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I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

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Here's to a happy year of great reading

Friday, July 17, 2009

Tuesday Thingers

...on Friday
Tuesday Thingers is hosted by Wendi at Wendi's Book Corner.

The meme was originally created as a way to network with other bloggers and to learn about Library Thing! I may be an long-time member (well, 2006) of LT but for much of that time I had forgotten about it. Come join us at LT and in the meme - it's been fun reading everyone's answers.
This week, Wendi shares her last little bit of wisdom remotely Library Thing related from her Seattle Blogger/Author/Publicist get-together:

We actually talked about the Early Reviewers program, and one lucky attendee shared a piece of advice. She told me that the more you tag your books, the more likely you are to snag a similar Early Reviewer book! For example - if it is a historical fiction book, and you have a bunch of historical fiction tagged within your library, you are more likely to get chosen. Now, I don't actually know if this is true, but the attendee we spoke with seemed to be having a lot of luck snagging review copies!
SO. . .
Questions: Do you tag? If so, do you tag for your own purposes (make lists, sort, clouds, etc)? Do you tag to help classify a book (historical fiction, self-help, sci-fi, mystery, etc)? What is the most helpful thing for you about tagging?
Answers: I mostly tag and it's mainly to keep series together, make note of an ebook or genre. I do have 88 books untagged and saw that someone tagged donated, which would be good for me. I'll tag a book print if I also have the ebook. Don't know why I would tag hardcover. Now that I've looked at my tags, some of them don't make sense.

Now, I only have 140 books listed at LT and that is a S-M-A-L-L part of what I actually own right now, never mind library and donated books. Looks like I got another project added to my list.

As for tags and EarlyReviewers. I don't have any nonfiction tagged and that is what my first book received was! I haven't gotten the review up so we'll see if I get anything in July.

as for the most helpful thing about tags...I don't use LT often enough to know all the stuff you can do with tags. I am going to start adding books I've checked out of the library with a library tag and books I've donated with maybe WHERE they went. I think, once my daughter gets all of her stuff out of her room & I can add bookcases, it would be nice to tag where a book is located in my home.

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