A meme from the Broke and the Bookish.
Today’s topic: Top Ten Tuesday REWIND — pick a past topic you missed or one you want to revisit!
I picked: (6/28/11) Bookish Websites/Organizations/Apps
I should preface this with the fact that I’m a terrible blogger and don’t keep up as well as I should.
1. Goodreads – I originally tried it years ago but it has gotten much better, though I still don’t use it to actually keep up with my physical library. It definitely helps check out and keep up with books I’m interested. I love the monthly email of new books from authors I have read.
2.Delicious Library – This is what I use to keep track of what I own… but uh oh… I just saw there is a new version!!!!! (And people, really it is 25 dollars!) I like the display. I like that I can export it to my website. I like that I keep track of who borrowed what. I can rate things. I don’t keep up with it as well as I should, but that is true of everything in life right now.
3. Forgotten Bookmarks – This one is entirely silly but I enjoy the bookmarks. I love just looking at the beautiful old books. I also have been the recipient of one of the giveaways. I make myself only enter the ones there get my pulse going super extra.
4. FYTortall – This is even more silly. Lately I have been getting more sucked into the world of Tamora Pierce fandom. This really makes me want to reread/catch up on the Circle Universe. I don’t always disagree with them but I love just eavesdropping on all the conversations about my favorite universe.
5. Contrariwise – I say someday, who knows but I love watching people show their bookishness with pride. There are some really beautiful tattoos, some really interesting ones.
6. BookRiot – This site is full of bookish news and they share some seriously funny items on Facebook. Some things are inspirational, others make you want to go home and craft or curl up with a book. Looking for bookish gifts? Check out the Book Fetish posts and you’ll empty your bank account.
7. SF Signal – I was trying to avoid book bloggers but I feel like this is a little different. This site focuses on all sorts of Science Fiction and Fantasy news, bookish and in other media. Sometimes it can be overwhelming but its how I find movies to go see, shows to watch, grown up books to read.
8. Fantastic Fiction – This is my resource for keeping series straight. Especially series with a confusing sequence this is a life saver. It is also a fun place to see a variety of covers for a book. You might also look at an author you love and find books you’ve never heard of.
9. Tor – I have fallen in love with several authors because of the short stories and other tidbits posted by Tor. Take for instance “The Witch of Duva” by Leigh Bardugo. You might expect Tor to be trying to get publicity for lesser known names but you will recognize many. These are skilled writers and this won’t just wet your palette. It will make you ravenous.
10. Netgalley – I think it is an excellent solution. It is hard to decide what to do with ARCs (mine are set aside to be used for craft projects requiring book pages) but I am such a paper person. Honestly though I’m trying so hard to catch up on books that I’ve wanted to read for a decade that I don’t need advance books. I don’t use it much but maybe someday.