QUICK NOTE...Update: 6/25/19
Still working through things. We were right in the path of Hurricane Michael (like so many others), and while the family is safe (pups, and parents), the house didn't fair as well. You'd think we'd be back in our home by now, since the disaster occurred October 2018, but nope. Things are very slow to progress towards normalcy...and every day presents a new headache/nightmare to deal with. Thanks for stopping by and sharing my bookish adventures. It helps remind me I'm not alone in this crazy journey called life.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Food for Thought
You may have guessed from the above paragraph (or perhaps the title of this entry?) that this is your weekly installment of "Food for Thought"! My mind has been wandering recently to the great outdoors....of which I seldom see unless it is already dark out and the mosquitoes are trying to carry you away. Yes...Florida. Land of sun, sand, and nature. They forget to mention in the travel brochures that the sun is generally liquid or turned up to 1000 degrees, the sand is hard to come by as the beach is covered with hotels, and nature contains more than the fuzzy creatures of Disney films as the lovely mosquito tends to vacation here as well. Go figure. But I digress...home is where the heart is and what you make of it....and bug repellent is very handy!
On to the REAL topic of the day...another site has crossed my path recently that I would like to draw your attention to. It is simply called the Book Army. Once you are signed up for a free membership, you are able to customize your profile so that book recommendations are given to you based not only on your past reads, but future ones as well. You can vote for your favorite titles and authors. Reader reviews are welcome. You can submit your recommendations to the site for book suggestions based off specific titles or authors. There are groups to discuss books, polls and quizzes added by other users, contests to win books, and "friends" you can add that share your tastes. The amount of user input the site allows is refreshing. Although it is a newbie site (it's still in the beta testing phases), they have many of the titles from today and yesterday in their database. Take a look and see for yourself....
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Until next time...happy reading!