Sunday, June 21, 2009
Sunday Salon-Library Thing
Don't you just love Library Thing? How did I ever survive without this wonderful website? I don't know about you, but I refer to this site over and over again throughout the week. Not only does it contain all my cataloged books, but nearly any other book I want to find out about. I have record of many of my reviews and can compare them to other reviewer's opinions. I get recommendations based on my reading preferences and search for books to read based on others opinions.
Last week I was able to chat with Dara Horn on Library Author Chat. She wrote All Other Nights, one of the early reviewer books. Dara answered many readers questions but then took it a step farther with elaborate detailed explanations of her rationale in characterization and plot. Without her insight I would have missed her brilliant metaphorical symbolism.
I have been fortunate to receive many Advance Reader Copies through the Early Reviewer program. I can't thank Abby and her team enough for this opportunity. I have read books that are sometimes not in my comfort zone with surprising pleasure. Most important to me in this program is that they want an honest opinion. Future books are not awarded based on submitting favorable reviews. The success and integrity of the program, is the honesty of the reviewer.
Lastly, I have direct access to my library through my iPhone, so that when I am shopping, my library is always with me. How cool is that. Especially since my new 3G arrived yesterday. Woo Hoo!!!
If you have a Library Thing account and want to be my friend and share libraries, you can visit my library under my name WisteriaLeigh. How about you? What do you love about Library Thing?
Hope you have a super Sunday. It is another beautiful day in Connecticut...suitable for frogs and ducks, temperatures in the 50-60s. A great day to be reading the rest of After You've Gone by Jeffrey Lent and an Early Reviewer book, The Indifferent Stars Above. The Indifferent Stars Above, about the Donner Party has been so much more than I expected. I can't wait to finish it.