LibraryThing

Wed Mar 10, 2010

I am a late adopter of LibraryThing, but I have slowly entered most of my books into it over the last few weeks. A goodly number have incorrect editions, and I was too impatient to fix them.

The “members with your books” feature also seems to update sporadically, which is mildly annoying. I also am not sure I understand the weighting algorithm, though I hope it’s based on books shared by you and the fewest number of other folks.

It’s a neat thing to see similar libraries, though no one’s seems to be as similar to mine as most are to other people’s. (I am also surprised by the number of primary texts that I’ve used library copies of through the years without buying my own. It’s a bit embarrassing, in fact.)