Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Book Recommendations


Summer is coming! Do you know what I like the best about summer and makes me all shivery with excitement? Reading! I tend to have more time to read since I’m not working and the boys are busy splashing in the pool. (Okay, sometimes I’m splashing too!)

Can you guess what I’m doing right now? I’m compiling my summer reading list.

Here’s where I get my list from:
1. My librarian- I love our school librarian. She’s in the KNOW of what’s hot and she knows all of my tastes. Sometimes she even checks books out for me and puts them in my mailbox knowing I’ll like them (I love those days!). And she’s never wrong.

2. Blogs- I read a lot of blogs and if a book gets a good review, I’ll write it down. If a book is repeatedly mentioned, I’ll definitely add it to my list. Check out Presenting Lenore. She’s got great book reviews.

3. My critique buddies. Andrea Mack is doing 100 Book Challenge and commenting on them on her blog, That’s Another Story. It’s a fantastic resource. Check it out!

4. Goodreads - I joined this last year after one of my writing friends kept talking about it. She was right. It’s awesome. I get to see what my friends are reading, what they liked about it and the latest releases. Some of us MiG Writers are on Goodreads.

Check us out here:

So where do you get your book recommendations from? And I’ve still got plenty of room on my reading list. Got any recommendations for me?

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Andrea 05.17.10 at 2:29 pm

Thanks for your kind words, Christy. I get good recommendations at my library too – our children’s librarian writes mini reviews, laminates them and clips them to the front of featured books. I’ve also gotten some ideas from the blue boards, and from reading blogs.

Kate Fall 05.19.10 at 11:14 am

I love Goodreads! I have it set to send me an email of what my friends are reading. It’s a great resource. I also love Verla Kay’s blue boards. And my friend Deena is a YA librarian who posts mini-reviews on her Live Journal at http://deenaml.livejournal.com/.

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