Top Ten Tuesday used to be a weekly post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, but was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. “It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.” This is definitely something I can understand and want to participate in.
This week’s prompt is about online resources for book lovers. I’ve been kind of late to using online resources, so I’ve only discovered that there are websites, podcasts, apps, and so on that are completely devoted to making the lives of readers easier and better. Here’s some of the resources that I find myself using most often:
- Goodreads. This is the resource that I love to hate. I’ve tried to get away from it, but unfortunately it’s the most widely used and convenient site that I’ve found. I use it to track books that I’ve read, get information, and sometimes learn about books that are coming out soon.
- NetGalley. I love NetGalley, and rely on it for most of my ARCs. Fortunately, I get approved for a lot of books on there, and it’s fairly user friendly.
- Libby. This is such a great app that I use through my library. I can check out audiobooks or kindle books and access them immediately.
- My library website. I am a huge fan of the library, and I am always visiting. However, my local branch is tiny, and I often have to request books from other branches. I can request them through the website and they’re usually delivered pretty quickly to my local library. Plus, they offer all kinds of other cool stuff, like language learning online!
- BookishFirst. They have weekly ARC giveaways, and there’s a blog on there that I can check out to learn about upcoming books and other bookish topics.
- Recaptains. I often try to reread books before starting the next book in a series, but sometimes I just don’t have the time. When this happens, this site saves the day. They offer recaps of so many books, and you can actually request recaps as well.
- Book Trigger Warnings. While some books do have trigger warnings, most don’t. So a site that is completely devoted to providing trigger warnings for books is especially helpful. You can search by book, or by the specific trigger warning, and see if a book has triggers that affect you. It also helps when I’m writing reviews, and can help me see if there’s any that I might have failed to notice.
That’s really all I got. What kind of resources do you use?
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