For many, reading is less a hobby than a passion. Here are some of the best sites for the book lover in all of us.
Goodreads: Contacting Other Book Lovers
Often, Goodreads is referred to as a social network for book lovers, but that sells itself a bit short. With nearly 80 million members, you can certainly find other people to discuss your favorite books with, read their reviews, track what they read, and so on. It's like a book club, but you do not even have to meet in person every month to eat horrible snacks and hear people talk about everything except books.
With Goodreads, you can also keep your own shelf there You can find books that you have read or want to read. You can also search books by category and even offer your own "Choice Awards" that help you find great books for any topic.
FictFact: Track Your Book Series
If you're reading a book series (especially the long series of criminal or adventure books that can span dozens of books), or if you want to start a series, you know how painful it is to find out the order should read the books. They are usually not numbered on the envelopes, and most booksellers (including Amazon) do not display the order. You then have to sift through the publication data and try to put things together.
FictFact comes into play here. It is a free website where you can insert titles, authors, series names or keywords to find a list of all the books in the series, presented in the reading order. Sign up for a free account and you can watch as many series as you like. You can also mark individual books as read, read, read or skip.
What Should I Read Next: Find Your Next Book
If you're an avid reader, you know the empty feeling you get after completing a good book. To avoid this feeling, you can try to visit "What should I read next".
The website does exactly what the name suggests. She recommends books based on what you have just read. Enter the name of any book (or author) you like, and the site recommends a variety of books you might want to read next.
Book Riot: Read Reviews, News and More
Book Riot is a huge publication devoted to books and their joys , Their motto is: "Writing and reading books should be as diverse as books and readers."
Book Riot publishes book reviews and top 10 lists, recommends books, has its own podcast on books, and sells books about it online also. No matter how insatiable your hunger for reading is, you'll enjoy spending time on Bookriot.
PaperBackSwap: Used Book Trade
PaperBackSwap is a book swap club. If you have a lot of physical books lying around that you want to exchange for a few other books, this is the ideal website.
The website is free. All you have to do is sign up and list the books you want to trade. If another member requests one of your books, send it to you. For each book you send, you can request a book from the PaperBackSwap catalog that has been listed by other people and contains over 1.5 million books.
You pay the shipping costs of the books you send. Books you receive are free.
Google Book Search: Finding Obscure Titles
Google aims to organize the information of the world and use the Google Book Search Project They also recorded their mission in books.
Google Book Search lets you search millions of books with the power of Google. You can enter phrases, book titles, or author names, and Google will retrieve the list of books that match your search. If the book is copyright or public domain, you can read the entire book. If not, you can access book sections next to the list of retailers or online stores offering the book for sale.
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