I’ve always had a secret love for reading.
Since I was a kid, where I was a librarian at every school I attended, I’ve been fascinated with how books brought my imagination to life and had me really engrossed in the story.
Recently, I discovered this really clever website called Goodreads, and if you’re a reader, I suggest you check it out too.
It’s like a Facebook, for books – it keeps record of the books you’re reading, have read, and want to read, and you can review the books, share your thoughts with the community and have your own group of friends. With the app, you can scan the book’s barcode on your phone and add it to one of your online “bookshelves”. You may or may not have noticed, I have a Goodreads widget at the bottom of my site.
I’m doing a reading challenge, where I will read 20 books over the year. I’m a really busy guy with course, work, and of course just living my life, so time for reading is minimal so I think I’ve set a realistic goal. Next year, I’ll bump it up to 30 books. Reading a good work is worth more merit to me over sitting in front of a screen, TV, phone, computer or otherwise. You can see my reading challenge progress at the bottom of this page.
I’m about to start reading the final book in The Hunger Games series, Mockingjay. I’m really excited, I’ve loved the series. I finished the first book over the weekend, and read the second over a 24 hour period. The books are so gripping, I just couldn’t put them down!
That’s probably enough on reading for now, but if you are a reader, or you think you could be, please make sure you have a look at https://www.goodreads.com. There’s a world outside of Facebook