I’m an ebook author and a big supporter of the digital revolution. Of course you’d expect someone with this many books available to say that! However, I’m also a lover of old-fashioned print books, and I have shelves and shelves of them in my home. That’s why I like this site — 100 Places to Connect With Other Bibliophiles Online | OEDb.– because it has 100 sites where book lovers can connect, to buy, sell, and trade books, discuss them, and make recommendations to other book lovers. You’ll find lots of great sites here, and it’s a great way to use the Internet to connect with other lovers of print books — kind of a merging of the new and the old!
What a great concept — to interview interesting people about five books they would recommend to anyone. FiveBooks | The Browser. has interviews with philosophers, poets, scientists, theologians, politicians, movie directors (Woody Allen), and they talk about books that influenced them. It’s a fascinating glimpse into the minds of some very creative, deep thinkers and the interviews are filled with ideas, not gossip. The interviews are short, but they’ll make you think. There are links to each book that is discussed, so you can buy it if it sounds interesting. It’s a book lover’s delight!
I think mind maps are great for brainstorming, but I haven’t found a way to create them online, until now. Bubbl.us lets you make mind maps in such an easy, intuitive way that it’s addictive. You just type keywords in bubbles, and you can connect them in various ways as your ideas flow. You can change the color, size, and relationships among the bubbles, all with the click of a mouse. This is a great way to jot down ideas on the fly, play around with them in a visual setting, and you can even export them later to word processing or other programs. Bubbl.us is an easy way to brainstorm!
Want to remember those chapters on 19th century history for your exam? Or maybe you just want to remember where you put your car keys. You’ll find lots of techniques and information for developing your memory at Mentat Wiki. This Wiki also has other types of Mind Hacks, which are techniques for getting the most out of your brain cells. There’s information about speed learning, speed reading, creativity training, idea generating, problem solving, and much more. This is a portal for all types of mental training, and it’s worth a visit!
Need a quick motivational quote to pick up your spirits? How about: “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!” That one is by Henry Ford, and it’s one of my favorite quotes at 101 Motivational Business Quotes, a site created by entrepreneur Neil Patel. Patel gathered these quotes and stuck them on a page, but the best part is the Comments section at the bottom, where visitors have posted their own favorite motivational quotes. There are enough good quotes here to motivate the biggest slacker out there. Stop by and get motivated!