple; all you need to do is enter your name, email, and a password. Then you can begin to enter books as you read them and add such details as genre, date you completed the book, and a rating if you want. I sometimes add a note about the content or ending just as a reminder for later when I can’t remember what happens. I add a spoiler alert so it doesn’t ruin anything for someone reading my review.
Now the fun begins. Goodreads has so many booklists that you could never run out of reading material. Right now they are featuring the Bestsellers for 2013. There is a trivia page that I like to try and answer as many book related questions as I can. It is then that I realize how much I don’t know about literature. You can even add your own trivia question if that is your thing. The popular quote feature is something we use for book displays and I have included one that is part of the Camas Library’s courtyard. Step out the veranda door on the next nice day and see if you can find the brick that has this quote. Until then, have a Merry Christmas from Miss Debbie.