Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Thing 11

Library Thing is interesting, but I don't like it as much as Shelfari. I do like LT's image generator, though. What I have to say in the post pertains to both, but Shelfari is more user-friendly and visually appealing.

Both Library Thing and Shelfari are useful to me in three ways. First, I am an avid reader who loves connecting with others over shared interests. I joined Shelfari about 3 weeks ago and have logged on almost every night to see what my friends are reading and get recommendations. Another reason I use it is to look up books my students are reading or I am thinking about using in class. There are groups for children's books that people of all ages post to. Finally, as a future librarian, I know that I will not have enough time to read all the books in my library. If I really need to gather information, several reviews by library groups will give me a better insight than an Amazon book review.

Library Thing



  1. the beauty of the 2.0 world..choice. Pick what works best for you!

  2. I like Shelfari, too! I find it is more appealing than LibraryThing, as well. I've only logged in a few times, but I've already had several people request to be my friend! I see Shelfari as a total networking site for bookworms!

  3. I was just introduced to Shelfari. I think it's great. Not only do I think it's a great way to connect to people about books people are reading, but I just love the look of the website.I'm still new, so I need play with it more to get the hang of things.

  4. I like reading everyone's comments. I actually liked both Shelfari and BookThing for different reasons. You do have to share how you copied the image of both onto your blog. I haven't figured that one out yet. Help!!
    I'm at What was I thinking

  5. I too like Shelfari better than Library Thing. We should create a group or at least become friends on Shelfari so that we can all share titles and see what everyone is reading.