Friday, February 10, 2012

First Post- How I Find Books

It seems really daunting to think of the very best book for the very first post. So I thought I'd give a little background into how I choose my books and how I've rated them. I'm sure there are better ways than what I'm about to say, but I usually go to Amazon and look at the newest releases or best books of the month. If something looks interesting, I'll go right to my library online and put it on hold. I do read some of the reviews to determine whether or not I think it will be worth my time. And incidentally, if I have to work too hard to get through a book, I give up on it. It's okay for you to do that! Life is short!


I do hate to admit that I do judge a book by its cover. That is the first thing I look at when I'm browsing shelves. Obviously, if I already know about a book, I don't care what the cover looks like. But it really does make a difference in what I'll pick up. That, and the title.



A few years ago, I started writing down the books I read and the date when I finished them. Yes, it's a little obsessive but if only I had done that all my life. If only. . . So if a book really captured me, if it made me stay up late turning pages, if I was sad but satisfied when I read the last page, then I gave it two stars. I'm going to start featuring those books here. 

7 comments:

  1. Welcome to the crazy book blogging world! I'm looking forward to following your posts and reading your recommendations.

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  2. Vanessa Gray BartalFebruary 10, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Have you ever tried the website "What should I read next?" You put in authors or books you've enjoyed, and it makes recomendations for you. Sweet!

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  3. Nice, thanks! I will check that out. Does it ever give you crazy ideas, like the ones Netflix comes up with for you? Welcome to both of my first blog readers!

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  4. You've got a great start here! I love the look of your page and I'll be looking forward to reading your upcoming posts. Good luck!

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    1. Thank you! The wood reminded me of being in a little secret clubhouse. It will be fun to feature your work here someday.

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  5. awesome! I will keep checking it out...maybe when I have time to read more I will take some recommendations. :)

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    1. Can't you make coffee with one hand while holding a book in the other?

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