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!

Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.



TO SEE FUTURE TOP TEN TOPICS ...click HERE!

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!

36 comments :

  1. This is a very helpful Top Ten topic. Thank you.

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  2. Is Paperbackswap similar to BookMooch? I haven't tried either yet but I love the idea of being able to trade books with someone from pretty much anywhere.

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  3. Awesome topic, I love finding new websites - especially bookish ones! :-D

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  4. Great topic this week. I love finding new bookish sites and have already found a few from your list.
    Looking forward to checking out Inkpop, Better Book World, and Project Night Night. We have a few other sites in common on our lists.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I've been a lurker here, but I'm joining this week. Great idea for a list - will definitely make time to check other people's list. I have a feeling this meme is going to be a goldmine for book lovers! :)

    Here's my Top Ten Tuesday - Ten Bookish Websites, Organizations, Apps. Etc. post!

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  6. This is a topic I will definitely be perusing in depth. I'm sure I will discover some interesting new websites to add to my (overflowing) list of bookish links.

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  7. I smugly thought I'd find nothing new here this week. Little did I know!

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  8. Thanks for introducing me to a lot of great sites!

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  9. Can't wait to explore all the new sites I learn about today!!!

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  10. This is a very helpful and informative topic.
    Thanks!

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  11. I love how we have four sites in common and you totally have things on yours that I completely forgot about, like Inkpop and Random Buzzers.

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  12. Looking forward to learning about new sites.

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  13. Goodreads rocks! Thanks for the fun list!

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  14. Shelf Awareness! Thanks for the heads up!

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  15. This is going to blow my favorites list UP!! :)

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  16. Great top ten topic... loads of new sites to look at... not sure why my blog doesn't show up from the linky...

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  17. I'm bookmarking project night night! Thank you for sharing that one in particular!

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  18. What Should I Read Next is a good one, but I was reluctant to list it since I've never read a book it's suggested I read. I should work on that!

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  19. This is exactly why I wanted to do this one this week! I totally forgot about adding Net Galley, Audible, Random Buzzers & InkPop. Fantastic list!

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  20. What an awesome list! I went through and added the sites to my favorites tab. Thanks so much for sharing

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  21. I've heard of 'What Should I Read Next?' through library school, but it looks like they've really been developing it. Maybe I'll start using it!

    This week's topic is awesome... I'm having a good time looking through everyone's lists.

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  22. I like Goodreads a lot, but I do prefer Shelfari. I just wished there were more people on Shelfari. :)

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  23. This was a fun topic! I enjoyed browsing several Top Tens.

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  24. I am always looking for new bookish sites! Thanks for this very handy topic.
    See my list: http://wp.me/pzUn5-tL

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  25. A great idea, great subject matter. It will be fun to add to my lists from these others. Just what I needed: more book websites to browse through. HA!

    My list is now up.

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  26. P.S. Didn't know about netgalleys. Going to check into it. Thanks for the tip.

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  27. Reading through all of these has been amazing! I've discovered so many new things to stalk. Thanks!

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  28. Great sites!! I'm definitely going to check out a bunch of them! Thanks for the tips! :)

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  29. I use Bookseer.com, like your #8.

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  30. I just subscribed to the Shelf Awareness email a month or so ago, and I'm loving everything they send me. It's a nice mix of books of all types.

    I totally forgot about Audible! They're fabulous. I actually buy most of my audio books through iTunes, but I always try to buy one that's produced by them. They do such a great job.

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  31. I just went through every single one. I let you know which sites are the best after I go through them all

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  32. This week's top ten lists have just guaranteed that I won't ever be able to get off my computer ;)
    Loving Shelf Awareness and Net Galley!!

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  33. Thanks for the heads-up on PaperBackSwap and NetGalley, neither of which I'd heard of. I joined them both last night. PaperBackSwap was so welcoming—pairing me with a sort of mentor, and I already scored a book I really want to read on NetGalley. I had not heard of either site, and now I'm going to read the other participants' posts to see what other gems are lurking out there.

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  34. Officially addicted to RandomBuzzers now, thank you! I'm not a book blogger but am a book LOVER so this is a great way for me to get my bookish ways out of my system! Haha, thanks!

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  35. Kae @ Kae on Ya will now start participating in Top 10 Tuesday!

    www.kaeonya.blogspot.com

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