I am a serious book geek. If you have ever met me, that is probably not news. I read probably 3-4 books a month – sometimes more. And I am all over the map in what I read- science fiction, general business, history, mystery, teen lit, marketing, literature….pretty wide variety. I love a good chat about a book – and if you have read something esoteric that I have enjoyed, I am tickled beyond belief.
I do both Kindle and paper books. For years I was a paper book purist, until I found that having 2-3 books on my all the time had some serious benefits (sitting in waiting rooms on short notice….oy!) So one of the sites I am sharing is print based and one is Kindle based.
l admit to being terrible about getting to the library, as much as I love it. I find that my universe happens and I am paying large fines for late books. I am also always looking for recommendations for good books. So to keep the stream of books and reviews flowing without breaking the bank, I have had to cast a wide net. I have found some amazing websites that help me with that. Here are two of my current favorites.
My favorite book site is www.Bookcrossing.com. I’ve been a bookcrosser for years, at various levels of activity. The website encourages people to Read, Register and Release books “into the wild” and then track where they go. I have mailed books across the country and I have left books in assorted public places and had them found and shared by other book lovers. I keep a wishlist that includes out of print books – and I have had folks send me some of those books. It is a true community of book lovers.
A new site that I have recently found is OneHundredFreeBooks.com. I am a new comer to this site, but have found an assortment of free kindle books on this site that I have downloaded and enjoyed a great deal. I am reading things outside of my usual choices, and having current options dropped into my email box daily is a pleasure.
Going forward, I’ll probably share some of my favorite books as well as book websites – hope that is useful to you!