Monday, October 1, 2007

8. Play with LibraryThing

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As our next adventure I would like you to take a look at LibraryThing. Whether you are a librarian, publisher, bookseller or just a lover of reading, LibraryThing allows you to catalogue your own titles and find people with similar reading tastes.

There are thousands of books already listed on LibraryThing - in most cases, adding a book to your personal catalogue is as simple as adding the ISBN, or the title and author.

LibraryThing also allows you to share your book collection with others and get book recommendations from other people with similar tastes. It doesn't make a difference if you have a large collection of books or just a handful of books.

It's also not just limited to new releases or best sellers - you can find interesting books you may never have otherwise picked up.

Your Task
  1. Take a look around LibraryThing and create an account.
  2. Add a few books to your library. These can be books you own or books you have read.
  3. Blog about your findings and be sure to link to your LibraryThing catalog!
This task was written by Andrea Scott.

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