Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Bookish Websites

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the ladies over at The Broke and the Bookish.  I had a lot of fun with this week's top ten list because I haven't spent a lot of time on other "bookish" sites...I mostly read blogs.  I had to really look around on some other book blogs to see what sites other bloggers like.  As I clicked around the lists I decided on these 10 as my favorites for now...I actually can't wait to see everybody else's Top Ten Lists this week because that means even more bookish sites to peruse :)

Book Browse
 this is a book community and possibly my favorite on this list...blogs, giveaways, reviews, etc...and all searchable by books.   If I want to see what other people are saying about a book, I just click on that book, and anything and everything I might want to know about it is there.  I have only spent time clicking around the free stuff...there is member's content also.

 lots of reviews here but like the print version of long ago which I'm not sure even still exists today, this one has a classroom focus...

I've been a member of GoodReads for a while although I don't spend much time there.  To me GoodReads is a booking community that is similar to other sites with reviews and such but is also more of a social networking site, except people are brought together by books.  GoodReads matches your "friends" based on the books you like.  Pretty cool actually.

very similar to GoodReads but offers the reader the opportunity to catalogue his/her books...like a library...duh?

mostly new books here...but also giveaways of those new books sponsored by the publishers.  I honestly use to enjoy reading Publisher's Weekly when I worked in an indie bookstore during high school and college.  I even thought about subscribing as an adult but the price talked me out of it :/ This site may just fulfill that need :)

What's really cool about this site is the background information, history and photos of the people and places in our favorite books.  This site could be incredibly helpful to book groups and to curious folks like me all the same.

I love using this link to find other bloggers' postings on topics, books, etc. that I'm interested in.  When Layla became a part of our family, I looked for other bloggers who blogged about German Shepherds...I was lucky enough to find Caribou's Mom this way :)

I'm an Indie lover...but I just cannot let go of Amazon.  Anything and everything I need is here.  You should see my WishList...holy smokes.  Sometime I like to just read my WishList...is that weird?  Amazon keeps up with what I've ordered and when, ships me stuff automatically just cause and helps out tremendously at Christmas.  Literally couldn't live without this one.

I just learned about this one this past week.  This may be the kind of reviewing for others I could actually do...you indicate on the website which books you would like to receive an ARC digital copy of and would be interested in reviewing instead of the publisher or author contacting you.  Also a pretty spiffy way to see all the of the new books coming out.

Another one I've just learned about...I've already signed up for the newsletter keeping me abreast of what's going on in the publishing world :)

I will definitely be adding a new spot on my blog with links to all of these and other bookish websites I've discovered so I can spend even more time on my computer ;)


  1. I've just checked out Book Drum. Looks like something I'll like so I bookmarked it. Thanks for the tip. Great list.

  2. Great list! I have never seen Book Drum. I checked it out and it looks like a great site. Thanks for posting about it.

  3. Great list. You gave me a couple new sites to check out. Thanks bunches!

  4. Book Drum. What a find. Thank you! I have included it in my extra good websites list on my blog with a nod to you. Thank you, Thank you!

    I think I'm a follower. If not, I'm following today!

  5. I've found some wonderful new stuff on your post. I can't wait to go check it all out! Even more time on my computer... I hear ya!

  6. with all these wonderful resources, we could be on the computer 24/7. I have to limit myself and it is not easy.

  7. I used to be a paying member of Book Browse, but found that I never had the time to actually peruse the website, so I didn't renew my membership. It was a very good site though, and always had so much information on the latest books out there. This is a great list. Glad you compiled it for everyone!

  8. Great list! I knew about half of these but the other half is new to me and I"m dying to check them out. Thanks!