Thanks to Ron at Bibliobillabong, I have now discovered Library Thing. Its an online catalogue of your books. A free account allows entry of 200 books and after that its either $10 a year or $25 for a lifetime (thats lifetime of the site, remember). Many people have their own catalogue on their personal computer, but this seems like a nice way to share your reading and collection…its also a way for people to get to know who you are. I do believe you can understand a lot of a person by seeing what it is they read 🙂
Starting with a free account allows you to see whether you will use it to any great extent, and if you get to the 200 and are still hankering for more space, its probably worth spending the $25. You can also insert some code into your blog to display a random selection, and you can reference any entry any time you like. To make the book entries, you enter the term you wish to search on, and Library Thing does its Thing and searches Amazon, the Library of Congress and 60 other world libraries, then presents you with a list to choose from.
Its a great service for the bibliophiles amongst us! Take the tour at Library Thing