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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Moonwalking With Goodreads

In May of last year, while loitering in the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver, I read about half of Joshua Foer's "Moonwalking With Einstein" (2011). Given my high geek quotient and memory I couldn't resist a book with the subtitle "The Art & Science of Remembering Everything".

Then a few months ago, my local librarian turned me onto the Goodreads website. If you're a reader and any kind of list maker, you'll love this site. Rate some books you've finished and an algorithm spits out recommendations; Foer's book appeared on my non-fiction list, reminding me (ahem) to finish it. It was so worth it. To date, every non-fiction recommendation made by the site has been worthwhile; what a find.

I do have a quibble with the 1-5 star rating system Goodreads uses. Two stars for "OK" and one star for "I didn't like it" doesn't give me enough room. I need a category in between those two. I'm curious if any of you familiar with the site agree or disagree. But "Moonwalking For Einstein" is fully deserving of a Goodreads four star rating ("I really liked it") and I'm depending on you to remember I said so.    


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