Saturday, May 28, 2011

That Library Thing

I am of the opinion that good English readers and writers are usually created and shaped by their perseverance with reading outside the classroom. I therefore advocate pleasure reading as both a reading and writing skill builder. 
A great online database for finding books to try, and sharing with other users your thoughts about what you've read is the website Library Thing. From the introductory notes about the site:

"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."

This free site may be just what you've been looking for for your next reading suggestion!

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