I love lists. Don’t you?
Lists save us time. They help us visualize our goals. They inspire us. They appeal to our sense of completion with a beginning, middle, and end.
Book lists are the best of all.
I first enjoyed lists I found on Amazon. Then Goodreads offered me the chance to see the books others are reading and to find their reviews. That’s terrific.
But the newest social media entry, Riffle,
offers something that none of my other online locations does as well. It allows me to create lists from this website and distribute them to help other people find great reads and helpful books to guide their own writing.
I started blogging by challenging myself to read 100 memoirs back in 2009. Now I can aggregate them into fun lists which consist of colorful book covers. They don’t take long to make, and they are very easy to access. I’ve made six of them so far. I try to give them catchy titles.
Here they are as easy links for you to click on, listed in order of their popularity with other readers and writers:
Why did I start up yet another social media connection? I like Riffle because of how visual and easy it is. It’s still in the “Beta phase” of development, so I will continue testing the value of it. What’s fun for now is that I have a new way to share my love of good memoirs and find other readers. Of course, I hope readers will “discover” my memoir Blush when it launches. I already connected with a librarian in Ohio who found the Amish and Mennonite list useful.
Your turn: Some of these lists I want to make comprehensive (the Amish and Mennonite one) and others, I will make more selective, only adding a new book if it is one I have read and love. Here are three ways to comment below:
1.Did you find these lists helpful? Want to suggest changes?
2. If you are on Riffle, share some of your own lists as links below.
3. If you would like an invitation to Riffle (like Pinterest it expands through invitations), just let me know below.