Monday, January 5, 2009

Tuesday Thinger: A Look At LibraryThing Author

Welcome to another week of Tuesday Thingers! We always love to hear from regular participants as well as new people.

Today's question: Last week, I asked about your favorite areas of Library Thing, some that you were familiar with, some that you were curious about, and some that you had never really looked at. It was great to look at all the different areas, and I even learned that sometimes it pays to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page . . . I learned that there were links that I had completely missed! Yikes!

One person mentioned that they wanted to learn more about LibraryThing Author. I happened to stumble upon this great page within the site that has some great information on it about LT Authors, becoming a LT Author, and how readers can use the section to learn about their favorite authors, the books they read and what inspires them.

Did you know that there are 1497 authors participating in LT Authors? If you haven't checked it out, head over for a moment and see if you can find out something new about an author! If you don't have time to go snooping, have you ever looked at the LT Author page before? Did you know that it is for authors and readers alike? Have you ever looked up a favorite or new author on LT to see what they read and if they have left any comments or reviews themselves? Have you ever told an author about LT Authors and encouraged them to check the site out?

My Answer: I had NO idea there were so many authors participating in LT Authors! It was fun to browse and find a few names I was familiar with. I just learned that Kelsey Timmerman, author of Where Am I Wearing? has recently added Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron to his library - I saw a lot of reviews for that book about a month ago - it was fun to see that an author I've read has read that one too!

I also took the opportunity to look up Christine Blevins - the author of Midwife of the Blue Ridge. I received a copy of her book when she asked for a few people to review it in the groups section. I loved her book and periodically look to see what she's got in her library, and to see if she has another book coming out. It was fun to see that she has a few of the books that one of my book clubs has read over the past few years.

Recently, I have told two different authors about LT, hoping they could use it as a way to reach readers and bloggers. We'll see what happens!

~ Wendi

If you are new to Tuesday Thingers: Welcome! The meme was originally created as a way to network with other bloggers and to learn about Library Thing! I'd like to encourage you to join us. If you don't know what Library Thing is - you are in a great place to learn about new things, and if you are an old pro, stick around and share your wealth of information! Visit Library Thing here. To join in, copy the picture and question into your post and link back here so people can read other responses. Make sure you leave a comment here with a link to your post so we can stop by! If you don't have a blog, feel free to leave a comment here!

17 Comments:

Yvonne said...

Mine's up!

http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/01/tuesday-thingers.html

jlshall said...

Happy Tuesday, everyone! My post is up.

Lenore said...

Mine's up right here.

bermudaonion said...

Looking at that page was fun, Wendi. Here's my answer.

Michele said...

My answer is here.

FleurFisher said...
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FleurFisher said...

Take two! Answer here!

Meghan said...

My post is up now.

Red lady-Bonnie said...

Thanks Wendi! My Post is Here.

FYI..You're first LT link doesn't work. I happened to find out as I tried to link to it. The 2nd link at the end works.

betweenpages said...

Happy Tuesday everyone!

My Thinger

Katherine said...

Here's mine!

http://agirlwalksintoabookstore.blogspot.com/2009/01/tuesday-thingers.html

Alyce said...

Here's my post:

http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com/2009/01/tuesday-thingers-january-6.html

caite said...

ooops.... posted early this morning but forgot to add my link here...I blame my cold..

well, here it is!

Alea said...

Here is mine!

http://aleapopculture.blogspot.com/2009/01/tuesday-thingers.html

Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books said...

I've learned so much thru this weekly meme!

LT Authors is one of my favorite spots to visit, my answer is here.

Shana said...

Sorry I'm a little late with this Wendi. Great questions!

My post is HERE.

Florinda said...

Tuesday Thingers on Friday :-). Have a good weekend!

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