Friday, April 05, 2013
Friday Books: Changing My Method
You may know from my bookshelf in the sidebar that I am a member of Goodreads(dot)com. That is where I keep track of the books I have read and books I am hoping to read. I also joined a book group there and enjoy our monthly book discussions. When I finish a book, I write up a review and give the book a rating: 1-5 stars.
I have been posting the same book review here at my blog. Sometimes the book I read shows up on my Goodreads bookshelf (in the sidebar) several days before it gets posted here at my blog.
I have decided to change my Friday Books postings a little. From now on I am simply going to tell you the names of the books I finished during this week, and refer you to the Goodreads shelf in my sidebar. To read my review, just click on the book on the shelf. This way you can read my review right away when it appears (if you wish to), or you can wait until I remind you on Fridays, and then go read my review using that bookshelf.
Got it? I hope this makes sense. It was beginning to feel silly to post a review at Goodreads and then, several days later, post the same review here at my blog. Friday Books will now just be a reminder to check out my shelf and read my reviews, if you haven't already done so.
The book I read and reviewed this week was A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers by Xiaolu Gou. It is the red-cover book on my shelf. When you hold your mouse over the book, its title and author show up just under the book icons. Click on the book, and you'll see my review.
Au revoir for now, and as I say to the student I tutor every week, "keep reading!"