I added them all to my to-read list.
P.S. Is there a reason why you haven't joined Goodreads.com? It would be a nice place to introduce yourself to more readers.
Edited at 2012-07-28 10:25 pm (UTC)
I have been reluctant to commit time to something else. What is it like?
I love Goodreads. You could limit your interaction as an author if you are concerned about time. Just set up an account. It would allow people to get to know you. It's nice to read a biography about the authors who bring us such wonderful stories. Then, you could make announcements about your new books that are being published. It would give you so much more exposure to new readers. I use Goodreads to decide what to read/buy next.
Goodreads allows me to keep track of the books I read and the books I buy. Before Goodreads, I would often buy the same book time and again! In my defense, that was in a period of time where I was suffering terrible short-term memory, but even now that my memory is much better, I find I love having a record. Also, I have a list of to-read or wishlist books, so if I'm at a bookstore, my son can look on his smartphone (there's an app for that!) to see what I'm wanting to buy next.
I currently follow Patrick Rothfuss (he reviews the books he reads, and we do NOT have the same taste at all!); Shayne Parkinson; and Neil Gaiman. They all accept readers as friends and share their reviews and updates. Lois McMaster Bujold doesn't accept readers as friends, so one may become her fan to receive updates about her published books. It's a very one-sided relationship where the fans don't have any interaction with her. I just noticed that I never added Jim Butcher as a fan, and I've now remedied that! I want to know when his next book is out. He used to post on LJ, so I guess that's why I never added him, but he hasn't used LJ in ages.
I just checked and you do have an account because you are an author, and you already have 14 fans, even without your presence.
Pooh, I said all that, and I should have just sent this (which I just found): http://www.goodreads.com/author/pro
There are 9,8000,000 readers on Goodreads. This is too good a resource for an author to not utilize.
Oh, and if you decide to join, add me: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1054
Sounds delightful. I guess I'll join. Probably not until tomorrow, though. As it is pretty late.
My dad used to buy the same book twice, too. He'd buy it, have it shipped home, take forever to unpack it, and buy it again before he got around to opening the books.
I got a couple of very nice books that way. ;-)
Hi, Jagi. Is there a reason you didn't claim your author name that is already established at Goodreads? http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19
When I went there, I discovered I already had an account I had opened years ago, but never visited. That is the one from which I befriended you.
I also went to my author's account and hit the 'is this you' option...but they haven't got back to me yet. Assuming that they do, and I get in, I will befriend you from there, too.
Great! I don't believe John is a Goodreads author; he may want to claim his author's account, also (although his photo and blog are displayed). And, you could put a short bio to introduce yourself to new readers on your account.
My son is a business major, and I think he's rubbed off on me! Goodreads is a great opportunity to promote yourself in an easy, free way. It never hurts to expose your books to new readers.
I put my picture and a brief blurb up. They activated my author's account, too.
We'll see how it goes. ;-)
Huh. I read the first one but didn't go on. Something about finding the plot too blatantly lifted from Jane Eyre and Turn of the Screw.
I used to be a huge Gothic fan and nearly every Gothic has a young woman as a governess stuck in a creepy mansion. The Ivy and Mr. Quent story line didn't seem any more like Jane Eyre to me than it did like any number of Victoria Holt books. I though the author did the Gothic mood very well.
I really like the world he put together and the intricate things that happen. I think, of the three books, I liked the second one the most.