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Non-Bookish Websites That I Use

Non bookish websites

Non-Bookish Websites…

My favourite non-bookish websites. Wanting to avoid highlighting the obvious websites like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter, it’s been really hard to come up with a list of websites that I use often but are not related in some way to books. 99% of my time online is book related. The other 1% is spent stalking family and friends to see what they are reading.

I may not use these as much as the website I live in my favourite website, Goodreads but these are all on my bookmarks bar.

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Photo editor / Graphic design

PicMonkey is my favourite photo editing/graphic design website. So far I have only used the free version, but the upgrade is very tempting.

What I love about it: It’s so easy to use
What’s not so great: You need a pretty good internet connection as all is done online and there is no mobile version yet…


I was introduced to Geocaching.com by the book North of Beautiful (you see everything relates back to books, it’s a curse!).

What I love about it: Fun and addictive
What’s not so great: Need money to travel if you’ve exhausted the local list.


When I am missing home (Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa) I tune into East Coast Radio live streaming.

What I love about it: Makes me feel connected to friends and family back home when I am in my second home in Indonesia.
What’s not so great: Need reliable internet connection.

Art Journaling

Art journaling is so much fun and is one of the things that occupies my non-reading time. Yellow Daisy Art is informative and inspiring

What I love about it: Fun and relaxing but most of all portable!
What’s not so great: Not enough time to do often.


I really don’t enjoy cooking, but that doesn’t stop me from collecting recipes on Yum Print that maybe one day…

What I love about it: Easy to use app allows you to clip and save any online recipe.
What’s not so great: Nothing, I love it.

Life-long learning

Do you want to learn almost anything? Try Udemy.

What I love about it: Convenient – can study at your own pace.
What’s not so great: While there are many free courses, some are fairly expensive.


I find languages difficult to learn and find Google Translate invaluable while I am overseas.

What I love about it: I use this site all the time in Indonesia
What’s not so great: Need internet connection, which is not always possible on the road.


I love movies and TV series almost as much as reading. Rotten Tomatoes is a movie review website that I often use to choose between the movies showing simultaneously.

What I love about it: The reviews are pretty accurate and you can watch the trailer on the same site.
What’s not so great: Nothing.

What non-bookish websites do you love? Do you use any of the ones on my list, or have you got a recommendation? I’d love to hear from you.

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  1. I’ve never heard of most of these sites! I’ll have to check them out. 😀
    My TTT!

  2. Rotten Tomatoes is perfect! I love checking out what people thought of movies, I also find it kind of amusing the discrepancy between critics and the general public’s opinions.

  3. Lovely list! I’m very much into life long learning, so will check out that recommendation.

  4. I’ve always wanted to get into geocaching – sounds so cool!

    Thanks for visiting my blog earlier!

  5. I don’t use PicMonkey quite as much as I used to (because I have a program on my desktop), but I REALLY like it. Like you said, it’s super easy to use which is great. Since I do all of my work at the desktop, I guess I’ve not missed the lack of a mobile app, but I’m surprised there isn’t one. Fun list, Sue!

    Ps; love your question about there not being any other site but bookish ones! Nope, they don’t exist. 😉

  6. Great list! Love rotten tomatoes! I’ll have to check out yum print! I’m also on IMDB a lot because I can never remember “that actor” or “what the name of that movie is”!

  7. I really like Pic Monkey although I admit I am not yet good as using it very well. Thanks for sharing some new sites.

  8. I’ll definitely check these out, especially the art jounalling one! Thanks 🙂

  9. I actually like cooking – so, I may check out that website and add it to my many others that I use 🙂 great list

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