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.
Missed the post before this one? It was REVIEW, INTERVIEW, AND GIVEAWAY: “THE TRIUMPH OF DEBORAH’ BY EVA ETZIONI-HALEVY