Goodreads: If you don’t know about goodreads by now, I am so sorry. Go make an account immediately and then friend me by clicking here.
NetGalley: Basically eBook review copies for bloggers.
Library Website: My library has a website catalog where I can log in and then put books on hold or order them. It saves me countless hours and then I can just go pick up my stack of specific library books I was wanting to read.
Blogging for Books: Review copies for bloggers. Month review time limit. Can only have one at a time.
BookBub: Who doesn’t like free books? BookBub is a website that will show you every cheap or free ebook. It is specialized to what you like and I have actually found a few interesting ones on there.
EasyBib: This is more of a school hack, but it cites a work cited FOR YOU!
Amazon: Sometimes the best way to get book recommendations is to go to a book you have read and loved before and then go to the bottom where it says “others liked these books” or something like it and then continue until you find one you like. When I buy books I compare between Amazon, my local bookstores, Book Depository, Book Outlet, and sometimes Thrift Books or Better World Books.
Twitter: If your following the right people, twitter can be super bookish.
Blogs: I’m guessing that if you are here right now, you are into bookish blogs, but if not YOU SHOULD BE! WE ARE AWESOME*
*(and will one day rule the world)
Please share any websites you have found extremely bookishly amazing! Feel free to link your TTT below.
I’m linking up with The Broke and the Bookish (as always) for Top Ten Books Set Outside The U.S. It is so hard to find books that aren’t based in either the U.S., England, or Scotland. Please let me know of any books you know of that aren’t one of those three in the comments! 🙂
This was actually really hard because there are SO many books that have at least partial settings in the U.S., but here is practically the only ten I could find that weren’t in fantasy realms (and even then…)
The Cuckoo’s Calling: London, Kentigern Gardens, Chelsea
Today’s TTT (The Broke and the Bookish) is Ten Facts About Me, and since my ONE YEAR BLOGGING ANNIVERSARY IS IN 5 DAYS, I figured I would open this up to questions from you (that I will answer then), so WHAT ARE THE QUESTIONS THAT KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT?
haha, just kidding… maybe.
But really, is there anything you would like to know? Favorite dessert? Favorite flower? Bookish? Personal? WHATEVER YOU WOULD LIKE
So, this week’s prompt was Top Ten Books We Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads, but sadly when I went to go check, I have only read a few with under 2000 ratings and I didn’t really like any of them.
Books I Just HAD To Buy… But Are Still Sitting On My Bookshelf
So there you go. These are books I have actually bought and haven’t read (which was actually hard to find 10), but I could easily do 30 library books I haven’t read. Exaggerating? That’s up for interpretation…
What books have you bought and not read yet? Let me know in the comments 🙂
Duh. They would be annoying at times because they have all of the cool gear to pick on you with, but at the same time THEY HAVE ALL OF THE GEAR TO PICK ON ANYONE *cough* umbridge *cough* that scumbag.
from The Lunar Chronicles
She is just so excited about everything and such a good friend to Cinder when she didn’t have any. Her sarcasm is perfection even though she is an android and just the banter she has with Thorne and her fangirling over Kai is AHHH!
from the 5th Wave
He’s just adorable (and would probably get annoying, but I feel like I would still be a very protective sibling).
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from the Night Circus
They are so adventurous and always seem to have a good time and have POWERS, so…
from Tiger Lily
He is so kind and tiny and sweet. He also deeply cares for the people he loves.
AHH! THIS GIRL. I’m currently reading Winter and just every thing she does is… well, crazy. AND I LOVE IT. Although, I agree with Scarlet that she may not be as crazy as she wants everyone to think she is. I LOVE HER CHARACTER! also that she doesn’t use her lunar gift and that is why she is crazy is really admirable and courageous.
from The Hunger Games
If she volunteered for The Hunger Games, she will probably volunteer to do all my homework, right?
from The Giver
He is probably the most loving and caring person and he has never felt love himself. He also protected a little child while traveling a great distance and saved a bunch of people while he was at it.
Who would you want in your family if you could choose any character? How is your summer going? Anything exciting? Read anything awesome? Let me know in the comments.
I’m linking up with The Broke and the Bookish today for an old TTT ‘Most Intimidating Books’ modified to ‘What Makes Books Intimidating’
Without further ado,
what makes books intimidating to read
Most of the time this is the reason. The book just seems too big and it feels like I will never get through it all.
Not in the Mood
I am a very moody reader, and so if I am trying to read when I am not in the mood for that particular book I won’t be able to and might fall into the reading slump hole.
This goes along with the mood one, but if I am in the middle of my favorite tv show and have been doing a million other things, I am not going to want to read and then it will sit on my shelf and it will stress me out because AM I EVER GOING TO GET TO READ X BOOK?
Maybe I bought the book thinking it would be interesting and then other people’s opinions make me think twice about reading this. I hate it when this happens because other people’s opinions shouldn’t decide whether or not I read the book.
I’ve tried to read it before and couldn’t get into it.
This has happened to me so many times for the circle series by Ted Dekker. I want to read it SO BADLY, but I cannot whatever I do finish it. I’ve read the first book 3 times and the second 2 times in an attempt to actually read it and it just isn’t working. I can’t get into them.
I like for books to be at a nice pace from the start and if they aren’t then I won’t read them.
Spelling and grammatical errors drive me crazy. They make me question the legitimacy of the book.
The Movie Was Better
Before you freak out, know that I almost always read the book before the movie [read discussion on that here], but there have been times when I haven’t been able to get into the book and so I watched the movie (The Maze Runner) or I didn’t even know there was a book at the time I saw the movie and when I went back to read the book it was too slow (The Princess Bride).
So this turned into more of a ‘why I dnf books’ post instead, but oh well. That’s only 8 so please leave in the comments two more reasons you have for not finishing books or why you find them intimidating. Feel free to link your TTT in the comments.