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Why I Love Wednesdays... Bookish Websites

By Bookaholic @BookReflections
Reflections of a Bookaholic
I am returning with my new feature... Why I love which takes place on Wednesdays. Today's proclamation of love concerns our Bookish Website
Why I Love...Overdrive
I LOVE LOVE LOVE overdrive!!  What is Overdrive you say?! Overdrive is a site that allows readers to check out ebooks and audiobooks from their library.  This is wonderful on so many levels.  First, it's free!! Second, I get to support my library without leaving my room.  Finally, audiobooks are still a trial experience for me  so I get to try them out without paying ANYTHING!!  Ahhh!!  You just can't beat this.
When I see wonderful reviews for books, I go online and place a hold and they email me when it becomes available.  I'm limited to checking out five books at a time but I'm a little sneak.   I use my husband's library card as that's 10 books for me :)  You don't even have to remember to return them.  The books just return themselves.  As for audiobooks...I can put them on my ipod.  How convenient is that?!  And here's a secret *looking over my shoulder* ... once you put the audiobook on your ipod, it never expires.  You have to delete it yourself BUT the audiobook returns to the elibrary for others to use.  I have no idea why it works that way but...yes, there it is.
So wait.  Let's recap.  I love overdrive because it lets me download books and audiobooks to my reader or ipod for FREE! Um, yes please!!
RUN, don't walk, to see if our library has a partnership with this amazing website today.  I currently live in Austin, but the Austin Public Library doesn't have a digital catalog.  So I got a library card from Houston when I was driving through (because they do have a digital catalog).  Houston only requires a Texas drivers license.  So if your library doesn't have a digital catalog, check around to see if there are other options for you.  I don't have to be in Houston to use this amazing site so there are no downsides to this.  I love love Overdrive and I think many of you will too :)
Which Bookish Website do you love? Feel free to create your own post and link up.  Don't want to create an entire post?  Tell me your favorites in the comments.  Thanks for stopping by for another week of Why I Love Wednesdays!!

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