Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday

Today I'm participating in Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Top Ten Bookish Websites/Organizations/Apps, etc. (aside from book blogs -- things like Goodreads, Project Night Night, Paperbackswap, etc.)

1.  http://www.goodreads.com/.  I love this website.  I can see what other people are reading and how they rate the books they've read.  I can keep track of what I read and what I would like to read.  Plus it's a great place to get pictures of the books for my blog.

2.  http://www.freebookfriday.com/  Another great website.  They give away a couple copies each week of a teen book, a fiction book, and indie book, and a romance book every Friday and most of them are signed. 

3.  http://www.randombuzzers.com/  Everytime you comment, post a review, ask a question, etc. you are awarded points in which you can buy books or book related items. 

4.  Shelf Awareness.  This is a website/newsletter about everything book related from openings of bookstores to new releases to book-to-movie news.  If you haven't signed up for the daily email do so now.

5.  NetGalley.  This a website where you can get digital ARCs to review.  It's great for bloggers who are on a tighter budget or don't get review copies from publishers yet.

6.  http://www.audible.com/  For a fraction of the cost you can sign up to get an audiobook a month for around $10.  This definitely beats buying them new.

7.  Overdrive.  This is a digital lending program sponsered by my library system.  It lets you download ebooks and audiobooks.  Depending on the licensing some even let you burn a copy to discs while others you can transfer to your ereader or play on your ipod/mp3 player.

8.  Bookperk.  This is a website that offers exclusive deals for books and book related items.

9.  Your Library.  I love my library.  I think it's great that I can request any book and they'll find it and ship it to my library when it's available.  It is awesome to be able to check out books, movies, and audiobooks for free.  I love to own my own copies of books, but we all know what it feels like after spending $24.99 on a book that you didn't really like.  This way I can read them first, see if I like them and then buy it if I do.  (I admit that I'm still a compulsive book buyer...what can I say I'm a sucker for a pretty cover and a couple of blogger recomendations.)

10.  Unlimited ebooks for a one time low price.  Are these places for real?  I'm serious...I want to know if it is as easy as paying $49.99 once and getting unlimited ebooks for the rest of my life.  Has anyone ever tried a program like this?  Does it work or is it a scam?  Did they have all of the books you were looking for?  If so, what program/website did you go through? 


  1. Wow great list. I haven't heard of most of the sites on this list. I don't know where I have been. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great list- I am going to check Shelf Awareness out.

  3. I just saved Free Book Friday to my favorites. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing :)


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