Do you, uh, Goodread(s)?

Like a lot of people, I’m on Goodreads.  And thanks to Goodreads I’ve learned some unexpected things about myself.

For example:  I’m a biblio-polygamist.  Uh-huh. *Nods sadly* I, too, find it shocking.

According to GoodReads (and I have no reason to doubt them) I’m “Currently Reading” seven books.  SEVEN BOOKS!  All at once!  I obviously have commitment issues I wasn’t aware of.  Or A.D.D.  Or some kind of sleep disorder.  The possibilities are endless.  So if you’ve been wondering about the lack of posts and reviews last month… well there you have it.

Anywhere, here’s a few things to keep everyone busy while I’m playing catch up.

  • TNBBC on GoodReads is hosting a fantastic conversation with Alan Heathcock about his short story collection VOLT.  He’ll be answering questions and talking about his work for  the month of November.  VOLT is on the top of my “Currently Reading” pile.  It’s dark and creepy and emotionally devastating.  I can’t wait to tell you all about it!
  • Speaking of Lori over at TNBBC – she’s a huge supporter of Better World Books Getting a headstart on your holiday shopping?  This organization donates a book to a community in need for every book you purchase.  That’s 2 gifts for the price of 1 (Gosh you’re generous!). And then there’s the whole good karma thing.   Just follow this link to start shopping!
  • Read all about the Review Haiku at BOOKRIOT.  This isn’t the first time I’ve heard of this – the Village Voice used to run film review haikus (usually for bad films).  They may still do.  It’s been years since I read the paper.  There’s just something about the 5-7-5 formula that lends itself to snarkiness, to paraphrase Amanda Nelson.  Here’s a link to her post. I highly recommend her haiku review for The Giver. Hilarious.
  • And KevinfromCanada has posted the results of the Shadow Gillar Prize.  And the winner is… not telling.  Go over to his blog and check it out.  Kimbofo at Reading Matters & Trevor at The Mookse and the Gripes (two of my favorite blogs) participated on the jury, so you can read more about the shadow jury & the selection process in their older posts.
  • And, please, use the comment section to share your story. Reading promiscuity is no joke!