I set up a LibraryThing account back in September 2005, added ninety or so books to it, and promptly abandoned the whole thing… For some reason, a couple of weeks ago I decided to give it another go. In the interrim I have made card catalogue lists of all my books (very handy for taking to Hay-on-Wye and preventing me buying books I already own) which made putting them on LibraryThing a HECK of a lot easier.
And so here I am. If you’ve ever wanted to scout through my library, now you have the opportunity – and I even have a sassy widget in the left-hand column which will show you some of the books every four seconds. It’s a bit weighted to authors beginning G-Z, because for the A-F authors I was scrupulously choosing the editions I owned, and after that I just chose the ones which had cover pictures included.
To be honest, I’m not sure what else to do with it now – I know that FleurFisher is the person who has the highest percentage of her books in common with me, and it’s fun to see how many books I own that nobody else on LibraryThing does, but I don’t really see myself having the time to enter into the (doubtless bustling) community. My bookish online community time is already taken up twofold!