Time to update our bookshelf here at Battling Cancer.
Most of you know I write fiction as well as non fiction and am a complete bibliophile addict. Which is why I like to have a book post regularly.
Along with new titles focusing on cancer I have included some great sites for readers and book swapping and some books that may not be new to you but they are to me.
And be sure to check out our Bibliophile archives for past titles featured.
Shelfari-Shelfari is a social networking site for readers, reviewers, librarians (authors, bloggers, publishers) and anyone who enjoys a good book.
The site enables you to build virtual bookshelves of books you are reading, want to read or have read and discuss them. These bookshelves can also be put on your own blog or webpage. Launched in 2006, Shelfari was bought by Amazon in August 2008.
“BookMooch is a community for exchanging used books. BookMooch lets you give away books you no longer need in exchange for books you really want.
- Give & receive: Every time you give someone a book, you earn a point and can get any book you want from anyone else at BookMooch. Once you’ve read a book, you can keep it forever or put it back into BookMooch for someone else, as you wish.
- No cost: there is no cost to join or use this web site: your only cost is mailing your books to others.”
Another swap service that is getting rave reviews:
From Newsweek:”SwapTree a free service that allows members to exchange books, DVDs, videogames and CDs. List items you have or want by entering their UPC or ISBN numbers, and the site will match you with users for a trade. Print out postage through the site; all you pay for is shipping.”
The Wall Street Journal: “Unlike Amazon.com, users don’t have to pay for the actual book, just shipping. Unlike with a library book, there’s no due date (or late fee)..”
Hudson Catalina has given up—having lost both breasts to cancer, she is emotionally and physically exhausted, no longer willing to endure the nausea and crushing weakness of her grueling treatment. Nothing in her life—not even her beloved husband and children, her best friend, or her passion for teaching high school—will sway her decision to terminate her treatment. On the eve of her daughter’s fifth birthday celebration, a troubled former student confronts her, hell-bent on violent revenge and then suicide. Facing certain peril, Hudson vows to do whatever she must in order to survive and see her husband and children once again.