Posts Tagged ‘goodreads’
I know I’m a little late for some of the holidays this month, but I hope all of my readers had a wonderful holiday season! It doesn’t feel like winter in my part of the world so it really didn’t FEEL like the holidays compared to past years. On another note – look at this cute book tree that I found on Pinterest!
Did you get any good gifts? Any good gifts involving BOOKS? I know quite a few people who were gifted Kindle Fires. I’m really curious about them but it doesn’t seem to make sense for me to get a tablet like that since I already have a smartphone, Kindle 2, and a laptop. But they look pretty awesome! I’ve noticed that the traffic here has been pretty steady over the past few days – I guess a lot of people are searching for new books to download to their e-readers and tablets!
One of my Twitter friends is a librarian, avid reader, and blogger and gave me an idea. She had set a goal of 45 books to read in 2011. And she hit the goal with a few weeks left in December! Holy cow! When I heard that, I thought I’d check Goodreads to see how many books I’ve read this year because I knew it had to be a lot. I was slightly disappointed to see that it was only 26, but then I realized that 1) that’s a whole lot more than most normal people read per year (or per five years! Or ten!), and 2) I was planning a wedding for the first half of the year and was too busy doing DIY stuff to read in my spare time. So I GUESS I can be okay with 26. But I bet I could get more than that next year. 35 maybe? I also have to keep in mind that I have to pay for most of these books so I can’t go too crazy. Although I still have a ton of books on my Kindle that I haven’t read yet for numerous reasons, so at least I have a stock to go to if I’m short on cash.
What’s your reading resolution for 2012? Finish a series? Read a classic that you’ve had your eye on for awhile? Beat me in the number of books you read?
Do you see that little widget over there to the right that says “What I’m Reading”? (There’s no book cover picture up there now because the book I’m reading, ”Ordinary World” by Elisa Lorello, didn’t have a cover photo uploaded for some reason.) I recently signed up with Goodreads.com to track the books that I read or want to read. Don’t have much on there yet, but I like how I can link it up to my blog so you all can see what I’m into! Feel free to add me as a friend by viewing my profile here: http://www.goodreads.com/fortheloveoflit.