OH.MY.God! Heather passed along a link to Shelfari on her blog recently, and I'm officially addicted. It's a free site where you can "build" your bookshelves by searching for titles and adding them to your collection. Friends and random people can go through and look at the books you have, etc. It's a book-lover's orgasmatron, I'm telling you. Heather and Mizbooks, I tried adding you guys as friends, but not sure if it worked. Lemme know! For those of you who might be interested in trying Shelfari, click HERE, and if you'd like to "friend" me, my username is estellasrevenge (surprise).
In other bookish news, in keeping with my promise to make time for fun reading, I finished Paul Auster's memoir, Hand to Mouth, last night. It was fabbbulous. It tells the tale of his early days as a high school student who dreamed of not working a "real job" and his subsequent adventures in living the writing dream: time in Paris, Mexico, New York City, working on an oil tanker, etc. etc. It's pretty inspirational for those of us who have the same sort of dreams but are too addicted to money to quit the "real job." (I blame it on student loans.) Auster also met some really interesting people along the way: John Lennon, H.L. Humes, and a bunch of "nobodies" who were just as interesting as the "somebodies." Only 169 pages--go pick it up!
Listening: the elevator hum