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goodreads vs. librarything

When I posted here that I had joined the librarything cult, someone invited me to join goodreads also and then several people added me there. (I'm 'firecat' on both sites.)

I've been using both of them, but I find goodreads much harder to use (mainly because there's no batch editing feature, which librarything has). If you have used both, can you tell me why you prefer one over the other?


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Aug. 29th, 2007 10:18 pm (UTC)
Why do you want it in two places?
Aug. 30th, 2007 01:22 am (UTC)
And won't you have to enter new books separately? My database on my computer is working fine so far.
Aug. 30th, 2007 02:40 am (UTC)
I'm not kalmn but I like the community aspect of an online book-cataloguing system. Often when I finish a book I enjoyed I want to talk about it and not that many of my friends and acquaintances might have read it.
Aug. 30th, 2007 05:41 am (UTC)
I really like the way the book entries show how many conversations have happened on a book (and links to them), and one can click to see conversations about "My Books" (all the books in one's library). If new comments come in about one's books, or on conversations one has starred for one reason or another, one can see them and go to them.
Aug. 30th, 2007 11:24 pm (UTC)
I mostly read SF and since most of my friends are fans, discussion is not a problem for me. I was just curious because kalmn had moved all existing books over en masse, but would still need to enter new ones twice.
Aug. 31st, 2007 07:36 pm (UTC)
batch editing
Goodreads does have batch editing - just click on the 'edit' view in 'my books'.
Sep. 2nd, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
Librarything gets my vote
Hello! Sadly I put 1300+ books on Goodreads before I realized how much better LibraryThing is. I have only 500+ there. As far as I'm concerned the only thing better about goodreads is that it's free. Librarything has more cover art and uses the more sources to find your books. Goodreads relies on Amazon for everything. I have many books that Amazon doesn't have, old, rare and out-of-print books. So far I have hardly found any books that LibraryThing didn't already have. One woman's opinion. I'm kylekatz at both sites, so friend me if you want.
Sep. 3rd, 2007 06:02 am (UTC)
Re: Librarything gets my vote
Thanks for your take on it!
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