The topic this Wednesday is ... Favorite Websites
Goodreads - I've been placing my reviews on this website for a few years now. I love it. I like seeing everything that I've read in order and sortable by genre, year, author, etc. I also like using the html montages as you can see on my website. :-) It's also a great resource to read book reviews and interact with other book lovers.
BookLamp - I love this site because you can enter a book title and it gives you like titles. So if you love a specific book and you want to find more books in the same category, this is the place to look. On their website, they compare themselves to Pandora, and I'd say that's pretty accurate.
Shelf Awareness - Shelf Awareness is a free e-newsletter about books and the book industry. I LOVE their newsletters. So informative!
Lit Lovers - I've found some really good reading discussion questions and reading guides here. Great for when you need some help for book club meetings!
Edelweiss - An awesome on-line publisher catalog service. This page rocks, it has many uses. From finding new releases to new galleys. You can search by catalogs, date, publisher, subject, etc. It's pretty dynamic.
Paperback Swap - If you love your paperbacks or hardcover books but don't want to spend hundreds of dollars this is a good alternative. Mostly all the books are in pretty good condition which is wonderful, I think the participants have a pretty high standard of how to keep their books. A girl in one of my book clubs uses this regularly and she said she'd never gotten a bad book. Also, this is a great option if you're trying out a new author. If you're not into swapping books, you can always borrow from your local library!
I hope that I was able to introduce you to some new helpful bookish resources!