Nerd Joy


Here are some websites that tweak my nerdy happy button. May they do the same for you.

Your Home Library
LibraryThing - I don't know what I did before there was LibraryThing. This is a fabulous service.

Goodreads - Similar to LibraryThing, this site allows you to catalog your books and network with other readers. I find it more networky than catalogy. 

Shelfari - Another networking site.

FictFact - A great website that helps you track your favorites book series. Simply mark the many different series you read and easily track reading orders and release dates.
Free (or really cheap) Books
LibraryThing Early Reviewers - With a LibraryThing membership, you can sign up to receive free advance copies upcoming releases in exchange for posting a review.

Booksfree - Rent books a la the NetFlix model. There is a monthly fee, but the convenience of having books mailed to you is nice. They also have audio books on CD.

BooksfreeSwap -  Created by Booksfree, this new service allows members to exchange paperbacks and audiobacks, including textbooks. This falls under the "really cheap" category, and it's great for people looking to clear some shelf space.

Project Gutenberg - The place to go for the classics. As they say, the were the first to put entire books online that anyone could read for free. You're not going to find the latest mystery thriller, but you will find thousands of quality books. Great for students.

The Latest from the Greatest

  • Anya Bast, J.K. Beck, Anne Bishop, Holly Black, Patricia Briggs, Emma Bull, Augusten Burroughs, Jim Butcher
  • Thomas Cahill, Rachel Caine, P.C. Cast, Karen Chance, Cassandra Clare, Kresley Cole, Jennifer Crusie
  • MaryJanice Davidson, Alyssa Day, S.J. Day, Amanda Downum, Jocelyn Drake
  • Jennifer Estep, Janet Evanovich, Anthony Everitt
  • Raymond E. Feist, Amy J. Fetzer, C.S. Friedman, Jeaniene Frost, Brian Froud
  • Yasmine Galenorn, Julie Garwood, Rachel Gibson, Colleen Gleason, Christopher Golden, Heather Graham, Claudia Gray, Simon R. Green, Laura Griffin, Laura Lee Guhrke
  • Laurell K. Hamilton, Kim Harrison, Stephen Hawking, Robin Hobb, Linda Howard, Faith Hunter
  • Lawson Fusao Inada, Larissa Ione
  • Carolyn Jewel
  • Andrea Kane, Karen Kendall, Julie Kenner, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Sophie Kinsella, Caitlin Kittredge, Annette Curtis Klause, Angela Knight, Lynn Kurland
  • Ursula K. LeGuin, Lora Leigh, Marjorie M. Liu, Julia London, Brian Lynch
  • Katie MacAlister, Kinley MacGregor, Susan Mallery, Anne Mallory, John Marco, Juliet Marillier, Melissa Marr, Kate Marsh, Deirdre Martin, Anne McCaffrey, Erin McCarthy, Shannon McKenna Robin McKinley, Richelle Mead, Frank Miller, Karen Marie Moning, Devon Monk, Christopher Moore, C.E. Murphy
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  • Robin D. Owens
  • Pamela Palmer, Vicki Pettersson, Adrian Phoenix, Michelle M. Pillow
  • Julia Quinn
  • Kat Richardson, J.D. Robb, Nora Roberts, Linda Robertson, J.K. Rowling, Salman Rushdie
  • Lilith Saintcrow, Marjane Satrapi, Gena Showalter, Nalini Singh, Kathryn Smith, Kerrelyn Sparks, Wen Spencer, Maggie Stiefvater, Anne Stuart, Sunny
  • Colleen Thompson, Vicki Lewis Thompson, Lynn Truss
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  • Shiloh Walker, J.R. Ward, Christine Warren, Heather Webber, Alison Weir, Jaye Wells, Joss Whedon, Anna Windsor, Laura Wright
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