In Facebook, I have one of all those, so called, applications, called GOODREADS. That is one that I really appreciate. I have an online buddy in Holland and she’s a librarian … I get a lot of tips from her and it’s also a lot of fun to share thoughts when we’re read the same book.
Nowadays, I don’t read as much as I used to before the Internet came into play, but still … I always have a book going, on my night table. I only read for entertainment but quite often I learn something too — little things, and that’s not my main purpose. Most of the time I choose to just read very light and easy stuff.
In this Goodreads, you can list all the books you have read, the one you’re reading right now — which page you’re on — and the ones you’re planning to read. There are several websites like this … Shelfari comes to mind … and this just happens to be the one I came across.
In any event … when I signed up for this thing, my Dutch friend was reading ‘Nights in Rodanthe’ by Nicholas Sparks. I didn’t know him or the book from a hole in the wall, but it sounded good so I thought ‘why not?’. Went to the library and picked it up. It wasn’t a thick book, and boy, was I ever hooked! Gerda said afterwards … ‘well, it’s good that there’s a lot more where that came from!’ … he has already written a whole bunch of novels. You might have seen the movie ‘The Notebook’.
This wasn’t really what I was going to write about … the thing is; when I find something like that — something I really like, I go whole-hog and read everything the author has ever written. Been like that all my life … I was thirteen when I read every book that Steinbeck ever wrote.
Last year, I found one … Jan Karon, and she had already written eleven books in a series about an Anglican priest in North Carolina … I read all eleven of them, one after the other.
So now, I’m on a waiting list for next Nicholas Sparks book. It’s so cool nowadays … I have him on Twitter, so I can see what he’s up to LOL. He’s still a young man so hopefully he’ll provide me with many more, delightful, reading experiences.
I’ll check with the library and see which place I’m on in the waiting list, because now I’ve seen another book that looks really promising … my «TO READ» list is getting longer all the time … Away, by Jane Urquhart. If they have that in, I’ll take that in the meantime.
That would also be very fitting, because AWAY is what I will be from Facebook as of tomorrow. I’m giving up Facebook for Lent, even though I’m not RC. It’s a personal challenge … to see if I miss it at all, or if they will
miss me LOL.