All I can say is……….thank goodness for Goodreads. Why? Well, I have officially reached the point in my reading life where I can no longer accurately remember if I have read a book based on title and cover alone much past a year. Especially if I read it on my Kindle.
That’s why, when BookSparks sent me a book recently for a pop-up blog tour, I got SO excited about it. I was like, WOW, I love this kind of book! Contemporary women’s fiction about a successful mom trying to find balance ~ that’s perfect for me! And after reading the description again, I’m like, HUH, this sounds like another one I read and liked – great!
And then I just went on Goodreads to mark it as Reading and saw I. had. already. read. it. In November of 2015. And I liked it then! It all started coming back to me……..it was a fun, light read and I remember recommending it to someone.
But how embarrassing is that? And that’s the SECOND time I have done this recently. Essentially, if a book isn’t logged on Goodreads, it’s a hole in my memory. Yikes. I do find, however, that now that I am actually writing reviews of books I end up remembering them a lot more clearly, especially since I take photos and such.
Moral of the story: If you ask me if I have read a book, please forgive me when I pull out my phone to check. Goodreads is my crutch. And I’m going to have to be okay with that.