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Do you use any of the online book-cataloguing sites, like Library Thing or Shelfari? Why or why not? (Or . . . do you have absolutely no idea what I’m talking to?? (grin))

If not an online catalog, do you use any other method to catalog your book collection? Excel spreadsheets, index cards, a notebook, anything?
Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the commentsβ€”or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

Β P.S. Incidentally, folks, did you see the clever post Joanna put together with all our Connecting Words from a couple weeks ago? Not to mention, of course Brad’s winner to the contest.


72 responses

  1. Yay, I’m first! You can read my answer <a href=””here.

  2. Mine’s up. πŸ™‚ Check it out here!

  3. Happy Booking Through Thursday everyone! I hope you have a good day!

    Here Mine!

    Julia – Yen

  4. Happy BTT all!

    Here is mine:

    booking through cataloguing

  5. Hello all you high tech marvels! I’m answering this one from the gut.
    Cereal box reader: Who, me catalogue?#links

  6. My answer is here and now I’m off to check out those book cataloguing sites!


    I would love to set up something like that, but haven’t as yet. No catalog or list of all of our books anywhere. We do take a video of the various bookcases once in a while, for insurance purposes, but that is about it.

    We have several hundred books, many of them old enough that they won’t automatically have ISBNs, etc, so cataloging them will be a major task. Some day!

  8. Mine’s up!

    Only one more day til the weekend! Happy Thursday!

  9. Mine is up here!

    Have a great day and a Merry Christmas, everyone πŸ™‚

  10. It’s been a while since I booked. Good to be back. My response is here:

  11. Hi,

    My first time here. I am up. Blessings to you..

  12. I’m up!! This is the first time in a couple of weeks. Stop by and see me at

  13. Happy BTT, everyone! Here’s mine

  14. I may not catalog my books but you can find out how I organize them here:

  15. My first BTT in weeks! Here’s the link to my answers.

  16. […] – Booking Through Thursday Posted on December 13, 2007 by lisamm Catalog December 13, […]

  17. I’ve added mine.

  18. […] week’s Booking Through Thursday question is one I can answer! Last week’s, regarding book out of print, I couldn’t answer as I […]

  19. I built my own catalog. Happy BTT.

  20. Why would I spend time cataloging my books, time I could spend reading them?

  21. I actually played this week! First time in ages. You can see mine here.

  22. […] okay, I give up. You all made the LibraryThing book cataloging service sound so good that I had to go and join. And immediately become […]

  23. I keep a commonplace book, a database and have recently joined GoodReads…
    Static8: Booking: Catalog

  24. Library Thing! Here is my full response.

  25. I use Goodreads as it’s (IMHO) better than Shelfari and cheaper than LibraryThing (i.e. FREE for any number of books πŸ˜€ )

  26. hi! I haven’t been very serious lately, but I managed to catch up. You can my answer to this question and the previous ones here :

  27. Catching up!

    I’m on Library Thing and Good Reads but I need to update them both πŸ˜› I once tried to create a database for my books but I a) got confused with the software (anyone who knows how fast I pick up software knows that is really saying something lol and b) I just have too many books to do that πŸ˜› The Web thing works well for me πŸ™‚

  28. I used to keep a reading log, but january 2007 I found LibraryThing and I am a fanatic now, not just for the catalogue feature but for the community and reference parts too!

  29. 3 months or so late… eek!

    It’s under the cut here.

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