Home > Another Wordpress Blog > 3 Sites for Book Lovers

3 Sites for Book Lovers


http://www.womansday.com/Articles/Family-Lifestyle/3-Sites-for-Book-Lovers.html#comment_link

Whether your nose is always buried in the latest novel or your bedside table is a shrine to nonfiction, one thing readers have in common is a voracious appetite for books. So what better way to feed the flame than with websites centered around your favorite hobby? From a massive virtual book club to an online swap to a forum of bite-size lit reviews, check out the three websites below the next time your bookmark needs a new home. (And if you’re looking for Woman’s Day staff and reader reviews, head to our Lit Fix blog to get the scoop.)

GoodReads.com
Everyone from hardcore bibliophiles to laid-back page-flippers will love this social network for readers. With more than 4 million members who have added over 110 million books to their virtual shelves, it’s easy to get recommendations and honest feedback, compare what you’re reading with your friends and form book clubs. Here’s how it works: Add a book—and what you thought of it—to the site and all your friends will be alerted. Then you can create trivia about what you read, rate your favorite reads and form your own groups. Cool features include author videos, which are a great way to delve deeper into your favorite works, as well as a collection of popular author quotes. Photo: courtesy of GoodReads.com

BookMooch.com
If high prices are keeping you from adding new titles to your collection, we’ve got just the solution: BookMooch, a swapping site devoted to helping you give away your old reads and load up on new ones. Simply enter the titles of the books you’d like to give away and once someone takes one, you’re free to pick up a title of your choice. You score points—which you can use to add to your stash or donate to charities—when you upload your old titles and give away books. The site will also make rounding out your reading list easy: You can keep a “book wish list” that will automatically send you the books you want when they arrive in stock or when you have enough points. All you pay for is the cost of shipping. Photo: courtesy of BookMooch.com

Blippr.com
Looking at your book reviews as well as who you’re connected to, Blippr learns your tastes and preferences so it can recommend books. Like Twitter, Blippr is focused on reviews that are 160 characters or less, which forces users to boil down their impressions to short, easy-to-read opinions—no long-winded musings to bog you down. Your bite-size feedback will be forwarded to your social networking sites so you can share your thoughts with friends. And likewise, you can follow what they’re Blipping for inspiration. Photo: courtesy of Blippr.com

Advertisements
  1. August 15, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    I tend not to drop many remarks, but i did a few searching and
    wound up here 3 Sites for Book Lovers | WordPress Challenge Daily
    News. And I do have a couple of questions for you if it’s allright.
    Could it be only me or does it appear like some of these remarks come across as
    if they are left by brain dead visitors? 😛 And, if you are writing on additional
    online social sites, I would like to follow anything new you have to post.
    Would you make a list of every one of your communal sites like your
    twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?

  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: