Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tuesday Thingers


This week's question: Legacy libraries. With which legacy libraries do you share books? Tell us a little about a couple of them and what you share.

To find which books you share with Legacy Libraries, click on "Statistics" from either your profile or your home page; then click on "Legacy Libraries" in the second row of clickable choices.

My answer: I share a couple of books with a bunch of legacy libraries; I share 3 books with Marie Antoinette, 18 books with poet Sylvia Plath and 8 books with Marilyn Monroe, among others. I also share five books with Tupac Shakur and one with Harry Truman. I like this feature because it's interesting to see what different people in different walks of life liked to read. Tupac Shakur and I share the following:

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

One Hundred Years of Solitude (P.S.) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

1984 (Signet Classics) by George Orwell

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy by James Trefil

All in all I think I like his taste in books!

I have another question for you all as well: what other topics would you like me to cover in these questions? I'm happy to take suggestions and give credit (and links) to those who suggest questions I end up using. This is for all of us, after all!


40 comments:

BooksPlease said...

Am I the first to comment??

This is absolutely fascinating and I had no idea what Legacy Libraries was when I read this post!

My post is here.

Lenore said...

I am also pretty impressed by Tupac's library and we share 3 books.

Here is my answer for today.

Kathy said...

Okay here is my list:
http://kbr44.blogspot.com/2008/10/tuesday-thingers_28.html

I shared the most books with Ernest Hemmingway.

Shana said...

Marie, is there a way to tell what books I share other than clicking on every author's page from the ISDPB group homepage?

Shana
Literarily

sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

I hadn't looked at Legacy Libraries before, either. I have 3 in common with Tupac Shakur, but more interesting connections with Sylvia Plath:

http://www.sheistoofondofbooks.com/2008/10/28/tuesday-thingers-legacy-libraries/

Marie, how about a TT question about what *other* forums people frequent (besides ER and ARC Junkies, which we've talked about)

Or "are you a connector" (to use one of Malcolm Gladwell's terms) ... have you introduced LT to people IRL or online (you had a similar question about friends on LT, but this looks at being an advocate for LT ... maybe too much overlap ...)

bermudaonion said...

Here's my post for today. Thanks, Marie!

Shana said...

Great question, Marie.

My answer is HERE.

Dawn, I like your suggestions. I recently did some looking around and found some really interesting groups/forums on LT.

Shana
Literarily

caite said...

there are some very interesing groups....

But back to the matter at hand. My answer is Here. Funny, I share a lot...30...with Hemingway, but I share the most, 36! with...well, go read it!

Lisa said...

I was surprised to find that Carl Sandberg was a Nero Wolfe fan! I also share 4 books with Hemmingway.

My post is here.

Heather said...
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jlshall said...

Thanks to this Thingers question, I've discovered a new author to check out. My post is here.

Susan L said...

My answer is here.

Library Cat said...

Fascinating! Here is my response!

Shana - to see what you have in common with the legacy libraries, you can click on Home, then Statistics, then Legacy Libraries.

LibrarysCat

Red lady-Bonnie said...

This is another LT feature that I did not know existed! Thanks Marie for pointing it out. It's a bit hard to find the Legacy Library feature. I did find ithere, you do have to search through
each author. I couldn't figure out a simpler way.

Here's my post.

Michele said...

My answer is here. I really don't have any matches due to how I use LT. At least I'll blame it on that. :-)

Melissa said...

Great question. Mine is up!

Heather said...

Here is my post.

By the way, Tupac has great taste in literature.

Alyce said...

Here is my post:
http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com/2008/10/tuesday-thingers-october-28.html

Marie said...

To answer how to find Legacy Libraries: Click on "Statistics" from either your profile or your home page; then click on "Legacy Libraries" in the second row of clickable choices.

Sorry it's been difficult for folks to find this one!

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reading in Seattle said...
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Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reading in Seattle said...

Oops!


Here
is my Thinger post.

;) Wendi

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reading in Seattle said...

Marie, this was a great Thinger! I've learned a lot since I started participating.

I'd love to see what other groups people are involved in, and maybe what they like best about those groups.

Additionally, I would be curious to see how many of the other posts(links) the other posters visit each week as they participate in different meme's. Do they try to visit all, or 1/2, or how do they determine if they will visit, and if they will leave a comment. (Can you tell I'm relatively new to the blogosphere?)

:) Wendi

writemeg said...

I definitely didn't know anything about this, either! I didn't have too much in common with these great folks, but I did have a few matches.

My post is up here!

Cathy said...

This week's question put a smile on my face. You'll see why when you check out my answer!

Laura said...

I was surprised to find I had the most in common with Ernest Hemingway. Here's my post.

As for topic ideas, we could share other aspects of our profile stats i.e.; which groups have you posted the most messages in? the least?

Ali said...

This was a really cool question, Marie, I'm looking forward to reading people's answers.

Unfortunately, my answer is totally boring: I have no shared books with any legacy. I do own some books that are in those libraries, but I only catalogue a book immediately after reading it, and I'm not reading classics these days so unless the legacy is really young, it's unlikely for me to share any.

Wendy, I read what answers I have time for. Usually it's between 5 and 10, I rarely get to all of them. I try to leave comments where I go.

Amy said...

Here's my post.


I actually shared with several people(only one with Tupac though) but I had the most with Ernest Hemingway.

shelburns said...

Mine's finally up!

Meghan said...

Late today, but still here.

I'll try and think up some topics soon as well.

Katherine said...

Mine's up!

http://agirlwalksintoabookstore.blogspot.com/2008/10/tuesday-thingers-legacy-libraries.html

Alea said...

Here's my answer!

Oh and I can't think of anything to suggest right now, since you already read my mind :D

Alabama Book Worm said...


Here
is my post. Better late than never!

Sandra said...

I've never participated in this but after looking it up I am fascinated by which books I have in common with legacy library people. I will definitely do this one, albeit it a little late. Great question Marie.

Sandra said...

Okay, my post is up and I'm off to see what everyone else wrote.

Yvonne said...

I posted!
http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/

Allison said...

Inseresting question :-)

My post is here

Allison said...

LOL...that was suppose to say "interesting"...its to late to be typing...LOL!

Lo said...

What a fantastic post! Who knew! I will check this out.

Florinda said...

Tuesday Thingers on Friday.

This was interesting, although I think some of those legacy libraries may be double-counting books. (I'm an accountant; I notice stuff like that :-).)

sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

I had another idea - how many people use the Author Chat forum? This just caught my attention this week, with Joyce Hinnefeld, and Christopher Meeks will be on next week.