got around to reading my May email update from Goodreads.com, one of several
social networking sites for book nerds like me. (I use it primarily to keep
track of my own current reading habits / progress; I’m less interested in
reading/writing reviews.) Since I joined about a year ago, the site has
continuously improved; recent updates include the ability to purchase books
directly from your “To-Read” list, and an addictive, reader-formulated book
Also fun to
see is the list of “Movers and Shakers” -- that month’s most popular books.
May’s top five are: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
by Barbara Kingsolver (read
it, loved it); Uglies by Scott Westerfeld (sci-fi YA about a
society where everyone gets prettifying plastic surgery at age 16 -- sounds
good); a twofer of Tweak by Nic Scheff and Beautiful Boy by David Scheff (a boy’s tale of
crystal meth addiction and his father’s story of dealing with it); The Book
Thief by Marcus Zusak (heard great things about this book, started it,
couldn’t get into it, didn’t finish it); and The
Road by Cormac McCarthy (definitely on my to-read list, and currently being made into a movie).
You can be
my book-friend here: http://www.goodreads.com/profile/dfulton.
-- Deirdre Fulton