Cool Websites this Week: Book Crossing, Free Rice, Phone Zoo & IMDB

Posted on: March 27, 2010

I’m sharing some non-makeup related sites to add some fun to your weekend. I’ve enjoyed them all especially the ones that benefit our global community. Have a blast!

Book Crossing – Set your books loose into the wild

Description from their site: “BookCrossing is earth-friendly, and gives you a way to share your books, clear your shelves, and conserve precious resources at the same time. Through our own unique method of recycling reads, BookCrossers give life to books. A book registered on BookCrossing is ready for adventure.”

You log in your books and tag them and then set them loose in a local hang out for someone else to find and read. Your books are assigned tracking numbers and when people log them in you can watch them travel. Its fun to set books free.

Free Rice

Feed people while having fun playing an educational game. For every answer you get right they donate 10 grains of rice through the World Food Programme to help end hunger.

The first topic is English vocabulary but there are other subjects to choose from to play the game. The other subjects are Math, Chemistry, Geography, Art, and Foreign Language including Spanish, French, German and Italian.

Give your brain a workout! It’s a fun addictive game that helps feed the hungry. I’ve donated over 6000 grains of rice. Play here:

Phone Zoo

Personalized ringtones you can send to your phone as video/text files for only the cost of what your phone carrier charges for a text/video message. Phone Zoo doesn’t charge you anything. You can even upload ringtones you’ve made to share with others. I’ve downloaded music ringtones, TV themes and humor related ringtones. Its lots of fun setting up different ringtones that none of your friends have and all for no cost. Woo Hoo!

Internet Movie Database

You’ve probably found this site already but I wanted to share it with you just in case. You can find listings for current and upcoming movies. Lots of fun trailer videos to watch and reviews to read.  Also recaps of popular current TV shows, actor biographies and more.  You can look up local movie times by entering your zip code.

I like to read the recaps of my favorite TV shows in case I miss seeing them or just to enhance my viewing experience.


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