Do you have an account with an online book database such as LibraryThing, Shelfari or GoodReads? If so, do you have a preference? Do you use it for - your own record keeping? finding new books to read? social networking?
I arrived at LibraryThing first, primarily as a way to make a physical catalog of all my books. When I began dipping into the social aspect of it, I heard about Shelfari and GoodReads. For some reason that I can't remember, Shelfari just didn't appeal to me. I did give GoodReads a try, but other than occasionally spending time I didn't have in playing trivia quizzes there, I realized that I just couldn't do justice to both LibraryThing and GoodReads. I dropped my GoodReads account sometime this past spring and have been at LibraryThing exclusively ever since.
LibraryThing's interface is a good fit for me. I've been sitting in the evenings watching TV and going through the pages of my library, editing mistakes in entries, and making a list of books that I need to scan covers for.
One thing that I've never used LibraryThing for is to look for new titles to read. I've never needed help in that regard, and as I've said before, I joined primarily to keep records of my books. In the future I would like to get back into the social aspect more. Checking out the various groups there is what started me in book blogging!
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My Book Rating Scale:
A+...Don't delay, get your hands on a copy of this book!
A...I loved it!
B...I really liked it.
C...I liked it, with a few reservations.
D...I finished it, but it's not my cup of tea.
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- Hi! I'm addicted to books (especially crime fiction), laughter and traveling off the beaten path. In my free time, when my eyes aren't glued to the printed page, one of them is usually pressed against the viewfinder of my camera. Let's see... books, laughter, travel, photography. Anything else? Oh yeah-- my dream house wouldn't have a kitchen!
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