Musing Monday

Monday, July 27, 2009

Musing Mondays is hosted by Becca at Just One More Page

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about online book sites…

Do you have an account with an online book database site (LibraryThing, Shelfari, GoodReads etc)? If so, do you have a preference? Do you use it for - your own record keeping? finding new books to read? social networking?

I actually have an account with all three, lol! I've joined so many book sites but don't use all of them. I liked how Shelfari has the book covers all on a shelf so it looks like a virtual library. I think their discussions were easier to navigate too. But I haven't used that one in a while. I currently am using Goodreads and Librarything, partly because I signed up with the early reviewer groups on both pages. I like Goodreads better because I can put an unlimited amount of books. I haven't figured out the best way to network or keep up with discussions there, though. Librarything seems to have more "sophisticated" discussions, but then a lot of there discussions boards aren't as interesting to me or I have nothing to contribute. I like the site for the most part, though, except that I've maxed out at 200 books. I don't really want to pay to keep up even though it's not too expensive.

On both librarything and Goodreads, I have catalogued all the books I've read since 2005 (since that was when I first started keeping track). I guess I'll just randomly add books from before that as I think of them. I don't really use either sight for looking for new books. I get enough of that just in general and from paperbackswap. I need to figure out how to better socially network on both those sites (esp. Goodreads).


okbolover said...

heeeeyy I didn't know librarything had a limit???? what's up with that????? *starts to protest* :P

I like shelfari too :) it hasn't dissapointed me so far.

Susan B. Evans said...

I am a GoodReads gal - but I have accounts with the others as well.

Here is my answer.

Jenny said...

Okbo -- More than once I've tried to add a book and was confused when it wouldn't let me, lol!

Susan B. Evans said...

Hi Jenny - The GoodReads montage widget is just under the "My Books Widget" on that same page - it's called "Grid Widget" and it makes a cool montage for your blog. I have two and I love them!

Jenny said...

Thanks Susan!!

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