Welcome to another week of Tuesday Thingers! We always love to hear from regular participants as well as new people.
Last week we explored the memes on Library Thing. I also asked for some suggestions, and one of you suggested that we get a little more personal by looking at favorite books, etc. So . . . I'd like to look at favorites.
Questions (yes - there are a bunch - answer one or two . . . or all of them!): What is your favorite book (yes - this may be a hard one!!)? Is your favorite book listed in your LT library? If it is listed, do you have anything special in the tags or comments section? Have you looked to see if you can add any information to the Common Knowledge? AND a little off topic, do you find that your 5-starred books are consistent with your favorites, and is your favorite a 5-star rated book in your library? How have others rated your favorite book? :)
My Answer: I probably have a handful of "favorite" books. One of the favorites that has been a "favorite" the longest is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I find that I can read this book over and over again. My Mom and I read this book together, and both enjoyed it, and I think that is one of the reasons why I like it so much. Sadly, I have not added this favorite to my library on Library Thing. I use LT to track the books I've read and reviewed on my blog since I started in August of 2008, and as I haven't read it since then, it isn't in my library yet! Hmmm - might need to correct that!
As its not listed in my library, I haven't added any tags or comments, and I haven't figured out a good system for tags yet.
Most of the Common Knowledge has already been filled in, and as the book is so widely read, and has been around for so long, I have a feeling that I probably won't be able to find anything to add, but I will look more closely later.
As far as the 5-star ratings in my library, I sorted my library by the star ratings and was surprised at a few of them, as they don't really compare to my true "favorites", so I think I need to go back and re-star the books in my library.
Over 6,000 people have rated Pride and Prejudice, and overall, it has 4.52 stars. Over 4,000 people have given it 5 stars!! :) I guess I'm not the only person who really enjoys this book.
Looking forward to reading everyone's answers!!
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