Ooh, this week’s The Broke and the Bookish Top 10 Tuesday theme is: Top Ten Bookish Websites/Organizations/Apps, etc.
I don’t know if I can think of 10, but I’ve always wanted to find more bookish sites!
- Goodreads <– Great way to keep track of what you read, rate it, find out what your friends are reading. That’s also where I’m keeping track of my 2011 Reading Challenge! I love the barcode scan feature on the mobile app.. handy for when you’re in a bookstore and want to remember to check out a particular book one day! (Only my barcode scan feature hasn’t been working in a while… keeps crashing…)
- Kobo <– The site to purchase ebooks for your kobo reader, I find their selection is pretty decent, with decent prices and frequent sales. Their app has a nice “social” feature too, to earn awards. Too bad I hate reading on my iPhone and wouldn’t use that to read a whole novel.
- GetGlue <– A fun “foursquare”-type site/app that lets you “check in” to books, tv shows, movies, etc. and where you can earn actual stickers that you can order to have delivered!
- Penguin <– The Canadian site for Penguin Group, this is where I’m part of their pool of book bloggers – and I love it! As mentioned in last week’s Top 10 Tuesday, being a part of Penguin book bloggers has given me the opportunity to discover some great books I normally wouldn’t have picked up.
- Chapters/Indigo <– The major Canadian book retailer, it’s a site & store I visit frequently…
- OverDrive <– A site & app that searches ebooks within your local library for you to check out or place a hold for!
- Lists of Bests <– My colleague/fellow reader showed me this site. It’s basically a no-frills type site to list what books you’ve read and whether you liked it: yes or no. You can create multiple lists (ie. by year) and view other people’s lists…
- Mugglenet <– Okay, it’s not a “general books” type site, but more ABOUT a series of books.. I haven’t visited in a while but I love how informative and thorough they are with the Harry Potter world!