Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Thing #11: LibraryThing
LibraryThing was fairly simple to use. I'm going to have to play with it some more to get things really going, but I went ahead and added a widget to my blog so that people can see my visual bookshelf. I currently use weRead on my Facebook page to keep track of the books that I have read, am reading, and want to read. However, I like that LibraryThing has groups and discussions, as well as a lot more reviews than what I currently use. This is beneficial to me as a language arts teacher. I will be able to use it to find out some great new books for my students with the recommendations guide, and I can also use it as a "cheat sheet" for when I have to conference with students who are reading a book that I have no clue what it is really about. (Sorry, you couldn't pay me to read the Harry Potter series, Eragon, Bluford, etc.) Also, I've only been in a book club for textbooks, so it would be nice to become a part of a book discussion without actually having to leave my house or classroom.