Tuesday, June 3, 2008

why LT?

Today’s question presented by :The Boston Bibliophile

Why LT?

Why did you choose to open and maintain an LT account? Do you/did you use other online cataloging/social networking sites, like GoodReads or Shelfari? Do you use more than one? Are they different or do they serve different purposes?

I didn't even know what I was getting into when I opened it up!! I had no idea it would be this great. I had been searching for a system, and did not even know that I had found it when I signed up for LT. I only signed up (initially) because I wanted to have the books I was reading on the sidebar of my blog! I am so thrilled to have found LT... I haven't found a better way to enter my books into a system.

I don't use GoodReads, or Shelfari, I have considered it, but I am trying to minimize the places I feel the need to frequent, and have passwords and have to set up...it all takes time. I am still curious about them though, and if they do serve a great purpose, one that would improve my state of being I would consider using them too!!

I am late getting this up, but I need to head over to see all your responses!

Happy Tuesday (almost Wednesday)!


Laura said...

It's so interesting to see what the motivation was for different people. For you, a widget for your blog, others book cataloging or ARCs... and we all find ourselves in the same place doing the same thing. :)

(Idly, the yellow on your site is kind of blinding. I'm not sure if it's just my monitor, but I had to click the comment part quickly to read it. :( )

Anonymous said...

I've been trying all of them (LT, goodreads, shelfari, bookjetty, anobii) and can't pick a clear winner. *sigh*

Anonymous said...

"I am trying to minimize the places I feel the need to frequent"

Boy, do I need to do that...lol! After reading all the posts, I found one more. I'm with Mee here. I love them all...lol!

Anonymous said...

I think that sidebar is what I'm going to work on adding this week. Great post!

Anonymous said...

Lol, like I said, I don't think I have time for any of the other sites :) Lt takes up too much time (but I still love it)... also, the scanner is totally worth it!!

Anonymous said...

I love LT! I'll have to put you in my friends list over there. I haven't spent time there in awhile because I was on it too much and needed an LT break. But I never stay away too long. Love the forums!