Fun with books on President’s Day
I hope those of you who have a holiday today are enjoying yourselves!
I’m constantly amazed by people who have the time to create things like “The Book Quiz“. At this little site you answer a series of questions and then find out what book best describes your personality. It’s really fun and is a great ice-breaker activity for a group!
My other fun book-related Web 2.0 tool is LibraryThing. This nifty little Web 2.0 application allows you to keep track of all of the books you’ve read during a year (something I’ve always wanted to do but I never managed to be able to keep up with a paper list). I think there are a lot of potential uses in schools to promote reading, to support reading groups, to share ideas, etc. There’s a large group of Librarians Who LibraryThing, Read YA Lit, book discussion group, and a School Library group. As with so many things, it’s a question of finding time!
In addition to tracking my yearly reading, I’m also going back to trying to build my all time 5-star books (using the LibraryThing rating system). If you go to my library and sort by rating you’ll see what they are!