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LibraryThing: Crack for Readers

October 15, 2008  Author: Anthony Pacheco Category: Not Exactly Random, The Craft   4 Comments

Does anyone else use LibraryThing? I’ve started on the process of adding books. Slowly but surely I will add my entire library in there.

Here is why I think LibraryThing is the Cat’s Meow: Amazon has this spooky cross-referencing program that finds a person (or two) who closely match the books you have bought, finds the books she has bought through Amazon that you did not purchase, and shows you those books in various ways.

This is more than just the lemming effect. You are getting a book recommendation from someone with similar tastes. I have found many wonderful books this way. If that gem did not show up on my suggestion list, I would have never read it—or more importantly, bought it.

LibraryThing is just like this, only on a bigger scale with more features.

LibraryThing is going to sell many books through word of mouth.

The Research Analyst has spoken. Go sign up. No need to thank me, that’s just the kind of guy I am.

4 comments on: LibraryThing: Crack for Readers

  1. Christina October 15, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    I love LibraryThing and one of my favorite author’s as a teenager added me to his friend list. I love seeing who else has the books I have, that number on the side that says 2000 people own this same book. I think one of the books I added had only three people listed with it. I really like being able to list all my books, but I’m slow at listing them because I want to read first and then list them. I own way too many books, I have way to many TBR piles, but I’d have it no other way. I can’t wait to go to a book sell on the 28th so I can get more books.

  2. Anthony October 15, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Hi Christina, thanks for stopping by!

  3. courtney October 15, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    LT is great! Have you heard of GoodReads? I adore it. It hooked me in a similar way.

  4. Anthony October 15, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    GoodReads… no. must. close. laptop. lid. so. very. sleepy….

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