I have a question for you today :
Why do you, or do you not, share your reviews outside your blogs – for instance, on Goodreads, Librarything, Amazon, etc?
I’m mostly considering maybe sharing my reviews on Goodreads, something I haven’t taken the time to do much in the past. I can see advantages to do so, but inconvenients too.
In the past months, I didn’t have much time to blog at all, so when I posted a review here, I didn’t take the time to put it on Goodreads too. But I like the idea for many reasons : it allows you to share your thoughts with more readers who don’t follow your blog, some who don’t follow blogs at all! Also, I personally use Goodreads a lot when I wonder whether I should get a book or not, sometimes when standing in the bookstore and hesitating between two books, it will be a quick way to gather more information on the books. In these moments, I can’t imagine going through a series of blogs to find the same information. So I love the idea of adding my words to the mix.
But in reality, I don’t spend much time on Goodreads. I add my books, rate them, sometimes I look at what my Goodreads friends are reading, and that’s mostly it. But for those who spend a lot of time there, I’m wondering, does it feel repetitive (or annoying), to see the same review on a blog, then on Goodreads, on Librarything, on Amazon…? I personally prefer to read reviews from the blogs, and use Goodreads when I “research” a book, which makes me wonder, how do other readers use it? Are there other reasons I’m not seeing, to share or not to share reviews elsewhere?
Yes, yes, there is something new on the Infinite Shelf!
If you stop by, you’ll notice a small change in the banner and the background; it’s nothing big, and the organisation is still all the same, so you shouldn’t get lost :-p I’ll be doing a few more little changes in the coming days – mostly just making sure the colors are all matching.
I think this new banner translates many of my passions at once; my love for books, photography (and thus, art), comics, pink, happiness, etc. I’m still trying to find a way to incorporate some “yarn” in the design, but I’ll find something I’m sure… unless someone here has an idea?
Anyway, I love it! And I sure hope you will too!
It is official :
Also official :
I turned in my last paper yesterday, which concluded not only my semester, but also my undergrad degree.
This has been a roller coaster, really, not only the semester but the whole “getting a diploma” thing. I’m really glad I did; it’s been an amazing experience, after all these years waiting and planning for it. There’s been a few bumps, but there always are in life, and in conclusion I’m just left feeling very happy and proud 🙂
However, I am beyond excited to finally have some me-time. I’ve barely touched my books in the last three months, and I cruelly missed it. Hours of reading and blogging are planned for the next few weeks! I missed reading reviews, thoughts on reading and writing, general posts by bloggers I follow, writing my own reviews and other kind of posts, etc.
So, see you out there in the big bad internet world – FINALLY! 😀
Been a while huh?
Well my semester is almost over – only a week to go – and I’ve turned in most of my papers already. I can’t tell you how much lighter I feel right now! So even though I’ve got a nasty cold (I really need to work on that immune system!), things are looking up.
I’ll be working on a few reviews and posts for the blog, and meanwhile I’ll be visiting your blogs, because I missed you all so much!
Hugs and Kisses,
I’ve been absent a little bit lately, and I wanted to stop by to tell you I’ll probably be more or less absent until mid-April. I have a few reviews planned here and there, but right now I really need to focus on school.
My health has been slightly better since I was really sick last fall, but there are still some bad days (although now, there are also good days in between! 🙂 ) But I’ll say I feel mentally exhausted.
Last year, I had an extra course load for both semesters and took an intensive Italian class for the summer. About two weeks after that, in mid-July, I started to get sick. Then in September 2010, I had a huge semester, which was prolonged by my generous professor to give me extra time on my paper, but which also means I had less than a week of winter break.. Then it was this winter semester, which is my last one to get my undergrad diploma. Yay! I should feel ecstatic at the idea of finally concluding this exciting chapter of my life, but I’m so tired, I just want it to be over. All this to say, I feel so tired physically and mentally, I more than need a break!
So I probably won’t be around much until the semester ends (April 22nd), but I promise I’ll be back. And I’ll probably do a few posts here and there until then, and I’ll try to stop by your place.
Take care, and I can’t wait to discuss books and life with you all again!
– Kay –