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View Resource Booknotes

The Booknotes Web site is dedicated to providing information about the long-running Booknotes television show, and as such, will be of great interest to those with a passion for reading nonfiction. On the site, users can sign up to talk about the books featured on the show, as well as creating a personal video collection of their favorite Booknotes moments. The main highlight of the site is the...

http://www.booknotes.org
View Resource Teenreads.com

The Book Report Network "is a group of websites founded in 1996 that share thoughtful book reviews, compelling features, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, literary games and contests, and more with readers every week." Teenreads.com, which is part of a network described as "THE place online for teens to talk about their fave books --- and find the...

https://www.teenreads.com/
View Resource The National Book Foundation

The charge of the National Book Foundation has been to highlight great American writers and writings. As the preeminent organization devoted to literature "the Foundation has sought to fulfill this mission in two ways. Through The National Book Awards -- the nation's preeminent literary prize -- the Foundation recognizes books of exceptional merit written by Americans. Through its unique outreach...

http://www.nationalbook.org
View Resource London Review of Books Online

Similar in both its outlook and content to the New York Review of Books here in the US, the London Review of Books is a place that serves as the nerve center for a great deal of discussion about literature and authors. This online edition of the London Review of Books will be a great place to browse for those who love to read, and particularly for those persons looking for trenchant reviews of...

https://www.lrb.co.uk/
View Resource BookBrowse.com

Given that thousands of books are published each and ever year, it may be overwhelming for the discerning reader to separate the wheat from the chaff. Stepping into the fray (since 1997) is BookBrowse.com, started in 1997 by Davina Morgan-Witts and her husband Paul. As the site notes, "Bookbrowse carefully selects from the most interesting current books and provides you with multiple reviews and a...

https://www.bookbrowse.com/index.cfm?
View Resource Complete Review

Many sites provide book reviews, but Complete Review may be one of the better ones available to the Web-browsing public. Currently, the site includes 1,443 book reviews, and visitors can browse through them at their leisure. Visitors can also view the reviews by genre, such as drama, film, philosophy, or poetry. Each review contains a bit of brief information (such as the date of publication and...

http://www.complete-review.com/main/main.html
View Resource Critics, authors and editors concerned over recent moves to eliminate book review sections in nation's newspapers

The folly of downsizing book reviews http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-op-connelly29apr29,1,3962449.story?coll=la-news-comment Battle of the book reviews http://www.calendarlive.com/books/cl-ca-bloggers13may13,0,4948424.story CRITICAL MASS: The blog of the national book critics circle board of directors http://bookcriticscircle.blogspot.com/ Salman Rushdie and Stephen...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2007/0601
View Resource NetGalley

Before a book is released to the general book-buying public, the publisher will send out galley copies to potential reviewers, bloggers, journalists, and librarians. With NetGalley, interested parties can make requests for galleys to be sent to them electronically. First-time visitors will need to log in first and fill out a profile before they request any galleys. Visitors can use the site to...

https://www.netgalley.com/
View Resource Goodreads

Goodreads is not only a fine place to find your next "good read," but also a great way to keep track of books you've enjoyed. Visitors can log in to create their own lists of books, along with annotations, comments, and ratings. Additionally, visitors can search and browse other readers' profiles, take literary quizzes, and look over hundreds of book lists. Author pages collect writers'...

https://www.goodreads.com/
View Resource The Guardian Books Podcast

The Guardian is distinguished for its fine reporting on a range of subjects of great importance, and is well known for its book reviews. The staff also puts out a weekly podcast about the world of books, which bibliophiles will enjoy. Currently, there are over 450 podcasts available, and visitors can scroll through them at their leisure. Some of the recent offerings include conversations with...

http://www.theguardian.com/books/series/books
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