know what makes me happy? Just a few more days left in August and the
promise (I hope) of cooler weather. I'm so ready for the crisp mornings
and comfortable evenings of fall.
Book Organizing Progress Report: I have finally gotten all my print books organized. I have stacks of books to give to my neighbors or to the senior center, and I've entered my entire print reading list into Libib.
I am glad I made the switch and have found only one flaw so far. The Libib database trails new books by about a month, so I won't be able to scan my October books for another week or so. I can, however, enter the data by hand, if I want.
I've decided to just accept this annoyance and add new books around the 15th of the month before they're published. Truth is, I rarely read ahead, so I think this will work. We'll see.
Next up are adding and culling my eBooks and audiobooks, which I'll tackle a little at time.
Yet Another App: Yeah, yeah, no one needs more social media sites for getting more book information. Or, well, do we? I've signed up for the Reco app, which is another way to record books and share the books I'm reading, have read, and want to read. This app doesn't allow you to upload your own creative photos (like Litsy), but there is a very cool list feature, which I'm going to play around with. Fits right into my "Reading on Topic" posts, which I really love to put together.
Hey, guess what? I'm @BethFishReads on the Reco app (surprised, aren't you?), so follow me there if you're so inclined. I'm still getting the hang of it, but I do know how to follow you back.
What I'm Reading and Listening To
My reading was pretty slow this past week because my focus was on other things. I've been listening to Gold Fame Citrus by Claire Vaye Watkins and read by Jorjeana Marie and MacLeod Andrews, which is a kind of an adult dystopian story based on an all-too-believable premise: the droughting of America (like that verb I made up?). My review will be up this week.
I'm finishing up The Emerald Lie by Ken Bruen in print, which I started a few weeks ago and put down for absolutely no reason. This is my first Bruen, but will not be my last. The series is Irish crime, with dark humor and a great main character. I need to start from the beginning.
I've also been reading Wonder Women by Sam Maggs. I like the short takes on interesting, innovative, smart women from all walks of life, many of whom have been lost to history: spies, scientists, explorers, and more. The book won't come out until October, but I couldn't wait to read it.