Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Tuesday Thingers!

Er, so for much of yesterday, I was checking out people's blogs to see if they had updated Tuesday Thingers, but I couldn't find any, so I didn't update. But this morning I checked out Lori's blog, and she updated yesterday, so here we go, just a day late and a dollar short :-)

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?

I opened my account on LibraryThing in May, 2006. 2006 was really my "Year of Reading." I went crazy- I think I read more books that year than I ever had before, and than I probably ever will again. Certainly, 2007 and 2008 aren't up there. I was also very involved in a lot of online reading communities on Yahoo groups and on other forums. I had joined Paperbackswap. LibraryThing came out, and people were raving about it, and it just seemed like the right thing to do. And so I did, I became a lifetime member, and I LOVE it. I don't use it every day, but every time I purchase a book, it goes into my library. I also have a GoodReads account, but I do not use it. I don't update it with reviews or with new books often at all. I am LT all the way :-)


  1. How many books did you read in 2006?
    I do better some years than others as well. I only read a few books in the first few months of this year, but since April and adding book reviews to my blog (and joining LT), I've been reading a ton.
    I posted for Tuesday Thingers too.

  2. 2007 seems to have been my reading year with 127, this year though... 15 so far.

  3. Haha better late then never! LT is amazing :)

  4. I am loyal to LT, too. I've never really bothered looking at the other book-related sites like Shelfari and GoodReads. I figure I get enough book recommendations from book bloggers and friends, so I don't really use LT for the social aspects.


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