Musing Monday (July 27)

Musing Mondays (BIG) Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about online book sites…

Do you have an account with an online book database site (LibraryThing, Shelfari, GoodReads etc)? If so, do you have a preference? Do you use it for - your own record keeping? finding new books to read? social networking?

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks.

 

 

I have an account with Shelfari and GoodReads (user: rebeccavoy for both). I started over at Shelfari but liked the GoodReads format so I tried that one out… then couldn’t decide which one I liked best, so I’ve been on both ever since.

I use them mostly for my own record keeping – not because I really needed to, but cause I seem to have a crazy need to keep multiple copies of the same records…

I’d have several ‘friends’ on both – from people I know in RL to people I’ve hardly ever spoken to even online.

I’d like to use these sites in more ways (other than playing trivia on GoodReads) so I’m looking forward to seeing what you guys use it for.

30 comments :

gautami tripathy said...

I don't really use those sites!

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Cathy said...

I do!

caite said...

oh yes, I do love one of the book database sites, as I explain HERE

Li said...

Great question! Here's my response: http://www.rulethewaves.net/wp/?p=759

Bluestocking said...

I really don't use those too much. Here is my Monday Morning Update 4

historyofshe said...

Oh, I love these sites!

http://historyofshe.wordpress.com/2009/07/27/musing-mondays-dos/

Vicki said...

You can find my Musing Monday HERE

Have a great week everyone!!

Debbie's World of Books said...

My response is up Debbie's World of Books

wendy elizabeth said...

Guru, you may regret asking this question it may mean extra work for you but I do pay in coffee.

Alison said...

I've just started at LibraryThing. Everyone come tell me what I should know!

jennilovevirgo said...

Good morning!

Here's my Musing :)

http://fallingofftheshelf.blogspot.com/2009/07/musing-monday-july-27th.html

Jenny Girl said...

I'm back after my brief hiatus.
Hope this finds you well sweetie!
This musing reminded me of some more catch up I need to do. Oh well :)

Here's my musing

Susan B. Evans said...

I heart GoodReads! Here is my answer.

MizB said...

I <3 (love) LibraryThing.com! And, I'm like you, Rebecca, in that I tend to be anal about keeping multiple records of the same information ((see my book lists, for example!)).

My answer to today's MM question is here. ;)

~MizB

Sheila DeChantal said...

The jury on this is still out for me. I think at one time or another I have been signed up for several of these but find that the really cool widgets that I covet off other peoples book blogs dont usually work with Wordpress.

I know there are other reasons to use these sights and I just have not had time to really dig into all the benefits. Possibly a winter project?

:)

Michael said...

Maybe after I become more efficient with my blogging, I'll be able to spend more time on those sites, but for right now, I'm finding that as far as blogging goes, I'm spending my time on other details, and these are low on the priority list.

Here's my post.

Donura said...

I posted my comments and thoughts on my blog, www.donurareads.blogspot.com and want to read everyone elses uses.

Elina said...

here's mine: http://crimsonheart.bubble.nu/index.php/2009/07/musing-mondays-27-07/

Jenny said...

here's mine!

okbolover said...

I um..have all three :) but I use them for specific reasons.

See here

Kris@Bookheart said...

Mine is here :)

Hilarie said...

Great question! I've had the same thoughts. I love all these sites, but sometimes I wonder if I could be getting more out of my membership.

Musing

kaye said...

you always have a good system. my musings

Rebecca :) said...

Here is mine, Rebecca!

Musing Mondays

Phantom Inkheart said...

Here's mine!

Kelly said...

Wow, really late with this one. Sorry.

http://ninthfactor.org/?p=448

The Social Frog said...

I seem to always be late, guess it has something to do with time zones? Anyway, here is mine:
http://thesocialfrog.com/?p=2287

Whitney said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who's late getting their answers up.

My answer's here.

Susan said...

Here's my answer. . . A day late. . . Again

Jenners said...

I'm on Library Thing, Shelfari and GoodReads ... wow...I have a problem. I like LibraryThing the most -- and mostly use the others just to post reviews. : )