Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Top Ten Tuesday - Ten Bookish Websites, Organizations, Apps. Etc.
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
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Aside from blogs there are quite a few other websites I find myself on throughout my week!
1. Goodreads: This website really got me back into reading again towards the end of my college career. I know some people prefer LibraryThing or Shelfari but I am a Goodreads fan through and through. I was really involved in groups there for a while and I found a genuine community of bookish people that helped me to find new books to read that I might not have ever read before. I also love having a way to catalog what I already own, what I've read and want I want to keep an eye out for.
2. Paperbackswap: I used to use this site a lot more than I do now since I started blogging. I tend to swap or give books I've read to other bloggers but I still find myself putting up books on here when I see I'm moving up the list for a book I really want. It's especially perfect if you don't have a good used bookstore nearby because you can get rid of your old books AND get new ones...and only pay shipping costs for what you send out...which with media mail is pretty darn cheap for a book in good condition!
3. Audible: This is a must for lovers of audiobooks!
4. Shelf Awareness: I subscribe to their newsletter also but this site/newsletter is my source for news with the bookish/publishing world. I learn about so many titles as well as things happening around the country. I like feeling on top of the news.
5. Project Night Night: This isn't just about books but it is one of the things they collect for homeless children in addition to blankets and stuffed animals. A group I was involved in on Goodreads worked with and donated a lot of children's books to the project.
6. Random Buzzers: This is a great site for teens (and lovers of YA) that is part of Random House. You can earn "buzz" bucks by reviewing books, posting pictures, answering questions or participating in discussions. You can redeem your buzz bucks and buy books. They also have great giveaways. I've won SO many books through it!
7. NetGalley: I freaking love NetGalley. It has helped the amount of books I have to find temporary homes for (because I don't keep ARCs unless they are signed) and it gives me something to read on my Nook! Seriously, if you are a blogger, you should be signed up for NetGalley!
8. What Should I Read Next: When I find an author or a book I really really love, I use this so I can find similar books or authors. It's helped me to find some great books or remind me of a book that I have sittingon a shelf somewhere.
9. Inkpop: Before BEA I had vaguely heard this site mentioned but when I was at the Harper Teen breakfast the publicity team took some time to talk about it and I learned so much about it. It's a GREAT website/community for aspiring writers...I believe primarily of YA fiction? But I could be wrong on that one.
10. Better Book World: I love buying books from here! They aren't a non-profit but they do partner up with a lot of various literacy organizations and I love that a good portion of my money goes to something great!