Saturday, January 20, 2007

My Favorite Books Aren't In There ... Yet


I made a new friend today, and its name is Library Thing.

Library Thing allows you to enter your entire library and share what you read with the world. I have been told it's like flickr for books. You can also hook up with other people who have similar book collections or libraries as you do. You can rate your books, write reviews and read reviews of books others own. I especially like the UnSuggestor ("if you like Book X, you will NOT like Book Y.").

It looks absolutely amazing. Here's the link to Library Thing so you can check it out for yourself. Now if you will excuse me, I have to get back to my cataloguing.

Update: If you look to the sidebar, you will notice a new section entitled "Books in My Library." You can find out information about these books if you wish, or click on the highlighted "My Library" to see what I have in my Library.


R:tAG said...

Thanks for the Library Thing reference! I'll slowly be building up my library in there! :-)

Amy said...

Library Thing is v. cool. By the way (referencing your earlier post about Asian fiction), have you read the Master Li and Number Ten Ox trilogy by Barry Hughart? I know Malcolm is a fan, so I figured maybe you had, but if you haven't, you should.

(here's another writing tip; avoid sentences like the previous one)

Xiaolung said...

Hey Amy:

Glad to hear from you again.

Yup, I have read the Master Li trilogy. You can find the image in my Library (just one of the many cool things you can do with Library Thing).

Thanks for the suggestion. I am always looking for new and interesting Asian fiction books. Keep 'em coming.

Christopher said...

Very nice find. I'll see if I can dig up some spare time to build my own library thing too. I too may do as you've done and put RPG's in a psuedononymous library, rather than in my main one.