Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tuesday Thingers!

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Last week I asked what was the most popular book in your library- this week I'm going to ask about the most unpopular books you own. Do you have any unique books in your library- books only you have on LT? How many? Did you find cataloging information on your unique books, or did you hand-enter them? Do they fall into a particular category or categories, or are they a mix of different things? Have you ever looked at the "You and none other" feature on your statistics page, which shows books owned by only you and one other user? Ever made an LT friend by seeing what you share with only one other user?

I love this question! I have 79 items unique to my library. A lot of them are hand entered zines and mini comics. (I'm not even caught up entering those!) I've been slowly adding in covers for these, someday I hope to have covers for them all! Some things that aren't zines and comics: A Wild, Cold State by Debra Monroe, picked this up in a library sale a few years ago, haven't read it. An Americana Annual from my birth year from my grandparents, a few textbooks, a few photography collections, a book on tiki, a novel called Juno and Juliet (library sale) and most surprisingly, A New Dawn, the Twilight essay anthology I just recently read. Apparently no one knows about this... (I'll be reviewing it soon!) I think everything that wasn't a zine or comic I entered via it's ISBN number, so they exist, it's just that no one else seems to have them!

Now the you and none feature. I share 27 books/zines/comics with one other person. In several cases I share multiple things with one other person, mostly library comic collections or schools. I'm hoping that by me hand entering some of the comics and zines it made it easier for other people to add them as well. Some books I share with one other person? The best book ever, Wrongboy's History of the Earth, my friend bought this for me in the UK, the other owner actually struck up a conversation with me about it awhile back. Actually a lot of these books are ones I got on my trip to the UK a few years ago, exhibit companion books mostly. And some other random stuff!

What's your favorite book that no one has ever heard of?


  1. Anonymous8:26 PM

    My favorite rare book is For the Love of Pete by Jan Marino, which is a YA book about a young girl whose grandmother must be put in a nursing home. This means that she has to go live with her father and embarks on a long road trip to get there with the butler, Pete, who is sort of her guardian. Three other people on LT actually have this book, but I've never met anyone in real life who has it, and for some reason I loved it. I should give it a reread sometime, I haven't read it since I hit "adulthood" and my perspective may have changed.

  2. Anonymous10:09 PM

    Hmm I guess it would either be "Crosstown" by Kathryn Makris, which is a great teen book that I enjoyed, or "Face to Face with Michelle Akers" which tells the story of women's soccer player MA as she battled a horrific disease but continued to play the game.

  3. Probably my favorite book no one has heard of is, "The High Road to Taos," a book of poems by New Mexico writer Martin Edmunds. Gorgeous! Picked it up on a trip to Albuquerque several years ago.

  4. Anonymous8:06 AM

    79 items? You go! I have none...hmmmm.

  5. It's sort of fun to feel like a book is all yours when no one else know about it, isn't it! But it's also fun to share it with others. Thanks for sharing you guys, I'll have to look into these :)

    J. Kaye- It's all my zines and comics! Even two of my own that I've created, ha!


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