How to review books that I can't add to my library

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How to review books that I can't add to my library

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1FCClibraryoshkosh
heinäkuu 26, 2013, 11:18pm

I can't add electronic books to my librarary so how can I do reviews of them?

2lilithcat
heinäkuu 27, 2013, 12:20am

You cannot review a book that is not in your library.

But there is nothing I am aware of that prevents you from adding electronic books to your library. I've done it.

3Cecrow
elokuu 3, 2013, 7:29am

I've played fast and loose when adding them, since I'm not particular about accuracy. Whatever cover, edition, etc - so long as it's the right title and author for what I've read.

4FCClibraryoshkosh
elokuu 22, 2013, 12:46pm

Actually, I can't put electronic books in my library because our library doesn't take electronic books. We don't even have a computer in our library.

5sparemethecensor
elokuu 22, 2013, 12:53pm

Forgive me, as I don't understand your question. You want to review books you don't own and won't put in your library? Why?

6Cecrow
Muokkaaja: helmikuu 28, 2014, 8:07am

Maybe we're using different definitions of "library". You seem to be talking about a real physical library that has an address. We're talking about the virtual library here on the Librarything web site that lists any books you care to add to your account. There is nothing to prevent you from listing a book here in your LibraryThing library under your account name that you don't actually have a physical copy of (or that your real physical library doesn't have a copy of.)

7eschator83
kesäkuu 19, 2018, 3:16pm

I've added books I'd like to own to my library marked wish-list. I think and hope this is ok, and I believe I could write a review on the book page-if for example I got a copy at the library. I presume it's not kosher to paraphrase someone else's review. There is a small book discussion group that seems a good place for reviews as well as discussion.

8lilithcat
kesäkuu 19, 2018, 5:13pm

>7 eschator83:

You are quite right that it’s not correct to paraphrase another person’s review.

I have a collection called “Read but not owned”. If I’ve taken a book from the library, or borrowed it from a friend, I can put it in that collection and review it.

Having a Wish List collection is fine; in fact, it’s a pre-defined collection:
https://wiki.librarything.com/index.php/Collections#Default_Collections

9MarthaJeanne
kesäkuu 19, 2018, 5:24pm

Read but unowned is also one of the default collections.