Young Adult Lit/Crit

February 20, 2008

Have you tried? Social Networking for Readers

Filed under: from your prof — sunyprof @ 8:25 pm

I love Library Thing! You can try it out for free; however, to add over a certain number of books you will have to pay the $25 lifetime membership fee. The site is very easy to use! It’s social networking around books. Bookstores and libraries use it to catalog their books as well as individual book enthusiasts. It is used by readers all over the world.

You simply create a homepage and then begin building your own library by adding books, films and/or music. You decide how to classify your books. You have access to other people’s collections so that you can see what else people read who have similar tastes to yours. There are also discussion groups and other new features.

Another great site is goodreads which teachers can use when many other options for social networking are blocked by their districts. You can set up a group account for a book club and/or teen reading lists.

A warning–these sites are addictive! KES

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1 Comment »

  1. I can atest to the addictive qualities of goodreads! They also added it to facebook (speaking of social networking websites) as an application so you can share what you are reading with everyone (even if they are not members of goodreads)! Book-nerds rejoice 🙂
    ~Kari

    Comment by Kari — February 21, 2008 @ 1:17 pm


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