So yes, we are now aware that GoodReads has been acquired by Amazon. There seems to be mixed emotions about this throughout the social media circles that I’m in, and that’s normal when any change happens. It’s a great website, and if you’re into books, then check it out. In fact, check out my GoodReads page (see link at the bottom of this post).
I’ve been on a memoir quest this year, both writing one and reading many. Actually, I have another memoir idea that I’m trying to formulate now concerning my paternal grandfather. Born a twin on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada, as a young boy he was shipped off to the United States to live with his aunt and uncle. The specifics of why this happened are vague. I plan to go to Nova Scotia this summer to research my heritage and hopefully learn a little more about my family and myself.
Anyhow, I’ve been getting some nice support from friends and fellow artists about my writing process and suggestions on books to read. These are the two newest additions to my list. I will be reading Elsewhere by Richard Russo first, then will tackle The Shipping News by Annie Proulx next––two Pulitzer Prize winners that I probably wouldn’t have picked up on my own.
If anyone is curious what books I’ve been reading or what books are on my shelf, visit my GoodReads page (here).