I love Goodreads, it’s my favourite book community, I check in a couple of times a day and now I have added my self to Library Thing. It’s not all that dissimilar from Goodreads but I figured it provides another outlet for my reviews and since I could simply export my details at Goodreads and upload them straight into Library Thing it was quick and easy process – I wouldn’t have considered it otherwise with over 3500 books on my shelves at Goodreads.
Now I just have to find my way around and neaten things up a bit. Are you at Library Thing? Any hints or tips? Want to be friends?
Edited to add:
How to export your shelves from
Goodreads to Library Thing
Log in at Goodreads and go to ‘My Shelves’ – from the menu at the left choose Import/Export
On the next screen look to the right to find export to a csv file and click
Click OK to the window that appears, when the file has finished building a ‘save’ dialogue will appear. Save the file to your hard drive.
Log in at Library Thing, go to Add books and scroll down for the option to Import Books
Choose Browse for Import From a File and select the csv file you downloaded from Goodreads
The file will upload and queue your books, it may take a couple of hours for your library to be populated so give it some time.
Reviews, tags and star ratings all travel with the file information which is wonderful Library Thing doesn’t have a Read shelf so those books won’t have a tag, but most other information should import easily. You may find books without ISBN’s don’t show up, so you may have to manually add those.
The reverse pretty much works to go from The Library Thing to Goodreads.
In case you need something a little more visual, I created a step by step image screenshot tutorial which you can download HERE