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1bluesalamanders
Dec 27, 2006, 8:28pm

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

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

F/SF:
epicfantasy, fantasy_is_lit, fantasyclassics, fantasyfans, sci_femmes, sf_book_reviews, ya_f_sf

Finding lost books:
whatwasthatbook

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.

2gilroy
Dec 28, 2006, 8:01pm

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, 3:26am

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

4earlgreyrooibos
Jan 3, 2007, 4:06pm

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, 5:33pm

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

6parelle
Jan 7, 2007, 12:48am

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

7andtheshoreline
Feb 8, 2007, 12:43pm

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8blackfeather
Mar 16, 2007, 4:30pm

Hello,

I'm a writer (nearly unpublished) as well as an avid reader.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:

flannelpjbooks
furryreaders
furrywriters
sfandf_writers
sfwriters
write_away
write_impromptu

I mostly lurk there, though.

Cheers,
Blackfeather (on LJ as well as LT).

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

fantasywithbite
sf_with_bite
althistory (my seldom-frequented comm)
opalcity (my other community)
biopunk (my other other community)
arrakis
bprd
comicbooklovers
dc_universe
doctorwho
gene_wolfe
srd_love

Some of these are only slightly literary.

10therouses
Mar 29, 2007, 6:00am

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

11therithere
Apr 10, 2007, 11:44am

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.

12BookishRuth
Apr 18, 2007, 11:55am

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.

13imayb1
Apr 19, 2007, 4:36pm

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, 5:37am

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

15MaidMarianForever
Jul 31, 2007, 9:59am

pagansfandom which is for Pagan's Crusade and Catherine Jinks

16Antares1
Aug 4, 2007, 5:57pm

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.

17imayb1
Aug 21, 2007, 12:43am

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

18MaidMarianForever
Aug 22, 2007, 4:06am

booktards was deleted?? *checks* wow.

19bluesalamanders
Aug 22, 2007, 9:21am

Yeah, I hadn't noticed either.

No idea what happened.

20Widsith
Aug 23, 2007, 9:29am

hipsterbookclub is a good one - busy too.

21eleanor_eader
Jan 9, 2008, 9:18am

I'm in:

book_icons
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, 6:06pm

http://community.livejournal.com/portable_magic/profile

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

23ktleyed
Jan 16, 2008, 8:16pm

#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_.

24parelle
Jan 17, 2008, 9:58pm

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

25arelenriel
Jan 17, 2008, 10:56pm

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

26ktleyed
Jan 17, 2008, 11:14pm

#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!)

27eleanor_eader
Jan 23, 2008, 11:27am

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 :)

28ktleyed
Jan 23, 2008, 1:37pm

#27 trishtrash Thanks! :)

29aces
Edited: Feb 18, 2008, 11:57am

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