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Subject: Do you LibraryThing?
Date Posted: 2/18/2009 9:10 AM ET
Member Since: 4/16/2007
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Who here is also on LT? And what's your name on there? I'm a nosy reader and want to see your libraries! I'm gracer over there as well.

Date Posted: 2/18/2009 9:30 AM ET
Member Since: 7/10/2006
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no, but I goodreads and shelfari

Date Posted: 2/18/2009 11:10 AM ET
Member Since: 7/23/2007
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I'm on there and Shelfari, my TBR link in my signature is on LibraryThing. It has half of my TBR and all my read books, I still have like 500 to add to my TBR lol!

Date Posted: 2/18/2009 6:06 PM ET
Member Since: 8/30/2008
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I'm at LibraryThing. Should have stayed with one account but I was used to having separate documents for my book collection and my reading list so decided to have two separate accounts there to keep things as simple as possible for me. Both are WIPs since I lost all my documents when my previous computer died and I'm slowly rebuilding everything.

My books: http://www.librarything.com/profile/gailblibrary
Books read: http://www.librarything.com/profile/thebookbabe

Date Posted: 2/18/2009 7:52 PM ET
Member Since: 5/23/2008
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I did open an account there. But really, only 200 books, and you have to pay for more?  That isn't much help to me. 200 books is nothing!

I also have a Shelfari shelf. But the best in my opinion is goodreads.  Free, easy to use, a great way to digitally organize my TBR, easy to search my shelves. I really like it that I have a currently reading shelf, too, and can put what page I am on, that is fun to do. great site! the link for my shelf is in my siggy.

My name on LT is booklovre6 (I spelled it wrong LOL) Not sure why I bothered with it, but I did list a bunch of my paranormal TBR books there.

Date Posted: 2/19/2009 2:44 AM ET
Member Since: 9/29/2005
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Can I ask how these sites are used?  I joined but not sure if there is a use to put all of my books up.

Date Posted: 2/19/2009 5:36 AM ET
Member Since: 8/30/2008
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These sites aren't for anyone, I'm sure, depends on what we want from them. But  when my computer crashed last August I really wished I had had time to add ALL my book information at LT. I lost over 40 years of reading list - all the books I'd read since September 1964 up to August 2008; and nearly 7,000 books in my inventory database. I can rebuild my inventory but my "books read" is pretty much lost forever. Of course there's always the chance that LT, or any of those sites, will crash or close their doors, but for my needs, I like the idea of having my information off-site so to speak. I am rebuilding my inventory on my own computer but don't have a printer right now so can't print anything out, so if I crash again, I lose everything, again.

Date Posted: 2/19/2009 6:46 AM ET
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I use LibraryThing in a few ways. I think most people join to keep track of their libraries and because they're booklovers. I use it to keep track of books I own, to prevent duplication, to keep track of books I read, and just as an organizational tool. It's like a book journal, a TBR list, and a database all in one. You can customize the look of your library to suit your needs as well. I like to use it to keep track of series, rate books, and connect with other booklovers. Like PBS, LT has very active forums where all things book related are discussed. There is a lively romance group over there as well. It's fun to connect with people who enjoy reading and discuss various books, authors, get recommendations, and more.

I agree, the first free 200 books is nothing. The lifetime membership isn't bad though. Like $25 or something like that.