Category Archives: Librarything

Books & Reading

As many customers are aware I have a wide variety of interests, one of which is reading.

 

I have long recommended LibraryThing http://bit.ly/1hyvyID to customers as an excellent method to catalogue books read, as well as the ability to review books, read others reviews, create wish lists and participate in Early Reviewers/Member Giveaways (although many books listed here each month are not available in Australia).

 

I only noticed today that the LibraryThing free service is limited to cataloguing 200 books, but costs only US$10.00 p.a., or any amount from US$19.00 up for a Lifetime Membership to add unlimited books.

 

Despite predictions to the contrary “the overall number of books sold dipped from 56.6 million in 2012 to 54.1 million last year (2103), a drop in value from $978 million to $917 million” (Jason Steger, Literary Editor, The Age, 4 January 2014).

 

If you are interested in what I have been reading here is the link http://bit.ly/13kf90e.

 

I am old-fashioned in so much as I love the feel of real books, turning pages etc. At the same time I read e-Books on my Kindle, particularly work-related material.

 

IMHO The Amazon Kindle Device(s) is one of the best electronic inventions ever!

 

Other sites related to reading that you might be interested in:

What Should I Read Next http://gjscomp.com/1cz4WhM.

GoodReads http://gjscomp.com/1i6fnz1.

Book Depository http://gjscomp.com/KqSOcy.

Amazon Australia  http://gjscomp.com/KrLfTp.

Calibre E-Book Management http://bit.ly/1bx3w6Y.

Project Gutenberg http://bit.ly/u0nE7s.

If you are looking for Software to run on your Computer then CollectorZ Book Software is for you http://gjscomp.com/1a8rHNw. Cost $29.95 for the Standard Edition. Mac/Windows.

WikiHow – How to Learn Speed Reading http://gjscomp.com/1i6h27O.

Speed Reading Test Online http://gjscomp.com/1e8gDyC.

Improve Reading Speed & Comprehension http://gjscomp.com/1d8l4gy.

Sydney Morning Herald Books http://gjscomp.com/1axiJG1.

ABC TV The Book Club with Jennifer Byrne http://gjscomp.com/1kjzC0G.

If you have any great reading and/or book websites or wish to share the books you are currently reading and recommend others should read please share here.