I think I've mentioned Library Thing in passing before. I actually signed up recently after visiting the website of one of my commentors and seeing that she was doing it.
I signed up for the thing, but there's no way I'm going to try to catalog my own books. It's not that I have so very many, but if I have any extra time, I'm going to mop the bathroom floors and paint my bedroom. Buy food. Something like that. So what I've been doing is cataloging what I've been reading because I keep track of how many books I read each year. Oh, if only I'd thought of this back in January.
Oh, wait! I've only read something like 55 books since January 1! I could take the time to enter all those. I could do it when I'm avoiding writing. Yeah! And then on New Year's Eve, I'd have a catalog of all the books I've read this year.
Assuming I wanted that.
But I'll keep trying for a while. We'll see what happens.
I'm using LibraryThing to keep track of all the books I've read this year. It's very useful when it comes round to writing "best books of 2006" lists and reviews and things.
Once you've catalogued 50 books, you should sign up to be a LibraryThing Author! (you get a yellow "sticker" on your page)
I'm hoping it will also be useful for recommending new books that I might like...
Ah, LibraryThing. I didn't think I'd use it either. I use it to keep track of new books and what happens to old books--like if I lend a book or trade it I'll enter it into LT. I'm just amazed at how well done the site is and how responsive Tim Spalding is to suggestions. I love it.
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