Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tuesday Thingers

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?

I know a couple of you asked this question on your blogs last week when I asked about the most popular book, so if you've already answered this question don't feel like you have to answer it again.

My answer: I have 35 unique books in my LT account. Many of them are zines that I hand-entered, and many others are small press books that may only be available in my region or from very few sources. Some of my favorite unique entries are City Gardens by Pierre Nessmann, Scott Mercer's Lulu.com classic Bigfoot vs. Chupacabras, and A Sense of Place : Collected Maine Poems, edited by Lillian B. Kennedy. One of my favorite cookbooks is also unique to my library- Kenny Cooks America, by Kenny Miller, which contains an awesome cheesecake recipe. I made one LT friend from the "You and none other" feature, QuietProfanity, with whom I share How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days, as well as 32 other titles. At the time we were the only users who had How to Lose A Guy; now there are a whopping 7!

27 comments:

thekoolaidmom said...

I'm surprised there's not more copies of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days on LT. Was that before the movie came out?

justareadingfool said...

Here is my answer, with more than a few books of poetry influenced by a college poetry professor.

BooksPlease said...

Here is my answer. This has made me more familiar with how LT works.

Marie said...

thekoolaidmom- no! :-) it was actually recently! but then again a 50-odd page book of crayon sketches hardly counts as a book. i tried to make a case for it as a graphic novel once & this professional comics artist i know basically laughed at me :-)

Bluestocking said...

Hi everyone, my answer is up. Click on my name.

rainbowdarling said...

Here is mine for this week: @ The Golden Road

Lenore said...

Mine's up

jlshall said...

Interesting topic. My answer's here.

Lisa said...

Mine is up as well. Looks like no one else has catalogued their cookbooks or their erotica. That's okay - I love all my books in all their categories.

J. Kaye Oldner said...

My post is up. You can click here.

(Great questions! I am learning something new each time.)

Leesy said...

I've got mine up at LeesyKnits. At the moment, I have 100 books no one else has in their catalogs!

Meghan said...

My post is here. I love these topics because I think casual statistics like these are fun.

Icedream said...

Wow, I learn more about LT every week. My blog entry is here

Silverheron said...

I just gave my answer. I was hoping this question would come up soon. Now how do I put a link in my comment here that takes you to my post. I do not know the html for that.

Literary Feline said...

My response is up. It's always interesting to see which books I have that are unique. I am surprised at how few people have How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days from your list, but none on mine really surprise me.

tapestry100 said...

Here is my answer for the week.

Michele said...

I may be unique in that I have nothing unique. Hmm.. Here's my post.

SheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

I've had major technical difficulties today (my "T" is working only in spurts!). My answer is here

Marie, I looked at the libraries of the two people I share 1 book with, to see if we have more in common. The two seem to be just quirky coincidences!

kbookreviews said...

Mine is here. Huh, I didn't even know 'how to lose a guy in 10 days' was a book! I've only seen the movie.

Alea said...

Yay! I love this question! Here's my answer http://aleapopculture.blogspot.com/2008/06/tuesday-thingers_24.html

Lori Thornton said...

My response is at http://familyhistorian.blogspot.com/2008/06/tuesday-thingers.html.

skrishna said...

http://skrishnasbooks.blogspot.com/2008/06/tuesday-thingers-librarything.html

Here's my answer!

literatehousewife said...

That was fun to find my unique books! Great questions this week. Here is my post.

Tasses said...

Mine is finally up: HERE

The printed page said...

I'm tardy this week, I apologize. Here is my answer: http://printedpage.blogspot.com/2008/06/tuesday-thingersleast-popular-book.html

Florinda said...

If it's Friday, that must mean my Tuesday Thingers response is up :-)!

Book Junkie said...

Is it friday already? Here's my answer.