It took me a while to figure out that you enter them from the book or author page. When you have a book or author page pulled up, if you look at the left hand side, there are a bunch of links you can choose from. One of them is Common Knowledge. If you click the link, it will bring up a section where you can add facts.
Have you ever looked at the Common Knowledge page, or viewed the history of changes/additions? If you were aware of this section, have you added any information? Do you find this information useful or interesting?
I’ve noticed the Common Knowledge feature before, and made use of it in an earlier Tuesday Thingers response concerning award-winning books. I like it – it’s a neat little place to collect random information pertaining to a book, including things like character names, settings, plot points (“important events”) and quotes. I had never checked out the change history until I was preparing to write this post, and I thought I might have added some facts at some point, but since LT credits me with zero “CK facts,” I guess I haven’t. I know I have added some information to book records, but apparently it was in fields outside of the common-knowledge arena.
I think CK looks like a great way to build up the LT database with book details, and if I found the time to work with it, I think I’d enjoy both trolling around within the records and adding to them.
*By the time I wrote this, the number of Common Knowledge facts was up to 871,616, so there must be some LT users who have the time to add them – thanks, folks!
It’s Tuesday, where are you?, hosted at An Adventure in Reading
Teaser Tuesday, hosted at Should Be Reading
- Grab your current read.
- Let the book fall open to a random page.
- Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
- You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
- Please avoid spoilers!
This book was recently published in paperback, and I picked up a copy a couple of weeks ago:
It’s gotten excellent reviews – have you read it?
Booking Through Thursday‘s topic for this week is words – song lyrics, to be precise, and by extension, their writers. My response got so wordy that I think it needs a post of its own. It will go up in the next couple of days, so please don’t forget to come back around for it!
Friday Fill-ins #107
1. Enough with the blog-surfing, I have work I’m supposed to be doing!
2. Blog surfing when I have work I’m supposed to be doing causes me to be conflicted.
3. I’ve been craving ravioli with red sauce (and I have some in the refrigerator – what luck!).
4. My husband makes me laugh – most of the time, on purpose!
5. I wish I could go to someplace other than work next week.
6. Making more time to read has been on my mind lately.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to catching up on some recorded TV (anyone for American Idol?), tomorrow my plans include coffee with my sister and – well, that’s really all that’s planned so far, and Sunday, I want to appreciate the fact that we have Monday off, too!
So, what’s on your agenda this weekend? (If you haven’t taken down your Christmas decorations yet, there’s one idea… :-).)