Monday, August 19, 2013

TTT: Things That Makes Your Life as a Reader/Book Blogger Easier

Ten  Eight Things That Make Your Life as a Reader/Book Blogger Easier

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they have a different Top Ten list topic that a bunch of bloggers take and make their own list of those things.

1. Goodreads
This is pretty self-explanatory, but there is really no site better for keeping track of what books you've read and what you rated them. I love being able to keep the books on personalized shelves, too. So if you're looking for something particular you can go to that shelf and see all the books you kept there.
2. My Library
I just love my library. It's really well stocked and basically any book it doesn't have is at one of the other libraries in the chain and can be brought over. I put about five books on hold per week. It's the easiest thing ever.
3. Other Reviewers
I love getting recommendations, especially from other bloggers and reviewers that I trust to get me books that I know I'll like. Since joining this blog and following other blogs I've hardly read a single book that didn't at least like.
4. Booktubers
Another reliable place to get recommendations that I know I can trust. (In case you aren't familiar with the term, a booktuber is a youtuber who makes videos about books, like reviews and hauls and such). Some of my favorites are Jessethereader, Padfootandprongs07, PolandbananaBOOKS, ArielBissett, and Katytastic.
5. Amazon Prime
I can order books and they get to my house in, like, two days. It's fantastic.
6. My Kindle
I don't read books on here all that often, but it's great for access to all the E-novellas that some of my favorite authors have released (for the record, E-novellas being released with extra information and scenes and backstory are an idea that I'm really attached to at the moment because I just read all the Throne of Glass novellas and OH MY GOODNESS, SAM CORTLAND.)
7. Friend Recommendations 
I just get really excited when someone is so pumped about a book that they go out of their way to spread the book-love to me.
8. My IPod
This may sound like an odd one, but it's nice knowing that even when I'm away from my laptop (and therefore without access to my blog) I can go into my notes app to write draft notes about the book or a quote that I really want to include in my review.


  1. Yes the library!! I put so many books on hold every week, and then it just feeds my reading addiction without my having to buy them.

    Great list!!
    - Tabitha @ Tabitha's Book Blog

  2. OOO- Friend recommendations- that's a good one.
    My Blog

  3. I really think I need to sign up for Amazon Prime. I just got a Kindle and it may be time.

    My TTT List

  4. Ah the only booktuber I can watch is polandbananaBOOKS and no one else. Great list.

    My TTT

  5. I've been debating about getting an Amazon Prime membership. I've seen it on a few TTTs today, and I'm thinking I should. Do you use it a lot?

    And seriously - Goodreads! And yay for libraries!

  6. Yay for Amazon Prime! Sometimes they get there in less than two days!
    Ruby's Reads