Books and libraries are some of my favorite things. When I was 6 I bothered my mother to teach me to write my name in cursive just so I could get and use a library card. I’m 62 now and have been reading ever since. My tastes are eclectic with cozy mysteries, romance, Christian, self-help, cookbooks and craft books all in the mix.

I have used Goodreads for a few years now to keep track of my books. I remember when I was younger my mother, my best friend Julie and I all decided to keep a list of the books we read. My mother kept at it for a long while. Julie still does it to my knowledge. Me? I probably abandoned the exercise 10 books in. That was well over 50 years ago. So when I discovered Goodreads I thought I’d give it a try. My first entry was on August 22, 2008. To date, I have 1668 books entered with 1273 on the “Read” shelf.  I haven’t always remembered to add new books and can’t remember all the ones I’ve read that should be placed on my “school reading” shelf.

Goodreads became my place to list my books. I didn’t review most of what is on my list and I didn’t even assign stars to quite a few.  Plans are to go back and at least give stars in the near future.

I found the site NetGalley a while ago and have been requesting ARC’s (Advanced Reader Copy) and reading and writing reviews for that site. I have also added those reviews to Goodreads and Amazon. And now, I’m adding a blog of the reviews to the mix.  I have no idea where the blog will go, but I know I’m enjoyed getting back into writing.

You can reach me at windingwordsblog@gmail.com.

 

Betty

 

Some of the NetGalley badges I have earned:

Reviews Published

Top Reviewer

Members receive this badge when 3 or more of their reviews have been added to any NetGalley title details page by a publisher.

25 Book Reviews

25 Book Reviews

Members earn this badge based on total number of books reviewed.

 

Professional Reader

Professional Reader

Each member starts with this badge, to acknowledge your contributions in helping books succeed.

2016 NetGalley Challenge

2016 NetGalley Challenge

Given to show commitment to helping books succeed.

10 Book Reviews

10 Book Reviews

Members earn this badge based on total number of books reviewed.

80%

80%

Members who provide feedback for 80% (or more) of their approved titles receive this badge. In order to qualify, members must have been approved for 20 titles (or more).

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