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Let’s Resuscitate Our LibraryThing Account

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on December 9, 2008

Our LibraryThing account is sad because no one has entered any books in a long time. I entered a few last year as an example, and one of our Bibliophiles entered a couple, and then…nothing.  So I’m sending you a new link and directions for entering your books. Remember you can win a Barnes & Noble gift certificate for submitting reviews, so add your first name and last initial (ONLY) as a tag when you enter your review. OK, here are the steps:

  • Click on this link to go to LibraryThing
  • Log in with our user name and password. I will send this to you via email. If you don’t check your email often, ask me for it.
  • Click on the tab at the top of the page (near the left side) that says “Add books.”
  • Type the name of the book you wish to review in the search box and click on the search button.
  • Click on the title of your book in the results list that appears on the right side of the page.
  • Click on the link that says “edit book” beside a tiny pencil.
  • Click in the “tags” box to add some keywords that describe the book. You might want to look over our book list for ideas, or look at reviews of the book on Amazon. Be sure to enter your first name and last initial as a keyword.
  • Beside the word “rating,” give your book a rating of one to five stars. If you click on a star two times, you can make a star into a half star.
  • DO NOT ADD YOUR REVIEW IN THE BOX THAT SAYS REVIEW; add it in the box that says “comments.”
  • Please enter your own review, not one that you have copied from Amazon or some other source. Use your own words! The review can be very brief, just a few words, up to a long paragraph, if you wish. The review doesn’t have to be in complete sentences; it could be just a phrase.
  • Click on the “save” button.
  • Click on the “Your Library” tab at the top of the page to look at our book list and make sure that your review has been saved. Occasionally there is a glitch.
  • If you decide to change your review, you can click on the pencil to the right of your review to edit it. Be sure to save at the end of your edit.
  • You can create your own LibraryThing account (FOR FREE) to keep a list of all the books you have read for yourself if you want. All you have to do is log out, and from the sign in page, click on the link that says “Join Now” to set up a free account. Just create a user name and password, enter your email address, and you are all set! This would be a great way to keep up with all the books you have read or all the books you read starting today!

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