librarything.com meme

March 31, 2006 | 8 Comments

library thingMike DeVries blogged about LibraryThing.com last week. It’s an online book catalog. (He warned it was addictive and he was right. I’ve spent some time on and off this last week entering most of my library.)

I was a little obsessive about seeing how many books I share in my library with others. Assuming others were as well, it seems like that would be a good meme. So, below, I have posted the top five other people who I have books in common with — I already recognize a few of these names from the blogosphere. I’d encourage anyone to enter their books and post the top 5 they share with, but specifically I’d ask the bloggers below to continue the meme.

Steve McCoy (blog/library): 93 books (Dude has 1700 books…probably going to be in the top 5 of a lot of people.)
Rob Merrill (library): 89 books
Mike DeVries (blog/library): 82 books (no surprise after seeing some of the books he’s been reading the last year or so)
Pat Loughery (blog/library): 72 books (I’m familiar with Pat through PlanterBlogs.com.)
Roger Overton (blog/library): 69 books

  • You must have really good books!

  • I just wish I lived next door to you so I wouldn’t have to buy any more. 🙂

  • Hey, this is a great idea! It’s fun to see who I share books with and which books they are. We share 33 books. 🙂

  • Welcome to the obsession John! 🙂
    I’ll be blogging about my library and LibraryThing next Sunday…

  • Nice tip John. I use Readerware (website’s bad, software’s great) at home. I had an idea like this myself but its nice to see that someone else wanted the same thing and actually did something about it. Maybe I’ll have to move my library online now — though that could take a long time without a CueCat.

  • Where do you find the time…?

  • Well…I don’t have four boys playing 10 little league games this week. 🙂

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