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Links to Kōrero's favourite book sites/apps, blogs and more on Pinterest | Librarians, Book Review and Android Apps. 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.

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. Rare Books Collectors of rare, signed, and out-of-print books can use these search engines to help them complete their libraries. Book Reviews and Community Libraries. Overbooked.com: a resource for readers. AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource.

READING GROUP CHOICES Selections for Lively Book Discussion. Book Blogger Directory | 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. 52 Book Reviews ~ My yearly reading challenge as seen through genre book reviews. A Dribble of Ink ~ Since 2007, I've been stumbling my way through literary (erm... well, kinda. A Fantastical Librarian ~ My main reading focus is speculative fiction, though I enjoy historical fiction, crime and YA too. DAMIEN G. S. Bookverdict.com. Book Blogs. Book Patrol's Favorite Books of 2014: Part 1. 2014 was a banner year for the book. 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. The Thing The Book: A Monument to the Book as Object is a magical tribute to our favorite physical object, the printed book.

More than 30 “creative visionaries” were asked to contribute with each being assigned a different traditional element of a book. Ed Ruscha got the bookplate, Jonathan Lethem got the footnotes, Miranda July got the erratta slip; Lawrence Weiner got the thumb tab; John Baldessari got the epigraph;Rick Moody got the endnotes. Buy: Powell’s | Amazon. Kiwilibrarian.co.nz. 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? Do we celebrate our achievements? Are we providing opportunities for all our staff? 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.

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. Recently, a friend (thanks Jamie! Shout out!) Shared that she carries her notated book club list with her at all times in her bag so that any chance she has to visit a book store, she has her go-to list with her. Since sharing her list with me last month I’ve pulled it out at least a half dozen times to share with others. Our Lady of the Forest The Ladies’ Man (Silhouette Special Edition) Plain Truth The Secret Life of Bees: A Novel, The Tenth-Anniversary Edition The Center of Everything : A Novel The Gift: A NovelThe Life Before Her Eyes Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons (Ballantine Reader’s Circle) Eden Close Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Dover Thrift Editions) The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters : A Novel The Giver The Kite Runner The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time How to Lose Friends and Alienate People [movie tie-in]: A Memoir Me Talk Pretty One Day Mrs.

The Shack. Silver Dolphin Books–The Best Pinterest Boards for Book Lovers. Pinterest is great for many things: finding recipes, decorating your home and planning a party. It also can be a great source of humor and information for book lovers; not only showcasing great reads but book-related content and inspiration. Here is a list of the best Pinterest boards for book lovers: For Adult Book Lovers Book Humor Board (by Three Bookends).

Comics and fun images fill this board with laughable and relatable content to keep you smiling.Book Infographics (by Visual Loop). For Kids Creative Writing (by USATestPrep). Happy pinning! (For Pinterest boards on children’s book topics and activities, make sure you’re following us on Pinterest!) Blogs | Christchurch City Libraries. Books illustrated blog. Canadian Bookworm. Citizen Reader. Home | CBC Books. Books and Reading | Barrie Public Library. Independent Book Blogger Awards | Vote. Did you know…?: Under-the-radar library resources | Robbins Library Blog. The library, as most (all?) 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. Check out an e-book: Take the library with you when you travel. Museum, Zoo, and State Parks passes: Borrow discounted passes from the library to visit the Museum of Science, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Zoo New England, and more! Get hand-picked book recommendations: Check out the “book recommendations” page on our blog for suggestions, and fill out our reader’s preference survey to get personalized recommendations from librarians. Borrow Framed Art Prints: Borrow from the library’s collection of framed art prints to decorate your home or office. Like this: Like Loading... 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... ANZ LitLovers LitBlog | 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. 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. These students not only have a history of reading failure, they have developed attitudes and coping strategies which lead them to avoid, rather than fix, their reading problems. Like many struggling readers, Charles has problems that can be diagnosed. Mrs. REVIEW: REACH FOR THE DREAM BY ANNE MCCULLAGH RENNIE | Write Note Reviews. 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.

She and her other brother, Ben, are sent to live with their father’s sister, Bea, in a tiny town; their father tells them he will build them a “palace in the black soil plains”, so they hold on to the dream of a new life that will once again be filled with “laughter and sunshine and happiness”. The other issue I had was with characterisation. Bookish treat: I feel a yearning for scones. Like this: 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. Paul has been working and living in Japan away from his family. Back home, his mother, Merna, pines for his return and his dad, Frank, a war veteran, was against him ever going and can’t wait for Paul to leave Japan behind him. Eventually, Paul does return to visit, but he’s brought a Japanese woman home with him. While Merna tries her best to be accepting, Frank, still very much tormented by the war, sees Paul’s actions as a kind of betrayal, and a similar resentment is felt among a number of the townsfolk.

In town, the young couple face discrimination and things at home aren’t much better. Frank refuses to address matters with his son, and basically ignores the woman he’s brought with him. There are tender moments throughout the book; Kwon nicely handles intimacies between the young couple and between Merna and her son. Ella Mittas is a freelance reviewer. 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. “And with a flash, the picture of a young face came to him [Jimmy Ryan]. When Jimmy Ryan’s ritualistically tortured body is found in the basement of St. “She began to pull out the object. . “’I had the scanner on,’ he [her father] said, his accent still bearing the traces of County Clare in Ireland…’I know a construction worker who lives across the street.’

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. Revisit previous years' lists from 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2000-2009 (best of the decade) online year-end book list collections. #khibookswap (top books) 100 Great Books Before Lunch (favourite books)100 Great Books Before Lunch (favourite graphic novels)125 Water Street - Liz Whaley (favorite books)27gen (best books)4th Estate (favourite books)7:30 Bookclub (best books)80 Books (favorite books) A.E. (best arts and photography books)Amazon (best audiobooks)Amazon (best biographies and memoirs)Amazon (best business and investing books)Amazon (best debut books)Amazon. Bookgasm. Book Reviews on Flipboard. Bookverdict.com. FictionDB - Your Guide to Fiction Books. Our Book Reviews Online: The Lost by Claire McGowan. 49thShelf.com: 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 Bestsellers at Publishers Weekly Includes current lists and an accumulation from the last year. Bestsellers at the Bookseller home for book charts from the UK. Movers and shakers at Amazon The biggest gainers in Amazon.com sales rank over the past 24 hours New York Times Best-Seller Lists New Zealand Bestsellers Lists From Booksellers New Zealand. Premier New Zealand Bestsellers Books become Premier New Zealand Bestsellers when they achieve outstanding sales within New Zealand. 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. General Fiction Reviews These blogs feature book reviews across many different fiction categories such as classics, world literature, literary fiction, mystery, young adult, and more. The books read by these bloggers go beyond what you’d come across in typical English degree programs. Becky’s Book Reviews. Children and Young Adult Reviews Children’s literature and young adult literature are the focus of these blogs.

Guys Lit Wire. 26 books. Romance. Top 10 Blogs for Book Lovers 2013: The Winners - Story Cartel. Publishers Weekly Bestseller Lists. Readers Read -- Book News and Resources. Welcome to Library Booklists and Bibliographies. ReadingGroupGuides.com | What Angels Fear by C. S. Harris | BookTALK. S Book Club - Book Reviews - Reading Lists. Bookforum.com / home. Browse for books by genre, time period, setting and theme. Worth Reading : The Reader’s Advisory Blog from Librarybooklists.org. Library Journal. Bookalicious Babe Book Reviews.