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Keeping Track Of Reading [Saturday 1 Jan 2011 at 08:05 pm]
I'm tried of reading only on the internet. I want to read more books in 2011. You folks on the flist aren't writing as much BtVS fic as before, so I need to branch out. So I'm keeping track of the books I read to make sure they proliferate.

I checked out Librarything.com and Shelfari.com which both seem like nice places. Does anyone here have a preference? I'd like to pick just one of them to use through the year.

It seems like Librarything has more of the books on my to-read shelf right now, especially the non-English language ones. I'm leaning that way just for the ease of entry but I'm not convinced it's the best way to keep track of reading lists. Shelfari is more list-oriented while Librarything seems aimed at managing a physical collection. I like to return books to the library when I'm done, so I'm not really trying to grow a collection beyond the 800 books I have in my apartment and 1000 more I keep at my parents' house.

I haven't tried goodreads.com yet.

I'd really like to hear what you think about either or both.

[User Picture]From: diamondtook862
Sunday 2 Jan 2011 at 03:50 am (UTC)
I haven't tried either, but I feel similarly about posting amounts and wanting to branch out (having tried reading poorly written fanfic instead and found it destroys my spelling abilities). I'd love to know what you decide. Maybe we should do a book club. ;)
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[User Picture]From: petzipellepingo
Sunday 2 Jan 2011 at 09:13 am (UTC)
I have both but I haven't used Librarthing in years. I adore Shelfari , for me it's perfect because it allows me to keep track of what I've read and what I'm going to read. And 99.9% of the books are from the Library so by allowing me to list what's on my "Going to read" list I can keep better track of what to check on the Library website and order as they show up there.
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[User Picture]From: enisy
Sunday 2 Jan 2011 at 01:52 pm (UTC)
I prefer LibraryThing. It's just comfier to use.
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[User Picture]From: gamiila
Thursday 27 Jan 2011 at 06:24 pm (UTC)
I joined both some time ago, but nowadays I only use Shelfari to keep track of my ever-expanding library.
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