Archive for the ‘books’ Category

Reusable Cover Art in Novels

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Daphne Du Maurier – Rebecca, Thomas H. Cook – The Chatham School Affair and C.L. Bevill – Bayou Moon all use the same cover art.

From Reusable Cover Art in Historical Novels: A Gallery. In this gallery you can find many other novels that share cover art.

How To Catalog Your Book Collection Online

Monday, January 11th, 2010

I used to keep track of my book collection in an exercise book. In the early nineties I made a Filemaker template to keep track of my personal library. (I made it available as shareware and called it “Book Catalogue”.) A few years ago I lost my catalog due to a computer crash. Now I am looking into an online solution to catalog my book collection.
In my search I came across the following websites:

Websites to catalog books and share book reviews:
Shelfari (owned by

Website to catalog books:
Book Collector Connect

Websites to catalog not only books, but also music and movies:
All Consuming

Website to share book reviews:

Website to catalog books and trade books:

I really like that on some sites you are also able to connect with other book lovers besides cataloging your library. Of those LibraryThing and Goodreads seem to work best for international books. I will give them both a longer test drive before I make my decision. BookCrossing also looks very interesting.