New Year’s malaise; Status of book sites; Leafmarks!

I have been experiencing a good deal of New Year’s malaise. I just don’t feel like doing anything. But I have been reading. This means I’m way behind on my reviews. I’m four or five books behind in reviewing and I may just say forget it.

I’m also way behind on keeping up with my fellow Booklikers, WordPressers, Goodreaders and, now, Leafmarkers. I’ll get to all that in a minute. Right now, though, I’m just sorry I haven’t kept up with what all you wonderful people are reading.

I did get a dose of energy, though, with Leafmarks. I have had technical difficulties with using Leafmarks since I signed up, which was frustrating, but Jacquie, one of the founders, has been helping me out all the way and finally solved the issue (turned out it was something small and weird). Anyway, Jacquie has been very responsive with the little hiccups that every new site has and Leafmarks is now up for me. I’m trying to gather friends from Goodreads and Booklikes and re-friend everyone, but if I forget or miss someone just drop me a note.

So I may be using Leafmarks a lot. I like the familiar, Goodreads-ish format. Booklikes is cool, but I already have a blog at WordPress and it’s tedious copying and pasting between the two. Also I find that with Booklikes it is kind of hard to keep track of what’s going on in the feed. Hopefully they’ll think of a way in which we can get a quicker overview, like maybe just a list of blog entry titles. Anyway, I’m not sure how I’ll be using Booklikes now.

I haven’t looked at Goodreads for a long time, so I guess I don’t miss it. I may let just Goodreads drop off my radar completely. Since all that dumbassery at Goodreads in October I’ve just been posting links to my reviews at other sites and supporting the friends that still use Goodreads, but it’s a hassle keeping up with it all.

So maybe Leafmarks will become my go-to site. I dunno. Anyway, what I do know is that I need to take some vitamins and get some energy to write some reviews, ’cause I’m behind. In the meantime, I’ll keep reading and trying to catch up with all you fine folks.

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