More and more people are jumping on the social network bandwagon.
Readers are no exception. Social networking has developed its own niche for book enthusiasts.
Similar to book discussion groups in that they give readers an opportunity to converse online with other readers of similar tastes, they also enable the reader to read reviews and view book lists etc.
Although Library Thing is probably the most well known, there are several other sites that serve the bibliophile’s need to socialize.
A community of 900,000 book lovers. LibraryThing connects you to people who read what you do. (you might also like to view the YouTube video entitled “Everything you wanted to know about Library Thing”)
Shelfari enables you to create a virtual shelf to show off your books, see what your friends are reading and discover new books – all for free!
Enables readers to get great book recommendations from people they know ; Keep track of what they’ve read and what they’d like to read ; Form a book club, answer book trivia, collect their favorite quotes.
Enables readers to meet readers of similar tastes, organize ther books neatly on aNobii Shelf and keep track of what they’ve read, what they’re reading and what they plan to read.
Enables readers to share their reading experience. Comes with a handy video introduction to its features.
Enables reader to track books they have read, are currently reading or want to read ;Search Amazon catalog and at the same time check books availability in your local libraries (from over 300 libraries in 11 countries) ; Connect with your friends’ bookshelves, link up with Google Books preview, show your bookshelf on your blog, and more.
Enables readers to organise their books, connect with fellow readers, create and join discussion groups, and connect and share the reading experience through Twitter.
Connecting the book community.
Works on the premise that people who like the same books have other things in common…