August 16th, 2007

Fishy Circumstances

Book Review/Collection/Comparison sites

Which book cataloging and/or recommendation sites do you use and why?

LibraryThing, Shelfari, and GoodReads are the ones I've heard discussed the most recently. I've tried LibraryThing and like it; I've been a little off-put from Shelfari by its spammish tendencies; and GoodReads is only worth trying if it does significant things which LibraryThing does not. But there are many other sites competing in this market too. I'm not certain that I need a cataloging or recommending tool online in my life. But as long as it's one whose information can be easily backed up offline, there might be convincing reasons to make use of one or several others.