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Subject: goodreads or librarything
Date Posted: 7/24/2009 1:56 PM ET
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Has anyone used both?  They sound similar, but I am wondering about if one is better than the other.

Opinions anyone?

Thanks,

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 3:51 PM ET
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I think you have to pay for librarything but I'm not sure. 

I'm on Goodreads and I love it.

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 6:10 PM ET
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I love Goodreads, have never been on librarything, and I am on Shelfari but don't like it as much--which is why I haven't spent much time on it lately.

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 6:12 PM ET
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Goodreads is the best of the three! Though it seems to be slow lately!

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 7:43 PM ET
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I've been with LibraryThing since June 2008 and like it very much. Goodreads seems to be the site of choice, though.

I hadn't even heard of GoodReads or Shelfari when I signed up with LT but after checking them out I didn't feel the need to switch. There is a fee at LT, money I felt was worth investing there. Right now I'm slowly adding to both my 40+-year reading list and my book inventory at LT - my problem is lack of time.

Gail

Date Posted: 7/25/2009 12:18 PM ET
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Shelfari looked complicated to me.  Someone posted a link here and I looked at it, but didn't want to try it:P  Jess gave me the link to Goodreads & asked me to join, and it looked easier to use, so I tried it out & liked it.  Not that it's exceptionally easy to use.  I had to fiddle with it quite a bit to start figuring it out & get the most out of it.  It can be complicated to figure out the dropdowns that change the status of a book from currently reading to already read, switching your view of your books from what you plan to read to what you've read & then what you've read & reviewed, and it doesn't look like your books are listed in any particular order - which can be tedious when you're looking for a specific title & you have a long list.  Once you get used to it though, it's nice.  I like checking in each day to see who is reading what & how they like it, and I like seeing their reviews as they post them.  A lot easier than here, where unless someone gives you link or tells you they posted a review, you may not know unless you decide to look up that book. 

Date Posted: 7/25/2009 1:26 PM ET
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My only experience is with Goodreads.  I wish it automatically devided your books into genre categories. I started doing that and then got bored.  I have like 1200 books listed on there and I would love to search them by category but it's just too time consuming to create the shelves I want and then add the books to those shelves.  I went their mostly because there's a lto of authors there and the book reviews.  Maybe I'll start doing just a few books at a time everytime I go over there.  I have a bunch I've acquired since I joined there that I need to add. I can start with those.

Date Posted: 7/26/2009 7:38 AM ET
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Is anyone having trouble with goodreads? It is acting very wonky and I don't know if I changed a browser setting to cause it or if its the site. For instance, have trouble updating what page I am on of a book I am reading, and also when I click on a shelf, it goes to books I've read instead of the shelf I wanted.

Date Posted: 7/29/2009 5:37 PM ET
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I have goodreads. I love it!