I’ve just stumbled across Steve Clayton’s BookRabbit – Facebook for your bookshelf post and given it a whirl for myself. I don’t use much paper at all but like Steve I do still enjoy reading good books. BookRabbit is cool as not only can you easily browse the book shelves of your friends, you can see who’s reading books you rate highly – this gives the following benefits:
- you may be able to find other interesting people – i.e. those who you may find inspiring and wish to follow/communicate with online
- chances are such people will be reading other books you may never of heard of but may find interesting too
- you can add your own reviews – this is useful for friends of yours who value your opinion
- you can read the reviews of those you trust
There are video interviews up there for some of the books too.
For the site to live up to it’s possibilities I strongly encourage you to take a picture of your bookshelf (or part of it) and upload it to the site – I’m going to do mine tonight all being well.
Something else that’s really cool is you can easily buy books that interest you and many of them are discounted.