Thursday, December 13, 2007

BTT - online book cataloging

Well, I haven't answered in a long while but this one is up my alley:

Do you use any of the online book-cataloguing sites, like
Library Thing or Shelfari? Why or why not? (Or . . . do you have absolutely no idea what I’m talking to?? (grin))
If not an online catalog, do you use any other method to catalog your book collection? Excel spreadsheets, index cards, a notebook, anything?

I didn't like Shelfari (and I tried something else I didn't like as well) but I do use LibraryThing. I started using it to keep track of the books I read and listened to in 2007 so I basically use it as a catalog, I don't use it as a social tool. I don't post reviews or rate or tag my books. There's a new site, Bookbump that looks promising. I am waiting for them to come up with an application that allows me to import my library from another program (LibraryThing) so I don't have to enter them all by hand. Although most of my books come from the library I also use Bookmooch and Paperbackswap to get rid of books (mostly paperbacks my husband buys when traveling) that I don't want to keep.


kat said...

I use Library Thing to catalog my books and not as a social tool too. I have an account on Bookmooch too, but I don't get on it much either (which reminds me, I have some books to send). Cheers! :)

Melody said...

I haven't heard of Bookmooch... but that sounds cool. Will have to check it out. Thanks for sharing! :)

Julia said...

I have heard of booksmooch. Lot of friends use it. But I have not even try it.

Thanks for your thought about your experience using Shelfari and Library Thing.

Happy BTT! Here Mine!

Marg said...

I have used Library Thing in the past, although I am a bit behind at the moment with it!

Read my BTT post here

heather (errantdreams) said...

I tend to donate my unwanted books to the library... but then I'm not sure I'd have time for yet more books through something like bookmooch!

Lori Madison said...


I am unfamilar with the majority of these programs but I am going to click on the link you have to bookbump because well... I just find the name funny. Have a lovely weekend.

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gautami tripathy said...

I too use bookmooch. I drastically need to enter a hell lot of my books. I need to cut down on my books before I move house in the new year.

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Ladytink_534 said...

I stumbled across BookMooch the other day and thought it looked interesting.