The little bookish things that have made me happy in the last little while: 1) Checking in the audiobook of Ilona Andrew‘s Magic Burns on my shift at the library this week.
Sometimes the processing librarians scan and shrink the artwork to fit our CD cases – maybe this is what happened to this cover. Distorted Kate looks like an Austen spinster or something. Sad, but funny depiction of her. I had forgotten all about her appearance when I opened it up, and saw this sticker on the inside:
I think I remember reading that Ilona Andrews has donated their audiobooks to many libraries. I’m not a big audiobooker but still, cool.
2) I weeded and sorted my personal bookshelves a few days ago, changing my organization scheme from color to alphabetical. I’m not sure how I managed so long without alphabetization. I breathed a sigh of relief when I was finished. Color was pretty for awhile though. I was also able to fit all of my ARCs on shelves. Happy indeed! A blurry sample:
What about you? Random moments of bookish glee anyone?
I apologize that things have been quiet around here this past week. We’ve been going going going at the happiest place on earth.
I haven’t had much time for blogging or reading but I was able to borrow these from my friend Emily today:
Now the only question is which one do I read first?
A few days ago I pushed a book on my friend Kate that I thought was her cup of tea and I received this text message from her a day later:
Wow I love love this book. Fantastically smart and beautifully written. Can’t stop reading. Thx
If that wasn’t enough to make me grin from ear to ear, she posted this status on her Facebook last night:
Simply awesome, huh? Now can anyone guess which book it is?
I’ll be at the lake this week but I’ve amazed myself with my usually shoddy organizational skills and managed to schedule some posts. I won’t be responding to comments because I’ll be in an area without 3G or internet access (I know, the horror) but I’ll see you next week.
While on Facebook today I read one of Chachic‘s status updates (pssst Chachic, I love them – keep it up!) that mentioned Kristi‘s post about the newish tool on Goodreads under your bookshelves called ‘most read authors.’ I think this is an interesting stat to look at and says a lot about a reader and what their taste has been in the past and what it is currently. Here’s a look at my top author reads:
Roald Dahl (18 books read) What?! This surprised me until I remembered that I’d added every book I’d read by him in my Dahl phase. Geez I really loved him back in my preteen days.
Juliet Marillier (12 books read) Yep. Definitely no surprise here. She’s one of my favorite authors so this totally adds up.
Shannon Hale and J.K. Rowling (tie for 7 books read) Boy, I used to love Shannon Hale a few years ago. Not as much now but I’m not adverse to reading more by her. J.K. Rowling is just a given.
Jane Austen, Ilona Andrews, and Stephenie Meyer (tie for 6 books read) I wouldn’t say that Stephenie Meyer is necessarily one of my favorite authors but I don’t mind seeing her there and the others are definitely beloved.
Deanna Raybourn, Patricia Briggs, and L.M. Montgomery (tie for 5 books read) Ahhh, so happy to see all of these authors make the list. I think I’ve read more than 5 Montgomery books. I must not have added all of the Anne books I’ve read.
And I will stop there, but that was fun (at least for me). What about you – if you’re on Goodreads have you noticed this tool before? Were there any surprises or was your list fairly predictable?