Do you keep a book wishlist, either on paper, Amazon/etc, or via a book database site (Shelfari, GoodReads, LibraryThing)? If yes, do you share this list with others (especially coming up to Christmas)? Hosted by Rebecca’s Just One More Page…
Oh, goodness, I’ve belonged to Shelfari, since March 2007, GoodReads, since March 2008, and I’ve recently also joined LibraryThing in June. I have to say that out of all them I find LibraryThing the best place to catalogue all my books first (and my wishlist.) So, that’s what I have started to do.
There you’ll find every book that comes into my house, whether it is from my own private collection, or one for AR to review. I’ve always been quite anal about cataloguing my own books, but never found the right place to do it, until now. LibraryThing is fantastic for that. You can add so much more personal information, wishlists, and separate the books into different ‘Library shelves’, which means I can show off books I have in my personal collection to read and review, and also those that have been sent to me to review via AR.
Eventually, I do add them to, (or in some cases plan to) the other sites mentioned above, including BookArmy, Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk — although I get a bit fed up with Amazon UK not publishing my reviews straight away. I always seem to be emailing to ask them ‘what the problem is this time?’ They are very picky with what is written. They don’t like the mention of my website in the profile, and pick up on words within the review like ‘sex’ even if it is only to say “there’s no lewd sex” in a book. I am always making sure that I’ve kept to the rules, and they still hold back my reviews – sometimes for weeks, until they have kept them so long I have to re-write them! Now, that is REALLY annoying! OK, um, I seem to have gone off topic. Rant over!
By the way, the BookArmy Link goes to a new group I made: Book Bloggers Unite! If you’re on BookArmy, please do check it out.
Do you have a wishlist?
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