Cool Tools for Book Lovers

Ever since I became a regular user of StumbleUpon, I have been introduced to a variety of cool tools for book lovers.

The one I’m most excited about is Book Glutton (found via Sylvia’s blog), which allows you to read with a group and annotate passages as you read. Here’s a video demonstration:

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I have mentioned DailyLit before, and if you’re a regular visitor, maybe you’ve even kept track of my DailyLit reading in the sidebar on the right. Tom Hand contacted me through my education blog to tell me about DailyReader.net, a similar tool. You can also browse thousands of free books online at FullBooks.com. ReadPrint is another good source for online reading.

If swapping books is your thing, you might be interested in BookMooch or BookCrossing.

Listen to audio selections from great literature at Norton’s website for their popular British literature anthology. You can also download classics on audio at Free Classic AudioBooks.

If you’re looking for suggestions, you might consult What Should I Read Next, which will guide you to a selection based on

If you’re looking for something different to read, you might choose one of the selections in “10 Books for Inquiring Minds” from BookStove.

Blurb allows you to create your own books (the samples look pretty slick) for as little as $12.95. You can also use Lulu to publish your books (I was happy with the results when I published my own book on Lulu).

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2 thoughts on “Cool Tools for Book Lovers

  1. Dana – I am a frequent reader and user of many of your ideas for literature. Your blogs and posts are so helpful and entertaining. Thank you for all you do! I was interested in the OCD blog; my husband has that, and before we knew what it was, it was very interesting in my household, and in my mind!! Keep up the excellent work! You have many fans. I teach in Atlanta, too (private Catholic school–see email address and you can probably figure it out!). Thanks, Jan:smile::smile

  2. Hi, Dana. Have you tried downloading anything from Free Classic Audiobooks? Not sure how to go about it, and if it's safe enough to do without crashing my computer!! I really enjoyed this post, too, and there are so many sites out there, it's overshelming. Overwhelming, but fun!

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