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July 2017: Footnotes > Your top reading resources

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message 1: by Anita (last edited Jun 30, 2017 02:44PM) (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 4845 comments I'm curious - - aside from Goodreads, what other reading resources are you really relying on these days?

For me, Goodreads is definitely my biggest resource. After it comes:

1. Bookmarks Magazine (love this!)
2. BookBrowse
3. WSJ Review section
4. People magazine book review page

2,3, and 4 are pretty FAR down the list, but I do pay attention.

You?


message 2: by Tracy (new)

Tracy (Tstan) | 706 comments Litsy
Bookriot
Literary Hub
Indiebound
Electric Lit and
Litlovers, but not as much anymore.
Sometimes I see a list from another site, but they're more random.


message 3: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell (nolimit202) | 18 comments Good sources.....

For me:

Goodreads

NY Times

Amazon


message 4: by Anita (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 4845 comments Tracy wrote: "Litsy
Bookriot
Literary Hub
Indiebound
Electric Lit and
Litlovers, but not as much anymore.
Sometimes I see a list from another site, but they're more random."


Ooh, I forgot about Book Riot! That's probably third overall for me.

You are mentioning a bunch I know nothing about. I will have to investigate!!


message 5: by Anita (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 4845 comments Mitchell wrote: "Good sources.....

For me:

Goodreads

NY Times

Amazon"


My close friend always sends me reviews from the NYT. They are really good. Almost makes me want to subscribe. Wish I could just subscribe to the book part though . . .


message 6: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (TessaBookConcierge) | 2748 comments Besides Goodreads:

bookreporter.com
Indiebound
My local indie bookseller's newsletter
My local library's newsletter
Booksense


message 7: by Jen (new)

Jen | 1590 comments Litsy
Book Riot
Wordpress (other bloggers)
individual publishers newsletters
bookreporter
Electric lit
Twitter - I follow lots of authors, book critics, and bloggers
The Guardian


message 8: by Jen (new)

Jen | 1590 comments Goodreads is probably at the bottom of that list. I learn more about new releases from other sites and direct contact from publishers I have relationships with thanks to the blog.

I do get good recommendations from by Goodreads friends but with regard to learning new book news, this is not the site where I get that.


message 9: by Amy (new)

Amy | 3368 comments After Goodreads, my next resource for learning about and choosing books is browsing bookstores and the library. Or asking others in Starbucks, airports, or by the pool what they are reading.


message 10: by Susie (new)

Susie Amiatu | 3069 comments Goodreads is definitely number one, and then Bookriot and an Australian book store called Readings. They send emails and have regular Facebook updates. The Wheeler Centre, also here in Australia, is a literary and publishing centre that I love. They have regular events and regular newsletters. The Melbourne Writer's Festivsl is coming up here too. Hooray!


message 11: by Mitchell (new)

Mitchell (nolimit202) | 18 comments Anita wrote: "Mitchell wrote: "Good sources.....

For me:

Goodreads

NY Times

Amazon"

My close friend always sends me reviews from the NYT. They are really good. Almost makes me want to subscribe. Wish I cou..."


Yeah, the book reviews are great in NYT. I am a subscriber and I love it all.....especially the NYT magazine section. I'll never give it up I don't think.


message 12: by Booknblues (new)

Booknblues | 1797 comments Goodreads, of course
Amazon, ditto
NYT
Kirkus reviews
I have several blogs and publishers I follow
Here is one I like :
http://www.readitforward.com/monthly-...


Marina (Sonnenbarke) (Sonnenbarke) Number one is Goodreads for me, then BookRiot. I also browse Amazon for books similar to the ones I bought, I sometimes happen to find nice ones this way. Other than that, I follow a lot of publishing houses on Facebook, so I'm always up to date with their new releases.


message 14: by LibraryCin (new)

LibraryCin | 3941 comments Librarything and goodreads.
Real life friends' recommendations
My library's "dear reader" emails.


message 15: by LibraryCin (new)

LibraryCin | 3941 comments Many people have mentioned new releases. I rarely read a book until after its been out a couple of years, so i dont pay attention to those. Only because i hate long holds on library books and i try to read stuff thats been on the tbr longer.


message 16: by Denizen (new)

Denizen (Den13) | 1168 comments I love lists - best of the year, new releases, whatever. Then I like GR so I can see how a book is rated by people whose taste I'm familiar with as I'm also not someone who wants to be an early reader of a book.


message 17: by Blueberry (new)

Blueberry (blueberry1) BookPage which my library used to get in paper form. I probably got 80% of my TBR list from it. But alas. my library stopped carrying it and though I still check it out online it's not the same.


message 18: by Ladyslott (last edited Jul 01, 2017 12:27PM) (new)

Ladyslott | 1897 comments In no particular order:

Goodreads
Amazon
Overdrive
Bookreporter.com
Bookbrowse
Book Riot
The New York Times
USA Today
IndieBound
Kirkus Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (don't laugh - I have found lots of good books from this magazine's reviews and recommendations)


message 19: by Nicole D. (new)

Nicole D. | 1038 comments You guys
Edelweiss
Amazon of course
Net Galley
Overdrive

Mostly you guys


message 20: by Jen (new)

Jen | 1590 comments Nicole D. wrote: "You guys
Edelweiss
Amazon of course
Net Galley
Overdrive

Mostly you guys"


Oh, I forgot about net galley


message 21: by Anita (new)

Anita Pomerantz | 4845 comments Lol, great point Nicole!!! PBT members are my #1 source for sure.

Soooooo many other great suggestions to check out! Quite a few I have not even seen . . .


message 22: by Karin (new)

Karin | 3099 comments Goodreads, and often on pbt.


message 23: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (JennyWilliams88) | 161 comments In order:
Litsy (@jenniferw88 if any of you want to follow me!)
Bookrunes
Amazon
Twitter
Goodreads
Facebook


message 24: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (TessaBookConcierge) | 2748 comments Just a note: when I say "goodreads" I mean the people in groups like PBT who post reviews .... I do not take ANY recommendations simply from an email or pop-up ad on this site.


message 25: by Ladyslott (new)

Ladyslott | 1897 comments Book Concierge wrote: "Just a note: when I say "goodreads" I mean the people in groups like PBT who post reviews .... I do not take ANY recommendations simply from an email or pop-up ad on this site."

I think when we say Goodreads most of us mean our groups.

I actually have found more than one interesting book by looking at ads and recommendations,


message 26: by Joni (new)

Joni | 416 comments Where I work....a library!!! And my co-workers.


message 27: by Meera (new)

Meera I'll have to investigate some of the sites I haven't heard of! These are my resources in order.

Bookmarks magazine (by far my favorite!)
Goodreads
Bookriot
Librarything
Amazon
Bookpage


message 28: by Jenni Elyse (new)

Jenni Elyse (jenni_elyse) | 894 comments Book blogs, Twitter, my libraries, B&N, and Goodreads are my main bookish sources. I used to used Litsy but I got bored with it because not many people I know use it.


message 29: by LibraryCin (new)

LibraryCin | 3941 comments Nicole D. wrote: "You guys
Edelweiss
Amazon of course
Net Galley
Overdrive

Mostly you guys"


Yeah, when i say gr, i pretty much mean pbt!


message 30: by annapi (new)

annapi | 2056 comments PBT
NPR (especially Fresh Air)
"best of" lists
friends
blurbs by my favorite authors


message 31: by Barbara (new)

Barbara M (Barbara-M) | 1027 comments First and foremost: PBT!!
After that Novelist (from the library) and their newsletter.


message 32: by AJ (new)

AJ Timberlake (ajtimberlake) | 390 comments Pinterest


message 33: by punxsygal (new)

punxsygal | 131 comments Play Book Tag
Book Pages
The librarians recommendation shelf at my local libraries


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