Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tuesday Thingers


This week's question: -LibraryThing's Recently Added feature: do you look at it? Do you use it for ideas? Is there something listed there now that looks interesting to you? What have you added to your LT library recently?


My answer: I look at Recently Added every now and then; sometimes the updates scroll by so quickly it's hard to concentrate on it for long! Allegories of Reading: Figural Language in Rousseau, Nietzsche, Rilke, and Proust is up on my home page as recently-added right now, and it looks like an intriguing if academic work. Lately I've added a few things, though nothing today. I added the second collection of the Pocket Canon series, a set of slipcased miniature books. Each book covers a section of the King James Bible and includes commentary by writers and thinkers like Meir Shalev, A.S. Byatt and the Dalai Lama. I'm hoping its bite-sized presentation of a work which has long intimidated me will help make the Bible more approachable for me. And you?

29 comments:

Silverheron said...

Alright, I admit it has been forever since I posted on this meme. I hope everyone has been well. I have just posted my answer to this weeks question and I hate to say that I cannot find my instrutions to inbed the link so you can find my answer at www.silverheronsnest.blogspot.com

Sorry for the inconvience guys.

Cathy said...

Here's mine!

Silver Heron: the link you need is here.

caite said...

Nuts! I wanted to be first! But mine is here

Meghan said...

My answer is up here. With a question of my own, too.

I'd be intimidated by the Bible, too, although that commentary sounds very interesting.

BooksPlease said...

It's been a while since I posted a Tuesday Thinger as I've been away from home a lot of Tuesdays, so I've missed a few topics. I think this one is very interesting and it has added yet another book to my wish list, as if I needed any more!

My answer is here.

Kathy said...

I have mine posted also.
http://kbr44.blogspot.com/2008/10/tuesday-thingers.html

Lenore said...

That does sound like a good book Marie!

Here is my post (with cat pic per usual).

Rol said...

I tend not to use the feature, mainly because I've already got a stack of books waiting on my to-read pile, with twice as many on my Amazon wishlist.

Oh, I'm supposed to answer this on my own blog, aren't I? Oops, sorry, but I've already written one book-related post today anyway. (Including a review of the book I most recently added to my Librarything list.)

bermudaonion said...

Mine is up. Thanks, Marie!

S. Krishna said...

My answer is here

Dawn said...

Interesting question, as always!

I don't use "recently added" often, but I've written more about "connection news" and my answer to "what have you added recently"

It's all here:
http://www.sheistoofondofbooks.com/2008/10/07/tuesday-thingers-it-all-adds-up/

(sorry, 3 error messages are my max tolerance and I always seem to hit it on Blogger!)

lifeinbooks said...

Mine's up.

Michele said...

Here is my answer for this week. I am excited to read other's answers as I am not sure I am getting the most from this feature!

jlshall said...

This one made me do a little exploring. Very good, Marie! My answer is here.

writemeg said...

I do seem to use the feature pretty frequently... my response is up at my blog. Thanks!

Jen said...

I finally got my response up!

Book Zombie said...

I like this feature alot, my full answer is is posted here.

Jules said...

Here's mine, first Tuesday Thinger :)

http://juliebooks.blogspot.com/2008/10/tuesday-thingers.html

mattviews said...

My head is in the cloud as to what new features LT has added; but I do browse other people's libraries for ideas. I'm obsessed with everyone's "median obscurity" and dig those unheard-of books. :)

My LT Stats.

shelburns said...

I just added mine here: http://writeforareader.edublogs.org/2008/10/07/tuesday-thingers/

I'm new to LT, so not much to say.

Laura said...

I actually use "Connection News" more; here's my answer.

Alyce said...

Here is my post!

mari said...

You can find my entry here.

Icedream said...

I'm late but my post is here. I am looking forward to visiting to read other's replies because I think I am missing something about this feature. Hmmm.

Alea said...

I love this feature! My post is here!

Alabama Book Worm said...

Here is my post for this week's question.

Bookish Ruth said...

I'm late, but I'm here!

Great question. Ruth is very curious *coughnosycough* and loves this feature!

marineko said...

http://marineko.blogspot.com/2008/10/tuesday-thingers-recently-added.html

Florinda said...

Tuesday Thingers on Friday :-) - have a great weekend!