TBIF – Thank blog it’s Friday! 12-5-08

TBIF – Thank blog it’s Friday! 12-5-08

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 […]

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 […]

TBIF – Thank blog it’s Friday! 11-28-08

Tuesday Thingers (Questions for LibraryThing users from The Boston Bibliophile) Today’s question: Blog Widgets. Do you use them? Do you have them on your blog? Do you know what I’m talking about? 🙂 A blog widget is that list of books “From my LibraryThing” and such, that you’ll sometimes see on someone’s sidebar. If you use it, do all of your books show up or do you have it set to only show certain books? […]

A LOT more than Ten on Tuesday (er, make that Thursday): Compiling my book wish list

Back in the summer, I started including a “book wish list” section in my Saturday Review posts. I had never really kept up a wish list before, but one thing about book blogging is that it’s hard to avoid finding out about lots of great stuff you might want to read, and I wanted to start making note of books that intrigued me. While I was at is, I decided to add some linky love […]

“…You might be a mother” of a meme

The following was originally published on the LA Moms Blog by my friend, the very funny Anna Lefler. I thought it might make a good meme, and she has graciously allowed me to turn it into one – thanks, Anna! Here’s how it will work: Copy and paste this whole thing into your blog (or an e-mail, if that’s how you roll), and add one or two of your own “you might be a mother” […]

TBIF: Thank blog it’s Friday! (Blogger-ethics-discussion edition)

Word of warning: this is a pretty lengthy TBIF post, and it’s all Booking Through Thursday‘s fault. Read on… Tuesday Thingers (hosted by The Boston Bibliophile) 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. 1. The Graveyard Book by […]

How do you Dew(ey), Bookworm?

How do you Dew(ey), Bookworm?

I found this little bit of library-classification fun via Kylee. I’m hard to classify, it appears – although I prefer to see it as being “multi-faceted.” This quiz gives you up to three results, and I think there’s something to every one of them, so I’m posting them all. Florinda’s Dewey Decimal Section: 560 Paleontology; paleozoology Florinda = 62589441 = 625+894+41 = 1560 Class: 500 Science Contains: Math, astronomy, prehistoric life, plants and animals. What […]

Ten on Tuesday: Thanks!

Thanksgiving, or as it’s popularly known, “Turkey Day,” – unless you’re my son, and you call it “Gorgefest” – is next Thursday (unless you’re Canadian and you celebrated it last month). It seems like the right time for Ten on Tuesday to broach the topic of “10 Things You’re Thankful For This Year.” The big things – my husband and family, my health, a roof over our heads, continued employment – are the things I […]

TBIF: Thank blog it’s Friday! 11-14-08

Tuesday Thingers (hosted by The Boston Bibliophile) 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? I enter my books in small batches as I acquire them, and since all it requires is typing in the ISBNs, I do it manually. When I originally set up my library on LT, […]

Weekly Geeks #24 – Author “fun facts”

Weekly Geeks #24 – Author “fun facts”

Weekly Geeks #24 sends us in search of fun facts about authors. 1. Choose a writer you like. 2. Using resources such as Wikipedia, the author’s website, whatever you can find, make a list of interesting facts about the author. 3. Post your fun facts list in your blog, maybe with a photo of the writer, a collage of his or her books, whatever you want. 4. Come (back to the main WG post on […]

TBIF: Thank blog it’s Friday! 11-7-08

Hey, folks! A couple of people let me know yesterday that my blog was crashing Internet Explorer on their computers. After this Firefox gal got over her shock at the fact anyone still uses IE (!), I suspected the culprit might be the new commenting system, Intense Debate, that I installed a few days ago. I have uninstalled it, and thanks to Karen H. and Mike for bringing the issue to my attention. If you […]