Library Thing... Spy on other JWDers bookshelves!!

by daystar 21 Replies latest jw friends

  • daystar
    daystar

    www.librarything.com

    I created an account there using my JWD handle and am starting to list all the books I own.

    http://www.librarything.com/catalog/daystar

    It's free, simple to use and pretty darn cool!

    Anyone?

  • serendipity
    serendipity

    Cool daystar!

    I have over 700 books. I'm too lazy to catalog them.

  • daystar
    daystar

    I have over 700 books. I'm too lazy to catalog them.

    LOL! Yeah, mine's not quite that extensive, but it will be a chore for me as well. At least if I can add a few from memory...

  • AK - Jeff
    AK - Jeff

    Maybe - but I don't know why I would want to list mine or look too hard at other's reading habits. ???

    Benefits?

    Jeff

  • daystar
    daystar

    Benefits?

    Have you ever spoken with someone regarding what books you have and have not read? I have. And when I have, if they know of another book on the subject, or similar, they might recommend it, and I do the same.

    Personally, I would rather like to see a catalog of what books I own. *shrug* If you don't see a benefit, don't do it then.

  • dobbie
    dobbie

    don't think anybody would want to see my book collection its all novels and cookery books - your collection looks very scholarly, puts mine to shame!

  • Outaservice
    Outaservice

    It might be good if you have books you want to sell (Old WT, Collectible Books, etc.). I have quite a few that could be sold on e-bay/Amazon etc. Also, am looking for a few books too.

    Outaservice

  • daystar
    daystar
    don't think anybody would want to see my book collection its all novels and cookery books - your collection looks very scholarly, puts mine to shame!

    Are you kidding me?! I have my own set of cookbooks as well. I've just listed so far what I can remember. I've got a load of fiction I need to add as well, but I need to get the ISBNs for them.

  • serendipity
    serendipity

    Only four of the members there have Ray Franz's books cataloged.

  • jaguarbass
    jaguarbass

    Hello Daystar: The site seems pretty cool. I have a wall full of books I think I will list. Thanks.

  • Leolaia
    Leolaia

    Well, I am frequently asked what books I own, so I uploaded the first batch to the site:

    http://www.librarything.com/catalog.php?view=leolaia

  • GentlyFeral
    GentlyFeral

    I have only a couple dozen books, because I live in a trailer - there just isn't room :( The bookcase above my monitor could hold as many as a hundred books if itwasn't full of software and CD's.

    In the good old days, when I had a house, we had a six-foot bookcase in each room (except my daughter - but she was very young then and only owned about four dozen books). Once I estimated our collection at about a thousand books.

    Sometimes I miss them.

    Too bad this site won't allow you to list books you never should have given away /:)

    http://www.librarything.com/catalog.php?view=gentlyferal

    gently feral

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  • cyd0099
    cyd0099

    It will be a motivator to inventory my books for my renter's insurance. Here's a few off the top of my head; http://www.librarything.com/catalog.php?view=Duffy61

  • Black Sheep
    Black Sheep

    I have too many books to list. I have plenty here to scare the shite out of the average JW who wants to cross swords with me.

    While I was a drifted believer WT mags/books were always scattered around my house.

    Now that I am studying the WT, my family refuses me the latest mags and the only religious literature that can easily be found is my collection of old WT litterature, COC, Have You Seen my Mother and apostate Moonie books.

    I still haven't been shown the latest tract, which is of such great importance to all of mankind.

    Cheers

    Chris

  • zagor
    zagor

    I'v had a whole library when I was a dub, now I've got something like five times over. Plus untold number of magazines that are regularly given away otherwise I would not have anywhere to put them.

    I remember having a visit from a couple of elders 5 years ago, when they walked into my study room they apparently got dumbstruck, one of them asked me, "did you actually read all of those books" I replied, "no I just keep these to impress my visitors" Sadly, that sounded more realistic to them than that I really read those books ...

  • daystar
    daystar

    You guys have some impressive libraries. I find you can tell so much about a person from the books on their shelves. I'll keep adding to mine as I have time.

  • Leolaia
    Leolaia

    I'm not sure why, but when you view the site with Internet Explorer you don't get the titles of the books which are displayed in Firefox. They are also in a random order, whereas they are ordered by author in Firefox. Viewing the site with Firefox is imho much better!

  • daystar
    daystar

    Leo... hmm... that's not been my experience. I'm using IE 6 and if I choose the default Display Style "A", my books are ordered alphabetically. If you click the "edit" link to the left, you should be able to customize your sort order.

    An odd thing I've noted in Firefox is that my tab for "Add Books" reads "Zeitgeist" instead.

    Hmmm... maybe the WBTS should retranslate "generation" to zeitgeist. At least then it would make sense with their current "understanding".

  • Leolaia
    Leolaia

    Here is how your Display A looks in IE on my computer:

    No titles, and no particular order that I can see.

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