Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and Bookish with a new list subject every Tuesday.
This week’s Top Ten is Top Ten Bookish Websites/Organizations/Apps, etc.
With all the reading I do and books I have, I don’t think I actually use a lot of websites, organisations, or apps as you’d expect. Oh well, we’ll see!
- GoodReads – I’ve been on GoodReads for years, but not the whole time with the current account I have. I’m not exactly a socialite on there (am I anywhere?), but I’ve found it a great place to keep track of my books and find new ones.
- Indie Book Collective – I discovered them a few months ago and they’re a great way to find other authors who have ebooks and seeing their posts they come across as being very supportive of Indie authors. I highly recommend checking them out.
- The Signed Page – This is where I got my signed copies of The Name of The Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss, which is awesome because the chance of me actually going to get something signed by him is pretty much zilch. And I don’t just say that because I’m in another country… The Signed Page gives you the opportunity to procure work that is signed by your favourite authors (speculative and fantasy) that you normally wouldn’t get a chance to meet.
- Booko – This is a search engine to find the cheapest place to buy books and DvDs. It’s Australian based too, which is another reason I love it, and I use it all the time.
- NetGalley – This is a great source for people who love to review books. I may not have been able to read that much on there yet, but I have a lot of books to read. From there. Already. And there’s so many great titles with a wide selection as well. One of my recent favourites, Eutopia, is one of the galleys I got from NG.
- Lifeline – They’re a service for those in need and contemplating suicide. One of the ways they have of raising awareness and money is by holding several annual book fairs in different regions. I’ve been twice and there are so many books! They raise a hell of a lot of money too, which is brilliant, and there’s even ‘groupies’ who follow them around and go to every fair. I swear, if I had the time and money… I would be a groupie too.
- Last, but not least, my local library – I think that one goes without saying. It’s a pretty awesome library with graphic novels, eBooks, and I can put books on hold from home.
I didn’t make it to ten, but I got close and there were far more than I was expecting. What are your top ten bookish organisations, websites, and apps?