Still haven't got all my books entered into Library Thing. I'm going slowly, trying to do a shelf each week. My fiction and poetry is mostly in there already, and most of the books still to be entered are his war stories which reflect a fascination for the Vietnam and Second World War, spy stories and serial killers. (Boys stuff!) Don't tell him, but I may secretly recycle to charity some of the thrillers which are mouldering away, to make shelf-space for new books. (Mine!)
My total number of entered books to date is 1,206 and the most common tags are:
fiction (529), non-fiction (449), novel (405), british (282), american (126), malaysia (110), travel (93), short stories (90), history (82), poetry (70) (and here's my tag cloud)
Fiction is winning, but only just.
Generally, we only think about shelving books by broad subject topics or alphabetically. Thanks to the tags, LibraryThing shows you how books you'd never put together as neighbours in a bookshelf might have much in common thematically. The geeky part of me that wanted to be a librarian once, approves.
The site also keeps getting better with new innovations all the time, something I didn't expect when I signed up for a life membership. And no, I don't have shares. (Sadly.)
I love the widget that shows you books from my library in the sidebar of my blog, changing every 20 minutes so you can admire all those pretty covers. And now, if you look just below that, there's a search tool so you can find out more easily what I have and in some cases, how I rate it. A good place to waste time!
I also like this new feature: pictures of the authors of my books. How many can you recognise? How funny to think of all those strange folks sitting side by side on my bookshelves, talking to each other. (I think the happiest neighbours are novelists Kureishi and Kunzru, who have a lot in common in real life too.)