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Dec 27, 2006, 8:28 pm

So what livejournal book communities are you in, and what are they for? I'm in:

Keeping track of what you read:
15000pages, 50bookchallenge

General books/reading:
avidreaders, booktards, readabook, bookwyrmmes

asimovians, harlan_ellison, mckinleyrocks, tortall (Tamora Pierce), youngwizards (Diane Duane)

epicfantasy, fantasy_is_lit, fantasyclassics, fantasyfans, sci_femmes, sf_book_reviews, ya_f_sf

Finding lost books:

Some of them are totally inactive, sadly, but many of them range from moderately to extremely active and I've found lots of new reading material through them.

Dec 28, 2006, 8:01 pm

Only one I'm a part of is theshortlist, which is basically a book review group that is relatively quiet.

3xinsomnia First Message
Dec 29, 2006, 3:26 am

i'm in chicklitbooks. it's not super active...maybe every week or so? but it's really good.

Jan 3, 2007, 4:06 pm

I'm in two reading-oriented groups:

1. Bookshare: http://community.livejournal.com/bookshare/

2. ReadPlease: http://community.livejournal.com/readplease/

5sinister_wombat First Message
Jan 5, 2007, 5:33 pm

You might want to check out Booklisters. It's a pretty swanky discussion group: http://www.livejournal.com/community/booklisters

Jan 7, 2007, 12:48 am

I'm more of a series/author/fandom groupee. LJ and LT are the only places I connect to other fans, however.

Patrick O'Brian: Aubrey-Maturin - obriansnavy, hms_surprise
Fandom: mandc100, mandc_icons,
Age of Sail Assorted - despatches, kiss_me_hardy

Dorothy L Sayers: Lord Peter Wimsey - reading_wimsey, talboys
Laurie R King: Mary Russell - dammit_holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes -221b_bakerst

Fantasy: epicfantasy, fantasyfans (these often have overlap)
Lord of the Rings: readthebook - this is specifically dedicated to reading the Lord of the Rings, and concentrating on the text rather than the movies. I'm afraid it's a bit dead, which is such a pity.
Naomi Novik: Temeraire - temeraire_fans, the_covert

Feb 8, 2007, 12:43 pm

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Mar 16, 2007, 4:30 pm


I'm a writer (nearly unpublished) as well as an avid reader. The communities I'm in that relate most directly to my book collection and writing are: (ordered by LJ, a paste my user page and edited out those communities that aren't (as directly) related:


I mostly lurk there, though.

Blackfeather (on LJ as well as LT).

9Korvac First Message
Mar 18, 2007, 5:08 pm

althistory (my seldom-frequented comm)
opalcity (my other community)
biopunk (my other other community)

Some of these are only slightly literary.

Mar 29, 2007, 6:00 am

hi! I'm a lurky member of book crossing and the library thing communities on Live Journal. One of the things I like about LJ is that I filter out all my communites so I can keep up with my friends on LJ.. and then I end up not reading the communities very often! (bad habit on my part).

I have only recently joined LT and before that I've been a member of Bookcrossing but I haven't had much luck finding any books in my area.. and have only book-crossed a couple times..

'smeeeko' on LJ

Apr 10, 2007, 11:44 am

I'm Waywind on LiveJournal, and I made a long list of book discussion communities that I'd found on LiveJournal here: http://community.livejournal.com/t_o_book_club/727.html I've got them sorted by topic! There are some other non-book-related topics listed on there, too, but I'd managed to find quite a lot of book talk groups.

Apr 18, 2007, 11:55 am

One of my LJ friends runs bibliophyles, a book of the month community with a focus on classic literature. This month's book is Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen.

I'm cherishthepast on LJ, by the way.

Apr 19, 2007, 4:36 pm

Gay Bookclub is a community I like, which hasn't been mentioned yet. It is primarily a bunch of review postings about GLBT-themed books. I also read several author's blogs on lj or through RSS feeds on lj.

14SovereignOfSilence First Message
Apr 21, 2007, 5:37 am

I'm a member of alot of them.

0bessed_reader, 100booksayear, 50_in_06, 50_in_07, 50bookchallenge, _audiobookshare, bibiophiles, bibiophyles, book_club, book_clublj, book_it_2006, book_sell_swap, book_wh0res, book_worm, bookish, books, booksluts, booktards, bookworming, bookz_n_07, chicklitbooks, nora_roberts, nr_books, nostalgia_books, nroberts_jdrobb, romance_e_books, romance_trading, romance_whores, romancenovels, romancesupsens, shelf2shelf, teenliterature, womensbookclub, womensfiction, yalitlovers

and my new community: romancebookclub

Jul 31, 2007, 9:59 am

pagansfandom which is for Pagan's Crusade and Catherine Jinks

Aug 4, 2007, 5:57 pm

I'm in 50bookchallenge and whatwasthatbook. 50bookchallenge is very active, but there isn't really a whole lot of discussion of the books.

whatwasthatbook has been very helpful in finding lost titles that I'd read and forgotten about. I've been able to add them to my library here. Although, I no longer own the books, it helps me to keep from buying a book I've already read, and forgotten about.

Aug 21, 2007, 12:43 am

Does anyone know what happened to booktards-- besides the fact it was deleted?

Aug 22, 2007, 4:06 am

booktards was deleted?? *checks* wow.

Aug 22, 2007, 9:21 am

Yeah, I hadn't noticed either.

No idea what happened.

Aug 23, 2007, 9:29 am

hipsterbookclub is a good one - busy too.

Jan 9, 2008, 9:18 am

I'm in:

book_x_change (book swap community)
0bsessed_reader (used to be a book-club comm, now just general reading and recommendation posts)
rolandofgilead (stephen King/dark tower fan comm.)

22j.ayers First Message
Jan 16, 2008, 6:06 pm


Portable Magic: "It's not just about reading the books you should read, it's about the books you DO read."

Jan 16, 2008, 8:16 pm

#21 trishtrash - thanks for pointing out rolandofgilead to me, I'm reading (intermitently) the Dark Tower series now and didn't even know this community existed.

I make icons and post to book_icons frequently under my icon journal crymeariver_.

Jan 17, 2008, 9:58 pm

Re: #23 - I'm not sure if I've ever commented on your journal, but I do like your icon work!

Jan 17, 2008, 10:56 pm

Books- Bookshare- Lord of the Rings- LJBook Club- FantasyFans (I am the mod so no choices there).

Jan 17, 2008, 11:14 pm

#24 parelle - thank you! I don't make as many as I used to (I'm reading too much now!), but occasionally I get inspired (usually from a book!)

Jan 23, 2008, 11:27 am

There's also a newly formed book group I've just joined, called 80in08 - another book challenge group

ktleyed; re message #23:
I've seen some of your posts to book_icons, you've done some really nice stuff :)

Jan 23, 2008, 1:37 pm

#27 trishtrash Thanks! :)

Edited: Feb 18, 2008, 11:57 am

I'm in book_worm, books, booktards, and readplease and I just joined book_icons cos I found it in this thread.