Tuesday Thingers: questions for LibraryThing users from The Boston Bibliophile What’s the most popular book in your library? Have you read it? What did you think? How many users have it? Aproximately 37,400 LibraryThing members, myself included, have a copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Book 1) listed in their LT libraries – it’s the #1 book on LibraryThing overall, and has an average rating of 4.23, based on 364 reviews (just under […]
Month: December 2008
Weekend Assignment #244: Black Friday
This is the assignment that Karen posted last Friday, the day after Thanksgiving: Weekend Assignment #244: The day after Thanksgiving in the U.S. is widely believed to be the biggest shopping day of the year. Do you typically shop for holiday gifts on that day? If so, why? Is this year any different in that respect? Extra Credit: Is there a particular bargain you are pursuing this year? If so, what is it? This year, […]
OK, I give – it’s giveaway time!
As Dewey reminded us in one of her last posts, this is “the giving season,” so here goes! Have I got a giveaway for you! Actually, I have FOUR of them, and you may enter any or all. Aren’t you glad you stopped by today? Before I tell you about what’s on the table, though, let me outline how this is going to work. It’s pretty simple, really: To enter, leave a comment on this […]
Volunteers for Dewey – please circulate!
I don’t usually post twice a day, but these are special circumstances: I mentioned in my post on Tuesday morning that one of the things we’d miss most about Dewey is her community-building activity, and that it would be wonderful if we could keep things like the Bookworms Carnival, the 24-Hour Read-a-Thon, and Weekly Geeks going as a legacy to her. But expecting one person to do all of those – or even all of […]
Book bloggers say goodbye to Dewey
Book bloggers were shocked and saddened by a post at The Hidden Side of a Leaf on Monday, December 1 from Dewey‘s husband: Hi folks, I’ve got a piece of sad news to deliver. Dewey passed away on Tuesday evening. She will be cremated on a non-specific date this week. We live in a place with relatively relaxed laws abut these things, and I want to ensure her family has an opportunity to see her. […]
TLC Book Tour Book Talk: “Somebody Else’s Daughter,” by Elizabeth Brundage
(Disclaimer: Thanks to Trish Collins of TLC Book Tours for the opportunity to read and review this book, and to the author for providing a signed copy!) Somebody Else’s Daughter Elizabeth Brundage Viking, 2008 (Hardcover) (ISBN 0670019003 / 9780670019007) Fiction, 352 pages First Sentence: We left San Francisco that morning even though your mother was sick. (Read an excerpt from the book’s prologue.) Book Description (summary): In the Berkshire mountains of Massachusetts a group of […]