Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday Salon- November 29

This has been a quiet week on the book front as I only reviewed one book this past week, The Day The Falls Stood Still by Cathy Marie Buchanan. I'm passing the book on to my book friend and occasional guest reviewer here, Bonnie F. I've been clearing off my bookshelves and passing on books to friends, putting some aside for book giveaways here and some are being donated to the library. I've gotten swamped with books in my overzealousness and love for books. I am way behind on book reviews and apologize to those who have graciously sent books for me to review. I've realized that I cannot keep up with my current pace and have decided that I must limit the books that I accept for review. I need to focus on reading and enjoying the books that I own as well as those that I have stacked up waiting to be read and reviewed.

I've also updated my reviews on Amazon, you can check out my reviews and add me as a friend there. My profile name is redlady at Amazon. I also need to get my reviews added to Goodreads (Redlady there as well) and have to decide if I want to update my LibraryThing membership (Redlady's Books there) to a paid one. For those who have opted for the paid membership upgrade at LibraryThing...have you found it beneficial?

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  1. Bonnie, I'm with you on pulling back on review requests. I have a couple expected in the mail and then I'm going to dedicate most of 2010 to reading my own books. I've joined a couple of challenges that will fit in with my goal and that's going to be the extent of my challenges. Good luck to us, right?

  2. I have a lifetime membership at Library Thing and I love it. We have so many books that the free membership just wasn't going to do it for us. Now that they've added the ability to separate things into collections it works even better for us because all the family books can be in one account but we each have our own collections. It really helps us to stay organized!

  3. I didn't get much reading done this week either since my husband and son were home all week. I have a lifetime membership at LT and I do like it, but the only benefit is that you can add more books.

  4. I tried to buy a LibraryThing membership, but they seemed to want a PayPal account and that was just over-the-top too hard for me.

    I could mail in a check, but I guess for now I'll stick with

  5. I'm with you on limiting the review books. They sound great at the time but then I find myself gravitating more towards the books I've checked out from the library. Plus, I've signed up to Read My Own Books challenge for 2010 and I really need to get my butt in gear on that one!!!!

  6. I think everyone is pulling back from ARCs at least until the new year. I know I am. I have three more to read before then and then I am free as a bird!

  7. I am so behind in putting my reviews up at Amazon and all the others. Very, very bad of me. I wonder if I'll ever catch up.

  8. So glad to know that I'm not the only one that accepted more review books that I could reasonably get through. I've also decided to cut back after the first of the year.

  9. Same here Bonnie.... I am getting through a lot of my ARC in 2010. I initially accepted 4/month as that was what I can usually plow through... I failed miserably.. and Kept thinking I'd catch up..and actually read less and less ... weird..

    I haven't upgrade at LT yet... I need to make a decision.


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