Posts Tagged ‘thingamabrian’

Or how many times can I write ‘thing’ in one entry.

So I signed up for LibraryThing earlier this week, and have been adding books from my own collection and poking around the site. From a personal perspective I can see the appeal of LibraryThing. I like how you can organise books into collections, such as ‘Currently Reading’, ‘Read but unowned’ and ‘Favourites’. I could definitely see myself using LibraryThing to keep track of what I’ve bought and read recently. Each book has a page with ratings, recommendations, tags and reviews. I was interested to see what LibraryThing would automatically recommend based on what I’ve uploaded. Other Users can also list their recommendations. I find the inclusion of tags on the pages useful, as it give a bit more information about the subject of the book and how many people have read it.

Tags and LibraryThing recommendations for Mort, by Terry  PratchettI can see how LibraryThing would work well for a small library. A life account (allowing you to add as many books as you wish) is available to purchase. This would be a great way to set up an online catalogue for a smaller library.

As for me, I will probably add more books to my LibraryThing account. As I mentioned before, I think it’ll be a good way to keep track of my ever growing pile of books to read. One day I might even review some of my favourites!

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