What is LibraryThing?LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for book lovers.
LibraryThing helps you create a library-quality catalog of books: books you own, books you've read, books you'd like to read, books you've lent out ... whatever grouping you'd like.
Since everyone catalogs online, they also catalog together. You can contribute tags, ratings and reviews for a book, and Common Knowledge (facts about a book or author, like character names and awards), as well as participate in member forums or join the Early Reviewers program. Everyone gets the benefit of everyone else's work. LibraryThing connects people based on the books they share.
LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for book lovers.
Learn more about LibraryThing by clicking on the following link, which will take you to their website: http://www.librarything.com/
At this time, I don't need an online, "library-quality catalog of books" I already own. I currently have some 200+ books and the idea of cataloging them online seems like an awful lot of work I rather not do. There seems to be some wonderful advantages of becoming a member of LibraryThing, but if the primary objective is to catalog my library of books, then it is not for me.
Plus LibraryThing is free for the privilege of cataloging up to 200 books. Whereas "a paid account allows you to catalog any number of books" for a fee of $10 a year or $25 for a lifetime. The fee isn't that much money when one thinks about it, especially if you'll be using/accessing your account a lot.
If you are a member of LibraryThing, I'd love to read your comments as to what you love/enjoy about being a member of the LibraryThing community.