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The Thing About… Audib..

The Thing About… Audible

  Becoming an Audible Member was one of the best things I’ve done as a reader, a blogger, and a book lover. And no, I’m not exaggerating. I have a very busy life. That means it’s not always easy to find time to read.  Work, chores, life. the usual. That’s where audible comes in. Because […]

June 17, 2019

Services You Might Find At Y..

Services You Might Find At Your Local Library

  Every library is different. That means that you get a unique experience anytime you walk into one. The budgets, the people, these things all impact the different services available at each library and branch. This list is by no means exhaustive and will by no means apply to every library. If you’re curious about […]

July 25, 2018

The Thing About Edelweiss..

The Thing About Edelweiss…

  …Is that it’s fucking complicated Hi I’m Erin and I hate Edelweiss. Of the ways to get ebooks from publishers, Edelweiss is my least favorite. Honestly, the thing is just a giant pain in the ass. I hate the format, I hate the search function, it’s one of the least intuitive websites ever, I […]

October 2, 2017

The Thing About Booklook Blo..

The Thing About Booklook Bloggers…

  BookLook Bloggers Booklook Bloggers is a blogger review program through Harper Collins’ christian imprints. They feature books from Zondervan, Thomas Nelson, and a few others for review. The big differences between this program and others are: While the books are not always spiritual, they are always acceptable for a christian audience. They have particular […]

November 6, 2014

The Thing About First to Rea..

The Thing About First to Read…

Penguin’s First to Read Program   Besides Netgalley and Edelweiss, some publishers have their own review programs. Crown has Blogging for Books and Penguin has First to Read. From the website: “First to Read is a destination for readers and those who love to talk about and discover new books. First to Read provides members […]

October 24, 2014

The Thing About LibraryThing..

The Thing About LibraryThing…

I first discovered this website through John Green and the Vlogbrothers. John was talking about cataloguing his library and he did so through something called LibraryThing. I found his account on the site and browsed through it, wondering if I had this many books. I did. This was is the dark days when my shelves […]

September 29, 2014

The Thing About BookLikes..

The Thing About BookLikes…

Raise your hand if you use tumblr. Now keep your hand up if you knew that there was an equivalent platform for books. It’s called BookLikes, and it’s awesome. I think of it as if Goodreads and tumblr had a baby, the result would be BookLikes! Like tumblr, BookLikes is a micro blogging platform, but […]

September 27, 2014

The Thing About Shelf Awaren..

The Thing About Shelf Awareness…

Shelf Awareness   Don’t give me that confused look, I know some on you have no idea what this is. Don’t worry, I’m about to tell you. What is Shelf Awareness? This blurb from the website will explain… Shelf Awareness publishes two newsletters, one for general readers and one for people in the book business. […]

August 12, 2014

The Thing About Blogging for..

The Thing About Blogging for Books…

A lot of publishers have different programs available for bloggers to get books for review. Some bloggers have a difficult time getting up the courage to contact publishers directly for review copies myself included. For us, there are programs like Blogging For Books.   What is Blogging For Books? Well this is from their website: […]

July 31, 2014

The Thing About YA Book Exch..

The Thing About YA Book Exchange…

Update: YA Book Exchange is no longer active. Sad days…   I feel as though not very many people know about the brilliance that is YA Book Exchange.   So what is YA Book Exchange, or YABE? This is from the site’s about page: Trading books is a fickle thing. Sometimes you get books you […]

July 30, 2014