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bit more Library Thing

This is a comment on one of the other 25Thingers blog – jubaru –

“Have you tried bookcrossing.com? It’s an interesting way of passing books on… )

So I hope jubaru and Bryony don’t mind me pinching this comment…. but with around 2500 books in the house (a very rough count up when I first logged into Library Thing earlier today) this could be useful. Cheers 🙂

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21/25 library Thing

This is completely new to me – I’m sitting here at home surrounded by books, oh and computer stuff, the last book case I built was floor to ceiling on our first floor landing and is / was full from about 1/2 after the last screw went in, but I didn’t know, don’t know anything about Library Thing so …here goes… in another tab, time to take a look :O

“Developed for booklovers, this online tool not only allows you to create an online catalogue of your own, it also connects you to other people who have similar libraries and reading tastes. Add a book to your catalogue by just entering the title and find other users who share your reading tastes. There are lots of ways to use LibraryThing. You can even view your books on a virtual shelf, add a widget to display titles that are in your catalogue.” – 25Things @ huddersfield  – see also http://en.wordpress.com/tag/librarything/

I’m not sure if I want to catalogue our books, but, I did mention this Library Thing to my sons girl friend a few days ago (she is currently doing an English Lit A Level, going onto an English Lit and French Degree later this year) and she was interested in finding out more, so I’m going to investigate further.

libthingbook1A random selection of books added, 16 so far (?1000’s to go), not always the exact edition so that might have an effect on how many other people have, or haven’t got this on their shelf. I found 138 members with Exodus by Julie Bertagna but only one other with the second book in the series Zenith by Julie Bertagna, umm.

and no one else with Glorious ColourSources of Inspiration for Knitting and Needlpoint by Kaffe Fassett, I’ll bring this one into work sometime because I know all in level 3 will like it!

and curious to see The Amulet of Samarkand (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1byJonathan Stroud -2,497 other members, Ptolemy’s Gate (The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 3)by Jonathan Stroud – 1,513 other members, but the second in the series Golem’s Eye by Jonathan Stroud only 1 other member.

Sooo much to look at, toooo much for just now, so I will be back to this one….even if its for others not myself.

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