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Library Thing

Following klingonguy's lead, I've been slowly uploading my library into Library Thing. I also ordered one of those cute little Cue Cats to help speed up the process. Although, I'm finding it's having trouble with bar codes from books over ten years old. So, I foresee lots of typing in ISBNs in the near future.

Still, it'll be nice to finally have a list of all of wishweaver's and my books somewhere. Nothing aggravates me more than not being able to remember if I have a copy of something already until I've already bought it and see it sitting there on the shelf mocking me.

I've added a little toy on my profile page. Library Thing will be posting random books from my library there, so if you ever wondered just what the heck I read but don't want to wander all the way to Library Thing to check out my library, then I'll just bring my library to you. *grin*

OK, I'm a geek. What can I say?

Besides, it gave me an excuse to get a Read or Die (R.O.D.) avatar.


( 4 howls — Howl with the Pack )
Aug. 27th, 2007 05:34 am (UTC)
Part of the problem with scanning barcodes is that barcodes are apparently a fairly recent innovation in the book industry. Hell, I had titles that didn't have ISBNs on them. But we persevere.
Aug. 28th, 2007 02:46 pm (UTC)
True, my Churchill first editions don't have an ISBN. Although I was pleased to find my 1902 Woodrow Wilson set was listed in the Library of Congress. (What a score for $16.50 at an antique mall. *grin*)
Aug. 27th, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC)
I typed in the ISBNs of most of my collection, with a few exceptions. My rule is: everything with an ISBN gets added (that includes the Doctor Who audios by Big Finish, for example). Of course, if I have books without ISBNs, they get added too.

It was quite a bit of work at the beginning, but now I add the books as soon as I get them. There are still a few books I haven't added - mostly books from my early teens, but also my cookbook collection. I don't have far to go, though.
Aug. 28th, 2007 02:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm trying to concentrate on my books with ISBNs right now. Eventually, I'll need to try and enter my comic graphic novels and trade paperbacks that are perfect bound. I mean, if they stand on a shelf by themselves, they technically "in the library".
( 4 howls — Howl with the Pack )

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