Sunday, March 28, 2010


Wow this is amazing!
Are you watching LIFE on The Discovery Channel?. The time and effort put into capturing all this video is inbeleivable. Definitely getting a look at events we as humans have never seen before. Very interesting!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

When is a book good?

To me the sign of a great book is when you are still thinking about it days after finishing. I only finished Sunday but it will be a while before I stop thinking about Hannah and Clay from Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher.

I've been putting of my thing #15 entry about library 2.0 and when I Googled this book it hit me. We are beyond library 2.0 and we have entered book 2.0. The link above allows you to ready the first 44 pages before you ever purchase it. I read the back of the book in a bookstore, then downloaded the sample on my Kindle. Had I not read the sample I don't know that I would have purchased it. Then once I finished I immediately updated my bookshelf on Shelfari and started reading the discussions. I had to know if others thought the same things I did. But I didn't stop there, I found the book's website. Books with their own websites? Yup, it happens more than we think. Book sites don't just give you a short synopsis and purchasing info they are so much more. I don't to give to much away, but this book's site includes a map, and videos that go along with the story. It even has Hannah's blog!

The story doesn't have to end when you finish the last page. And you know the author had a lot more to say than just what is in the book.

I "highlighted" quite a bit as I was reading. I'll share just this one thought quote with you.

"And when you mess with one part of a person's life,
you're not messing with just that part. Unfortunately, you can't
be that precise and selective. When you mess with one part of a
person's life, you're messing with their entire life.
Everything . . . affects everything."

So what is your sign of a truly good book?
I would love for some of you to read this book and let me know what you think too!