Shelfari vs. Goodreads

Over the last few days I have become interested in the social networking sites that are geared around books and reading. The main two in this particular genre are Shelfari and Goodreads. Both of these sites have the same basic concept, allow people to display what books they have read, their rating for those books, and what they are reading now. But both of these sites have differences in how to get to these end results. I thought I would put down my impression of the two social networking sites in particular. Continue reading “Shelfari vs. Goodreads”

Stuff White People Like Book Review

The first time I went to Ikea, I bought a book at the Woodfield Mall called “Stuff White People Like.” It is a comedic book that basically details what it is to be a young white modern American. And while I haven’t had a lot of time to read with work being really busy of late, I have been able to read a sliver or two of the book in any particular time. Recently, I finally finished the book and thought I would post my thoughts on it.

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And Now a Cook Book

I have yet another project now on my table. I decided after I had already bought my mom her mother’s day present that I should take her recipes and turn them into a cook book. Now the next gift giving holiday I have for her is Christmas, but instead of wait and likely forget the idea. I decided to steal her recipes and go ahead and do it myself.

So over the last week, in between reading up on how to start my own RPG up, I started digitizing all her recipes. Some are funny, some are good. I’m not sure if I will put this book up for sale, I might. I thought at the very least it would make a good gift for her. If did put it up for sale, I’d likely only keep 10-15% for myself and give my mom the rest since they are her recipes after all.

The reason I wouldn’t is because a lot of the recipes are rather plan, if not darn near useless in today’s day and age. A lot of them are canning and pickling, which people just don’t do as often anymore. Still if I could make money off of it, it might be a nice way to help me through some tough times in between jobs/books in other formats.

Dragons of the Dwarven Depths

So over the summer my goal was to read Dragons of the Dwarven Depths by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman. It seems kind of odd to make a goal out of just a single book over the summer, but to be honest given that i read so heavily during the school year, reading takes a back seat in my life when I don’t have to. So when I read in recreation, I do it extremely slowly, often just a few pages a day, if that. So the fact that it took me all summer to read it, is not a negative thing against the book, it is just how it reads. I actually started this book the summer previous to this but it was late in the summer and wasn’t able to get very far until school started. So the reason I made it a goal this summer was because I wanted to finish it, and because the second book in the series came out.

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