Do you do the Library Thing?
My uncle told me once, after giving me a generous birthday gift in cash, “Don’t spend it on books. You can get those from the library.” A good impulse, but I am more prone to follow the example of Chaucer’s clerk:
But al that he myghte of his freendes hente,
On bookes and on lernynge he it spente.
Anyway, if you’re a bibliophile, bibliomaniac, or even just a bookish pack-rat, you may enjoy LibraryThing.com, a website I discovered last week. At LibraryThing you can catalog all your books by typing in a few simple keywords. Then you can use the catalog for personal records, social networking (with others who have the same books), or quickly citing your works in MLA and other formats. I put my library online, and I’d love to see yours.