Monday, February 24, 2014


A Meme By The Broke and the Bookish

Today's Top 10 Tuesday featurette is a rewind, which means that everyone is free to choose any topic they'd like that they may have previously missed. I chose to do an old topic that was originally done on May  22, 2012: my top 10 favorite websites and/or blogs that aren't about books. Personally, I LOVE checking out lists about people's favorite sites, because chances are that I'll find a hidden gem to add to my bookmarks. Here are some of my personal favorites:

This is one of the best sites out there for music discovery - you can find anything from soon-to-be chart-toppers to obscure indie mash-ups. I actually discovered Sweater Weather by The Neighbourhood on here long before it ever hit the radio.

Definitely one of the best platforms available for PC Gamers, Steam is actually a relatively new addiction for me. I'm a huge fan of their sales (there are a lot), and I absolutely love earning achievements and collecting badges for the games that I play.



This is one of my favorite language-learning blogs - Khatzumoto always has some great tips for language learners that can be applied to any language you're studying, and any time that I read his articles, I always get pumped up.


I'm not proud to say that I watch a lot of television, but it's true. Most of my TV viewing, however, isn't actually live - I tend to DVR or stream shows so that I can watch them when I actually have the time to do so. This is where trakt comes in. I watch so many shows that I tend to get confused as to where I left off on a series, and tract allows me to mark off episodes as I watch them, that way I always know what episode I'm on. This site is a life saver!



This is one of my favorite sites of all time! I always find out the latest and greatest in science & science-fiction news here, and I can spend hours perusing through their posts.


 
A sister-site to io9, lifehacker is all about making your life easier through the use of their "life hacks." There are so many great ideas here on organization, time-management, etc. that I'm always learning something new.


I am an Asian Drama addict, and this site is usually where I get my fix. Unfortunately, they don't have much of a Japanese Drama selection, but their Korean Drama selection is one of the best I've found! They also have a good number of Chinese & Spanish dramas, and are well-worth the premium fee for commercial-free and in-app viewing.



This is a good site to turn to when you're feeling down - there are a lot of motivational blog posts to be found here, and the site is updated on a regular basis.
I haven't been on this site much lately, but it's still a fave. I always find this to be hit or miss, but many of their articles are pretty entertaining and relate-able,  so I try to check it out every now and then. Plus, one of the founders is Zooey Deschanel!


Kickstarter
I absolutely love Kickstarter! I like the idea that a product can come into existence because of the support from its fans, and I like that many of the project creators offer their backers one-of-a-kind rewards that you can't get anywhere else. It's an amazing platform & a fun site to browse!



If you'd like to check out the original post for this topic, which includes a link-up (so you can check out other book bloggers' favorite websites), you can do so HERE. I myself had a lot of fun perusing the links!

Please feel free to let me know your favorite sites/blogs in the comments below - I would love to check them out!

12 comments:

  1. I haven't seen any of these websites before. I'm about to explore them though! Great list. :-)

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  2. I love LifeHacker and Hello Giggles! I used to be very interested in the Japanese language but I got busy I had no time to study it, I might visit All Japanese All the Time if I can find the time :D
    - My TTT

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    1. I know - it's hard to find time to language study....I've been trying out some of the tips on that site with my Mandarin studies, and they've been helpful, but ever since I went from college to full-time work, I've had less and less time :(

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  3. Great pick. I haven't even heard of half of these but they will be added to my bookmarks straight away!!! Nice list :) My TTT.

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    1. Great - I hope some of these interest you! :)

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  4. Great list. Besides being familiar with Steam (which my brothers use), I love DramaFever. The BEST Korean TV show streaming website out there. I've been watching K-dramas for probably 2-3 yrs now, and I love it. :)

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    1. They're so good! I got hooked on them in high school - I don't actually remember my first drama, but I know it was Taiwanese - either Love Contract or It Started With A Kiss....

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  5. Great list I heard about Steam but haven't tried it out myself yet Visiting it right now. Thanks for the list!
    Here's mine: My TTT

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    1. If you try gaming with Steam, then you should definitely check out Humble Bundle, which offers bundled games for super cheap! You can play them on Steam for as little as $1, but know that anything you pay goes to charity.

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  6. Ah I love kickstarter! Such a great website!!! Also I love Steam, but I only used it for a little while. Great list hun, I'll have to check out the rest of the websites! (:

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  7. Lifehacker! I love it. Also, Professional Heckler (although I guess Filipinos are the only ones who would appreciate the humor since it's a satire of our politics and society), JL8's tumblr site, and PhdComics. :) I love humor! Plus my fave tech websites, yugatech, gsmarena, and techradar. :)

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