Sunday, June 23, 2013


Hey Y'all!
So, once again I'm late to the party on this internet goodie, but I'm sharing anyway because this is fun, and I wanted to see if any of you are there too, maybe we can be chums! I have no personal ties to this website, other than it's neat. 

Who's on Goodreads? I just joined a day or so ago, and it was fun going in and finding a good chunk of the books I've read over the years and rating them. I've always wanted to keep a list of those books, but for one reason or another, I could just never make it happen, with Goodreads, I've created a list that I'll never lose, and can add to and take around with me all the time because they have apps for Androids & Apple phones, sweet! So what is Goodreads? I've borrowed this blurb from their About Us page.
A Few Things You Can Do On Goodreads
  • See which books your friends are reading.
  • Track the books you're reading, have read, and want to read.
  • Check out your personalized book recommendations. Our recommendation engine analyzes 20 billion data points to give suggestions tailored to your literary tastes.
  • Find out if a book is a good fit for you from our community’s reviews.
Sound good? You can also follow your favorite authors in a more bookish environment than say Tumblr or Facebook, and read their own reviews of other authors. Pretty cool. 

I know a lot of you are also book lovers, so we should share because great minds think alike! So, here's me! Come find me, pretty please! I want to be your friend and snoop through your bookshelves! Teehee!

Bookclubs. Let's discuss! Who's in one? I'm in one active one with my girlfriends that's been going consistently for years, and another one that was meant for a couple of other close friends and family that's kind of fallen by the wayside... I've been debating reviving that one and opening it up to you guys, is that something any of you would be interested in? I'm thinking a very loose format, one book every two-three months, because hey, as much as I love reading, and I really do, there are only so many hours in the day for each of us, and we've all got a pretty full plate as it is. So tell me what you think in the comments, maybe we can set something casual up, I think that could be fun!

So what else? Oh, just this!!
This may not be a big deal to a lot of other bloggers, but I think it's pretty dang cool, my blog has now had over 100,000 views! Actually, as of writing this, I'm at 100,221! Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my pink, fuzzy little heart!!

Let's talk books, ready, set, go!


moonstruckcreations said...

Never heard of this, sounds pretty much my kind of thing, so just off to check it out now!

Thanks for sharing.


Aurelia Eglantine said...

I've actually been thinking about joining Goodreads for a while now, I'll have to give it another look :) I read mostly Fantasy (Epic and Urban) and some Mystery, so I'm a bit out of the usual bookclub loop, but I think it sounds like an interesting idea. Congratulations on exceeding 100,000 Page Views, that's a terrific accomplishment!

Laura said...

Congrats on your page views!
I'd be interested in the book club idea. I used to lead one at the library I work at, but have been taking a break for a year.

Melissa said...

I'm down for the book club! I take it we'd do virtual meetings, then? I love to read but I don't do it unless I've got a deadline! haha!

Hilary said...

I just hit 100k page views the other day too!! How exciting was that?! Congrats!!

Beedeebabee said...

Congrats on all those page views, Lisa!...I've never heard of Goodreads. It looks like a great place. I have so little time for reading, and when I am reading, it's usually late at night with one eye open...and it's magazine of some sort. Boo hoo! I'm sure any bookclub you're in will be fun!