Cool Sites for Bookworms

I have a mad love affair with books, and over the years I’ve found a few really good sites for book lovers. My top three are below:

Shelfari – build your virtual library here. You can rate books as well as show others what you’re currently reading, want to read, and have read. Also, lots of discussion groups to join and you can follow others and have others follow you. A really good book lover’s site.

FictFact – I freaking LOVE this site. Tracks book series you are reading and lets you know what the next book is. If you’re waiting for the next book in a series, it lets you know when it will be out. I read so many series that I would pull my hair out if I didn’t have this site. SO much better than trolling around the ‘net trying to figure out which book is next.

BookCrossing – a great way to recycle your books. Put an ID tag on them, put them somewhere, and wait to see what happens. I’ve never had any luck getting mine found, but I keep hoping. You can also hunt for books in your area. It’s fun.

What are some of your favorite book-related sites? Post them in the comments below.

2012 Book List

So, I’m a couple days late (story of my life) but here’s my 2012 book list. To be fair, I’m still working on the collected works of Lovecraft (hey, the book is 1100 pages long and I’m reading it between other stuff – sue me) but otherwise, here’s what I’ve read. Feel free to leave comments/questions below, and share your reading list, if you care to!

2012 Book List

Dead Beat – Jim Butcher
Rose Madder – Stephen King (reread)
All the Rage – F. Paul Wilson
Why We Get Fat (and What to Do About It) – Gary Taubes
Night Shift – Stephen King (reread)
High Deryni – Katherine Kurtz
God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything – Christopher Hitchens
Proven Guilty – Jim Butcher
Evil Genes: Why Rome Fell, Hitler Rose, Enron Failed and My Sister Stole My Mother’s Boyfriend – Barbara A. Oakley
‘salem’s Lot – Stephen King (reread)
White Knight – Jim Butcher
Small Favor – Jim Butcher
Turn Coat – Jim Butcher
Changes – Jim Butcher
Side Jobs – Jim Butcher
Ghost Story – Jim Butcher
Hosts – F. Paul Wilson
Dracula’s Guest: A Connoisseur’s Collection of Victorian Vampire Stories – Michael Sims
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation – Lynne Truss
The Haunted Air – F. Paul Wilson
H.P. Lovecraft: Complete and Unabridged – H.P. Lovecraft
The Wind Through the Keyhole – Stephen King
Something from the Nightside – Simon R. Green
Deadlocked – Charlaine Harris
Agents of Light and Darkness – Simon R. Green
Too Good to Leave, too Bad to Stay – Mira Kirchenbaum
Brothers to the Death – Darren Shan
The Shining – Stephen King (reread)
Nightengale’s Lament – Simon R. Green
Gateways – F. Paul Wilson
Hex and the City – Simon R. Green
Skeleton Crew – Stephen King (reread)
Paths Not Taken – Simon R. Green
Crisscross – F. Paul Wilson
Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth – Simon R. Green
Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens – Christopher Hitchens
I, Zombie – Hugh Howey
Dead Witch Walking – Kim Harrison
Hell to Pay – Simon R. Green
Infernal – F. Paul Wilson
The Unnatural Inquirer – Simon R. Green
The Talisman – Stephen King and Peter Straub (reread)
Black House – Stephen King and Peter Straub (reread)
DarkStar – Carol J. Hansen
Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
Just Another Judgment Day – Simon R. Green
The Good, the Bad, and the Undead – Kim Harrison
Cold Days – Jim Butcher
The Good, the Bad, and the Uncanny – Simon R. Green
Every Which Way But Dead – Kim Harrison