Tuesday Thingers


This week’s question posed by Wendi:

Last week, I asked about your favorite areas of Library Thing, some that you were familiar with, some that you were curious about, and some that you had never really looked at. It was great to look at all the different areas, and I even learned that sometimes it pays to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page . . . I learned that there were links that I had completely missed! Yikes!

One person mentioned that they wanted to learn more about LibraryThing Author. I happened to stumble upon this great page within the site that has some great information on it about LT Authors, becoming a LT Author, and how readers can use the section to learn about their favorite authors, the books they read and what inspires them.

Did you know that there are 1497 authors participating in LT Authors? If you haven’t checked it out, head over for a moment and see if you can find out something new about an author! If you don’t have time to go snooping, have you ever looked at the LT Author page before? Did you know that it is for authors and readers alike? Have you ever looked up a favorite or new author on LT to see what they read and if they have left any comments or reviews themselves? Have you ever told an author about LT Authors and encouraged them to check the site out?

My answer:

I have looked at LT authors but it must have been a long time ago because there were nothing like 1497 of them.

I had a look again today but I couldn’t find anyone that interested me on the first page of the list and I’m afraid I was disinclined to plough through the lot.

What I have done though is check out authors as I spot them – generally when I enter books or when something piques my interest in a particular user and I look them up.

I have come across some lovely authors with great libraries – I’ve just done it by an indirect route.

One response

  1. I like your method of finding authors better than the LT author page – I had to search for a name I recognized, and it did take some of the fun out of it. I am surprised there aren’t more well-known authors on there!

    Thanks for participating in Tuesday Thingers this week!

    Have a wonderful week ~ Wendi

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