LibraryThing is a great site for anyone who loves books. It takes just seconds to sign up and start adding books to your own personal shelf. LibraryThing collects book data from almost 700 library sources, so when you search for a snippet of the title you want to enter, it soon finds your book and all the cataloging data. There are many ways to add books so it’s practical to use LibraryThing to manage your entire book catalog, just like a library.
However, LibraryThing is not just a catalog; it’s also a social site, so you are encouraged to fill out a profile with information about yourself and your books and to join conversations with other people who are reading the same books that you are. If you’re not sure where to start, LibraryThing can make recommendations based on your tastes. Your LibraryThing home page tends to be busy, but it contains all you need to make the most of this worldwide book club.
On LibraryThing you can meet up with your friends from other social networks or make new friends based on your shared interests. The site promises to put you in touch with people with ‘eerily similar’ tastes, and it certainly delivers. Now, instead of browsing the shelves of bookstores and supermarkets looking for new books to read, you can find out what people like you think of a book before buying it. That’s one of the best parts of being part of this online reading community.
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