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Subject: Library Thing and Goodreads
Date Posted: 3/31/2009 8:34 PM ET
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I was looking at the library thing and goodreads websites and liked what I saw. I think it would be great to have some way to keep track of the books of the books I have read and find new books to read. I also liked that you can review what is on your bookshelf so you can remember what you thought of them. I liked that idea. Sometimes I forget what I have read because I have read so much. I actually got in trouble with this. A month ago I ordered a book that looked good but when I got it I realized that I had already read it and forgot. So now I have to get rid of the same book twice. When I look at the websites they seem pretty similar to me. Does anyone use these websites and what do you think of them. Thanks for your advice.
Date Posted: 3/31/2009 8:55 PM ET
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i heard good things about both sites but i use goodreads because i am cheap. library thing, u have to pay after 200 books or something like that.


i really like goodreads, not necessarily for keeping tracks of my reads, i still prefer to jot down, its faster but it consolidates friends from various forums together for me and i can follow what my friends are reading and liking

Date Posted: 3/31/2009 10:39 PM ET
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I'm with LibraryThing and really like it - I have one account for my book inventory and one for the list of books I've read. A lot of the online ladies I know are with GoodReads but I prefer the set-up with LT but I think the benefits of both are positive, especially being able to set up the various tags for however you want to track either a reading list or book collection.

My name for my reading list at LT is thebookbabe; for my book inventory it's gailblibrary if you want to see how I set them up.


Date Posted: 3/31/2009 10:44 PM ET
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I have goodreads & I love it.

Date Posted: 4/1/2009 6:43 AM ET
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Goodreads is extremely useful to me, the ability to create as many shelves as you want and name them any old thing you want. I haven't found any other site that is as useful. I love it! I did set up an account at librarything, but like Jess said, 200 books doesn't do me any good and I'm not paying for more. I also have use shelfari, but its not nearly as useful, because there is no way to sort or add shelves. Goodreads is the best!

Date Posted: 4/1/2009 9:55 AM ET
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I use LibraryThing, but I like Shelfari better. I know alot of people recommend Good reads but I haven't really looked too much into it.

Date Posted: 4/1/2009 12:18 PM ET
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I use goodreads and don't know how I ever did without it. http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1081001-sarah


Date Posted: 4/1/2009 1:15 PM ET
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I also use goodreads...I also use shelfari, but I can't seem to keep it up-to-date as easily.  It is more difficult to maneuver through...it does look pretty, though. :)  Haven't tried library thing, but I have over 1000 books, so it doesn't sound like it would work as well for me.

I also use goodreads to see what my "friends" say about the books...a few of the people on this board are also my friends there and I look at their reviews of books and what books they are reading to pick new books or what to read next.

ETA:  My goodreads profile is linked in my signature.

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Date Posted: 4/1/2009 6:58 PM ET
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http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1708674  I use Goodreads.

Date Posted: 4/1/2009 7:18 PM ET
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Ya know...I've seen so much about these two...I guess its a sign to go check them out! =)

Date Posted: 4/1/2009 8:42 PM ET
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Thanks everyone for your help. I think I will set up an account with goodreads. I didn't realize that you had to pay with Library Thing if you have over 200 books. That is good information to know. Also thanks for giving me your links to Goodreads I will be exploring your bookshelves to help set up mine. Hope you don't mind.
Date Posted: 4/16/2009 11:02 AM ET
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I use Goodreads also -   http://www.goodreads.com/mblisa

I think that its easy to use - and their emails keep you posted! Lots of interesting groups on the site ~