Monday, January 31, 2011

Book Lovers Alert!

If you love to read,  ( I could literally LIVE in Barnes and Noble!) then you may want to check out a really cool website that a friend hooked me up to. For a number of years I've used a book diary to record the books I've read ( translation: remember the books I've read!)  But this website does a much better job and allows you to share and learn from other book lovers as well.
So- check it out and get some new ideas!
www.goodreads.com
Here is the book I am currently reading:  (its really good!)



One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude

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One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize#150;winning career.

The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America.

Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility -- the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth -- these universal themes dominate the novel. Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Gabriel Garcia Marquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark of a master.

Alternately reverential and comical, 
One Hundred Years of Solitudeweaves the political, personal, and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an accounting of the history of the human race

3 comments:

Southern Belle said...

gonna have to check that website out

April Starr said...

I love to read! I'll have to check that site out!

Fawne said...

I love GoodReads! I use it to keep track of how many books I read each year. I'm trying to reach 50 this year. :)