Deb's books

Reading all the books. 


I see words, I read them. 


Goodreads refugee. 



19 Quirky Conundrums Only Book Lovers Understand

Reblogged from Kate says:

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 OMG!! How come strangers know so much about me?!


via HuffPost:


1. Finding a comfortable reading position is a never-ending quest. Chair or bed? Side or back? In a box? With a fox?

2. On airplanes, you hesitantly flick on the overhead light while everyone else is napping.

3. Paper cuts may look like minor injuries, but the pain can be excruciating.

4. Walking and reading at the same time requires hand-eye coordination only professional athletes have been endowed with.

5. What on earth are you supposed to do with the jacket on a hardcover while you're reading it? Keep it on and risk damaging it? Take it off and store it in a weird nook, never to find it again?

6. Deciding what to read is a choice that presents you with an embarrassment of riches.

7. The typeface and page length of a book can seriously impact your reading experience, sometimes for the worse (sans-serif font is a huge no-no).

8. A book can be composed of the worst drivel you've ever laid eyes on, you're still afflicted with major guilt when you banish it to the "I Will Never Ever Ever Finish This. Like, Ever." shelf.

9. You lament time that you've wasted in the past; all of those hours scouring celebrity Twitters could have been put towards finally reading Moby Dick!


10. Some people count down the minutes until their lunch hour; you count down the minutes until Jeffery Eugenides or Donna Tartt releases their next book (roughly 5 million for Tartt, but who's counting?!)

11. Finishing a book you loved is like saying goodbye to a good friend. You've been through so much together! And while you may see each other again, it won't be quite the same.

12. Forget finding roommates; the most stressful thing about moving is figuring out a way to transport boxes upon boxes of heavy books.


13. You're constantly rethinking your bookshelf strategy. Should you color-coordinate, or take a more practical approach, such as publication date or alphabetization? Or, if you're feeling ambitious, should you tackle the autobiographical bookshelf, à la Rob Gordon from High Fidelity?

14. Your mood is directly impacted by the mood of the book that you're reading; your friends have learned to avoid you during Dostoyevsky months or Bret Easton Ellis weeks.

15. You take found books home like abandoned puppies, chirping, "Can we keep it?!" That'd be well and good if it didn't happen once a day.

16. One does not simply walk by a bookstore. One must poke around, at the very least, and one usually ends up filling one's tote bag with more books than one can carry.

17. "I don't read" is a relationship death knell, akin to "I loathe my mother" or "I enjoy upsetting kittens."

18. You may or may not own two (or three or four) copies of a beloved book. You can't help it, the redesigned covers are irresistible!


19. Laundry day and other important obligations get completely overlooked when you're in the middle of a great, un-put-downable book. "Same shirt Saturday"? Sorry you're not sorry. 


The Wealthy Barber: Everyone's Commonsense Guide to Becoming Financially Independent - David H. Chilton

Boring and contrived. This was required reading for a college class and the instructor went on and on about how good this book was. I would have rather just had the information in a list than read an entire book with cardboard characters. 

Go! with Microsoft Access 2010, Comprehensive [With Access Code] - Shelley Gaskin, Nancy Graviett

Hated this textbook. Didn't need or like the class either, but I think the book was useless. It is several books bound into one volume. The class counted the chapters in order, but the numbers in the book restarted for each individual book. There isn't an index for the entire book. Most of it was just specific directions to do the projects without any explanations or anything else. Definitely a waste of money. 


I stopped reviewing on Goodreads with the intent of reviewing here, but that hasn't happened yet. 


It's just so much easier to add books on Goodreads. I wish there was a sync function to add the books here when I add them on GR.  I'll try to catch up here, but I don't know how long it will take. 

Off-Topic - Vote for it in the Goodreads 2013 Choice Awards

Off-Topic: The Story of an Internet Revolt

Vote for Off-Topic in the Nonfiction category of the Goodreads Choice Awards!

I also voted it for GR debut author work.

Obviously you will have to vote it as a write-in, but it's easy - you start typing "off-topic" and it will autocomplete. 


This was from Lobstergirl in the monster thread.



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Reblogged from Angels With Attitude Book Reviews:

[reblog] A Note to "Older" Members from a Goodreads Refugee

Reblogged from rameau's ramblings:


I'm sure all these goodreads posts are of no use to existing booklikes members.  And I've seen a few postings from them wondering about all these new followers (please don't blames us -- signing up for a booklikes account makes us initially follow 25 members that booklikes assigns us.  We'll eventualy sort it out to only follow others with similar reading tastes or whose posts we enjoy).


Please don't think we all came over here to post offensive, threatening material.  Allegations of bullying, rape threats, etc. sure do make good headlines.  And good headlines go viral.

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[Reblogged] Summary of GR's New Censorship Policy

Reblogged from Kaia:

For all those wondering why so many Goodreaders have migrated to BookLikes.

Reblogged from Karen's books:

3692 books left. Estimated time left: 2498 hours

52/1520 books imported...



Codex Born: (Magic Ex Libris: Book Two)

Codex Born - Jim C. Hines I want to be a libromancer! I love this series, read libromancer first. Can't wait for the next one. Lots of great lines in this one. I added 2 quotes to goodreads. One about firefly and my favorite is, "I see words, I read them."
The FabYOUList: List It, Live It, Love Your Life - Susan Campbell Cross I won this through the goodreads first reads program. I received an uncorrected proof. I don't like the title, but I did like the book. It's best read as a memoir. She made a list of 40 challenges to complete before turning 40. Number 40 was to write a book. Most of her list, I've already done or I'm not interested in doing. The reasons she had not already done the things on her list were internal reasons and I think more of my reasons are external (mostly money and time.)It's vaguely inspirational, but doesn't give much direction or help with making your own list. I've started some life lists on Pinterest, but I haven't added to them in a while.
Start Your Dream Business - Sarah Wade,  Carol Ann Rice I only read this because I downloaded the PDF version from the library. I had no idea it was a UK book. It profiled 16 business owners and included tips for starting a business.
Divine Secrets of the Ta-Ta Sisterhood: Pledging the Pink Sorority - Joanna Chapman I won this book through the goodreads first reads program. I have to admit I hate the title, but I did really like the book. It has a lot of tips and advice for those who might need it, but all of the secrets are in little gray shaded boxes that can be ignored, if you just want to read the book as a memoir. It's a very honest memoir that shares her feelings and fears. I love the way she makes up names of people and places that she doesn't want to use the real name of, like Rock Star Surgeon, Caring Nurse, and Chain Drugstore. I do recommend the book, just ignore the stupid title - I guess we should give it a stupid pass, you'll understand that if you read the book.

Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood)

Dead Ever After - Charlaine Harris I thought it was clear from the beginning of the series who she would end up with. I refused to watch True Blood because they let Sookie know how much Sam liked her and she didn't care. My problem with the book was that they wasted way too much time explaining things that happened throughout the entire series, then rushed the ending. And no Hunter!
Laughing into the Fourth Dimension: 25 Humorous Fantasy & Science Fiction Stories - Larry Lefkowitz I won this through LibraryThing and I'm not sure I can finish it. I'm just not finding the stories funny. Also mine is a PDF ebook version and there's no table of contents.

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