Thursday, August 12, 2010



Due to an overwhelming amount of books for certain topics on this blog, I decided to migrate the bulk of my updating over to GoodReads. It was simply too much for me to to right up summaries of so many books!

However: This current blog guide will remain up and partially updated for select lists, such as Marie-Antoinette, the royal family, as well as public domain books and some primary sources.

If you don't have a GoodReads account or aren't sure what it is, it's like a virtual social library! You can view and make bookshelves, lists, and all sorts of neat things

How to use the Bookshelves/Tagging System to find books:

F - Fiction
NF - Non-Fiction
Personal - my personal reading (Not necessarily about the French Revolution, Marie-Antoinette, etc.)

Each book will have a minimum of two tags: one of the forced Goodreads tags (read, to-read, currently reading) and one that designates both the book's general topic and whether it is fiction or non-fiction. For example, a non-fiction book about the French Revolution will be under nf-french-revolution. A non-fiction biography about Robespierre will be under nf-revolution-biography. Occasionally, a book will have more than one topic tag. I've been toying with the idea of making more specific bookshelves, especially for the large revolution bookshelf, but right now all french revolution books (minus women's studies/rights) are under that general shelf.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to tell me, and I hope the GoodReads is useful for anyone looking for books to read! :)

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