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June 28: Top Ten Bookish Websites/Organizations/Apps, etc. (aside from book blogs — things like Goodreads, Project Night Night, Paperbackswap, etc.)
- Amazon – Often, I refer to Amazon for publication, recommendations, and I even buy books there. The service is good and reliable and worthwhile, especially when I was a student.
- KDL What’s Next™ Database – I’ve noticed numerous sites mentioned today that offer a similar service. Kent District Library assists bibliovores in reading series in order. What a concept? On average, I consult this database at least once a day.
- GoodReads – This is another popular one today. I can post books I’m reading, reviews, generate memes, etc. Also, I can connect with bookish friends and see what they’re reading.
- GoodReads App – The app pretty much does the same thing as the site. One of the bells and whistles I particularly enjoy is the barcode scanner which pulls the ISBN directly from the book and into the app.
- LibraryThing – LT is much like GoodReads but a nuance I enjoy is the recommendation. This makes LT like Pandora for books and I appreciate it.
- Arukiyomi – This is a must view site for those of us who are attempting to read the 1001 Books. Arukiyomi has created spreadsheets with all versions of the list (2006, 2008, 2010, the core, etc) which are free. Also, he provides great reviews of all sorts of books and I love the tag cloud.
- WorldCat – How cool is that I can log into one site and see what libraries own To Kill a Mockingbird? Another fave feature here is the “Cite This Item” link – in APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA, and Turabian).
- iBooks – I was reluctant to use this App until I found there are free classics – The Bible, Mansfield Park, – you know.
- OverDrive – This app works great on iPhone and I’m a “Recorded Books Reader” so to speak (forgive the pun). When I listened to Dracula last fall, I felt I was in the forest with Jonathan Harker.
- WordPress – Here, I can express all sorts of things about books I read. Also, I noticed Top Ten Tuesday by The Broke and the Bookish for the first time on the WP homepage!