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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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Looks Like We Made It!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on August 8, 2008

Mrs. Beasley, Mrs. Hamilton, and I have been reading our little brains out over the past school year or so, and we just reached our 100th book, which we added to our media center LibraryThing account! Click here to see all the books we read! You can get some ideas of good books you might want to read, many of which are available in the Creekview Grizzly Unquiet Library. You can also go to Library Thing and quickly and easily set up your own account. You can also click here to figure out how to set up your account. Use your LibraryThing account to keep up with all the books you read throughout your high school career. You can even check your LibraryThing account from your mobile phone while you’re at the library or book store to make sure a specific book isn’t already on your list before you check it out or buy it.

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LibraryThing is Waiting for You, Baby!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on October 30, 2007

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Our LibraryThing account is set up! Please click here to read about how to enter your books and review them on our account. See Ms. Fleet for the user name and password to access our account. Let’s see how quickly our LibraryThing library can build up. This is the link for our page. When you enter a book, please add your first name as one of the tags so we can see who read the book. I have added one of my recently-read books to get us started. Has anyone else read my first entry The Glass Castle? It is a great Georgia Peach Book Award nominee that my adult book club is also reading. Hey! Maybe I’ll have them open a LibraryThing account!

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Let’s Start Our Own LibraryThing!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on October 30, 2007

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Back before Oprah launched her book club in 1996, many people outside of public library patrons had never heard of them. Now people who had never even read a book before are avid bibliophiles like us. A study by scholars Ribovich and Erickson reported in Library Media Connection showed that lifelong readers usually develop their love of reading before they become adults. Book clubs are a great way to become more involved in reading! Since we haven’t been able to come to a consensus about a book to read together, why don’t we submit online reviews of the books we have read recently? Whenever you read a good book, submit a comment to this post so other bibliophiles can read it and maybe they will want to read the book also. Ms. Fleet will also set up a new LibraryThing account just for the Blatant Bibliophiles. See Ms. Fleet for the user name and password. Whenever you read a book, you can post it on the Blatant Bibliophile Library Thing account. Each account will only hold 200 books. Can we reach 200 books before school is out? By the way, have you checked out Ms. Fleet and Ms. Hamilton’s Library Thing account? There is also a link on the sidebar of the Blatant Bibliophile Blog.

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Here are some of the books we’ve been reading!

Posted by blatantbibliophiles on September 15, 2007

Have you seen what Mrs. Fleet and Mrs. Hamilton have been reading on our LibraryThing page? If not, go to http://www.librarything.com/catalog/grizzlylibrary and check out what all we’ve been reading since this summer. Have you read any of the same books? You can even start your own LibraryThing page. It’s fun!

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