Growing up, Saturdays mornings were for chores and my responsibilities were the bathrooms. I would sneak a book into the bathroom along with my cleaning supplies and then lock the door and sit on the hamper, reading. For a while my mom wondered how it could take me over two hours to clean one bathroom but eventually she wised up.
Along with reading I also like to catalog things; it feeds the tiny OCD streak I have. I recently stumbled upon a web site that feeds both my love of books AND my love of lining thing up in tidy rows.
Goodreads is a website that lets you track books you're currently reading, books you've read, and books you'd like to read. When you add a book to one of your online bookshelves you can rate and review it as well as see what other people thought about it.
There's a community aspect to the site as well. You can link to your friends and follow what they're reading. Some authors also use the site and you can follow them as well (Neil Gaiman is the #1 followed person which somehow does not come as a surprise). They also have some nice widgets you can add to your blog to display your books. I added the books I'm currently reading to my sidebar.
Anyway, if you have some time to kill take a look. Adding books and rating them can be highly addictive. I know I've spent entirely too thinking of books I've read recently or that stuck out in my mind and adding them to my list. If you're interested you can see my books here. If you're already on Goodreads or end up setting up your own account be sure to let me know. I'd like to see what you're reading.
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