I guess there could be worse things to be addicted to than books. Every time I walk into a book store, the yoga section in particular tends to keep me occupied weighing the pros and cons of whether I need to buy another yoga book. While I don’t think I’ve ever regretted purchasing a new yoga book, over time I’ve recognized that there are certain books I return to over and over again such as David Swenson’s Ashtanga Yoga Manual and B.K.S. Iyengar’s classic Light on Yoga. I can find answers to most of my yoga questions from those two books alone. Even still, there are tons of other yoga books that I’ve enjoyed and am happy to include in my collection.
Although it’s nice to have the books sorted neatly on shelves at home, I’ve also found it’s nice to have them virtually organized on one of myfavorite book websites, LibraryThing.com. I bought a lifetime membership to LibraryThing for $25 over three years ago (still the same price) and have happily enjoyed adding books to my virtual book collection ever since. For book lovers, LibraryThing becomes an extra valuable resource after they’ve entered most of the books from their personal library, wishlists, library books read, e-books, etc., because of the powerful recommendation/anti-recommendation features LibraryThing incorporates. Want to find a new book? Look no further than LibraryThing to steer you in the right direction.
I love shopping for books on Amazon.com, but LibraryThing takes book hunting to a whole new level with its “will you like it?” feature. For example, I ran across the book, “Yoga for Wimps,” clicked on the “will you like it” button, and LibraryThing told me with a “low” degree of certainty that I will probably like the book. From there I searched through the book recommendations on the same page, thought Donna Farhi’s book, “Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit“ looked interesting, clicked on the “will you like it” button, and found out that I will love the book. Hmmm…I might have to check that out next time I’m at a decent bookstore (as in, not in Iraq…).
So even though I love buying and reading new yoga books, I also love keeping them organized, recalling what I enjoyed about each book, and finding future reading material in a fun, simple manner. LibraryThing has a ton of other features, and for the yoga book lover, or just plain old bookaholic looking for a little virtual book organization, I highly recommend LibraryThing.