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Monday, July 27, 2009

Musing Monday (July 27)

Musing Monday is hosted by Rebecca from Just One More Page.
Today's musing is the following:
Do you have an account with an online book database site (LibraryThing, Shelfari, GoodReads etc)? If so, do you have a preference? Do you use it for - your own record keeping? finding new books to read? social networking?

I do actually. I have an account with GoodReads and Shelfari. (Jennygirl on both) Unfortunately I have been completely slacking in updating them, like everything else lately :)

I originally started Good Reads to keep track of all the books I ever read. I just started adding books when I thought of them, not caring about dates or anything. I knew I read a lot of books in the past, and I thought it would be interesting to try and remember all of them. Believe it or not if I see a cover I can usually remember if I read it. Can't remember people's names, but we all have our weaknesses.

Then I started my book blog. My blog and the ones I read are my social networking outlets. I'm not a big chatter, like on Twitter or Facebook, but if you email me I'll reply, 9/10 times. I discover new books almost anywhere, Good Reads, blogs, emails. If I like it I add it to my TBR list.

With respect to record keeping, I have recently come to realize how important it is. You think I would know already, because I work with information on a daily basis. I also know the importance of correct and proper record keeping. But no, I have not kept good records thus far. I hope to rectify this soon. At least I'll know better for 2010.
So what about you, dear blog reader? Do you utilize Good Reads, Shelfari, etc.?


Alaine said...

Hi Jenny, like you I use Goodreads to keep track of the books I read now and the ones I've read in the past and I add them as I remember them. My blog is a personal record of my reading and reminds me of what was going on in my life when I was reading various books. I love having an easy way to keep those records now. I also think reviewing your books helps you recall the story later on.

Susan said...

I'm a GoodReads gal :)

Here is my answer.

caite said...

I am a huge fan of Library Thing you can see in my answer

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I stopped updating any of mine. Here is mine mine

Unknown said...

I have taken a liking to Shelfari. I started using it just to keep track of what I read from the time I started my blog. I try to update it everytime I finish a book, but it doesn't always work that way.

Lucy said...

Hi:) I think I'm like you on this..I'm up at a few places and visit quite regularly- but nothing like blogging. I think that's where |Ikeep up with everything and all my favourite blogs to read. Thanks:)

bermudaonion said...

I'm on Good Reads and Library Thing and use Library Thing the most.

Teddyree said...

I'm a fan of goodreads, I started on Goodreads to list the books I'd read and the ones I own so I'd stop buying duplicates lol
I still use Goodreads extensively but I love my blog for reviews and staying in touch with blogging friends

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