Good Reads

I have been using the service called GoodReads for the past few months. It lets you see what your friends are reading, keep track of what you've read and what you'd like to read. (Hopefully, it will help me make more sense of all this than they many scribbled notes on my desk. The social net part is that you get book recommendations from people you know. You can even play book trivia. 

It also has nice 2.0 widgets so that you can show friends what you want-to-read


and what you have read


When I was teaching in a middle school, I read a lot of "young adult" (AKA adolescent) literature, but I'm out of touch with the genre. Goodreads let's you see lists of top-rated books like YA novels. (I'm not sure how many middle-schoolers are using Goodreads, so this might be a list of adult-young-adult favorites.)

Well, I have to get back to  my currently-reading shelfcurrently-reading shelf.

I'll just leave you with some wise words (one selected at random from my list on Goodreads - refresh for a new one) from authors & books that I like.


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