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Shelfari--a PSA

About a year ago, I was introduced to a website called Shelfari.com. What you can do is use the site to track the books you’ve read, what you’re reading, and what you want to read. I think it’s ingenious—you have everything at your fingertips, where you can give ratings and reviews to books and see titles and their covers lined up on your “shelf.” You can also use the site to see what other people are reading and get recommendations. As someone who reads voraciously, that tool has become invaluable to me, since I go through books the way someone with a cold goes through Kleenex.

I stopped using the site after a while and only picked back up on it a few weeks ago. Since then, I’ve been going to Shelfari religiously. It’s become like Blogger or Gmail or the media websites I visit several—ie, numerous—times a day.

I recently learned that Lauren Weisberger, author of the famed The Devil Wears Prada, is coming out with a new book. I loved Devil, but I hated her second book (as did a lot of people). So I don’t know if I’ll read the third. Rumor has it that she really had to work on this novel in order to get it to the point where her agent was satisfied. In fact, she was even forced to start over once.

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