I thought I’d take a moment to mention a new book cataloging website I discovered (courtesy of Lifehacker.com). The site is called BookBump, and it looks a bit like iTunes while doing similar things for you book collection that iTunes does for your music collection (we’re talking organization here, not the player functionality). I’ve been checking it out today and I think I will be using it in tandem with LibraryThing. There are some similarities to LibraryThing but without the social networking aspect and adding a few more personal cataloging features. Some of the features I particularly like are: a nice, large view of the book cover art; a price check window for comparing prices on different web stores; date started and finished fields; a similar books window; and “playlist” creation for categorizing. I have some screen shots here from my profile, click on the thumbnails for a larger view.
I recommend you check it out, I am really digging it so far. It will probably end up replacing the Excel spreadsheet I keep of books that I’d like to read.