Shelfari is awesome! It’s a visual database for cataloguing your book collection. It’s a bit of work, but it’s the stuff you can do once you set it up that’s awesome. It d-bases
- your collection
- common interest groups
- members who are reading the same books you are
- members who have the same books you do
- shopping links
- personalizations such as how many times you’ve read a book
You can invite friends to see your shelves:
- Have read
- Plan to read
- Wish list
You can also make recommendations to other members.
I love how they have cute little graphics to annotate your books with. There’s one for favorites — a heart. A gift-wrapped box for wish list books. A dialogue balloon for reviewed books. There’s even a collective d-base where you can copy books to your own shelf. It really saves you a lot of work, let me tell you. And it’s free. Free. You even get to name your shelf page. I am trying to decide between LADYOFLETTERS, PAGETURNER, WORDWINGER. But I’m also trying to come up with some others because once it’s set, that’s it. So it needs to be interesting — and literary.
I’m giving SHELFARI 2 big thumbs up. Y’know, not for nuttin’, but I think I may have found something to lure me away from Amazon.com.