Musing Monday 7/27

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about online book sites…

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?

*blushes like mad* I have an account with all three. Only because I post reviews on the books I’ve read. However I have broken it down so I use them each for a different purpose:

Shelfari: I started with this one. Its’ wishlist is …LARGE. I use this one the most to add books on my wishlist that are only available at the library.

LibraryThing: I use this wishlist for the books I want to buy 🙂 also, I use this one for their images of bookcovers to save and put into my blog when I do my reviews.

Goodreads: I mostly use for the widget because for some reason the other two only have flash/javascript widgets and is too stupid to allow those kinds of things on our blogs. Why? I don’t know. A security issue I suppose. Whatever it’s a little silly if you ask me.

I don’t use any for social networking. I used to, but noticed some of the groups I have joined are filled with elitist book snobs that are holier than thou and think you should only read “this one” because they say so. Bleh. So I stopped joining those groups.

However if you want to see what I’ve been reading/have read just look me up if you’d like 🙂 All three accounts are under Sensitivemuse. Shelfari has the bigger list as I joined that first long before I’ve heard of the other two.


3 thoughts on “Musing Monday 7/27

  1. I much prefer GoodReads to the other two sites. I actually like the look of the GoodReads “montage” widget better than any other that I’ve seen at LibraryThing or Shelfari.

    Here is my answer.

  2. Carol says:

    The only one I use is GoodReads. No particular reason, though. I think it’s just the first one I ran across.

  3. I belong to all three as well, but seem to like Goodreads the best. May be because that was the first site I joined, but there’s just something about it that appeals to me.

    I tend to put things in my Goodreads wishlist and don’t really use the other two for my TBR books. I tried updating all three with everything, but it just got too time consuming.

    Good idea about using one for your library books and the other for bookstore lists!

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