BookwormHole's Recommended Links
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Gutenberg — Want to
Austin's Emma - probably not read by the author. Guttenberg has
20,000 free, downloadable audio books in a dozen categories.
Free eBooks —
Extensive catalogue of recently published technical books. Downloading
sends you to sites with annoying ads and sales. Stick to the freebies.
NPR Book Tour — NPR's weekly author
interview program. Site lists last dozen with more from searchable
database. Podcasts available.
NPR Podcast Library — Extensive library of
podcasts by many public stations. When you get to the NPR podcast
page, clicking on the left column gets the broadcast. Clicking on the
right goes to the station's homepage.
WAMU 88.5 FM American University Radio - Readers' Review — Hosted by the
remarkable Diane Rehm. Hour long discussion of one book by an expert
and often entertaining review panel. Topic ranges from classics to
WPSU TV/FM - Penn State Public Broadcasting — Each week has short
listeners review. Offbeat, interesting.
KCRW - 89.9FM — Michael Silverblatt's
interviews with authors. You can download the broadcasts and a few
are in podcast form.
Print and Online Reviews
Chicago Tribune Books —
Features reviews by kids. Neat.
LA Times Books — Not as extensive as the NYT, but what is. Easy navigation.
New York Times Book Review — The classic source for newspaper reviews.
The Times Entertainment — Yes, The
Times. Beyond extensive.
Washington Post Books — Not just politics.
User generated reviews, lots of them.
The Rumpus —
For poetry Lovers.
Arts & Letters Daily —
Features one selected review link each day.
The New Atlantis —
Long articles on the interaction between technology and society from an intelligent conservative viewpoint, including book reviews .
The Guardian —
Reviews written with a combined British and American Sensibility
Reviews on books about religion
Los Angeles Review of Books —
Long deep reviews, lots of them
Book Reviews from Metacritic.com — Rates critics reviews
of Film, DVD, Books TV and Games. Summary and full text of each
National Book Critics Circle | Home — Good source for
literary activities. Long list of book related blogs.
Kirkus Reviews Online - KirkusReviews.com — If no one else has
reviewed it, Kirkus will have one, but you'll need a pricy
subscription to see them.
ToxicUniverse.com - Books — Specializes in new
releases. Staff of seven does all reviews' site gives their
Writers Write - Writer's Blog and Books — Collection of book
related sites. Writers mainly for those who want to publish.
Book TV on C-SPAN2 - Top Nonfiction Authors Every Weekend — If you missed a
broadcast, you can see it here. Extensive archives and Book TV Bus as
Fora.tv — Hundreds of author
interviews. Solid video and sound. Searchable database.
AbeBooks Community — Independent booksellers
site with forums for readers.
Bookreporter.com - Reviews — The
flagship of adult,
teen and kid reviews. Reviews come from volunteers. Bookreporter
selects those to post and pays in books.
Epinions — You'll have to search
for book and then look for top reviews, but Epions will reward you
with many reviews.
Midwest Book Review — Specializes in small,
academic, alt publications. Reviews are hard on the eyes black on
dark gray. Has many links to book resources
Printed Books Shopping and Price comparison — British. User written
and user rated reviews.