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.