I’m very excited about a new way to connect with others. Shelfari is a gathering place for readers, bloggers, authors, publishers and anyone who wants to connect about the published word. They’re based in Seattle, started in October 2006 and acquired by Amazon.com in August 2008.
Once a member (free) you can:
- Build your own virtual bookshelf
- Join a group like ours and share ideas
- Discover and learn from people with similar reading tastes
- Interact with authors
If you’re like me I’m always searching for new information to spark creativity or just tell me how to do something. Things like new gluten-free recipes, great new organic finds or how to recycle my old bike. You probably have many areas of interest and your bookshelf can reflect that. Then you can join the groups that share those many common interests. If you blog you can even put your bookshelf on your blog. They walk you through creating your own widget.
I’m excited for you join our group and share your great book finds, join in the discussions and start some new ones. You can rate your books, write a review, add tags and mark books that are your favorites. We can all learn from each other and what better gift to give.
Please check out The W.H.O.L.E. Gang Group and let me know what you think by either leaving a comment here or on the book group discussion board.