Internet Goodie #7: Bookmobile gone wild!

With all the online resources we have at our disposal, it’s hard to believe you could ever be without a good book to read.

Bookshelf full of books

Bookshelf full of books

At Goodreads.com, you can find great book recommendations and once you sign up you can track what you’ve read and create a list of books you plan to read. You can join or form an online book club, make friends and have a new place to call home.

Eye On Books is full of podcasts by authors that explain their stories and reveal the source of their inspiration.  These authors fill in back stories using their words and explain their thought processes. Be sure to check it out – you’ll be very happy you did.

Another source of books is your nearest library. At my library, I can check out books, books on tape, books on cd or online books. The online books can be downloaded to my computer or mobile device (like an iPod or MP3 player as well as iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android)  You may be pleasantly surprised at what they have to offer.

If you’re in a book club or just want a list of some good books to read, check out 100 All Time Best Book Club Books. The great thing about these lists is you’re bound to find an author that writes the kinds of books you like to read.

Now that mobile reading devices like the iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android are in the hands of thirsty readers they might be looking for free books. At Project Gutenberg over 33,000 free ebooks are available for download. Perhaps you can start to look at the top 100 ebooks that were downloaded yesterday at the Project Gutenberg website. You’ll be hooked for sure!

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6 thoughts on “Internet Goodie #7: Bookmobile gone wild!

  1. I remember signing up for Goodreads…I think! I sign up for too many things and then forget about them 😛

    I love buying my books. My books have to be *mine*…I blame my dad for that! hehe!

    I can’t read e books. I prefer reading an old fashioned book, where I need to turn the pages…with my hands!

    • I think Goodreads is great for new book suggestions and like anything, you can get caught up in them and lose hours and walk away with a smile. You must have a wonderful library if you’ve always had the “Mine” mindset! It’s wonderful to read a book and let your mind go off in new directions! Thanks for writing!!

  2. I am now working in our small town library… shelving, shelf reading. And yes, there is something wonderfully warm about holding a book, turning pages. I know the downlaodable devuces are multiplying quickly, and my older eyes get tired just on the computer. I hope the ability to have options remains. I am getting rid of some paper books – now antiques! Good post, will check out the Gutenberg Project… even the original printer of the Bible is moving forward, eh?

    Thanks!

    • I hope the ability to have options remains as well. I know for the environment printing less paper will be a good thing – however, how many e-Readers will end up in landfills – as new versions are created, the old equipment gets tossed. Out with the old…

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