As I go further down the blogging hole, I am finding more places to plant my flag. This afternoon, I went ahead and set up my GoodReads profile and rated a crap load of books. About 200. Good start. I know its been around for a while, but I just hadn’t thought much of it. Glad I joined up, as there are places to post your writing, and of course, get good recommendations for books to pick up. Although I have only so much time in the day, I figure a few minutes on GoodReads in the morning can’t hurt.
If you have a Good Reads profile, hit me up: Tom Lucas on GoodReads
I’m also going to try to throw in a review whenever I can. For my first, I chose The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood. I’m going for small capsule reviews, I don’t have time to write essays and why force people to read them.
Here’s my first review:
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
It’s the second book in a trilogy, but only god and Atwood know when that third book is coming out. I’d like to frakking know! Atwood does a great job of taking every bit of ugly that you can find in modern first world living, turns the knobs a bit, and steps back. Her future is our future, no doubt.
The Year of the Flood is literary when it needs to be, and crass when it has to be.