Monday, November 1, 2010

You Are What You Read

As part of Scholastic's 90th anniversary celebration, they have developed the You Are What You Read initiative, a new social media where you can share your "bookprint"-- your five favorite books that have influenced your life. You can explore the bookprints of other readers, including celebrities (Taylor Swift, Daniel Radcliffe, just to name a few) and connect with other readers worldwide. It takes just a few minutes to set up an account--I used my Google account, but Facebook and Twitter are other options.

Here’s more of what the site has to offer:
  • Discover new books through an interactive web that shows how users’ Bookprints are connected
  • Find and connect with users across generations and from around the world to see the books in their Bookprints
  • Compare their Bookprints to those of the participating “Names You Know,” and find out if they share a book in their Bookprint with famous athletes, award-winning entertainers, world-renowned scientists, or iconic business leaders
  • “Favorite” other books they like and check out what similar users enjoy reading
  • See which books have been chosen as Favorites from around the world
  • Share a book in the real word through Pass It On, which encourages users to give a favorite book to a family member, a friend, or even a complete stranger.
  • Coming Soon: Users can join ongoing conversations about books and Bookprints in “Book Buzz,” a live feed of comments, news, and reviews.
In case you're curious, my bookprint includes Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, the Nancy Drew Mysteries by Caroline B. Keene, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Misery by Stephen King, and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

So what books make up YOUR bookprint??

Enjoy your reading!

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