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Subject: Goodreads & Shelfari?
Date Posted: 10/5/2008 12:46 PM ET
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Does anyone use them? Which one is better?

I feel behind in the world not knowing they exist! I write down and rank every book I read so I'm super excited to get to keep track online and share, etc.  :)

 

Date Posted: 10/5/2008 1:33 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/5/2008 1:34 PM ET
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Here's the thread I started asking the same question  http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=125430&l=25&ls=0#r

Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 10/5/2008 1:57 PM ET
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I kind of like shelfari because it has a larger database of older books without isbn's (which makes up a large part of my collection).

Date Posted: 10/5/2008 3:12 PM ET
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Thanks drewsmom - it seems pretty split in half doesn't it?

Date Posted: 10/5/2008 4:08 PM ET
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as I'm researching them it seems that Library Thing is a good one too. Ahhhh!! :) Maybe I'll have to try more than one and see what I like.

Date Posted: 10/5/2008 4:16 PM ET
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Just fyi, I think library thing is the one that charges you if you list over 200 books, so keep that in mind if you ever want to have more than 200 listed, it's going to cost you.  The other 2 are free.

Date Posted: 10/5/2008 8:06 PM ET
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I can't tell you about those two, but I have two lifetime accounts at LibraryThing. LT works great for me.

Date Posted: 10/6/2008 1:18 PM ET
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I use goodreads and love it.  I have over 1000 books posted between my various categories (read/toread/currentlyreading) plus I can set up categories like cozies, chick lit, 2008, etc.

Date Posted: 10/6/2008 1:53 PM ET
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I prefer goodreads, I belong to the other two but don't bother with them anymore since joining goodreads.  Library thing was good as well, but I know I'll eventually go over 200 books so I dropped it.

Date Posted: 10/8/2008 8:23 AM ET
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Tammy, your signature statement is cool!

Date Posted: 10/8/2008 12:10 PM ET
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I use Librarything as well, I've got  over 900 books listed.  (I'm a keeper!)

There is an option for lifetime membership that's only $25.  I willing paid it because I love the site.

And the message boards are very nice.

Date Posted: 10/8/2008 5:05 PM ET
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I use Librarything. I like its layout better than Shelfari's, and Goodreads doesn't seem to focus much on tags (for me, the tags are one of the most useful aspects of Librarything).

Date Posted: 10/8/2008 6:49 PM ET
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I do both LibraryThing and Goodreads--there's things I like about each of them that I'm not willing to give up so I do both, but unfortunately with all the books coming and going from here and all the reading I do, I don't keep either one perfectly up to date. I've got about 1500 books on there.

I don't delete books once I've read them, I use the sites to try to keep track of not only the books I have actually got physically in my house, but also what I've already read and either traded off or brought back to the library, etc--so I don't get them again! LOL It use the tags not to list books by genre but to indicate "TBR" "Read & traded" or "keeper shelf." I try to go through occasionally and weed out books I've gotten rid of unread, or those I've DNF'd, or to at least rate (if not review) the ones I've finished. I've never tried Shelfari, mostly just because I really don't need another similar site.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 10/8/2008 7:08 PM ET
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Thanks everyone for the great replys!

I've joined Goodreads and Library Thing. I haven't done to much on either yet but I am going to use GR for keeping track of the books I read and then swap and books I have and want to read. LT for my "keepers". I have a couple of friends I've gotten to join GR already and it is so much fun seeing what everyone is reading and writing comments and keeping track of my progress with page numbers as I read.

We will see how it goes!! :)