June 15, 2012

Summer Reading

I love to read! This is well known. Want some examples? When family comes to visit they bring 3-4 books for me.  I generally finish them all before they leave. And when I pick up a book my husband often kisses me and expects that I will be unavailable for several hours. (I know. He is incredibly patient.) I do not let myself read during the school year because I am unable to put down a book when I start to read it.

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Summer means the start of reading. It means late nights and lazy mornings reading in bed. It also means the search for new material. I am a miser. I hate spending money on books if I don't know if they are worth it. That means I wait for a friend to read the book or I check it out from the library. Sometimes I will even pick up a book in the store and find a comfortable place to sit. I think they hide all the comfy chairs on purpose. But I am stubborn enough that I will sit there until my bum is black and blue.

This is all fine and dandy, but I have a problem. I have a terrible memory. I can never remember what is next on my to-read list when I need to. So I end up with a terribly long to-read list and very few books to show for it. So tragic!

This last week I found a solution. Goodreads has an app. I know, who knew? But I found it, downloaded it, and fell in love. Don't tell my husband. He is still trying to prove me wrong for hating smart phones for so long. But seriously, can you blame me? They are so stinking expensive. And you have to pay for data. Remember how I hate to spend money? I should just get over it since teachers make such obscene amounts of money each year. Right?

Anyways, the app is free and worth checking out. For one thing you can just scan the barcode of any book and it automatically finds it for you. And it keeps careful track of all the books you read, your rating, and what books you still need to read. A-mazing! I have been playing with it all week. Which means that I have actually been updating my goodreads account which has been sadly abandoned for the last year. I have been checking books off my list like crazy. And I have been adding books to my "read" and "to read" and "reading" shelves like a mad woman. There are books in my living room, office, bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. Just in case.

If you are interested in knowing more about what I'm reading check me out on Goodreads here.

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1 comment:

  1. That's why I can't read books during the school year! I just want to stay up all night and read, which doesn't work out so well the next morning. I stay up late in the summer and read "just 1 or 2 more chapters" all the time. I'm going to download that app now!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade