Monday, September 01, 2008
Tuesday Thingers--Similar Libraries, Similar Minds?
Today's question: 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 to admit that I tend to pay a lot of attention to this feature. With the weighted feature, one of my best book buddies is always on top. Now that I belong to Paperback Swap, I'm a fanatic about deleting books from my library that I've mailed out--and adding the ones that I receive. Knowing the similarities in our reading tastes, I can almost always tell which book I've deleted or entered has changed the number!
As far as the libraries of people I'm not acquainted with, I'll admit that I'm nosy. If someone seems to have quite a few similar titles, I'll check out his/her library and click on "Books You Share". If the list of shared books is a list of my very favorites, I'll make a comment on that person's page, or mark them as an "Interesting Library" so it's easier for me to keep track of new additions. I've made a few friends this way, and we share new authors that we find, or try to brainstorm how to bring more attention to one of our favorite authors.
My Book Rating Scale:
A+...Don't delay, get your hands on a copy of this book!
A...I loved it!
B...I really liked it.
C...I liked it, with a few reservations.
D...I finished it, but it's not my cup of tea.
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