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Tue, Nov. 14th, 2006, 05:00 pm
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LibraryThing turns out to be yet another thoroughly enjoyable way to lose several hours on the web.

Once I'd input my depleted collection this morning (which is dead easy - quite often I add with one click if another user has already added the same title and edition), I tootled around the site a bit more....ok, a lot more, finding out who else has books that I have, who has the most books in common with me, how many other users have tagged their books the same as mine - it just goes on.

I found that I was thrilled when I saw that only one or two other users had a copy of one of my books, and near ecstatic when I had input a unique book. Unique to LibraryThing , that is. It's easy to get carried away.

A pity LiveJournal users cannot yet use the online 'widgets' to connect directly between blog and LT, soon I expect.

Now I have to photograph and upload all the missing book covers. Another day down the drain. But what a way to go.



Tue, Nov. 14th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
totnesmartin

Oh gawd, you've got me hooked now! And i've already got a unique book!

Tue, Nov. 14th, 2006 06:58 pm (UTC)
scorzonera

Wonderful isn't it! And terrible! Tell all your friends.....

Tue, Nov. 14th, 2006 11:29 pm (UTC)
totnesmartin

I now have lots of unique books. "The witchcraft and flklore of dartmoor" might be just a tad specialised...

Wed, Nov. 15th, 2006 12:08 pm (UTC)
scorzonera

I found I had lots of unique books or books shared with only one Thinger, but thinking about it I realised that when I had the big clear out, I very carefully selected which books I would keep. These would naturally tend to be hard to find or specialised titles (Letters From Gourgounel or Swimming To Cambodia, for instance) so it's no surprise.

What did surprise me is that you and I only have Bill Drummond's 45 in common, but a closer look reveals that you have shitloads of John Michell, Janet or Colin Bord and other stuff that I had until 4 years ago.

Thank the gods there isn't a LibraryThing section for "books I used to have but lost, sold, gave away or were borrowed and never returned".

Wed, Nov. 15th, 2006 05:06 pm (UTC)
totnesmartin

I couldn't find you, but then I'm new to the site and still working out all the things.

Wed, Nov. 15th, 2006 09:53 pm (UTC)
scorzonera

I could tell you how to find me, but digging around is half the fun.

Wed, Nov. 15th, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC)
totnesmartin

I know, i just found serpentbearer.

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I’m just blogging about it because I just found out that there’s another astrology sign that I didn’t knew exists.

Fri, Oct. 10th, 2008 02:46 pm (UTC)
totnesmartin

Ophiuchus?

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Wed, Jul. 16th, 2008 01:56 pm (UTC)
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Wed, Jul. 16th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
totnesmartin

Er, was that meant for me?

Fri, Jul. 25th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
scorzonera

Don't know what's going on with these comments...some kind of weird spam?

Fri, Jul. 25th, 2008 08:10 pm (UTC)
totnesmartin

Looks like it. Just.

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Thu, Oct. 9th, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC)
eldridgeresan

It is the book that got me hooked on all things science. Kevro, on , links to online sources (e-book) or online bookstore please.

Fri, Oct. 17th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
clintonmohrs

It is the book that got me hooked on all things science. Kevro, on , links to online sources (e-book) or online bookstore please.

Fri, Oct. 17th, 2008 04:24 am (UTC)
lolagrammer

But my dear friend got me hooked when she forced me to read the enchantingly enjoyable Key trilogy.

Wed, Nov. 15th, 2006 05:26 pm (UTC)
totnesmartin

I'm stunned by the fact that no-one else has Peter Frame's Rock family trees!

Wed, Nov. 15th, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC)
scorzonera

I remember Frame's family trees from the old "Zigzag" magazine in the '70s. He's obsessive and no mistake. There's a similar website based in Australia. If I remember it I'll get back to you.

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