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Neighbors Growing Together | Jul 30, 2014

At the Library

By Bailey Anderson | Jul 01, 2014

As a child, my mother used to keep a spreadsheet — and a rather lengthy one at that — of all the books she’d read from the public library, in order to make sure that she didn’t accidentally pick up the same book twice. I’d always thought it was a good idea, but being young I wasn’t sure yet how to do such a thing for myself.

Now that the rest of the world has caught up and become more open about their reading, there’s an online service that will not only keep a list of the books a user has read, but will also give information on a title, allow users to place it on a “to read” list, and rate their books when they finish them.

The service is called GoodReads. Think like Facebook but nerdier. It’s basically the social networking site for book lovers, and I’ve been a member for two years. I’ve been hooked since the very beginning. It’s not a place to waste time, it’s just a place to record the books I’ve read, find some I’d like to read, and set annual goals for myself of how much I would like to read.

In other words, there’s no need for a spreadsheet anymore; I have a quicker and more interactive way to record what I’ve read, as well as do a lot more to enhance my reading experience.

The following new materials are available.

Gifts & Memorials

Paddington by Michael Bond, Hey, Duck! by Carin Bramsen, Books Always Everywhere by Jane Blatt, and Hope is a Ferris Wheel by Robin Herrera given in loving memory of Joy Batterson by Wallace Fairchild and Susan Fairchild-Ricchio

The Football Book donated by the Washington State Bank in honor of 2014 Citizenship Award Winner Brennan Horak

Breaking Through by Chamique Holdsclaw, The Deepest Cut by J. A. Templeton, The Departed by J. A. Templeton,

The Haunted by J. A. Templeton donated by the Washington State Bank in honor of 2014 Citizenship Award Winner Brooke Stout

Adult Fiction

Burn by Maya Banks, Fever by Maya Banks, Rash by Maya Banks, Nine Lives to Die by Rita Mae Brown, Deserves to Die by Lisa Jackson, The Last Kind Words Saloon by Larry McMurtry, Invisible by James Patterson, Eyes on You by Kate White, The Beekeeper's Ball by Susan Wiggs

Large Print Fiction

Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews, Walking on Water by Richard Paul Evans, The Hurricane Sisters by Dorothea Benton Frank, Child of Mine by David Lewis, The Last Kind Words Saloon by Larry McMurtry, Murder and Moonshine by Carol Miller, Resistant by Michael Palmer, Invisible by James Patterson

Adult Biography

Clouds of Glory by Michael Korda, Everybody's Got Something by Robin Roberts, A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren

Young Adult Fiction

The Hangman's Revolution by Eoin Colfer, Expiration Day by William Campbell Powell

Juvenile Fiction

Across the War-Tossed Sea by Laura Elliott, Miss Klute is a Hoot! by Dan Gutman, The Summer I Saved the World in 65 Days by Michele Weber Hurwitz, Future Flash by Kita Helmetag Murdock, West of the Moon by Margi Preus, The Crazy Adventures of Steve

Juvenile Nonfiction

Minecraft: Awesome Building Ideas For You, Minecraft Drawing Guide 1 &2

Easy Children's

Mogie by Kathi Appelt, The Troublemaker by Lauren Castillo, Maisy Plays Soccer by Lucy Cousins, The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School by Deborah Diesen, Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo by John Lithgow, Too Tall Houses by Gianna Marino, Hands & Heart by Donna Jo Napoli, The Doghouse by Jan Thomas, What Will the Fat Cat Sit On? by Jan Thomas, The Tree House That Jack Built by Bonnie Verburg

 

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