Book Groups 2.0

Book groups are social, and taking book groups online generally means that a big part of the social aspect  is lost.  Book Glutton is a  Web site that combines Web 2.0 tools with e-books  to create  a new social approach to reading.  First, you sign up (it’s free) and then either choose a book to upload or  request an invite from a group that’s reading a book you’re interested in.  You can also annotate your books, chat inside a book, create your own group, and use the  widget to embed BookGlutton on your blog or site.  Don’t expect to find current titles, though;  the 1,140 or so books now available for uploading are all in the public domain.

 

 

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About the Author:

Mary Ellen Quinn is the author of the Historical Dictionary of Librarianship (2014), the former editor of Reference Books Bulletin, and a long-time contributing writer to Booklist.

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