Let me back up. I have a regular book talk I do on science fiction and fantasy from a reader’s perspective. I normally do it by updating my bibliography and using current trends as a jumping off point for themes. I update the bibliography from, you guessed it, looking at my bookshelves. Which won’t exist after the “grand culling of the books” that is about to be performed.
I really only want to do this once. I know I have north of 5,000 books to enter, and probably closer to 10,000. Not joking. We didn’t completely unpack this time, we never quite got to the end of the alphabet, mostly because we never got the last few shelves set up. We never quite found room for them.
But what’s an avowed biblioholic to do? There’s Goodreads, and there’s Library Thing and there’s Shelfari. I could use any one of them to track the great dismantling, but I want something that will keep track of everything, what I get rid of, what I read from now on, what I like, and what I didn’t. And, of course, all my TBRs. Does anyone have any recommendations for which one would be best? Not to mention why they think it’s best?