Monthly Archives: June 2012
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- 1st Place – Crystal Serrano. Wins a Kindle Touch, fully loaded with the Prize List.
- 2nd Place – Timothy Ward. Wins the entire Prize List of electronic books.
- 3rd Place – Ralene Burke. Wins her choice of 5 electronic books from the Prize List.
- 4th Place – Tim George. Wins his choice of 2 electronic books from the Splashdown Books catalog.
- 5th Place – Becky Milstead. Wins her choice of 1 electronic book from the Splashdown Books catalog.
When my family moved to New Orleans three years ago, we learned quickly not to spend too much time watching the news. It was just too depressing. Everyday, it seemed, a murder of some sort was reported in the metro area. One in particular stood out, and stopped us from watching the local news completely.
There was a drive-by shooting. A couple of young men drove by a house, the house of someone they knew…someone that at one point was a friend, but they had had a falling out. The shooters shot into the house, peppering it with bullets. Most of the residents in the house survived with non-lethal injuries. One did not.
A six year old boy had just gone to bed. His room faced the street. He didn’t know to hit the ground when the gunshots rang out. He had nothing to do with the argument between the astranged friends. He was an innocent.
And that night a bullet hit him in the head.
I’ve found that as my book collection grows and as I lend out books to friends, I’ve needed a system to catalog and keep up with my books. Over the years I’ve tried several different methods…none of which worked to my satisfaction. But I’ve finally found one that works perfectly.
Most everyone who is a book lover or reader is familiar with Goodreads and probably has an account. But not very many people are aware of how you can use this reading social system to its fullest potential. Here are some tips on how you can take your Goodreads account and turn it into your home library database.
I sat here trying to think of something funny, witty, and at the same time uplifting to blog about. I sat and thought for a long time. I don't want to write anything boring. And I didn't want to post another rant...though with the past couple of days I've been having that would have been quite easy.
As I thought about these things I came to a sad realization.