Archive for June 24th, 2008


The Hidden Side of a Leaf  is giving away a box full of books!  See here  for details. Comments close on Friday!

The Hag Reads is giving away an ARC copy of “The White Mary“.  Comment here by June 28th for a chance to win. 

She is Too Fond of Books is giving away a copy of “Mrs. Lieutenant” by Phyllis Zimbler Miller.  Comment here by June 30th for a chance to win. 

And guess what?  If you want another chance to win “Mrs. Lieutenant“, head over to Literate Housewife’s giveaway.  Comment here  by June 3oth.

KARINLIBRARIAN  is hosting a challenge in honor of her new site.  You have to correctly identify the nine young adult covers in her header!  I think I got all nine, but who knows?  It’s harder then it seems!  All entries are due by July 1rst at Midnight.  See here  for details.

Presenting Lenore is giving away a whole bunch of goodies over at her blog.  All you have to do is comment here  with something you collect!   You have until June 30th to enter, with the winner being picked July 1rst. 

The Book Muncher  is giveaway three books to celebrate that 100th post!  Simply comment here.  The contest closes July 15th, with the winner being picked on July 16th.

Finally, for a chance to win “Farworld” by J. Scott Savage (which I’ll actually be giving away in early August too!), visit Fyrefly’s Book Blog here, and Yoyogod’s Favorite Things here.


Also, check back soon for my review of “Aberrations” and interview with author Penelope Przekop.  I’ll also be giving away a copy of this book to some lucky person!

Missed the post post before this one?  It was TUESDAY THINGERS.


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Tuesday Thingers

RE: The Boston Bibliophile

Last week I asked what was the most popular book in your library- this week I’m going to ask about the most unpopular books you own. Do you have any unique books in your library- books only you have on LT? How many? Did you find cataloging information on your unique books, or did you hand-enter them? Do they fall into a particular category or categories, or are they a mix of different things? Have you ever looked at the “You and none other” feature on your statistics page, which shows books owned by only you and one other user? Ever made an LT friend by seeing what you share with only one other user?

Well, Marie says that those who did this last week don’t have to do it again, but I don’t mind :), I’ll just expand it a little .  First of all, I don’t have any unique books.  EDIT: Somebody’s post made me think of the poetry books I have.  So I went and double checked.  I actually am the sole owner of “The Woman Who Tries To Believe”, which was actually written by my Creative Writing teacher- Barbara Daniels.  Actually now that I’ve sorted my library by ‘shared’, I can see that I own about 20 or so books that nobody else does…. Weird, I have no idea why they didn’t show up on the stats page…… Anybody else have any ideas?

And I have looked at the “you and none other” page.  Again, these are the books I share with one other user:

-”Crosstown”- one of my fav teen books (my review is here)

-”Prentice Hall Literature the American Experience”- had to buy for class

-”The Romance of Alexander the King” – historical fiction re Alexander the great, a 1909 copy

-”The Quest for the Tomb of Alexander the Great”- nonfiction, but I enjoyed the first book by the same author, so I picked this up too

-”The Concise Encyclopedia of Ancient Civilizations”- got at a library sale

-”Filmadelphia: A Celebration of a City’s Movies” – I live near Philly, but was disappointed with this

-”Standing Fast, Battles of a Champion” – re my favorite soccer player Michelle Akers

-”Face to Face with Michelle Akers” -ditto, actually autographed too 🙂

-”Marco Paul’s travels and adventures in the pursuit of knowledge: On the erie Canal”- lol got at a library sale, just because it was old

-”Merrill pre-calculus mathematics”- ugh book for class

-”The reign of the Great Elector” – historical fiction, I’m surprised nobody has this, I might have to try to combine… it might get more members that way

-”Roxana”- historical fiction re Alexander the Great

-”Student Viewers Handbook Vol 2 fuw Destinos” – book for class

-”The Brief Prose Reader: Essays for Thinking, Reading, and Writing” – book for class


I’ve never made a LT friend from seeing the one book we share, although I considered it.  The people who share the ATG books with me have mostly all Greek fiction/nonfiction in their libraries, so I’ve added them to my interesting libraries list.  I’m too shy to just friend them without really talking to them.



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