Friday, May 04, 2007

Websites and such

My next post will be up soon, but in the meantime, you might be interested in some websites I've been visiting recently:

Bibliolatry is now on Myspace...I know I'm a little late to the Myspace party, but whatever. And there really isn't any benefit to my joining it, except that I have a hot profile song. I don't really like my layout, either, but I suppose that's life. Feel free to friend me so I don't feel like a tool. Oops. Too late.

Booktribes is a fun new book site that has recently gone online. As a new site, some bugs still exist, but it's a nice waste of time when one has lots of work to do but would rather not start yet. is kinda like Google for books. Only better. They find the best price on books (and dvds, cds, and games) from major online stores. They've just added a new feature called the "RSS Price Watcher" that allows one to track the price of a specific book using RSS feeds. Happy shopping!

New reviews will be up before you know it. I'm a bit behind, with the approaching summer upon me. New reviews will feature Misfortune by Wesley Stace, Remainder by Tom McCarthy, The Marquise of O-- and Other Stories by Heinrich von Kleist, and Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino. Whew.


Edwin Hesselthwite said...

Hey Biblio,

Currently working on a few books reviews over at LMWN, wanted to ask you a question:

Have you heard of / read British Science Fiction writer John Wyndham? I'm trying to put together an argument that he's legendary in the uk, and totally overlooked in the states... Needed a quick check before I proceed... Over here he lives in much the same place as Daniel Keyes's Flowers For Algernon does in the states (goddamn I love that book, but over here no one has read it).

Know him? Read him?



Bibliolatrist said...

Your argument sounds plausible to me ... I've never heard of Wyndham. I'll have to look into him, especially since I love Flowers for Algernon. Now I'm intrigued.

Dewey said...

Booktribes looks a bit like librarything. I'm browsing around right now trying to figure out how it's different.

Bibliolatrist said...

A lot of people have told me about library thing...but the thought of entering each book by ISBN is just too much for me. Maybe during the summer I'll be bored enough. Does it have any other benefits?

Booktribes is pretty limited in scope, at least until more people join.

Bibliolatrist said...

You're right--librarything is better. Sufficient lack of motivation has set in: I've already started an account. I've so far to go.