Thursday, December 13, 2007

BTT: Catalog (December 13, 2007)

This week's question

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 am currently using:

  • LibraryThing
    A cool feature I like about this website is that I could import the books from my offline book database BookDB2 (a nifty free software) to LibraryThing, and vice versa. Actually, that's how my 400+ books ended up in LibraryThing. It looks good on my blog too.

  • Visual Bookshelf on Facebook
    I'm a relatively new member of Facebook and I must say, it is quite addictive... There's a cool application that you can add to your profile and that is Visual Bookshelf. For now, it is still at an infancy stage because I am not done with the uploading of most of the stuff I have. It's nice though, to check out what your friends are reading or have in their TBR pile.

    A few days ago, I signed up at this interesting website after reading an article about it (I can't remember which article...). Goodreads is "[...] is a place where you can see what your friends are reading and vice versa. You can create "bookshelves" to organize what you've read (or want to read). You can comment on each other's reviews. And on this journey with your friends you can explore new territory, gather information, and expand your mind."

    A feature I like about Goodreads is "My Quotes" as I can add favourites quotes from the books I've read.

I also stumbled across this article which features BOOKS TOOLBOX: 50+ Sites for Book Lovers. Sites are grouped into categories such as book reviews, book communities, publishing, book search and exchange, and other.

Happy BTT, everyone!

Book Quote:

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
— Henry Ward Beecher