tuesdaythingersI decided to jump on the Tuesday Thingers bandwagon since I am a user of LibraryThing.

This week:

Popular this month on LT: Do you look at this list? Do you get ideas on what to read from it?
Have you read any of the books on the list right now? Feel free to link to any reviews you’ve done as well.
Here’s the list and my answer:

  1. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  2. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron
  3. Nation by Terry Pratchett
  4. Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
  5. Anathem by Neal Stephenson
  6. American Wife: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld
  7. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
  8. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel by David Wroblewski
  9. Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland
  10. Eclipse (The Twilight Saga, Book 3) by Stephenie Meyer

As you can see, I’ve only read one of the books on the list, but I’ve heard of most of them and will most likely end up getting to them eventually.

After looking through past Tuesday Thingers, I found I wanted to answer most of the recent ones, so follow the break to see what I had to say about them.

November 11, 2008

Today’s question: LT Things- t-shirts, bags,cue cats- are you into the “stuff”? Do you use a cuecat to enter your books, or do you enter them manually? What do you think of the stuff?

Answer: I don’t currently have any LT things, but I found out about the cuecat and it is the number one thing on my Christmas list as of now. I’m already anxious to get it so I can start using it for organizing all the other things in my life, like movies and CDs. Currently I just enter all my books manually but once I get the cuecat I know I won’t be able to put it down.

November 4, 2008

Today’s question: Work multiples. Do you own multiple copies of any books? Which ones? Why? Can you share your list? You can find the link under Statistics, from either your home page or profile.

Answer: Not that I’m aware of. I usually tend to trade extra copies, but I think I’ve only ended up with duplicates a couple times and have put them onto BookMooch so I can trade for something else. If we were talking movies, that would be a different story. I have three different versions/copies of Dirty Dancing and Pretty Woman.

October 28, 2008

This week’s question: Legacy libraries. With which legacy libraries do you share books? Tell us a little about a couple of them and what you share.

Answer: I share books with quite a few legacy libraries. I share the most with Ernest Hemingway (19 books) which was shocking because most others I only share a few. Second highest is with Carl Sandburg (8 books) and third with Walker Percy (7 books). A lot of the books are duplicated over the libraries I share with (ie. The Age of Innocence, The Divine Comedy, War and Peace, etc.) and most of the ones I share are all classics.

October 21, 2008

Today’s question: Series. Do you collect any series? Do you read series books? Fantasy? Mystery? Science fiction? Religious? Other genre? Do you use the series feature in LT to help you find new books or figure out what you might be missing from a series?

Answer: I do collect quite a few series. My ongoing list is here. The most active series I collect and read are Alphabet Series, Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Stephanie Plum, Harry Bosch, Harry Potter, and Georgia Nicholson. Most of them are mysteries of sorts but Harry Potter is more fantasy and Georgia Nicholson is young adult. I have used the series function multiple times as I know I have other books in my collection that are part of other series that I have yet to start collection. I love looking to see what else I can add to my collection or what else I feel like reading if I hit a roadblock.

October 14, 2008

Today’s question: Early Reviewers- do you participate? How many books (approximately) have you received through the program? Have you liked them generally? What’s your favorite ER book? Do you participate in the discussion group on LT?

Answer: I am a member of the Early Reviewers. I have received three books, I believe, in my first three months with the program, but nothing since then. All were very good books, which I feel I got lucky with because sometimes you get something that doesn’t suit your needs. My favorite was probably The Wednesday Sisters but my other two, The Wishing Year and Between Here and April, were also very good books and I would highly recommend them. I jump in on the discussions occasionally. Since I haven’t received any books lately I haven’t been participating as much because I’m not familiar with what the others are discussing.

October 7, 2008

This week’s question: -LibraryThing’s Recently Added feature: do you look at it? Do you use it for ideas? Is there something listed there now that looks interesting to you? What have you added to your LT library recently?

Answer: I haven’t really paid attention to this feature very much, but every once in awhile something jumps out or I see a book that people have been talking about for awhile which continues to reassure me that it should be on my own reading list. I haven’t added a whole lot the my library because I’ve been holding off on buying books this close to Christmas but I just purchased Three Cups of Tea because I went to an event last night that Greg Mortensen spoke at, regarding the book so I needed to add it to the immediate pile.

September 30, 2008

For this week’s Tuesday Thingers, I’ve copied the list of the most-challenged books of the 1990s straight from the ALA website. I’ve highlighted the ones I’ve read. Highlight what you’ve read, and italicize what you have in your LT library.

Answer: I participated in this list during Banned Books Week. My list is here.
September 23, 2008

Today’s Question: Favorite Authors. Who do you have named in your LT account as favorite authors? Why did you choose them? How many people share your choices? Can you share a picture of one of them?

Answer: My favorite authors listed on LT are Jane Austen, Dan Brown, Sandra Brown, Michael Connelly, Roald Dahl, Janet Evanovich, Helen Fielding, James Patterson, Luanne Rice, JK Rowling, William Shakespeare and Shel Silverstein. This doesn’t even cover all of them though. I recently did a spotlight on James Patteson for Weekly Geeks #24. You can see that here.