2011 book to film adaptations- I'm most excited for Jane Eyre, The Help, and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. I think the list just shows how much the movie industry relies on books. A big number of releases are adaptations from books. With a built-in story and fan base, they can't lose.
Netgalley- I found out about this site thanks to the Utah Book Bloggers group. I am so excited about it. You can sign up to receive and review e-galleys. A galley is an advance copy released to generate press. You can read them on your computer or e-reader. I found 18 books that looked interesting last night, and I have access to 8 already.
The Book Depository- Also thank to the blogging group, I found this amazing site. It's based out of the UK. All shipping is free and the prices for books are similar to Amazon. Best of all, many books are released over there first, so you can get them sooner. For example, Dan Well's third book in the I Am Not A Serial Killer doesn't come out until next month here, but it's available to purchase there.
Seriously, though, a huge thanks must go out to the book bloggers group that have welcomed me into their fold. I definitely plan on showcasing some of their amazing blogs next week.