What you’ve read, reading, and about to.

6 April 2008

Just what we need another social networking site!

flickr: marceline
I am intrigued by Good Reads, a site that claims to offer the better way to “see what your friends are reading, keep track of what you’ve read and what you’d like to read, get a great book recommendation from people you know.”

What intrigues me most is having a place to catalogue all of those books I’ll never get around to reading in this short life. The book recommendations from friends reminds me of netflix recommendations. But who doesn’t like the voyeuristic appeal of seeing what other people read?

My Account
Further Reading:
A comprehensive collection of all the Books referenced on the TV Show Lost.

From bookstores to indie record labels.

26 December 2007

At the bookstore today I saw a Washington version of a Downriver rat with his significant other.  She looked excited to be in the book store.  He looked frightened in his Winston Racing denim jacket.  “You know you can only read them one at a time!”

Oh this poor soul.  Something tells me that he hasn’t read a book since To Kill a Mockingbird Cliff’s notes his sophomore year.  Which reminds me why are we still using a public schooling system that was developed over 50 years ago, and modeled after a turn of the century class room setting?

I digress.  In contrast to this delightful gentleman’s saying I have decided to track for my own record all of the books that I could only read at one time for this upcoming year.  If you’re interested you could check out my bookends here.

Also if you’re interested, and you obviously read seeing as how you’ve made it this far, you might also like this record label. Today’s eaves dropping reminded me of an album title, Lonely People Read A Lot.  I can’t believe it’s been six years since we created that label, and its been over a year since I’ve spoken with the creator.