Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. IT was relaunched on February 15, 2013 by Billy@Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. 

This week’s topic is:

Have you joined the library reading app, Libby? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

I was actually surprised by this question as I have been using the app for years now, mostly for audiobooks but occasionally for ebooks as well. But I guess there are people who are not aware of it or who have never switched over from the original Overdrive app.

Libby came out in 2017 but it was at least another year before I started using it. I was already using the Overdrive app and was quite happy with it and didn’t see the need to change. But another librarian talked me into giving it a try and I was glad I did. It is super easy to use and I really enjoy being able to search for ebooks and audiobooks right on my device if I want. I do tend to use my computer more for searching than my devices, but only because I like the bigger screen.

If you are one of those people who purchase your ebooks and audiobooks, you should look into using the Libby app through your local public library. It’s free and there are usually thousands of books available, so I can always find something to listen to or read. Many libraries, at least in the states, offer a library card that is just for ebooks and downloadable audiobooks, so you don’t need a library that is nearby to use it.

I understand that they are discontinuing the Overdrive app at some point this year. So if you haven’t made the switch, now is the time.


  1. I’ve seen a lot of people talk about the Libby App but have always assumed that it was a US app. I probably wouldn’t use it though as I try not to read too many ebooks as if I do, it interferes with my sleep.

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      1. It seems to be a world wide thing. The website says that can only send to kindle in the US though. That’s fine as I really don’t need any more places to get books from 😃

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