Friday, June 4, 2010


For all you book lovers out there, Shelfari is the site for books and readers. It is a place where you can add books that you want to read, are reading, and have read. You can join groups, add friends, and discuss your favorite books. I found this site through my RED 352 teacher, Dr. Tunks. She has required us to add books to our shelves as we go through the class. I absolutely love literature, so I have already added over 50 books that I have read and loved. I have also added a widget to my blog. You can either click on it, which is located to the left, or click here.


  1. I love that idea! I currently keep a hard copy of all of the books I have read and a list of the books that I want to read is scattered about throughout my many notebooks. What a great tool to condense and keep track of all of the books one has read and wants to read. Here are some books you should add that you may enjoy...

    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Three Cups of Tea (I'll lend it to you) and The Glass Castle by Jeanette Wells (this book vividly shows the reader how important the public school system is in the lives of children, especially those living in poverty). It's just so amazing how important of a role we'll play in the lives of so many

    Thanks for sharing Jamie Lynn!

  2. Thanks Poppy... These books sound great!

  3. This is a great way to keep track of all the books you've read! I love it.

  4. I love it! I don't get to read much, but when I do, I love it to be a great pick. I'll use this site for reviews and suggestions. Thanks Jamie Lynn.

    I share in Poppy's recommendations to read "Three Cups of Tea" and "The Glass Castle."

    "Three Cups of Tea" is incredibly informative and thought provoking. I've given it as a gift to many, from the 6th grade through the seniors. It is a great example of when someone follows an idea with great persistence, integrity and heart, and allows it to steamroll, good things happen. I love Greg Mortenson's character which I have used as an example with pre-teens and teens about trying, choices, opportunities, and responsibilities to others when they help you with your dream. My brother gave a copy to each on his sales team for some of the same examples. A friend gave it to his dad at the State Department where it's popularity spread. Some love the book, others are indifferent. The catch phrase of the book goes something like this "Promoting peace... One school at a time." Although Mortenson's efforts are in a dangerous area of the world, I really felt that domestically the same philosophy would work. Currently, I have his other book, "Stones Into Schools" on my nightstand, borrowed from the library. Not read yet, it's the next in line for my summer reading.

    I read "Three Cups of Tea" after "The Kite Runner" which for me really was a great duo for understanding a little about culture in tthe Afghani and Pakistani areas of the world.
    "The Glass Castle" left me thinking "I bet this type of poverty, homelessness and jeuvenile survival is a lot more prevalent in the U.S. than many think." Talk about a book that has taught me a lot about trying to see the world through the eyes of others in ways that are sometimes unimaginable.

    Please keep sharing your reads! I love historical fiction.. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

    Hoping summer is great!