Lew just discovered an interesting website called Goodreads, with reader book ratings and reviews; it’s tied in to Facebook. For one thing, it’s a way to cross-check Amazon customer reviews. Here’s a comment on our last major building book, Builders of the Pacific Coast:
“In a time when more people are thinking “green” and “sustainable,” this book is even more fascinating. “Sustainable” is not a slick, well-marketed, over-packaged solution you can buy at a local big box store and get delivered – it is noticing and respecting the woodgrain, the type of stone, and the stories of the place. There is so much room for quiet reflection in this book, it took much longer to read it than I expected from a large format, photo-heavy “coffee table” book.”
I looked up The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and there were 28,000 reader ratings.