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Fri, 01 Jul 2011

More LibraryThing

Well, I've added two more shelves of books, plus more ones that are just lying around. In many ways, I can't help thinking that a software package would do the job better in that it would probably allow me to export my library to other formats -- there are a couple of GPL'ed programs out there. Still, I'm enjoying doing this.

One thing that I hadn't really thought about, though, is the 'social networking' aspects of the site. Though I'm not a great fan of this in general, it does seem to give this site that 'something extra....'. It's interesting being able to see how many others have a particular book that you also have, and what they think of it. Some of my books are also owned by loads of people (eg American Gods by Neil Gaiman), others by just one or two people (eg The Bumper Book of Lies by Chris Bell, also available online for free at, a few by no one else at all (eg An Indian Summer by Sacheverell Sitwell).

The one thing that vaguely worries me a little is that a person's book selections can say quite a bit about them as a person. I'm not certain exactly what mine says about me (especially given that it is fragmentary so far), or whether I want that much information out in the "public realm". I'm probably being paranoid here, but anyway.

For the moment, here are some random books from my library, care of Library thing:

posted at: 01:50 | path: /books | permanent link to this entry

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