Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Library Thing Tuesday (7)

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?

I have 4. They are:

Ariol: Copain Comme Cochon by Emmanual Guibert and Marc Boutavant. This is a graphic novel in French for kids that we got signed in Bologna this year. I love it (even though my French is very basic).

Very Famous by Philip Waechter. This is a PB I got this signed by the author at the Frankfurt Book Fair last year. It's in German actually.

Step by Step through the Old Testament by Waylon Bailey & Tom Hudson. I am really fascinated by the Old Testament and this was the guide we used for our bible study on it a couple of years ago.

How to Write a Children's Picture Book Volume II: Word, Sentence, Scene by Eve Heidi Bine-Stock. I have a bunch of books like this because Daniel and I have been developing a picture book. It's on hold now, but we may ressurrect it.

I am sure I have more, because there are still so many books I have yet to enter.

Do they fall into a particular category or categories, or are they a mix of different things?
Books in foriegn languages mainly I guess. And reference books.

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?

I have two books that fall into this category:

Kiss and Sell: Writing for Advertising by Robert Sawyer. I got this at the book fair one year from a European textbook publisher called AVA. It has been useful for developing the workshop I teach on writing for the web.

Don't make me think: A common sense approach to web usability by Steve Krug. This is also extremely useful for my job and I've used parts of it in my workshop as well.


Have you entered my contest yet? There is still time (until June 30th). I've been shopping for some of the goodies already and I thought I'd give you a sneak peek of what you can expect:

Ovomaltine Milk Chocolate from Switzerland

Niederegger Marzipan in dark chocolate from Luebeck, Germany

Cote d'Or Noir Framboise (Dark chocolate with raspberry) from Belgium

Walkers Pure Butter Shortbread from Scotland

Terry's Milk Chocolate Orange from the UK

Reber Mozart Pastete from Austria

Blackcurrant candy from an abbey in France

Kinder Country and Kinder Eggs from Germany

Haribo Sour Gummis from Germany

...and more!

****Other Contests****

In honor of Karin's new website (http://karinlibrarian.webnode.com/) she's having a kick-off contest. E-mail her with the names of the 9 books pictured in her header, and you could win a signed copy of Twilight. Ends July 1st.

The Book Muncher is celebrating her 100th post by giving away three books (enter by July 15th):

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
When It Happens by Susane Colasanti

Dewey is giving away 4 more boxes of books from Hachette. To have a chance to win one by Friday, you must promote her 24 hr Read-a-Thon on your blog by this Friday. If you enter this one, say I sent you, and I'll get extra entries. I would have loved to participate in the Read-a-thon, but I have a work function in Amsterdam that day. CONTEST ENDED.

J. Kaye is passing along her copy of Lisa McMann's Wake to a reader who comments here. CONTEST ENDED.


jlshall said...

Me too - if I could just get all my books entered, all this info might change. But that's not likely to happen anytime soon!

Anonymous said...

wow so these contests- are they open to US residents.

Lenore Appelhans said...

I believe all of them are only open to US residents. Mine is also for US residents, because who wants European treats in Europe?

Anonymous said...

I've not entered all mine yet, either. I've never put in my kids' mountain of picture and easy readers. I've never put in my cookbooks, either. And there's a bunch of coffee table books that I haven't even cracked open since buying them.

Leesy said...

I'm always picking up children's books in French. The problem is that while I speak and read French, my kids don't. I grew up speaking French in school and I guess I'm just very nostalgic about the books.

Anonymous said...

Hmm I'd be interesting in seeing your book if you ever finished it!

Also, how do you think you did with your nine guesses for Karinlibrarian's contest?

Lenore Appelhans said...

Our book actually made it all the way to the dummy stage and had a professional critique - which made us realize it really wasn't ready to submit. It has a couple of problems that we still haven't solved yet, which is why it is on a back burner.

I know the names of all the books in karin librarian's contest - she wrote back with confirmation!