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Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

New site – BookPrizeInfo

Posted by Claire on July 28, 2010

The announcement of the Man Booker Prize longlist yesterday got me looking for book prize information online and I came across BookPrizeInfo -a database of information on book prizes, literary awards and prizewinning books.

You can browse the site by prize, authors or books. Each book entry has a description and links to reviews. Up-to-date book prize news is provided by Google.

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Holiday reading

Posted by Claire on July 16, 2010

Reading about your holiday destination is a great way to get you in the mood for travelling.

BiblioTravel is a website that helps you find books by location.

Enter a place name and you’ll receive a list of results to browse through. Register and you can leave comments about the book or suggest your own titles.

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For lovers of crime fiction

Posted by Claire on September 24, 2009

Stop You’re Killing Me is a perfect website for all fans of crime fiction. It includes information on over 2,900 authors along with lists of their books both series and non-series.

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Children’s book sites

Posted by Claire on June 15, 2009

I’ve just added a couple of book review websites you may find useful

Reading Matters – Children’s book reviews. Includes an interactive bookchooser.

The Bookbag – An eclectic collection of book reviews covering a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books.

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Reading escapes

Posted by Claire on June 26, 2008

To celebrate this months National Year of Reading theme of reading escapes We’ve added BiblioTravel, a great site that allows you to choose novels by the place in which they are set.

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Site of the Week – LibraryThing

Posted by Claire on March 6, 2008

As it’s World Book Day.

Catalogue the books you own and use tags to organise your collection. LibraryThing is social networking for book lovers.

It’s also really useful for finding recommendations based on what you (or your customers) like to read.

See cyberLibrary – Books for more great reading websites.

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Christmas greetings

Posted by Claire on December 20, 2007

Christmas greetings

Happy Christmas to all our cyberLibrary partners and users.

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New this month

Posted by Claire on September 24, 2007

LibraryThing – Social networking for booklovers. The Book Suggester tool is a useful way of finding new books to read.

Added to cyberLibrary – Books

MoneySavingExpert – Tips and advice on saving money.

Added to cyberLibrary – Consumer rights

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Children’s and Teen authors

Posted by Claire on May 31, 2007

The Children’s and Teen cyberLibrary now each have a page with links to author websites.

Top Twenty children’s authors – From Judy Blume to Jeremy Strong

Top Twenty teen authors – From Malorie Blackman to Jonathan Stroud

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Books Online

Posted by Claire on February 20, 2007

We’ve added a new section in the Books section – Books Online includes several websites where you can search and access books for free.

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