Saturday, January 14, 2012

Saturday Link List

Have you ever read a Link List before?  This is something I've seen on a teammates' blog, rose of randomcreative.  I've had so much fun reading them that I thought others would enjoy the same idea.  Hopefully, I'll be able to post a list every Saturday.  I love lists, so it should be something that comes natural.  I decided that posting a list dealing with books would be fitting for my first Link List, the booklover that I am.

Everyone who knows me, knows I'm in love with Julia Cameron's book The Artist's Way.  I feel this book changed the direction of my artwork, from making journals to art journaling   Julia has a new website, with a blog and list of books, my favorite tab.  You can click on each book at her page, which brings up a description and various places where it's for sale.
Books by Julia Cameron

There are lots of places to buy books online.  My favorite is Amazon.  Every opportunity I have to purchase an Amazon gift card, I'll take it.  Sometimes I'll get an offer from other businesses or I'll just buy a card if I have some extra cash.  It makes it real easy to buy the next book for my book club or supplies for my artwork.   



Now if you don't feel like buying books, you can always trade them online, where there's a wide audience.  BookMooch is an easy and free site.  After you join, just type in what you're looking for and which books you want to give away.  Then wait to receive an email.  The site works on a point system.  The only problem I have with BookMooch is mailing overseas, which gets expensive.  So I stop that;  you can stipulate if you are willing to ship to all countries or just your own.



I'll end with one of my favorite places to visit online:  the Library of Congress.  Since I'm not in Washington, DC this is the next best way to visit the nation's library!  I come here to do cataloging for the research library at work.  But there are also museum exhibitions and lots of digital collections where you can browse by either topic and format.  You can by photographs from these collections - handy when I'm looking for the perfect image to fill a spot in an exhibit.  Here's one of their current exhibitions: Earth As Art 3: A Landsat Perspective  (click on the "Exhibit items" tab to see more photos)

Siberian Ribbons

9 comments:

FabricFascination said...

Very helpful links, thanks!

Sandy Weaver said...

I love to read and I tend to collect way too many books. I'll have to check out the Library of Congress online.

Rose said...

Yay, I'm so excited that you made your own link list! Great topic for a list. I love reading and will definitely check out some of these sites.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

This is the perfect list for you to create :)
The BookMooch is a great idea for recycling old books and getting new ones!

Splendid Little Stars said...

wonderful post! It inspired me to write my own book link post which I have scheduled for Wednesday.
I was happy to find out about Book Mooch. The Earth Art exhibit looks very interesting.

Kathleen said...

Great links! Thanks for sharing =) The Earth Art looks very interesting.

Linda B said...

I love to read too and have no more room for books. Am going to visit that free exchange site.

Thanks.

Janet Bocciardi said...

Wow! Fascinating! I am a huge book lover and find it very difficult to get rid of a book once it's in my possession. However, I need to think my library to make room for new books. : ) I'm going to ck out the mooch site

Judy Nolan said...

I really need to start doing Link posts, too. I really enjoyed your list, since I'm a bookaholic. Instead of BookMooch, I use PaperbackSwap.com. And I didn't know that Julia Cameron has a new Web site; I own a LOT of her books!

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