Saturday, November 07, 2009

What is on your bookshelf?

3. Two years ago I joined, and I liked the idea! It was my first contact with a a social cataloging web application for storing and sharing personal library catalogs and book lists.

2. One year ago (while reading about Pro Django) I found out about an interesting web application that again allowed users to add a dash of social to their book lists, but from what I was able to see, it was way smarter! But it had invitation-only subscriptions. :(

1. Today I read the Reading List apprenticeship pattern, so I remembered the applications mentioned before... could I use those as tools fitted for this job?


So, given this scenario, today I joined It's the application I mentioned at step 2 and it's still in beta. The main reason for choosing it is the time dimension: I can easily look back on my activity and know when did I start reading a specific book, how much do I still have to read etc.

Another feature that I appreciate most is that I can add notes to a book; this makes it easy to record the ideas I find inspiring.

Readernaut is a social network for book lovers. Although you may find several other sites that tried to merge the books and reading aspects around the social networking features, the completeness of Readernaut's offerings are likely the most important thing that make its users to get excited about it.

Even if I found quite a few smart and helpful features, I wasn't able to find the completeness (at least not yet). Maybe one day I will write an article on my vision of Readernaut's future development...

But until then, I'm asking you: What social-network-for-book-lovers do you use?


Dani said...

I recently found this: