Saturday, November 11, 2006

The Library Thing

I discovered a newsite for book lovers called The Library Thing, how to describe it, remove the shopping function of Amazon but keep the review platform, then integrate it with Flickr's tag function and allow people to join "Groups". Thus I have spent sometime trying to add the books I have read in the last 5-6 years to "My Library" and have a tag cloud for books that I have read:


Once I have done that, the site were able to recommend new books for me to read, tell me other users who shares similar reading interest, thus I can browse their library. The thing that I enjoyed the most was being able to see the front cover of the books lined up on the screen, especially on some of the topics that I enjoyed the most, like:
Mountaineering & Adventure

History

After looking at them again, I had the impulse to buy another mountain literature, just put in an order on The Villain: the Life of Don Whillans by Jim Perrin. It shared the 2006 Boardman Tasker Award.

8 comments:

ahdont said...
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ahdont said...

good job, i will start one right away, excellent find, sir.
yeah, don whillan is my hero!

alex said...

In to thin air is by far one of my favorite book

Gabs Lau said...

yeah, I think that was my first mountaineering book as well!

Gabs Lau said...

Hey what happened, someone just hacked into my account in Library Thing and added lots of mountaineering books to it. I can't read all that!

ahdont said...

hehehehehehe

Gabs Lau said...

yeah I would have guessed it was you, ahdont

ahdont said...

i didn't do anything, i just thought it was funny