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Post by Trev » Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:08 pm

http://bookmooch.com/

A great little site for sharing books.

http://www.librarything.com/

All anoraks love a good list, don't you? This is the place to do it. My user name overthere is i94.

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Post by Woodbine » Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:25 pm

I might join Librarything, I've been meaning to for a while. I won't join Bookmooch as I like to hold on to books rather than giving them away. Unless they're crap, of course. I suppose I could just give away the crap ones and exchange them for better ones.

I like http://www.pulp.net/. They support lots of edgier up an coming writers, and welcome submissions from unpublished people. I might actually submit something if I ever pluck up the courage. I think you get paid too, which is a bit of a rarity in online publishing.

http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/ is also good.
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Post by crystalball » Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:52 pm

Is Librarything like a last.fm for books then? It sounds interesting but a bit too much work for me. I'd love to get book recommendations though.

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Post by Trev » Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:31 pm

crystalball wrote:Is Librarything like a last.fm for books then? It sounds interesting but a bit too much work for me. I'd love to get book recommendations though.
It's similar, took me a couple of days to enter in my books - you just type in the ISBN and it (usually) finds the book and right cover.

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Post by tonieee » Fri May 01, 2015 5:35 pm

I've just signed up to goodreads after being recommended by a friend. Does anybody else here use it? Is it any good?

I was put off a bit by it being owned by Amazon so I had a little look around and found LibraryThing which appears similar (and also mentioned above) but also partly owned by Amazon (according to wikipedia).

Does anybody know of any other similar things that are any good?

The other alternative is to use an app on my phone that doesn't use the cloud but then you don't get all the cloudy-social-networky-goodness. But do still get to do nerdy cataloging things which is the main reason.

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Post by humblebee » Sat May 02, 2015 5:09 pm

tonieee wrote:I've just signed up to goodreads after being recommended by a friend. Does anybody else here use it? Is it any good?
I'm on Goodreads, without really knowing why.

I suppose it doesn't help that I won't take part in the whole star-rating-out-of-five thing. It might give me recommendations if I do that. But I just can't bring myself to do that sort of violence to the written word.

Not that I actually need an app to recommend reading for me. I'm lucky enough to have people for that.

I suppose I just like the idea of recording everything I read. But it's not everything, obviously - it's just what I've read since I've had the app.

Bit pointless really, then.

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Post by tonieee » Sat May 02, 2015 6:45 pm

I've put in all the books I've read this year and I have been rating them but I do agree that that doesn't seem right and is very arbitrary. I haven't got enough yet to get recommendations but the rate I'm going through books at the moment it won't be long. But like you I'm not doing it for recommendations - I've got about fifty unread books upstairs to get through (I keep buying books from charity shops faster than I can read them) and books on order from the library and a long list of other books I want to read. I really don't need anything to tell me anymore books to read but I'll see...

I think I'll just keep it up until my leg's better and then see how it goes. Pretty much all I'm doing at the moment is reading so it's nice to have a nerdy distraction of recording it as I go along.

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Post by noLooking » Sat May 02, 2015 7:43 pm

tonieee wrote:I've got about fifty unread books upstairs to get through (I keep buying books from charity shops faster than I can read them) and books on order from the library and a long list of other books I want to read.
Nice to know I'm not alone. Do you ever wonder what will happen if you get to the end of them all?

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Post by tonieee » Sat May 02, 2015 10:50 pm

andyiong wrote:
tonieee wrote:I've got about fifty unread books upstairs to get through (I keep buying books from charity shops faster than I can read them) and books on order from the library and a long list of other books I want to read.
Nice to know I'm not alone. Do you ever wonder what will happen if you get to the end of them all?
That would only be if I stop buying books. Which would only happen if they close down all the charity shops and second hand book shops. But my favourite charity shop (the Age Concern book and record shop in Broomhill) has closed already and Rare And Racy is likely to be closed so maybe it is likely... No it'll never happen!

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