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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

1. The top thing that makes my life easier as both a reader and a book blogger is Goodreads. Most people already are aware of and make use of this resource, it's great for keeping track of books I've read, seeing several reviews of a particular book in one place, and getting information about upcoming releases from favorite authors.

2. Before I joined Goodreads I used a notebook my nephew gave me to keep track of all the books I read. I started it in 2009 and it's still good for jogging my memory:


3. My e-reader has made my life a lot easier. I received it as a gift and was initially resistant to using it as it signaled the death of print, independent bookstores, etc. etc. but I have become a convert. I've never been too sentimental about books as physical objects, mainly because growing up my mother hated any kind of clutter and would have me do a book purge annually. Now I have a whole library with me to carry wherever. Of course I still buy regular old books and use library books but the e-reader has saved my back by not having to carry quite so many heavy boxes when moving. It also cut down the chances of my family turning me in for a Hoarders intervention. 

4. Bloglovin - This is my go to for compiling a feed of blogs to read. 

5. A Turn to Learn - Resource for basic tips and blogging how-to's.

6. Blog Bulk - Basic tips for using Blogger.

7. The Strand - I love this bookstore, I've spent hours there. I especially love the basement level even though it's hot down there in the summer. It's not as crowded as the rest of the store can be so I can look through the shelves of literary criticism and the cheap paperback table without so many awkward squeeze-bys in the narrow lanes between shelves. Of course this only makes it easier to add to my TBR pile and deplete my cash, so I make these trips sparingly. 

That's all for today, I'll probably discover more things as I get deeper into blogging :) This site's definitely still under construction. 

10 comments:

chrissireads said...

Another Goodreads fan here! I've recently started using Bloglovin' too and I love it. Great list!

Bemused Bookworm said...

Woo! I love Goodreads! Def a must! Im a new bloglovin follower. :)

http://bemusedbookworm.weebly.com/1/post/2013/08/top-ten-tuesday.html

Sandy J said...

Before the blog and Goodreads I kept trying to keep track of all the books I've read in a notebook as well but I failed every time. Sometimes because I lost the notebook, sometimes because I got bored. Great list!

My TTT

turnthepagereviews.com said...

Hi Jamie- just started following you via Bloglovin. Love your blog. Will have to look into A Turn To Learn- looks interesting!

Kerri
http://turnthepagereviews.com

Jaime said...

Goodreads is a necessity. I use Librarything as well, but it's not as expansive I feel.

Thank you!

Jaime said...

I'm shocked I haven't lost this notebook yet, it has disappeared for months at a time so it's not as accurate as I'd like. Hooray for Goodreads.

Thanks!

Jaime said...

Thank you so much! I'll follow back.

Jaime said...

Thank you, I'm so happy! It'll look better in the future I swear :)

Book Crook Liza said...

I love my e-read too! It makes me so happy! Thank you for stopping and commenting on my blog today! I returned the following favour in BlogLovin'! :)

Liza @ Book Crook Liza

Jaime said...

You're very much welcome!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Top Ten Things That Make My Life as a Reader/Book Blogger easier


1. The top thing that makes my life easier as both a reader and a book blogger is Goodreads. Most people already are aware of and make use of this resource, it's great for keeping track of books I've read, seeing several reviews of a particular book in one place, and getting information about upcoming releases from favorite authors.

2. Before I joined Goodreads I used a notebook my nephew gave me to keep track of all the books I read. I started it in 2009 and it's still good for jogging my memory:


3. My e-reader has made my life a lot easier. I received it as a gift and was initially resistant to using it as it signaled the death of print, independent bookstores, etc. etc. but I have become a convert. I've never been too sentimental about books as physical objects, mainly because growing up my mother hated any kind of clutter and would have me do a book purge annually. Now I have a whole library with me to carry wherever. Of course I still buy regular old books and use library books but the e-reader has saved my back by not having to carry quite so many heavy boxes when moving. It also cut down the chances of my family turning me in for a Hoarders intervention. 

4. Bloglovin - This is my go to for compiling a feed of blogs to read. 

5. A Turn to Learn - Resource for basic tips and blogging how-to's.

6. Blog Bulk - Basic tips for using Blogger.

7. The Strand - I love this bookstore, I've spent hours there. I especially love the basement level even though it's hot down there in the summer. It's not as crowded as the rest of the store can be so I can look through the shelves of literary criticism and the cheap paperback table without so many awkward squeeze-bys in the narrow lanes between shelves. Of course this only makes it easier to add to my TBR pile and deplete my cash, so I make these trips sparingly. 

That's all for today, I'll probably discover more things as I get deeper into blogging :) This site's definitely still under construction. 

10 comments:

  1. Another Goodreads fan here! I've recently started using Bloglovin' too and I love it. Great list!

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    1. Goodreads is a necessity. I use Librarything as well, but it's not as expansive I feel.

      Thank you!

      Delete
  2. Woo! I love Goodreads! Def a must! Im a new bloglovin follower. :)

    http://bemusedbookworm.weebly.com/1/post/2013/08/top-ten-tuesday.html

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Thank you so much! I'll follow back.

      Delete
  3. Before the blog and Goodreads I kept trying to keep track of all the books I've read in a notebook as well but I failed every time. Sometimes because I lost the notebook, sometimes because I got bored. Great list!

    My TTT

    ReplyDelete
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    1. I'm shocked I haven't lost this notebook yet, it has disappeared for months at a time so it's not as accurate as I'd like. Hooray for Goodreads.

      Thanks!

      Delete
  4. Hi Jamie- just started following you via Bloglovin. Love your blog. Will have to look into A Turn To Learn- looks interesting!

    Kerri
    http://turnthepagereviews.com

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Thank you, I'm so happy! It'll look better in the future I swear :)

      Delete
  5. I love my e-read too! It makes me so happy! Thank you for stopping and commenting on my blog today! I returned the following favour in BlogLovin'! :)

    Liza @ Book Crook Liza

    ReplyDelete

Thank you, comments are appreciated :)