I set myself to read 50 books this year. Just random titles that I could find in no particular order. I started with e-books but I have a stash waiting to be read. I love Goodreads since I am able to view some reviews of several books that I like to read including memoirs, biographies and book of poems but most are fiction books that I found in several trips at Booksale. There are several volumes (all brand new) that a friend brought home from the US, books that I’ve long wanted to have but never got the chance to find them here. Ah, I forgot, there is one particular book that I want to read this year which was recommended by a fellow blogger. It’s One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp. Maybe when I look and search long enough, I’ll find a copy. Wish me luck.
There was a time when I kept a virtual library at Shelfari but then I forgot my password and most of the books I have listed there are now gone so I have started to create another online library at Goodreads. I am not pissed off by some negative reviews of the books I am reading, their choices, their taste in reading and the way they admire the stories are not mine. It does not always follow that when one reader gives it a two-star, you would put it aside because it is not good. Sometimes I am even challenged to read a book with low ratings/reviews.
Goodreads says I am two books ahead of schedule which is roughly translated to 6% of the 50 books I promised myself to read this year. I am on my fourth book now, a book by Nicholas Sparks. It’s been a while since I read one of his works and the last time was when I joined a large crowd at The Podium for his book signing in 2011. It was the only book-signing event I attended so far but it was a lovely and unforgettable experience.
I found these beautiful book quotes that I want to share with you. It’s amazing how reading could take you anywhere you want to go.