Top Ten Tuesday | Favorite Places to Visit for a Book Nerd

August 14, 2018 40 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday | Favorite Places to Visit for a Book Nerd (aka CLICK BAIT!!)

The calendar again says it’s Tuesday, which means one thing:
we’re coming to you with another edition of Top Ten Tuesday.
That Artsy Reader Girl August 14: Favorite Book Blogs/Bookish

Bookish websites are the best, aren’t they? For me, love of
them is all-encompassing and varied. Some of my click bait favorites are
merchandise interwebs, others are resources, and others still are simply book
bloggers (or booktubers) like myself. Lest you think I’m minimizing book
bloggers, I am not. They are amazing. They are talented. They have creativity.
They write from the heart. In short, this book blogging community (no matter
what this net encompasses – bloggers, sellers or business bloggers) is freaking
This is something I continue to learn anew every day and
have done for the past 7 years of this wild (mostly in a good way) journey. To
all of my fellow book bloggers, thank you
for all you do. Thank you for
keeping with this journey (especially in light of the declines, but that’s a
post for another day), and thank you for
being a Finding Wonderland reader.
Today Jana gives us the immense pleasure of sharing some of
our favorite bookish interweb places to visit or bookish things to do and
participate in. Let’s take a look. *My apologies today’s list isn’t more about specifics. But I do sincerely mean all of the words that make up the list.

Top Ten Tuesday | Favorite Places to Visit for a Book Nerd

1: Blogs | In general, I love the blogs I regularly make a
more-than-one weekly visit to (just of few of whom are Rel, Lydia, Jamie and Kara (INSPY friends!!), Emilie, Brittaney, Courtney, Becky, Lindsey, and SO MANY OTHERS I’m neglecting – you know who you are), and the bloggers who run them are unique talents
who put forth much effort to create a fun space full of bookish conversation
and to spread the word about amazingness that is the world inside the pages of
a book. Tell me about your favorite bloggers?
2: Booktube | I realize these first two things all about generalizing (but they also go together which is why they stay together on this list) and not specifics (or really, the first THREE will be), but what can I say? I enjoy the booktube community as well. Among my favorites are large booktubers (like Peruse Project) to small, enthusiastic ones. They all put in so much effort and work to create fun content. Who are your favorite booktubers?

3: #Bookstagram | Ok, so this isn’t the same as the rest of the things on this list, but seriously Instagram’s “bookstagram” community, and the IG world in general is where it’s happenin’. Or so says the experts! Oh, and speaking of experts, those of you who have mastered Instagram, wanna’ share your secrets!? *grin*

4: Bookshelf Tees | Who doesn’t love a good fangirl/bookworm company? I realize the website is on hiatus for now which means this isn’t the best time to share, but I couldn’t not include this fun company!
5: Emilie of CreateExploreRead | Emilie is an amazing blogger, bookstagram-mer, entrepreneur, and all around, human. Oh, and she’s also a photographer! In short, she’s a lovely lady to know in this community. 

6: Etsy  | Of course,
this online marketplace isn’t exclusive or catered to bookworms, but golly,
there is still lots of bookworm-y things to love and fangirl gear, which I basically
feel is the same as bookworm fun.

7: JustRead Tours | Recently launched, this lovely new tour service is something bloggers who love being a part of tours may want to look into. Plus, its founders? They’re awesome. 

8: Libib App | Love this library app!
9: Nose Graze | Ashley is an amazing designer and developer
who is so helpful to those of us who know nothing about the best
behind-the-scenes (aka hosting) goings on.
10: Top Ten Tuesday | Of course, I’m going to mention this
fun book worm meme, and the lovely blogger who helms it all, Jana of That Artsy
Reader Girl. This simple meme is always fun, a great way to meet with new
bloggers, and the work Jana puts into it deserves a blogger thank you.

…of course, I also love Amazon (I know, this is controversial) and though I don’t shop here often, I do browse Book Outlet. Epic Reads is another of my forever favorites (their cover reveal posts are bookworm drool worthy!!). I also appreciate Alicia‘s and FLYLeF‘s Summer Comment Challenge, and Shannon’s monthly Giveaway Hop link ups!

And… | In the
spirit of bookish things and blog-y resources, I have questions to put to you,
readers. I am again in a place where I’m planning to move this bookish space,
but also need to find good resources to help with this. Plus, a goal of mind
(for years now) has been to be better organized (or rather to find organization) in blogging. Tell me,
do you use or know of a great editorial calendar? Or any good blogging
resources/helpful behind-the-scenes stuff and all this jazz. If so, please
*video publishes Tuesday
afternoon; channel linked above
Tell me, bloggers, what are some of the places you visit Or
bloggers you most appreciate for their style, writing or things they do to help
this community? Or do you have a shop or friend with a shop? Share the link
below! Please, comment with all of your favorite book (aka CLICK BAIT!!) places (shops, friend’s blogs, booktubes, anything!) to
visit. I’d love to know about them.
If you joined today’s meme, make sure and leave your Top Ten
Tuesday links below so I can visit – or simply introduce your blog. I’d be glad
to visit your bookish spaces.
Thank you for visiting
Finding Wonderland.

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About Rissi JC

amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

Rissi JC

amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

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  • Greg August 14, 2018 at 4:15 am

    Ooh nice list. I'm slowly discovering more Booktubers, and Bookstagram has been kind of a revelation for me. Just in terms of how creative some 'grammers are with their photos! I love it.

    • Rissi August 14, 2018 at 4:31 am

      Thanks, Greg. Bookstagram is so much fun (so long as you have some time for it – right now, I'm days behind in my self-made promise to take new photos), and of course, booktube is always cool. :)

      Appreciate you visiting.

    • Greg August 14, 2018 at 10:23 pm

      Oh same here! I wanted to post some pics, um, a few days ago, and THAT didn't happen. :)

    • Rissi August 15, 2018 at 2:34 am

      *high five* Glad I'm not alone! There is simply not enough hours in the day. Where do we petition for special bookworm hours!? :D

  • Lauren Stoolfire August 14, 2018 at 4:17 am

    Ooh, I haven't heard of JustRead Tours. I will have to look into it. Thanks for sharing, Rissi!

    • Rissi August 14, 2018 at 4:32 am

      Thank you for visiting, Lauren! Always glad to chat with you. :)

  • Jana August 14, 2018 at 4:27 am

    Thanks for mentioning me. :) So glad you love Top Ten Tuesday!

    • Rissi August 14, 2018 at 4:32 am

      Thank you for all you do with Top Ten Tuesday, Jana! I appreciate that you continue to keep this meme going, and provide so many bloggers with a fun place to meet new bloggers. :)

  • Brooke Lorren August 14, 2018 at 6:48 am

    I like your take on today's list. I included Top Ten Tuesday on my list as well. There are always so many fun posts to check out!

    • Rissi August 15, 2018 at 2:35 am

      Right!? Plus it's a great way to meet amazing new bloggers!

      Thanks for visiting, Brooke. :)

  • ChrissiReads August 14, 2018 at 8:23 am

    I love so many of these things that you've mentioned! Fab post. :-) My TTT

    • Rissi August 15, 2018 at 2:35 am

      Thanks, Chrissi! Always glad you're able to stop in. :)

  • Olivia August 14, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Nice list, more sites for me to discover, thank you for sharing :)

    • Rissi August 15, 2018 at 2:37 am

      Gotta' love the discovery of new bookish places, right!? :)

      Thank you for visiting, Olivia.

  • IloveHeartlandX August 14, 2018 at 10:29 am
    • Rissi August 15, 2018 at 2:42 am

      Me too. They're so addicting. :)

      Thanks for visiting.

  • Kristen August 14, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Reading is My Super Power & Faithfully Bookish are my current favorite Book Blogs!

    • Carrie August 15, 2018 at 1:41 am

      thank you so much, Kristen! :)

    • Rissi August 15, 2018 at 2:44 am

      Carrie's blog is fantastic! She's always got some creative-ness going on that's not to be missed. :)

      Thanks for visiting, Kristen.

  • Alyssa Z August 14, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    I started off blogging and shortly after I discovered Booktube! I've been a Booktuber for four years and can't imagine my life without it. Great list! I also love Etsy for bookish items.

    • Rissi August 15, 2018 at 2:46 am

      So fun! I only recently started booktube-ing, and I do enjoy it. It's just making the time to fit everything in. :)

      Ditto on Etsy shops.

      Thanks so much for visiting, Alyssa.

  • Brittaney August 14, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    I have found so many new resources thanks to this week's topic and you've added a few to my list. Thanks for mentioning me. If I had participated this week, you would have definitely been on my list.

    • Rissi August 15, 2018 at 2:47 am

      That's one of the amazing things about this meme. We can meet so many new people or discover so many new places. So grateful for those reasons alone – plus, it's FUN!

      Thank you for being a reader and for writing such amazing posts. :) Always fun to visit your bookish space, Brittaney – and thank you. :)

      Glad you visited.

  • Aymee August 14, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    I love your list! Lots of things here I've never heard of, so that's always a good thing.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks!

    • Rissi August 15, 2018 at 2:48 am

      I agree, Aymee; always fun to discover new finds. Especially of the bookish sort. :)

      Thanks for visiting.

  • Lindsey @ Lindsey Reads August 14, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Great list Rissi! I find that nothing quite gets me excited again about books like a god visit to some of my favorite bookish blogs, booktubers or bookstagrammers :-) It's all such an amazing community and I couldn't imagine not having them in my life. And of course, Top Ten Tuesday is such a huuuge part of it, love it <3

    • Rissi August 15, 2018 at 2:53 am

      I agree, Lindsey. This sounds like another great way to help someone out of a reading or bookish slump! Visiting all the awesome bloggers or writer's who we most admire. I like that. :)

      So many wonderful bloggers out there for sure. And this community is a great thing to be a part of.

      Glad to have you visit. Thank you!

  • Captivated Reader August 14, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    It's fun promoting the book blogs and other bookish sites in this week's TTT post isn't it??

    Here's a link to my TTT post this week:

    • Rissi August 15, 2018 at 2:53 am

      YES!! So much fun. :)

      Glad you visited.

  • Tracy August 14, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    This is a great list! I definitely need to check some of these companies out. I do use instagram, but I don't think I've ever watched a bookish YouTube video… Whoops!

    • Rissi August 15, 2018 at 3:13 am

      Thanks, Tracy! :)

      Nothing wrong with not watching bookish YT vids. Isn't Instagram fun!? :)

      Thanks for visiting.

  • Alicia AKernelofNonsense August 14, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Thanks for the shout out, Rissi! The Comment Challenge has been such an awesome and rewarding experience. I love Top Ten Tuesday so much. I've met so many amazing bloggers through this meme.

    • Rissi August 15, 2018 at 3:15 am

      Thank you for all you do in this community, Alicia. :)

      I'm so glad you put together the Comment Challenge; it's another fun way to meet great bloggers – and thanks, as always, for the visit.

  • AJ Sterkel August 15, 2018 at 1:18 am

    I’m trying to get more into BookTube. I think I watched 7 videos today. It’s a struggle because watching a video usually takes a lot longer than reading a blog post. I’m drawn to blogs because I can get through them faster.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    • Rissi August 15, 2018 at 3:22 am

      I think it's awesome you prefer blogs! I love blogs too, AJ, and in fact hope that booktube (as cool as it is) doesn't detract from blogs, which I feel like are in decline. Though the reason for this, I don't know.

      Appreciate you visiting! :)

  • Carrie August 15, 2018 at 1:41 am

    thanks so much for the JustRead shoutout! :)

    • Rissi August 15, 2018 at 3:26 am

      My pleasure, Carrie. Thanks to you and Annie for all you do in this bookworm community. :)

      Glad you stopped by.

  • Lauren Stoolfire August 15, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    I love library apps – my favorite is Libby/ Overdrive. :)

  • Kelly August 15, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    Ahh Nose Graze should have been on my list too! She's so knowledgeable and if/when I decide to migrate to WordPress I'm pretty sure I'll be depending on her services because I have very limited knowledge in that particular sphere. I've heard so many fantastic things about her hosting!

  • Paula August 18, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    The Christian Fiction Girl, Nicole Santana.
    Just Commonly, Annie
    Best Reads, Kav Reeves
    Of course Carrie !

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