Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Top 10 Things That Make My Life Easier as a Book Blogger

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

1. Goodreads has been a true blessing: a place to read about books, review books, read other people's reviews, enter contests, make contact with authors, and keep track of what you've read and want to read...

2. The number one place I get my books to review.

3. My blogging platform

4. Grammarly Lite is "a spellchecker, dictionary and thesaurus designed for the web." I like it because not only does it catch most of my misspelled words it also catches it if I use a synonym. And it will catch it if I use bad grammar and offer solutions, although frankly there are times when it's been wrong and there wasn't a comma needed. It's a free download.

5. Amazon.com is great for obtaining books as well as reading and posting reviews.

6. My Kindle is the main way I read the books that I review. I love regular books too; it's just that my ARCs are usually e books. I love that I can carry more than one with me at a time in a small package.

7. Other bloggers and reviewers: I enjoy reading what others have to say about books and book related topics. It's nice to make connections too.

8.Similar to 7, blogging Memes: Sharing these with other bloggers is fun and can be informative.

9. The public library is a great resource for books, e books, and magazines (think reviews of upcoming titles).

10. My calendar is very important. For the time being I am using a spiral bound with a month overview followed by a week at a time. I don't have to worry about losing the data if the computer crashes.

So, what's your top tip for blogging or about books?


  1. Meme's really help bloggers find bloggers. I think this is true!!!

    Angela's Anxious Life

  2. Good list, blogger, blogging memes and amazon help me out as well.