Thing #11

I’m back at work, continuing in the “23 Things” program.

For Thing 11, I tried out Library Thing.  My account is at http://www.librarything.com/catalog/SondySue.

Library Thing is a site to catalog your library books.  A fun idea!  You can catalog 200 books for free–seems like a kind of piddly amount.  Still, for $25 you can get a lifetime subscription and catalog as many as you want.

One fun thing about this–After cataloging five books, I decided to see what books Library Thing would recommend I should read next.  Sure enough, most of the books listed are ones I already have–and love.  But the first one was new to me–so I’m going to check it out and read it–the comments do make it sound like a book I’d like.

So, the question is:  Is Library Thing worth it for someone who has a bad habit of buying books?  Would I really even begin to get them entered?  Would it maybe embarrass me and help me finally control my book-buying?

I do have my own system of keeping track of my books–and I review everything I read (Well, okay, I’m a year behind–but I try!) on www.sonderbooks.com.  Library Thing could be interesting in “meeting” people who enjoy the same books, but I’m not sure I have time or interest in keeping it up….  Maybe I will enter some more books, or maybe enter books as I review them, and see what I think.

3 Responses to “Thing #11”

  1. Marcy says:

    I have a Library Thing account! Well, just the free one for now. I’d forgotten you can only do 200 books for free, you’re right, that does seem really small. Maybe I’ll pay the $25 after I hit that amount, since it’s not a yearly fee or anything. I only have 89 up at the moment. Anyway, here’s the link: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/quettandil. Like you, I already keep track of my books and review them elsewhere, and I haven’t really used it to meet people or look at recommendations yet, but I like it anyway. It’s another fun thing to do with my books. I generally post a link on it when I do reviews on my blog.

  2. Administrator says:

    I love your list, Marcy! Fun how many of your books are ones I love, too! (And I didn’t know that Decoy Princess had a sequel. I’d better get the first book read!)

  3. Marcy says:

    Thanks! And yes, you definitely need to read Decoy Princess and sequel. There ought to be a third book too, but apparently the author doesn’t think so. Sad.

    Of course, I probably read some of the books on your recommendation, or because someone else heard your recommendation and then bought them for me. But either way, great minds think alike. (=

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