Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tuesday Thingers!

Today's question from The Boston Bibliophile: Members who have your books. Do you ever look at this feature? Do you use it to make LT friends, or compare notes? There are three tabs- weighted, raw, and recent. "Weighted," which means "weighted by book obscurity and library size" is probably the least self-explanatory of the three, whereas "raw" and "recent" are more so. Do you get any kind of use out of this feature?

I have looked at it, usually when I am scoping out my friends' libraries or an author's library. I haven't found it to be terribly useful. I have full collections of Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe novels and of Robert B. Parker's Spenser novels, so anyone that it links me to is likely to be a big mystery fan. That's nice to know, but mysteries aren't the only things I read. Still, it's one of those interesting little features that makes LibraryThing such a cool place!

3 comments:

Meghan said...

Same here - the niche books weigh the rankings so much that it's a bit of a challenge to find someone who genuinely has the same interests overall. I do like to see what people have in common with me, though, so it's fun to look at sometimes.

sheistoofondofbooks said...

It's been interesting to see the names change (top similar libraries) over the 5 months I've been on LT. I still haven't entered all my books; this question may inspire me to set aside a bit of time over the next week or so to get a lot more listed ...

Cheryl said...

I haven't done that either. I'm fairly new to LT. I'm a big Robert Parker Spenser fan also. I need to start looking to the reviews to get new books read.