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Monday, August 31, 2009

Tuesday Thinger: Some FUN Stats From Your Books

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

This week's Thinger comes from a suggestion by Joy of Joy's Blog - Thank you Joy!!!! A week or so ago, we took a peek at Statistics, but I completely missed a great new feature. Ever wondered where your books take place? Now you can find out!! Go to your statistics page, look down the column on the left hand side, and find the heading that says Common Knowledge. Then click on the link that says Places. It will take you to a page that will show you the places that you books have taken place in.

Questions: Have you explored the Places feature of your Statistics? Do you have any places that have multiple books listed? If you have multiples, are they from different authors, or from the same series?

My Answer:
I had absolutely no idea of the Places feature until I read Joy's post from last week's Thinger. When she suggested some of the new items under Statistics, and this one in particular, I had so much fun exploring where my books have taken place.

I have 39 locations listed, and of those a few places do have multiple books:
Denver, Colorado
Four of the Kitty Norville Series of books by Carrie Vaughn

Las Vegas, Nevada
Two of the Kitty Norville books by Carrie Vaughn

London, England, UK
Feather Man by Rhyll McMaster
Silent In The Grave by Deanna Raybourn
Mr. Darcy's Daughters : A Novel by Elizabeth Aston

Ohio, USA
The 19th Wife: A Novel by David Ebershoff
Songs for the Missing: A Novel by Stewart O'Nan

So. . . it appears as though a few of my Places have multiples because of series, but a few are simply popular places!

Looking forward to reading everyone's answers!!

~ Wendi

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caite said...

Here is my answer this week and, as always, a picture of little Bandit.

bermudaonion said...

I never knew about this feature and had to check it out! I have 364 places listed. I saw a couple books I can use for my Literary Road Trip!

JLS Hall (Joy's Blog) said...

Glad you liked the suggestion, Wendi! Yes, the places feature is fun. I have 752 places in my LT library! And London, England is by far the place most frequently mentioned. But I think it's really fun that so many of my places are imaginary, like Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County, and Rowling's Hogwarts School!

Lenore Appelhans said...

Mine's up. Sorry it is late!!


Florinda said...

Tuesday Thinger on Friday - it was interesting to explore my places :-).

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