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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

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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