Last week I asked what was the most popular book in your library- this week I'm going to ask about the most unpopular books you own. Do you have any unique books in your library- books only you have on LT? How many? Did you find cataloging information on your unique books, or did you hand-enter them? Do they fall into a particular category or categories, or are they a mix of different things? Have you ever looked at the "You and none other" feature on your statistics page, which shows books owned by only you and one other user? Ever made an LT friend by seeing what you share with only one other user?
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Today's Question: What's the most popular book in your library? Have you read it? What did you think? How many users have it? What's the most popular book you don't have? How does a book's popularity figure into your decisions about what to read?
Answer: The most popular book in my library is The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. I read it a few years ago and really enjoyed it. 23, 314 other LTers have it in their library. The most popular book(s) I don't have are the Harry Potter books. I don't think a book's popularity figures into my decision to read which books at all.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I do tag books that I've read in my library with descriptions about the books subject. I also tag books that are in my library that I want to read as "wishlist". I don't really think we need standardized tags because there are so many tag options that someone may think of a ag for a book that no one else would, but is still a good tag.
My top 5 tags are:
read years ago - This indicates to me that I didn't read the book in 2007 or 2008.
wishlist - Books on my list to buy and read
read in 2007 - Self explanatory
own? - Books I have read but I can't find in my library
motherhood - Books about life as a mother
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Tuesaday Thingers is a group of Librarything Early Reviewers that have book blogs. We have a webring (see booksandblogs link on the right). We are also doing a weekly question that we all will answer on our blogs.
Today's Tuesday Thingers question is:
Why LT? Why did you choose to open and maintain an LT account? Do you/did you use other online cataloging/social networking sites, like GoodReads or Shelfari? Do you use more than one? Are they different or do they serve different purposes?
I chose Librarything after I saw the link on someone else's blog. I had never catalogued my books before. I thought the task would be too daunting, too difficult. But once I found LT, I saw how easy it was. I really enjoy keeping track of what I have read. It makes me feel a sense of accomplishment to keep up with how many (and which) books I've read. Because I'd never kept track of them before, in the past I would find myself buying and start reading a book, only to realize that I've read that book before. Now I don't have that problem. I loved how I could read reviews of books and see what other books might interest me. I haven't ever used any other cataloguing site so I am not familiar with those at all.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
1. Who’s your all-time favorite author, and why?
This is really hard for me. My favorite books in the past have been chicklit, although I'm trying to branch out more. And most of those authors that I like a lot only write one or two books. So it's really hard to pick just one! I like Meg Cabot, Jennifer Crusie, Sophie Kinsella, Emily Giffin, Jane Green, Marian Keyes, Philippa Gregory, Sarah Mlynowski, Wendy Markham, Anne Rice and Alexandra Ripley. I guess out of that "short list" (ha ha) my favorite is Sophie Kinsella. Her books are such funny, light reads. I really enjoy them.
2. Who was your first favorite author, and why?
My first favorite author was Lucy Maud Montgomery who wrote the Anne of Greene Gables books. I loved those so much as a little girl.
3. Who’s the most recent addition to your list of favorite authors, and why?
My most recent addition would be Philippa Gregory. I have only read 2 of her books so far but there are 3 more that I'm dying to read when I have time.
4. If someone asked you who your favorite authors were right now, which authors would first pop out of your mouth? Are there any you’d add on a moment of further reflection?
I guess, see my list in #1. With some of those on my list, I went through a phase where I read all of their books and no others. I loved those books so much. And while I haven't read them since, I still remember the stories fondly and consider that author one of my favorites.
5. Tagged: I can't find anyone else to tag! If you haven't done the author meme yourself, consider yourself tagged by me!