Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Of Hobbits, Books, and Fix-its

Thursday evening, Dad came home with this—

Lauri got The Hobbit

Much squeeing and bouncing and hugging ensued on my part.


Also on Thursday, I joined GoodReads.

GoodReads Logo

Now, most of you probably know what it is, but I’m going to blog about it anyway. *wicked grin*

Ahem. Mainly I’m blogging about it because it seems to have taken over my life and is my new favorite thing. I’ve known about this magical place called GoodReads for about a year now and I’ve been meaning to join it for…about a year now. But, me being my silly self, I never got to it. Then the other day my brother mentioned it and I remembered I wanted to join it, so this time I actually did. Yay!

…Then I may have spent the entirety of Thursday and Friday obsessing over. *COUGH*

It’s kind of like a haven for readers. You go in and rate all the books you love, hate, sorta like, wish it was human so you could marry it, whatever and then from that it recommends similar books based on your preferences. You have “bookshelves” where you can put lists of all sorts of different books—your favorites, different genres, the books you own, etc. And, let me tell you, this site has basically every book in existence listed, obscure or not. You can also follow and befriend people so you can see what they’re reading and rating. You can read other’s reviews of books or make your own. It will even give you links of where you can obtain a book if you want to buy it. It’s just…wonderful.

I have this thing about making lists, and books are my favorite things, so getting to make organized lists of all my books and everything I’ve read, and be able to have all these nice digital lists is just spectacular. I love this site!

Lauriloth's bookshelf: favorites

Book recommendations, book reviews, quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists

So, if you love to read, you need a GoodReads account. I’m making a mess of explaining it (it’s all really simple, honest), but I promise you won’t regret it.


And lastly, I’ve been planning for a while now to do some changes and fix-its here and there to me ol’ blog. I’m not changing the template or anything, but I will be doing quite a few adjustments to things. Thought I’d throw a warning out there in case I accidentally exploded my blog during the process or something (hopefully not though). Anywhoozle, if you start seeing some changes and whatnot going on here in my small part of the internet, that’s why.

(I’ll do my very best to not blow anything up though, I promise.)

Have a blessed day, everyone!


  1. Hello! Just stumbled onto your blog through Go Teen Writers! =] You remind me a little bit of myself, although I cannot say I've ever owned a poodle... ;D

    I am also on GoodReads and I love it! It is a great way to keep up with your books, including a long list of novels to-read, on my part.

    Keep up the good work!

    Bado go Eru. Go with God.

  2. Hi there! Thank you for joining! Lol, I adore poodles, especially my little monster of one. ;)

    Oh yes! GoodReads is so very handy to have around. And my to-read list is growing scarily rapidly itself.

    Awww, thank you! ^_^


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