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Thread: What are you reading? Goodreads.

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    What are you reading? Goodreads.

    Albert/Gzairborn invited me a few weeks ago to join Goodreads and I am so glad that I did. I chain-read all sorts of books and am very impressed how easy Goodreads makes it to make lists of what you have read, would like to read, and hope to never read again, etc. And, you can connect with people to see what they are reading and what they think.
    I thought I'd see if anyone here is already on Goodreads and spread the news to see if anyone would like to meet up there.
    Here's me:
    http://www.goodreads.com/review/list...helf=%23ALL%23
    I've only been there a few weeks, so mostly I've posted good kids books and whatever jogs my memory as I come across books at the library where I work the circulation desk.
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    Foxy, how wonderful. I'll surely explore that site. Love your list.
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    Thanks for sharing, foxy! I´ll have to check it out. If you haven´t come across The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, check it out. I´m an avid reader, but for some time I never found a book that trapped me from the first page or two. This one has! It´s available in English from Penguin.
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    Very interesting stie and thanks for sharing! I'm going to register and start reading some useful books.
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    I know I'm an old stick in the mud, and I can honestly tell you I am not a religious fanatic, however.. I read the Bible.. Why? It's Gods word and I really really enjoy it.. Guess I'm just an old stick in the mud... LOL
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    I listen to Audiobooks more than actually read these days, an annoying retina problem makes it hard to concentrate for long on a page of text. Besides I can paint and listen at the same time.

    So here's a screenshot of my current listen.
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    LOL
    Everything i've read for the last 18 years pretty much amounts to computer design 2d/3d manuals/books or scripting language books

    When not learning from these i tend to be reading the same info on the internet
    What a nerd !!
    Last edited by Juz; 11-30-2009 at 12:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottF View Post
    Thanks for sharing, foxy! I´ll have to check it out. If you haven´t come across The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, check it out. I´m an avid reader, but for some time I never found a book that trapped me from the first page or two. This one has! It´s available in English from Penguin.
    Thanks Scott, I am going to add that one. I agree with Foxy it is a very cool way to keep track of what you've read and would like to read in the future.
    Even little icons for the covers. It's a great program.
    Most of by books were read in the seventies and eighties... and lean toward classic fiction. Nowadays with so many choices it is kind of cool to find out from people what is good and what isn't. Too many choices out there today.

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    So great to see people participating in this thread! Scott, I'll have to look that one up.
    Rose, good to connect with you at Goodreads, too.
    Rick, you are not a fuddy-dud.
    Neil, I know next to nothing about audiobooks.....we circulate quite a few at the library, though. Kudos to you. When I paint, I find I can't pay attention to the context of any words being spoken, including those of my family talking to me.
    Juz, your type of book sounds completely intimidating to me! I'm just recently branching out to nonfiction.
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    Hehee Foxy
    Originally the choice of my books was out of necessity. I was running many 'train the trainer' programs in multimedia through the 90's which required me to write original courseware in Director, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, Soundforge etc.
    Think the habit of research research research just stuck

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