Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday - Favorite Book Blogs/Bookish Websites




Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader GirlTop Ten Tuesday was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Below are my top ten book blogs/bookish websites!

My Current Favorite Book Blogs 

1. Keep The Wisdom by Judy - I love reading Judy's book reviews! She has such diverse tastes in reading and writes the best book reviews. Judy also seems to have the same taste in books as I do and visiting her blog, Keep The Wisdom, is sure to always be a treat.

2. Carole's Chatter by Carole - Carole's blog features more than book reviews or posts that are book related. However, my favorite feature on Carole's Chatter is her monthly Books You Loved posts, where you can share/link your reviews of books you loved reading on her book blog... Books You Loved is a great way to discover other super awesome books to read that are written by other avid readers and bloggers. Additionally, Books You Loved is a great way to get your blog noticed by new readers.


Other Fun Online Bookish Places I Spend My Free Time

3. Bookcrossing - I LOVE, Love, love Bookcrossing and have been an active member since January 2007. I've enjoyed connecting with other readers around the world by participating in the forum section and exchanging books with readers around the world! It's fun to read where a book I've shared has gone or what other readers think of the same book I've read through journal entries made by each reader.

4. Goodreads - I so under utilize Goodreads, it is not even remotely funny. I mainly use Goodreads to keep track of my yearly reading goals, which books I've read, which books I would like to read, and enter Goodreads Giveaways... I've actually won a lot of free books through Goodreads though, which has been quite exciting! But I'd like to explore other areas on Goodreads, like their online reading groups.


Where I Like to Purchase Books Online
Yes, I buy books at indie bookstores, fol used book sales, or trade books with other readers. But when I shop for books online, I mainly buy them from the following places.

5. Audible - I love audiobooks! I prefer audiobooks in digital format as they don't take up physical space, they don't skip like a compact disc would, and you can change the playing speed on how fast or slow the books are read by the narrator. 

Also, as a side note, I've become somewhat of a lazy reader preferring an audiobook many times over a physical book or ebook as I can listen to an audiobook while doing other tasks. In fact, I like to knit and listen to audiobooks at the same time... It's a great way to enjoy both of my favorite hobbies.

6. Amazon - Unless you live under a rock, I'm sure Amazon is pretty self explanatory. I buy both new books and ebooks from Amazon as I have a Kindle. I also purchase used books from people selling their books online.


My Favorite Read-A-Thons

7. Bout of Books - This is my favorite read-a-thon! I've participated in this low key read-thon several times over the years. I've recently signed up to participate in Bout of Books 23 happening later this month from August 20th through August 26th. There's usually Twitter Chats, Read-A-Thon Challenges, and even a Grand Prize at the end in addition to simply reading books during the week set aside for the Bout of Books Read-A-Thon. 

8. Seasons Of Reading - This book blog offers many low key read-a-thons throughout the year. My two favorite read-a-thons featured through Seasons of Reading are the Winter Respite Read-A-Thon in January and also the High Summer Read-A-Thon in July.


My Favorite Book Vlogs on YouTube
I have not explored book vlogs enough online. I am sure there
are tons of cool book vlogs on YouTube... If you have a few you follow and love, then let me know about them in the comment section below!! Below are the two book vlogs I follow on YouTube.

9. Alexa Loves Books - I've followed her book blog of the same name for longer than I can recall. So, when I discovered Alexa started a book vlog on YouTube, I began watching it off and on. I like that she does the videos with her husband, Macky! I haven't watched all of the videos posted, but have enjoyed the ones I've watched.

10. Peter Likes Books - Peter is a new to me book vlogger. I haven't seen many of Peter's videos on YouTube to date, but he's been doing book vlogging for a long time. I love Peter's high voltage energy and his enthusiasm for reading. Peter seems so sweet and ends his videos on a positive note.

Share with me some of your favorite book blogs/bookish websites in the comment section below!

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  1. Goodreads is definitely one of my favorite sites as well!

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  2. Lovd audible! I've become a lazy reader too, LOL. Although I had to return one ya book I was looking forward to because the production & narration was terrible!

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    1. Glad I am not the only lazy reader out there!! I don't like it when the audio production and/or narration is bad either. I won't listen to an audiobook then either.

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  3. I love that you added read-a-thons to your list! And I love Audible, as well :) Thanks for visiting my TTT!

    Megan - Ginger Mom and the Kindle Quest

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  4. I've only just recently used Goodreads more. It's such a great site! I've already won a few books from there, and I haven't been entering contests there for long. I've heard of Bookcrossing before as well, but I don't know much about it.

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  5. Thanks for the book blog recs; I'm excited to check them out!! I've also done some Bookcrossing, but I've never been that active, so it's good to know it's still going strong!

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  6. Oh good list! I spend a lot of time on GR, but I don't think I really utilize it to its potential!

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  7. I've been a Bookcrossing member since 2002. I love sharing books there.

    I also love Goodreads.

    I will have to check out Carole's Chatter. I like the idea of sharing books that are loved.

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    1. What's the difference between Goodreads and Bookcrossing?

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    2. Wow, Deb, you've been a longstanding member of Bookcrossing! Great!

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  8. Great take on this weeks topic! I might be trying a readathon soon!

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  9. I should do Bookcrossing more often, I always forget about it.

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  10. I love your links! Goodreads and Amazon are an obvious must! I've never heard of Bout of Books, but oh my gosh, it looks like so much fun! I'm for sure signing up!

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  11. I've never heard of Bookcrossing. I'll have to check it out!

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  12. Goodreads and Amazon are the only book websites I use! Haha!

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  13. Oooh I need to look up those readathons, I just participated in the 25in5 readathon and it was so much fun. Great list!

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  14. Great list! I've been really meaning to look into BookCrossing, it seems like a really neat idea. I also really enjoy Peter on Booktube, he's so full of energy and seems like a wonderful person.

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  15. I under utilize Goodreads too! Like terribly. And Seasons of Reading is fun- I've done a few readathons there but it's been a while!

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  16. I love that you included so many different type of bookish places on your list. I need to check out Bookcrossing, it sounds like someplace I would enjoy.

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  17. Seasons Of Reading sounds so great, thank you for sharing!

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  18. Goodreads is one of my favorite bookish places to visit as well :)

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  19. I'm not familiar wit Bookcrossing, but it sounds like something I'd enjoy. Thanks for introducing me!

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  20. Great list. I’m just getting into read a thons, thanks for posting.

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  21. I used to make use of GR all the time, but nowadays, it never happens. Still, someday I hope to find my way back to it. :)

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland.

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  22. Wow, thanks for the shout out! You are the best. And you are one of the ones that keeps me going when I feel lazy about blogging.

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  23. Bookcrossing sounds like a great site. I hadn't heard of it before, but I will be checking it out for sure.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks for stopping by yesterday!

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  24. What a great list! I especially love Peter Likes Books so I was happy to see him on here. I feel like he doesn't get as much hype as he deserves!

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  25. How have I never heard of Book Crossing - that sounds so cool!

    Thanks for visiting my blog earlier!

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  26. Bout of Books is one of my favourite read-a-thons as well! I think it's the only one I participate in on a semi-regular basis. I'm looking forward to checking out Seasons of Reading!

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  27. I like how you broke up this list. I think my favorite readathon is Dewey’s. I try to participate at least once a year.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  28. I will have to check into the read a thons!

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  29. Some fab sites on here. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier in the week!

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  30. I spend too much time on Goodreads some days. Great list!

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  31. I love that you recommended different kinds of platforms here! Amazon Kindle books are a godsave for me since international shipping often costs more than the book...?! Another favourite is Book Depository :)

    Seasons of Reading sounds very interesting! I'll be checking out that one :D

    Camillea Reads

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