Thursday, January 7, 2010

Snowpocalypse 2010

For the past few days, the local news has been hyping The Great Snow Storm of 2009. Last night they showed people at the grocery store buying French Toast Kits (eggs, bread, milk... apparently the necessities if you get snowed in).


This morning I woke up excited to see snow covering everything... and I saw grass. So apparently the snow is still coming... but I'm disappointed. I just want to see SNOW - like a real amount. I know it's a driving hazard and blah blah blah.... but I just wanted to wake up on a wintery morning to snow. Is that so much to ask? Apparently yes.

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So just this past week on Twitter somebody alerted me to Goodreads.com. And I'm kinda obsessed.

On Goodreads you can keep track of books you've read and also track the current books you're reading.

I know I haven't talked about it here in a while, but you all remember that I'm book obsessed, right?

This was the corner of the bedroom at my old house:
And that's not even all of them (although I have donated or sold most of them at this point... I just couldn't keep up!).

So I am hoping to share my favorite books this coming year on here... but if you're a bookaholic like I am, feel free to join me on Goodreads - I'd love to see what you're reading!!

And if you don't want to join Goodreads - tell me what you're reading. I'd love to know! I'm currently reading The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews and I am absolutely loving it! I'll probably finish it today while waiting for the snow to show up.

Happy Thursday everyone!


27 Classy Comments:

Marc said...

I've been seeing a lot of people use Goodreads lately. I may have to sign up.

You have any recommendations for books/writers that are similar to Confessions of a Shopaholic? And have you ever read Melissa Nathan? She's not bad but she's no Sophie Kinsella.

Amanda Miles said...

Oh my, we are sisters in our bookj obsession!!! My room is the same way...I brought in 4 giant boxes to the office in December to give them away just to get some space back in my house! Now, I have two stacks piling up again! I just finished "Dear Neighbor, Drop Dead"...HILARIOUS! Excellent read!

Sole Matters said...

I think you mean 2010 and not 2009? ;)

KatieSPerk said...

I signed up for goodreads yesterday! And just did a post on it too! What is your name on there?

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

Wow! That is a lot of books!!!! I really like Shelfari which sounds a lot like Goodreads!

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Looks like you enjoy the same books I like! I'll check out Goodreads!

Erin Elizabeth said...

Come out to Colorado...we've got lots of snow right now! And bitter cold temps. lol. Thank you for sharing Goodreads...I'm going to have to check it out!

Classy in Philadelphia said...

OMG....you should be the one with a book blog, not me! LOL. Did you read The First Assistant and The Second Assistant? LOVED those.

Becky said...

Oh my Lordy woman! Look at all those books! LOL! I have been a member of Goodreads for a couple of years now...but I have not finished the last couple books I started. I need to get back on that bandwagon and since I am going to be on maternity leave for three months it may be good for me to pick up some reading materials! And YES for snow! Please come!

Kaitlin said...

Your book pile looks like mine, I love it! I always have piles of books around, it makes me happy. I keep thinking about joining a book swap online, but they never have titles I want.

Kimberly said...

Ha - we joke about people getting snowed in and eating only French Toast too!

I really liked the Fixer Upper - have you read others by Mary Kay Andrews? Savannah Blues and Breeze? Right now I am reading the Luxe Series by Anna Godbersen. It's a series of 4 books kind of like Gossip Girl at the turn of the 20th Century. They are meant for teens, but still good!

Hannah @ The New Black said...

I love GoodReads! Adding you...

SouthernBelleJM said...

I just approved your request on GoodReads. I totally forget about it sometimes. I just updated again this morning. My bachelors is in English Lit, and I can't begin to remember every book I've read. Ha! I need to upload a pic.

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FashionAddict said...

Thank you for posting about this! I'm always up for a GOOD book, but I haven't read one for a while. I'll have to check this one out. I don't do a whole lot of reading anymore, but my husband does and will love this website.

Andhari said...

I'm reading Chelsea Handler's My Horizontal Life. Super funny and light and basically about one night stands :p

ps. I have to check out this Good Read you're talking about :D

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Oh my goodness, have you ever thought about using the library? It's my best friend because I love reading and don't have to pay a dime for it!

brittany said...

I have seen a great snow storm in 2009. Dec. 2009 in Baltimore was ridiculousss - 15 inches! We were snowed in for 2 days. I am done with snow already. But I hope you get some soon!

I love reading too - Chelsea Handler's books are funny. But lately I've been obsessed with Nicholas Sparks. Maybe I'm a hopeless romantic lol

I'll have to join you on Goodreads.com

Sweet Simplicity said...

That is a ton of books! A lady I work with uses Goodreads and loves it. I really loved The Fixer Upper.

etta said...

I love reading. I'm hoping to track what I read this year. The Shopaholic series is good.

Andie said...

Have you ever been to Paperbackswap.com?

you can trade books out for new ones with other readers like you! I've gotten some good books through that site. It's free- you just pay for postage when you send a book to someone and then you get credits to borrow new ones!

Hope you don't mind me stopping by your blog! :)

ManoloChooLou said...

That's a lot of books! That's how my roommate and my living room looks.

I'm over the snow. We had nearly two feet of it while I was home in Nebraska. I've had my fill for the year! But I hope you see some soon :)

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

I just found your precious blog! I'm your newest follower! Right now I'm reading Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts. It's the second book in her Bride Quartet series. It's such a good series!! Have a wonderful night!

Blackeyed Susan said...

I love Mary Kay Andrews! "Deep Dish" mentioned my home town so that was funny (since it is teeneency tiny) but Hissy Fit is my favorite of hers!

Rachel said...

Just added you on Goodreads! I've been using it for about 4 years and LOVE it! I love being able to keep track of what I want to read, and the reviews are great!

barefootinthesand said...

I am going to have to check that out. That looks like my bookcase upstairs! I usually buy a book a week- I have more than enough to read!

Mindy said...

We just got our biggest snow of the season so far... 2-3 inches.. wooo (sarcasm)! They hype every snow shower we get! It's pretty funny. But I would love to see a lot of snow here too!

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