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Old 07-08-2013, 04:34 PM   #46
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I know it's not the popular choice with MR members, but I much prefer LibraryThing over GoodReads. I wouldn't necessarily suggest that anyone who has an established GR presence switch over to LT, but if (like OP) you haven't really gotten started I most definitely advice you to check out LibraryThing before making your choice.

I was aware of both options when I decided I wanted some kind of online mechanism for keeping track of my books and finding new things to read. I signed up for GoodReads first because I preferred the visual design of that site to LibraryThing's. After having used GoodReads for a while, I discovered I didn't like the general mechanics of the site, as well as the inability/difficulty to edit book profiles to suit my preference.

I then checked out LibraryThing and it was much more up my alley, and so I never went back to GoodReads.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:05 PM   #47
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Doesn't librarything cost money to add more than "X" number of books? I seem to remember thinking, 'huh, this will last me a year, tops' when I checked them out years ago.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:41 PM   #48
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Doesn't librarything cost money to add more than "X" number of books? I seem to remember thinking, 'huh, this will last me a year, tops' when I checked them out years ago.
Lifetime memberships are $25. Not a deal breaker in my mind. I still use LibraryThing, but lately I've been spending most of my time on Goodreads.
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:16 PM   #49
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Lifetime memberships are $25. Not a deal breaker in my mind. I still use LibraryThing, but lately I've been spending most of my time on Goodreads.
Last time I looked, the $25 was a suggestion - and in reality, you could pay what you liked.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:38 PM   #50
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:37 AM   #51
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Goodreads and Librarything are different. If you want to catalog your books Librarything is better. Goodreads is more of a review site.
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:30 PM   #52
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Goodreads and Librarything are different. If you want to catalog your books Librarything is better. Goodreads is more of a review site.
And for me, reviewing is essential as I don't remember why I did or did not like a book in 10 years. I need that written word
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:48 AM   #53
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:05 AM   #54
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And for me, reviewing is essential as I don't remember why I did or did not like a book in 10 years. I need that written word
My problem is all the books I've read over the years pre-Kindle, I just wish there was some way of remembering them all and putting them on Goodreads so I didn't keep re-reading them, never mind remember why I did or didn't like them.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:10 AM   #55
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My problem is all the books I've read over the years pre-Kindle, I just wish there was some way of remembering them all and putting them on Goodreads so I didn't keep re-reading them, never mind remember why I did or didn't like them.
I never understood people who say that they need a way to remember which books they read so that they don't re-read them. If you don't remember what happened in a book, why would it be a problem to re-read it? Is it just that you feel cheated if you buy it twice?

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I never understood people who say that they need a way to remember which books they read so that they don't re-read them. If you don't remember what happened in a book, why would it be a problem to re-read it? Is it just that you feel cheated if you buy it twice?

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For me, I'll pick up a book not realizing I've read it, then about 1/3 of the way in I've usually read enough to remind me of the rest of the plot.

I do re-read a lot, especially the ones I like. But would rather not waste time nor money on the ones I didn't like the first time around. Not when there are new ones I could have bought that I'd like.

If I liked them, I remember them, but the forgettable ones get away from me sometimes, and a list does help remind me before I pick something up for the second time.
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I never understood people who say that they need a way to remember which books they read so that they don't re-read them. If you don't remember what happened in a book, why would it be a problem to re-read it? Is it just that you feel cheated if you buy it twice?

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I would say usually if you don't remember it it wasn't good enough to spend time re-reading. But sometimes it's the title/author combo you forget.
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:41 AM   #59
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I would say usually if you don't remember it it wasn't good enough to spend time re-reading. But sometimes it's the title/author combo you forget.
Oh...I've definitely had times where I forgot the title/author, but reading the blurb and/or sample would jog my memory. It seems I'm the opposite of most people, though...I tend to remember the ones that I really didn't like--but then again, I haven't run into that many over the years that I started and found that I didn't like it. Usually reading the blurb and a few pages would let me know if I will like it or not, and if there's any question, I don't start reading it. The only times I can remember trying to read something that hadn't 100% passed the preview test was when I had absolutely nothing else to read--a couple of times when I was traveling and hadn't brought enough books. I can't see that happening again, now that I have an e-reader. Even if something happens to my Kindle on a trip, I have my phone, tablet, and laptop.

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I'm the same as DuskyRose in that I'm often 1/3 of the way into a book before I realise that I've read it. However, I mostly only vaguely remember what happens, so sometimes I read on to discover what happens at the end.... It can be annoying though to remember bits and pieces as you read but not everything, and only when you get near the end do you suddenly remember. Then it feels like I've just wasted time on the book when I could have been reading something new!

Other times I'll read the blurb and know straight away that I've read it, but it doesn't happen often enough. On the plus side, I'm not much of a re-reader of books, but I have read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 3 times now (though I did know I had read it previously!). I enjoyed it most the second time I read it because I followed the plot a little better but couldn't really remember any of what happened and the ending was still a surprise. The third time I remembered more again but still only had a fuzzy recollection so it was still enjoyable enough. I might re-read the second and third books at some point too.
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