Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Tuesday Thingers

Today's Tuesday Thingers question is:

Why LT? Why did you choose to open and maintain an LT account? Do you/did you use other online cataloging/social networking sites, like GoodReads or Shelfari? Do you use more than one? Are they different or do they serve different purposes?

My husband, Mark, and I have literally thousands of books. He read somewhere about Library Thing and we thought it was a great idea. We are constantly buying duplicate copies of books that we already have because we have forgotten that we have them. We're not too organized, either, so we constantly say "we have that, don't we?" and then go on a long, exhaustive search to see where it is, just to make sure we DO have it. So it's great to have a list, plus we thought that if there was ever (God forbid) a fire or flood or something we would have a record of the books we owned.

Once we signed up, though, we noticed that LT has this wonderful, active community of groups with different interests, different viewpoints. It was great to get involved and talk to people who like the same things. If it hadn't been for Library Thing I would never had started a blog. Everyone was (and is) welcoming, helpful, supportive. I can't say enough nice things about the community at LT.

We don't belong to any other cataloging sites or social sites. But I was invited by a Library Thing member to join Book Club Forum, another wonderful community where people get together to talk about the books they read. Now I spend entirely too much time on the computer but I am enjoying it so much and meeting so many nice people. If you like books, try it for yourself!


J. Kaye Oldner said...

Hmmmm...I'll have to check out the Book Club Forum. Thanks for the heads-up!

Marie said...

the way i've done the link thing is a little convoluted but it works.
click on the envelope at the bottom of your entry to email the link to yourself.
open the email, copy the link.
go to bostonbibliophile.com, paste the link in your comments. if you want to do the "here it is" thing where the "here it is" is hyperlinked, do this:
here it is.
let me know if you need more help. :-)

Marie said...

okay, i tried to leave the html string and it didn't work because i just created a link. if you email me at bibliophile at bostonbibliophile dot com i'll try again. :-/

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