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Website of the Day: Shelfari

I've always been a bit of a book worm. At seven I picked up my first novel and at 10 I was appointed president of my school's Library Club. While I don't consume books the way I did as a kid, I miss being part of book clubs or seminar classes where I can discuss and debate interesting authors and ideas with friends. So what's a 21st Century geek to do? nannychica shared a website called Shelfari recently and I have to admit I'm completely hooked.

The site is essentially an online book club. It lets you create a virtual bookshelf and share your favorites with friends, see what friends are reading and even get and give book recommendations. The community seems to be tuned into literary phenomenons like Harry Potter (17,743 members own Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!) and even offers special contests surrounding popular books and series. If you like reading and checking out what's "hot" in the book world, you will get lost in the pages of this site.

To learn how to post your favorite sites to the Website of the Day group,


I know that this long list looks scary, but trust me, once you get the hang of it, it'll be a snap the second time around.

  1. First of all, join the Website of the Day group
  2. Click "Create and Share!" on the left hand side
  3. Choose "Blog"
  4. Give your photo a Title
  5. Leave the category as "general"
  6. Change the channel to "technology and gadgets"
  7. Add keyword(s) (for example mine for this photo was "Website of the Day")
  8. Click on the "Add Image" link below the "body" box
  9. A popup window will happen - click on "Browse" to find your image on your computer
  10. Once you have the image chosen, click "Submit"
  11. The popup will show you your image, choose size: "normal" - if you want, you can give it a title (which will show up as a caption)
  12. Click "Insert" and the popup will go away
  13. Your "body" box will now have some text in it. Leave it as is. If you want to add some text before the picture telling me why you love the website, do it before the code that has appeared.
  14. Click Submit

So join the Website of the Day group and share information about all your favorite sites! Yours just might end up on the geeksugar homepage!

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rrnrios rrnrios 8 years
Me like! My newly created bookshelf and comments... will get updated soon.
bunnystack bunnystack 8 years
*to get hooked on! o_o
bunnystack bunnystack 8 years
Great. Now another site for me to hooked on! o_o
brittanybe brittanybe 8 years
I'm on this site and I really like it. Anyone can add me, my screen name is vesuviusathome. Yay :)
Phasekitty Phasekitty 8 years
Just joined- this site rocks! :)
piesecki piesecki 8 years
I'm a librarything user too, I love looking at other people's reviews of my books!
KerryG KerryG 8 years
Awesome site! I'm personally a fan of LibraryThing, which is similar.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
cool site! i am perusing it right now. with university, i generally tend to read articles/journals and academic books rather than "pleasure" books (sounds dirty. hee hee), which is oh-so-sad. :( i need to spend more of my free time reading.
Leopardcc Leopardcc 8 years
I am an avid reader so this is perfect!
Static-Chemisty Static-Chemisty 8 years
that is a good Idea I just joined lol..I have been neglecting my reading and I dont remember any of the boks I read in highschool..must mean they sucked
nannychica nannychica 8 years
This is the most awesome site I've come across in a long time and when I saw that it wasn't mentioned anywhere in the Sugar network I knew a lot of you guys would like it. :) If we get enough people to join we should start a Sugar group on there! :)
Static-Chemisty Static-Chemisty 8 years
Do they have adio books for itunes yet? I've always wondered but never looked.
1stharbinger 1stharbinger 8 years
Ya, it's a bummer how many people read less as adults than as kids. I know I read constantly in elementary school. My parents had to impose restrictions like No reading at the dinner table or before your homework is done. I think that the transition from plot driven kids books to adult books makes people devour books a little less. This site is a great idea!
Nitrobezene Nitrobezene 8 years
Super-duper site!
AmandaLeigh AmandaLeigh 8 years
I'm a big fan of GoodReads, which is a similar idea.
JackaRoe JackaRoe 8 years
I was reading Ulysses while I drank my bottle. Kidding, cool site.
jdots24 jdots24 8 years
This is neat! they have a website for almost anything!
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