Well, I'm pretty sure everybody knows what Amazon is! But put simply, it's a bookstore-- that has a lot, lot more!
What is LibraryThing?
Enter what you're reading or your whole library—it's an easy, library-quality catalog. LibraryThing also connects you with people who read the same things.
on 16th August 2007
A free, worldwide membership community with the goal of "making the whole world a library." Register the books you read and pass them along - you can follow their travels through their BCID numbers. Set your books free, and find new ones for free, too!
I hype this site pretty often - it's an e-mail book club (actually, a dozen of them, and you can sign up for as many as you want) that makes weekly selections and e-mails you daily excerpts. It's a convenient way to sample books, and I've found a lot I wanted to read further after getting that taste.
Here's their blurb from the home page:
Have you ever wanted a better way to:
* see what your friends are reading?
* keep track of what you've read and what you'd like to read?
* get great book recommendations from people you know?
It's not just a place to list the books you read, but a way of comnparing books with friends, finding new titles, and just general social networking through books. I haven't used it a lot yet, but I like the idea!
on 22nd August 2007
Go to any small, independent bookstore and you are likely to find the most current issue of the Booksense newsletter. Each month, a list of book recommendations is compiled, based on recommendations from independent bookstore employees. There are also specialty pick editions that focus on a specific theme or genre. These books might not all be on the best seller lists, but they are wonderful books nontheless.
Mommy Track'd Bookshelf Reading Recommendations
The Bookshelf at Mommy Track'd has book reviews as well as a comprehensive list of reading recommendations all of particular interest to working moms. You will find Books About Balance, See Mom Work Books (featuring kids books where the mom character works), Working Mom Fiction for your Non-Existent Free Time, The Anti-Princess Reading List for kids and more.
on 3rd September 2007
Member Book Reviews at Work It, Mom!
Submit and/or read book reviews here!
Users join a group of 6 and rotate books each month...so you contribute your own book and read 5 others that are sent to you each month. It's pretty cool...and it's free. So far I've read some great books.
Qlubb - a easy way to manage your book qlubb
Our book club tends to be a social gathering as much as a discussion group. Usually each meeting entails wine, food and, of course, the book. So we coordinate our reading, our food, wine all through Qlubb. It's just an easy way to manage each meeting and attendance. It's super easy and free.