Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Websites & Utilities

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!

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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?

 

 

11 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Websites & Utilities

  1. NetGalley is really fantastic. And hooray for the library – I’m a librarian, so even though I didn’t mention it on my list, I’m thrilled to see so many other people including the library on theirs! 🙂

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  2. I struggled and was unable to get to 10 as well this week! I love my library’s website, it’s so easy to use and cuts down on so much time I’d need to take running around the library trying to search for books the catalogue tells me are on the shelf but can’t be found anywhere!

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    • They’re hard to find in libraries sometimes! I went looking for a book, but couldn’t figure out what the abbreviation meant. Apparently it was in the stacks! I was never going to find that one by myself…. It’s great that we can use the library website to find something. I don’t really miss using the cards.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I love the idea of Lifeline! What a brilliant resource for a good cause. I will have to check out Indie Book Collective and The Signed Page.
    Goodreads and of course the library are big favorites of mine too.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    • I found out yesterday when I rang them that people buy a whole lot of books from the fair and then donate them back again! So it’s a perpetual giving by the same people, which is awesome.

      Thanks for dropping by 🙂

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