Tuesday, September 2, 2008

LibraryThing Tuesday (17) + pic of Emmy

Today's question: Members who have your books. Do you ever look at this feature? Do you use it to make LT friends, or compare notes? There are three tabs- weighted, raw, and recent. "Weighted," which means "weighted by book obscurity and library size" is probably the least self-explanatory of the three, whereas "raw" and "recent" are more so. Do you get any kind of use out of this feature?

Three of my LibraryThing friends are in my top ten weighted, but that is just a coincidence - I didn't add them because of that, but because of the forums. I do like to look at "members with my books" libraries because I figure if we have a lot of the same books, I might find some other books I'd like to read in their libraries. In the beginning, I also went through them looking for books I had read to so I could add them to my own library. I have my library set up so that it is mostly books I have read and since I don't own a lot of these anymore, I add them when I run across them in someone else's library or if they are mentioned in a forum.

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Luckily for everyone, I was able to snap a hilarious picture of Emmy again this week. When Daniel is illustrating, she'll often join to "help" him on his desk. Here she is playing with one of his pens so it looks like she's illustrating too.


CONTESTS:

Tomorrow is the last day to enter my contest to win one of three signed copies of Jack Ferraiolo's The Big Splash. It is a TON of fun, so don't miss your chance - enter here.

I am also giving away a signed copy of Far World Water Keep by J. Scott Savage. All you have to do is tell me why you want it - the most impassioned plea here wins.

Jen is giving away a copy of Joshua Henkin's Matrimony here. Enter by September 5th.

Dawn is having 3 fun contests - go to her blog and look in the sidebar for details.

Know of any other contests or are you having one yourself? Let me know and I will add it to my list.

14 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I need to go back and add lots of books to my library, too. I love the picture of the cat!

Cathy said...

Wonderful photo--how appropriate that the cat would be drawing "fishies"!

Lenore said...

Ha Ha! You're right Cathy - though those fishies would be a bit too big for her to catch!

Sunny Lea said...

I love that particular LT feature, and have actually made a few contacts with people who share my books.

Even more frequently, I've been known to use the libraries of people who share a lot of my books to find books I might like to read.

Kathleen said...

Lol she does look like she's drawing too :)

Dominique said...

so cute!! :D love the picture!

Book Zombie said...

Lol - your cat is just brilliant!

Linda J said...

Emmy is so darn cute! Keep those pictures coming!

Alea said...

I love those illustrations! They make me happy :D

Chick Lit Teens said...

Great photo! Emmy is so adorable, I love all the pics of her. (Especialy the ones when she was exploring the pot)

By the way I'm running a contest on my blog for a signed copy of Ally Carters wonderful novel, I'd Tell You I Love You, But then I'd Have To Kill You.

sheistoofondofbooks said...

It sounds like I'm missing out on a good feature, by not perusing the libraries of "members with my books" in order to get ideas of other books to read ... like my wish list needs any help growing!

Emmy's fur is too short to be a Himalayan, right? What breed is she? ("too cute" is not a breed!)

Lenore said...

Dawn - Emmy is a Birman. They are similar to siamese in coloring but with longer fur and much sweeter. Seriously, emmy is like a living teddy bear :)

April said...

That is the cutest picture!!

J. Kaye Oldner said...

Sorry I missed you this past Tuesday. Life is slowly getting back to normal with power restored.

Love your little helper! :)