Friday, June 10, 2016

Goodreads

Maybe it's the fact that I don't have a TV here or simply because I felt inspired by those who commute each day with their nose stuck in a book, but I'm happy to report I've become one of those people again! I feel like a regular Rory Gilmore and I am LOVING it {probably one of the reasons I've been seriously neglecting this poor blog, but I digress!} 

It started off with my commute of course, but the newspapers just weren't cutting it anymore {even though I felt VERY grown up and informed about all the local news}! But then when I had a long flight back to the US ahead of me, I decided to raid my office's 'take one, leave one' book area. 




I finished the first book I took (The Woman Who Stole my Life) on the flight TO the US and upon chatting with a work friend about our recent reads, we swapped books and I read THAT one (Me Before You) on my flight back home to New Mexico {and my eyes may or may not have welled up a bit}. Then while back home, I gave that one to my little sis and borrowed yet another (Suite Fran├žois) from my grandmother's massive collection of books (I swear she's the original Rory!) I've been liking that one too, but it's been at a slower pace than the others I raced through.


Based on those same conversations with my work colleague, I came back to the US armed with a list of books on my 'to read' list and, even better, an app with which to track them. It appears that I may have been one of the last on this Goodreads bandwagon, but I'm still so happy my friend recommended it! It's like a social media book club - finally a place to record all those book suggestions and ones you keep intending to read! {P.S. I'm not affiliated with Goodreads, I just like letting others in on this secret that apparently everyone except me knew about! So maybe it's no secret at all. ;) }

Well one of those suggestions was the Outlander series - not only from my friend back home, but also from folks here who highly recommended the TV series. I watched a few episodes of the show, and I was also hooked, but decided to just dive in to the book as well and finished it after about 3 days, and have already ordered the next in the series. Seriously though, go read this!


I love not only the feeling of being immersed in the characters and worlds that books open, but also unlocking the feeling I had when I was a kid of always and relentlessly reading. Maybe it's something about summer {you know, the countless hours spent at the library during summer months…no? just me then?} or it's the fact I've just missed it, but boy I'm glad there are so many books on that wish list and that I'm slowly making my way through them. 

Now I just have to find more time!

What are some of your book recommendations? Do any of you use Goodreads too? We should become friends on there and share some suggestions.

3 comments:

  1. I'm so glad that you've fallen in love with Goodreads and Outlander just as much as I have!

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  2. Also this is Katie Smith. I used to have a blog with friends in college and my posting name was Georgia Rae. I need to figure out how to change it!

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    1. That's awesome! Thanks for the insight, I was a bit confused at first! But yes, I love the books! I'm on the 5th one now haha. I'll need another series soon....any thoughts?

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