A Quiet (Not So Little) Site


Jandy’s Reading Room will be 16 years old  in a couple months. It’s still my hobby – not an commercial site despite links to Amazon and Better World Books. I am a big supporter of my local independent bookstore (hurray for Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego) and as a librarian, I will always tell you to check your local library. The site is not a huge presence on the Web despite its size – over 2,500 pages. There’s been a lot of reviews over the years.

Despite the lack of advertising or sharing links with other bloggers, a few people find their way to my site each day. I frequently am surprised by the sites linking to mine.

alphabet 2014 500Yesterday was one of my surprise days. Escape With Dollycas Into a Good Book is a busy site. Dollycas has contests, follows challenges, features book tours, and more. She just put up an Alphabet Challenge for 2014. People accepting the challenge must read 26 books where the title starts with a different letter of the alphabet. In her explanation, she adds this:

“Need some help finding titles to match the alphabet – Jandy’s Reading Room has a wonderful list to get you started. X and Z were the toughest for me so this year I am going to try to take care of those two early.”

Wow! Thanks for the complement Dollycas. I think the title pages are helpful. I see I’m not alone.

If you’re in the mood for a different reading challenge, check out Dollycas’ blog.