LibraryThing seemed so obviously good that I simply dived in head first and started cataloging all of the books in the house, even though I did not know what I would do with it beyond that initial step. I am even more convinced of LT’s utility because the first opportunity to actually use my on-line catalog surfaced so quickly.
Yesterday, I was talking to a friend on the phone, mentoring her on collaboratively developing web sites using Dreamweaver. LibraryThing made it trivial for me to show her the Dreamweaver-related books that I find most helpful since, not surprisingly, they are the ones in my library.
I have begun to think of LibraryThing as del.icio.us for physical books.