Tuesday, November 25, 2008

wow...Tuesday again..there is like one every week!

I just want to say first of all that I really, really wanted to be the first to post my Tuesday Thinger. But I am at work, and at midnight I was working...and then I got hungry and made a sandwich and then I started reading..so, I am not first. But enough about my issues. Let's check out this week's question, via The Boston Bibliophile...

Today's question- Blog Widgets. Do you use them? Do you have them on your blog? Do you know what I'm talking about? :-) A blog widget is that list of books "From my LibraryThing" and such, that you'll sometimes see on someone's sidebar. If you use it, do all of your books show up or do you have it set to only show certain books? Do you have a search widget, which would allow your blog readers to search your library? Have you ever made a photomosaic of your book covers? You can find widgets and photomosaic information on the "Tools" tab in LibraryThing.

Well, if you are reading this on my web site, you should be able to figure that out yourself.
Ok, I do have the Recent Books From My Library Thingie. Actually, I do it more for me than for you, my dear readers. I am often surprised by what I see there and say to myself "Wow, I have that book? Aren't I lucky! I wonder if I read it..." If you all find it interesting, well, that is swell too!
A search widget? Hmmmm...I believe you can click on the Recent Books title and it will take you to my library, won't it? I will have to check that...
Of course, it will take you to the cyber edition of my library, not the one actually in my house. Now that would be a very, very cool widget! If that ever happens, do not knock over the towering TBR pile or step on my imaginary cat...Kitty. Good Kitty...(((purr....}}}
But do feel free to dust or tidy up.

Does it include all my books? Pretty much, except a few I see pop up now and then that are really just too stupid to admit to owning. I can't tell you what they are...because that would defeat the purpose of all the work it took to exclude them.

Have I ever made a photomosaic of my books? Well, no, I have not. In fact I was unaware of that feature until yesterday, when I saw it on someone else's blog. Sort of cool looking but I prefer a widgit where the titles are actually visible. How will I know what I have otherwise and keep them in nice neat, tidy lists?

Is it time to go home yet...


  1. Well - I think you also know more about the widgets than I do! :) I like to use mine to click on my LT page!!

    :) Wendi

    Here's my Thinger!

  2. My widgets are really for me too! My answer is here.

  3. So you have an imaginary cat, too, huh?

    I didn't know about the "Here Be Reviews" widget - I might have to add that one.

  4. Imaginary cat! LMBO- you can borrow a couple of mine. I had to keep fussing with them this morning to get them off my computer chair.
    I am still trying to figure out exactly what you do with a photomosaic. I really got to get over to librarything more often.

  5. Imaginary cats are wonderful. No litter box, no pulled threads on the corner of my couch, no dead rodent presents.

    jlshall, you have an imaginary cat too? our cats could have an imaginary cat play date. ok...they had it, had a great time, it is over.

  6. You should do these in the middle of the night more often :)

  7. The only LT widget I have up is for Early Reviewers and I made it myself - I'm not even sure they have one like that.

  8. I have the same widget up that you do, except it pulls random books instead of the most recent.

  9. I have to admit that my widgets are 50% for me and 50% for my readers. It must be the librarian in me: I'm always wanting to lead folks to good books to read! LOL

  10. mine says recent...but it is actually random....

  11. Mine says recent as well, even though it's a random widget. I limited mine to show only books that I've reviewed for my blog, or will be reviewing for my blog. Because, yeah, there are some books I don't want to admit to owning. ;)

    Plus, before I limited it, it was pulling all of my Doctor Who books up at once. While I love my Doctor Who, my reading is a bit more diverse and I wanted the widget to reflect that a little better.

    I love seeing a book pop up that I may have forgotten about...it's a great way to get recommendations from my own library!


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