LibraryThing Website

On the left sidebar I have a “chiclet” that will link you to an online catalog of the books I own.  A few of them have ratings and reviews attached to them, and I am working on updating the rest of them as well.  This is my most favorite book related website.  It has a wide range of versatility (and constantly expanding) for those who want to keep an online list of books.  Some use it for their physical collection of books (as I currently do) and others use it as a reading list, and even others use it as both via the available tag system.  Additionally, the creator keeps promising a collection system to be put in place to make it easier to separate and differentiate classes of books such as those owned from those only read.

Another great aspect of this site is the numerous chat groups that are available that allow one to interact with other readers and discuss books, authors, and anything else.  I have found that there is a good mixture of groups that allow in-depth discussions as well as some that possess a lighter more fun-based attitude.  Either way, it is a good place to give and get suggestions on good books to read. 

It is impossible to list all the aspects here, so if you enjoy reading, or just talking about books, I suggest you go to www.librarything.com and check it out.  You can take the tour before you decide to join.  And signing up is totally easy.  All it requires is a username and password.  From that alone you can enter a certain amount of books for free, or if you want you can get a lifetime membership for a low one-time fee and enter an unlimited amount.  

Introduction

I actually started working on this back in August.  Silly me, to think I could work, attend school, and fully implement a new blog all at one time.  So, I kept putting this off, until I had time to get everything situated exactly how I wanted it.  I have now realized that is not going to happen.  Therefore, the alternative is to just jump in, and then sink or swim.  As you can tell, much of this is still under construction and I can’t promise that you won’t see quite a few changes here and there until I like what I see and decide exactly what direction I want to go with this.  So I kindly ask that you bear with me as I attempt to discover what in the heck I am doing.