This month Goodreads celebrates its 10th anniversary. (And I am happy to say that for once I was ahead of the trend as I joined Goodreads in January 2008.)
In talking about the evolution of Goodreads, Elizabeth, on of the Goodreads co-founders, asked what books have been part of your personal voyage? This got me thinking about books that I have carried with me throughout my life.
And so, here are 5 books, in no particular order, that I’ve loved along the way and continue to love to this day. Continue reading
As you might have figured out, I love books.
I’m a huge fan of reading and all things bookish (you should see my literary tee and tote collection). I always have a book on me (which is why all my bags must be big enough to carry at least one book). And I’m a huge promoter of reading—no matter what type (books, magazines, comic books, graphic novels, e-books)—I support all types, just as long as you read.
But one form I have not tried is audio books. Continue reading
Okay, I admit, the title is just a (somewhat) catchy & fun way to say I survived moving. Huzzah!
In actuality, 2/3, or maybe 3/4, of that title is a lie. Continue reading
I am an introvert.
Most people don’t realize that about me. I have no problem meeting new people. I enjoy spending time with friends. I can talk to strangers. I have what you would call “good social skills.” So when I tell people that I’m an introvert, the main response I get is “but you’re not shy!” Although many people associate introvertedness with shyness, not all of us are actually shy.
I don’t think anyone I know would call me shy.
People who know me, whether in real life or virtually, know I love books. If they don’t know, then they don’t know me or haven’t been paying attention.
First, I read books. I know that seems obvious, but I’ve been told I read a lot. Really, I didn’t think 97 books last year was *that* many (my best year in the last 6 was 124 books, a record I still aim to beat). This especially seems average when I consider that some of my Goodread friends read 200 or even 300+ books a year.