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Links to Kōrero's favourite book sites/apps, blogs and more on Pinterest. Lipstick Librarian. Lovereading's 10 most popular books from the last 7 days - Books Lovereading UK. 50 Cool Search Engines for Serious Readers. The Internet has proven itself as a valuable resource for all types of readers, from collectors of rare books to tech-minded readers who shop, network and download books online.

50 Cool Search Engines for Serious Readers

But if you’re having trouble finding exactly what you need, whether it’s a book review, a book by a certain author, or a digitized anthology for your class at an online college for creative writing, you’ll want to use sophisticated tools that direct you to high-quality resources. Here are 50 cool search engines for serious readers and students. eBooks When you want to read books online, use these search engines to find free versions, PDF files and .doc formats.

Books to Swap, Sell and Buy Use these search engines when you need to swap, sell or buy a book over the Internet. a resource for readers. AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource. READING GROUP CHOICES Selections for Lively Book Discussion. The Big Blog of Book Blogs. BookieMonster - Reading is life. Book Reviews on Flipboard. Bookblogz. Updated 06/26/2014 As of 11/29/2013, all links were valid, all blogs/websites are active.


This is subject to change with little or no notice so if you find a dead link or inactive site, please let me know! I have been working on this list for awhile and now I want to share! If you could please, leave a comment to ask to be included, suggest a SF/F/H blog/website I missed or request a different description than the one I gleaned from your site. If everybody chips in we can make this list much better! You are also welcome to copy and paste this list into a post of your own. 8 Aussie Writers ~ An Australian perspective on the Young Adult and New Adult literary world. Book Blogs. Book Patrol's Favorite Books of 2014: Part 1. 2014 was a banner year for the book.

Book Patrol's Favorite Books of 2014: Part 1

Not only has the ‘death of the book’ mantra been finally put to sleep but the e-book revolution has smoldered and electronic reading begins to settle into its place in the book universe. In 2014 the well-made book had a strong showing. One of the healthiest by-products of the electronic hysteria has been a greater attention to the production of the book and coupled with the plethora of offerings of books about books, about authors, and about all things bookish makes 2014 one for the books. I attended LIANZA’s Future of Libraries Summit in Wellington on Friday with two of my staff, Maria and Ann-Louise.

As one of this year’s K? Tuku cohort, Ann-Louise had the opportunity to facilitate at one of the tables – well done! I’d like to thank Joanna, Ines, Jess, Kris, Corin, Christine (and no doubt many others) for bringing people together from all over the country, and from a variety of backgrounds and roles, to look at our future and how we can make it even better. There was some blue sky big picture thinking, and some small gems which I’m taking back to talk with my team about.

Do we focus enough on the high needs areas in our district? There was a bit of frustration expressed that people were bringing up the “same old concerns we always talk about” and some people didn’t feel they could raise some issues. Many librarians do seem to have a problem with speaking up and saying anything that might be controversial – are we just to damn nice?

A Bookish Way of Life. 82 Book Club Books. No matter that it takes forever for me to finish a book lately, I’m always adding to my list of books to read.

82 Book Club Books

Recently, a friend (thanks Jamie! Silver Dolphin Books–The Best Pinterest Boards for Book Lovers. Christchurch City Libraries. Books illustrated blog. Canadian Bookworm. Citizen Reader. CBC Books. Barrie Public Library. Independent Book Blogger Awards. Did you know…?: Under-the-radar library resources. The library, as most (all?)

Did you know…?: Under-the-radar library resources

People know, is a place you can come to borrow books. But the Arlington libraries provide more than just books – “check out” these offerings: *New* Print From Anywhere service: Print from any internet-connected device (computer, tablet, phone) and pick up your print job at the library! Print jobs stay in the queue for 24 hours. Readers' Advisory at Public Libraries - Readers' Advisory - Best Of! at Best Of! Literature: a guide to literary websites. "Patterns" by Kristiina Ehin, recommended by The... For lovers of Australian and New Zealand literary fiction; Ambassador for Australian literature.

Book Nook Club. Books. Rebecca Stead, author of Newbery Medal winning When You Reach Me, has a new youth fiction novel out, and it’s delightful!


Goodbye Stranger is a story of friendship, love, family, and betrayal set in New York’s Upper West Side. Bridge, Em and Tab have been BFFs forever and they Twinkie swore “no fighting.” Then 7th grade hits. The main character Bridge was in a car accident in 3rd grade which left her immobile for a year, and she struggles with wondering why she survived and what her purpose is. Now that it’s 7th grade things are changing. The novel is told in the 3rd person, with some chapters told in 2nd person from an unidentified character’s POV, as well as a few chapters with letters Sherm writes to his grandfather.

As a middle grade pre-YA novel it does a good job featuring kind adults and teachers, and while some of the kids come from families of divorce it doesn’t overwhelm the novel. Book reviews/choices. Charles is a struggling reader.

Book reviews/choices

Like three out of four children with reading difficulties, Charles is a boy. He started school with limited experience with print, struggled through activities with letters and sounds, and tended to be off task when there was independent reading time. He learned in second grade to have his reading buddy do most of the reading. By third grade, when most of his classmates were fairly fluent, Charles was still guessing at words, using picture clues and avoiding books whenever he could. In fourth grade, when the illustrations were gone, Charles was in obvious trouble. There are few tasks more challenging for teachers than reaching struggling middle school readers like Charles. Like many struggling readers, Charles has problems that can be diagnosed. REVIEW: REACH FOR THE DREAM BY ANNE MCCULLAGH RENNIE. Author: Anne McCullagh Rennie Michael Joseph RRP $29.99Review: Monique Mulligan The first chapter of Reach for the Dream is a cracker.


A bushfire, a tragedy and two young children left without a mother and a home, and with a lifetime of terrible memories. Reach for the Dream is Anne McCullogh Rennie’s latest family drama and it’s full of jealousy, tragedy, thwarted romance, betrayal, disappointments and manipulative characters. It’s the first book I’ve read by this author. The central character is Alice Ferguson, who at eight years old loses her mother and baby brother in horrific circumstances. Of course, things don’t quite work out that way; Thomas is happy enough to leave his children in the care of Bea and only returns sporadically before finding a new wife. While the first chapter was enough to reel me in, the rest of the novel didn’t quite live up to my expectations for a number of reasons. The other issue I had was with characterisation. Review: The Return by Silvia Kwon.

Set in rural Victoria in the 1960s, Silvia Kwon’s debut novel, The Return, looks at small-town Australia, post-World War II.

Review: The Return by Silvia Kwon

Paul has been working and living in Japan away from his family. Black Irish by Stephen Talty: South Buffalo Takes Care of Its Own. I kept seeing the book cover for Black Irish by bestselling author Stephen Talty in industry publications and it intrigued me. When I read the concept, I decided it was a thriller I wanted to try since it features a deeply rooted Irish community in an area I don’t normally associate with being Irish.

I know that may seem like an odd reason to pick a book but I sometimes pick books for odd reasons. If you like psychological thrillers then read on because this one is definitely worth exploring further. When thirty-one-year-old Absalom “Abbie” Kearney was growing up in South Buffalo, NY, she always felt like the odd person out. In this tightly knit Irish community, she benefited from having an Irish father who was a police detective but she had the misfortune of having a non-Irish mother. Online "Best of 2014" Book Lists. « older | Main Largehearted Boy Page | newer » Online "Best of 2014" Book Lists For the seventh straight year, I am aggregating every online "best of 2014" book list I find in this post.

As the lists appear online, I will add them to this master list, updating daily. Please feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me with a blog, magazine, newspaper, or other online media list I have missed. Daily updates to this list. Bookgasm. Book Reviews on Flipboard. FictionDB - Your Guide to Fiction Books.

Our Book Reviews Online: The Lost by Claire McGowan. Discover Canadian Books, Book Reviews, Book Lists & more. Bestsellers : Books, Literature and Reading : Entertainment and Recreation : Internet Gateway - Reference. You are here: Home > Internet Gateway : Entertainment and Recreation : Books, Literature and Reading : Bestsellers Reference In Reference Home Ask a librarian now: Reference eResources Our selection of useful websites Bestsellers Sites Bestsellers - Barnes & Noble Top 100.

Beattie's Book Blog - unofficial homepage of the New Zealand book community. 100 Best Blogs for Book Reviews. It seems that a large number of book fanatics love to write about what they’ve read almost as much as doing the actual reading. That’s a good thing for the rest of the readers out there, because blogs about books are an excellent way to discover great books without wasting your valuable time on the bad ones. Along with reading top book review blogs, students are exposed to excellent classic and contemporary books through traditional and online master’s degrees in English literature. Check out these blogs that are all dedicated to reviewing books. Top 10 Blogs for Book Lovers 2013: The Winners - Story Cartel.

Publishers Weekly Bestseller Lists. Book News and Resources. Welcome to Library Booklists and Bibliographies. What Angels Fear by C. S. Harris. S Book Club - Book Reviews - Reading Lists. / home. Browse for books by genre, time period, setting and theme. Worth Reading : The Reader’s Advisory Blog from Library Journal. Bookalicious Babe Book Reviews.