|My Buddy, Quincy|
At first glance, Wattpad's book selection appeared to be mediocre. It seemed like a lot of writing group submissions. I thought I might have to really dig for a diamond-in-the-rough. However, without too much searching, I found a title I would like to read...Deadly Stillwater by Roger Stelljes. This title appeals to me because it is a Mystery/Thriller, it is set in Minnesota and it is written by a Minnesota author.
After adding this book to my library, I found the app to be very easy to use. To read the book, you flip the pages just like a real book. The app allows you to select specific chapters and also bookmark your current location. Wattpad also allows you to share what you are reading on Facebook and Twitter.
|Free (Audio) Books App|
My husband and I have fallen in love with audio books. We listen to books when we travel and I listen to books when I walk the dog. We get our audio books from Audible and have been very happy with that source. We pay for our books from Audible. For a free app, Audiobooks is a nice option. The free books can only be streamed to your device, not downloaded. Downloads are cheap...99 cents for one book or all 263 of the sites Plus titles for $7.99. This seems like a great deal! I really like the "preview" option. I won't be giving up Audible for this app, but it is nice to have a back-up plan for our road trips!
YALSA Teen Book Finder
I guess I am a little confused about the YALSA Teen Book Finder app. You can search by author and title and add books to your favorites, but I fail to see a purpose in doing this. I would have liked to see a "if you liked this book, you should try this one" option. I think that would be more useful.
|Photo Credit: Me (Zoma Olson)|