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Julia's Pick: Goodreads makes my life a hell of a lot easier. When I go to write a review and I want to get the summary or the publishers information, Goodreads has it all right there for me! I usually have Blogger open in one tab and the book page for Goodreads open in another. It is my favorite book site!
Julia's Other Pick: Rafflecopter is GREAT for holding contests. I like entering with it and I like using it when I am hosting my own contests. I still put in the fail safe of email entries if for some reason a user is not able to use the widget, but I think I've done that twice or so. It's a fantastic tool.
Jamie's pick: Audiobooks -- It really helps me to squeeze in a little extra reading time while I'm commuting, cleaning or working out.
Jamie's pick: Google calendar: I don't know what I'd do without the Google docs calendar for TBTB. There are quite a few of us so it helps us to stay organized and know who has what due. I use it for my own blog also but not as much. Having a calendar helps me plan out what I want to do so I can get into beast writing mode when I'm ready to sit down.
Jamie's pick: Tweetdeck & Hootsuite: I hate the Twitter web application but I looove Tweetdeck! I hate the latest updates but whatever still useful! I use Hootsuite to really schedule tweets and Facebook posts for when I know I'm not going to be able be on to tweet posts.
Jamie's Pick: Feedly: After Google Reader died I never thought I'd be whole again but OMG I LOVE FEEDLY. There are some less than perfect things about it but I hope as it grows those will be ironed out!
Jamie's Pick: Instagram &VSCOcam: Love these apps to prettify my pictures of books!
Tahleen's pick: NetGalley and Edelweiss. True, these awesome galley resources aren't necessary if you are a book blogger, but if you're at all interested in getting free copies of yet-to-be-released books, they are KEY. I love being able to browse what's available and share my thoughts on new titles.
Tahleen's other pick: The library. Because this is where I get all my other books for free. I don't think I've paid for a book in print for at least a year, if not longer (e-books are another story). Maybe once or twice at a signing, but really, that's it. I get all of my audiobooks (digital and on CD), print books, and a few e-books at the library. It helps that I'm a librarian, but still.
Jen's Pick: Other book bloggers make booking blogging easier! I love reading other bloggers reviews (everyone has their own unique style which is awesome) and you really do discover some great books. There are SO many wonderful books I doubt I'd ever pick up if it wasn't for other book bloggers!