Library Wanderer puts it so very succinctly that I’m not sure I should bother trying to add anything… just knowing that there’s a book called “Did David Hasselhof end the cold war” (£4.75 will never be better spent)has made my life immeasurably richer.
but I suppose I should add my pennyworth…
I have to say that it would never ever in the world of a month of Sundays when every single Sunday had a blue moon occur to me to … hoot… catalogue my own books! ahahhahahahahahahha.
Not only would I be rubbish at it, but what on earth is the point???
Every one has to amuse themselves in their own way, and I will admit to buying a second copy of Cats Eye by the glorious Margaret Atwood from the wonderful Alnwick Barter Books, within weeks of buying the first copy (see the covers, I could be forgiven for not linking the 2 couldn’t I?) but I blame that on woosiness brought on by a fine all day breakfast…. (ps have just finished The Year of the Flood, and loved loved it – v good indeed, though will have to re-read Oryx and Crake now since they’re very interconnected…..)
Anyway, back to LibraryThing, yes I know, but we really must …. I’ve given it a try as a possible way of presenting our Clinical Medicine reading lists a couple of years ago, because we thought the benefits of presenting the book covers was just too tempting to resist but, my goodness, it was a right pain to enter the data, and then once you’d found each book (not all of which actually had a cover, though most did, I admit), the link to Newton which we wanted to include was so invisible as to make it practically pointless. My tags in http://www.librarything.com/profile/SciPort are the Clinical Medicine (CM) ones – see if you can find the link to Newton for http://www.librarything.com/work/231986/book/36838359 for example… so, need more time…… not spotted it yet??? frankly I’m not surprised, and it just proves my point.
So, no, LibraryThing – I’m really just not that into you…..