Monday, December 4, 2006

650.1 The LibraryThing -- Catalog YOUR Home Library

How long has it been since you have seen the sun over the stacks of books on your bedside table? Do you have more books than cents? Can you make sense out what's falling out the bookcases in your den?

Try using The LibraryThing to help you organize your personal collection. It is a place where all of us can put our books in order AND communicate with others who like to read what we read.

Do they have information on all kinds of books? Just last month, the blog at the site reported:
"Last night LibraryThing hit 8,388,608 books.
That's not books in LibraryThing—which stands at 7,268,540—but books ever in LibraryThing, including ones later deleted and some shadows.
You might not think it, but 8,388,608 is a significant number.
It's half of 224, the largest number you can store in three bytes.
It's also the limit for MySQL's "signed medium integer." It's 111111111111111111111111.
The drawers are full of ones and there ain't no twos."
Your first 200 books are free. After that, there is a small fee involved. Check it out! Remember, you can't read what you can't find!

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