Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Things 
that make my life as a reader/blogger easier

  • Paperback Swap
  • Even if I wanted to keep *every* physical book I've read, I would not have the space to accommodate it. PBS makes it easier to get rid of books I've finished, and get new books in return!

  • Shelfari
  • I know most bloggers like Goodreads, but I prefer keeping my TBR/Read piles organized on Shelfari. Visually, I think the layout/format of the site is really nice... I like the feel of seeing an actual bookshelf. Also, it's a sub-branch of Amazon, so I only have to remember one username/password combo for both sites. 

  • The New York Public Library
  • I feel so very lucky to live in a city that has such an extensive library system. I've saved so much money over the years borrowing books, and it's always fun to browse the shelves without pulling on the purse strings.... no guilt in trying a book you were hesitant to read when it doesn't cost a dime!

  • Amazon Prime's free 2 day shipping
  • For those times when I want to splurge and purchase a brand new book, I don't have to feel the pang of guilt that comes with paying for shipping instead of going to the bookstore AND it gets to my house within two business days!!

  • Rafflecopter
  • It seriously makes hosting giveaways so much easier than before! 

  • Twitter
  • A great way to network with other bloggers, advertise new posts on your blog, or hear about giveaways going on in the blogosphere. 

  • Strand Bookstore
  • This store always has shelves (many many shelves!) of sale books outside with prices as low as a dollar a book! I've found some gems there, whether it be a book from my wish list or an unexpected good read. 

  • My Nook eReader
  • There have been many a time when I've finished an *amazing* book and literally cannot wait to get the sequel, so I ordered it online, downloaded it to my Nook, and started reading immediately. 

  • Bookshelves!
  • This may seem like a silly one, but I'm serious! There was a period of my college years when I didn't have a bookshelf because one lovely frenemy of mine broke it and let me tell you, you really don't know what you have until it's gone. I had books everywhere - cluttering my desk, my floor, etc - and it was so hard to find the one I was looking for when I needed it. 

  • 1 comment:

    1. Ohh I'm jealous that you have access to such a big library. :) I love my local library and having the opportunity to take out as many books as I want to. Thanks for sharing.

      My TTT: http://www.bookythoughtsandme.com/top-ten-tuesdays-things-that-make-your-life-as-a-blogger-easierbetter/


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