Books and Goodreads
Published on March 7, 2016 by L.A. Hilden | Views: 746

Many of you may already know that Amazon supports two online reading communities, Shelfari and Goodreads.  Amazon has decided to merge the two into Goodreads and do away with Shelfari by March 16, 2016. Here is a link with directions on how to move your books from one site to another. You can also go to Goodreads and import all the books you purchased through Amazon to rate them.

I like to use Goodreads to keep track of what books I have read, although there is far more to explore on the site.  I have my own way of applying star ratings to books and I rarely leave a written review unless asked.  If you visit my Goodreads bookshelf anything with 1-2 stars means I did not like it and I will not read the author again.  Three stars means the book was alright, but I’m not sure if I will buy another from that author.  If I give a book four stars, I will likely read another book by this author.  If I leave a five star review it means I loved the book and will definitely be looking for more stories by that author.

If you are looking for something to read, here are some of the books I have given five star reviews. I read so much that I cannot tell you what I loved about the stories, merely that I loved them and maybe you will too.  I tend to read historical, time travel, and books about spirituality and the afterlife.

If you like comedy, I find Katie MacAlister often makes me laugh.

Blow Me Down and Noble Intentions were great!

As far as Regency Historicals I find I am becoming very picky on what I choose to read.  Some of the authors I used to love, I no longer really like, but I guess that happens over time.  I have too many five stars to list all the authors, but here are a few Historicals.

I really enjoyed Eloisa James Fairy Tales series, which begins with the book A Kiss at Midnight. Sabrina Jeffries School for Heiresses series, which begins with Never Seduce a Scoundrel.  And Claire Delacroix Jewels of Kinfairlie series, which begins with The Beauty Bride.

Time Travel is another category I love, as I tend to enjoy reading about modern day characters adjusting to the past or the faraway future.  I like the stories that travel into the past better than those set in the future.  The Time Traveler series by J.B. McGee, which begins with Destination to be Determined is great.

I loved April White’s Descendants series, which was funny because when I first began to read this series I was looking for a time travel.  When I noticed there were vampires in the time travel story, I was tempted to stop reading it.  This was because I have read the Sookie Stackhouse series, watched HBO’s True Blood, as well as many other vampire movies through the years and thus I was sick of reading about the undead.  Nevertheless, I am very glad I gave the first book a chance as I enjoyed the story so much that I went on to read the entire series.  The first book in the series is called Marking Time.

My spiritual reading is vast as I use much of what I read as research for my Witches of Griffin series and for my own spiritual growth.  I do not always put these books on my virtual bookshelf as I find some of them hold biases.  I love Brian Weiss, and have read everything he has published.  This leaves me searching for more authors who record past life regressions, which is difficult to find.  One of my favorites by Brian Weiss is Messages from the Masters: Tapping into the Power of Love.  I also enjoyed Squire Rushnell’s Divine Alignment and Michael Newton’s Destiny of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives.

I have over a hundred books on my Goodreads bookshelf under L.A. Hilden that you can access.  Currently, I am still working on the Wintergale Orchard series.  Book one is ready to go to the editor. I have been reading and editing book two until my eyes cross.  Once book one is with the editor, I plan to tackle my Witches of Griffin series again.  I have pages and pages of notes to go through that I have taken over the past months for this series.  I need to incorporate them into books one through three, so I have a lot of work and organizing to do, especially since book three is not written.  If you have yet to do so, read my most recent release The Wallflower’s Godmother