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?
I have quite a few unpopular ones, and one that is unique to my library.
I am the only person on LibraryThing to have a copy of The Wild Bunch by Peter Dawson. It’s a little pulp fiction dime store novel I got for free when our local homeless shelter (it’s in a former school) cleaned out their library.
I have several that I share with only one other person:
Chills and Thrills: Tales of Terror and Enchantment by Priscilla Hawthorne
Families – The Future of America by Harold M. Voth
Hitler Vs. Roosevelt: The Undeclared Naval War by Thomas A. Bailey And Paul B. Ryan
Do they fall into a particular category or categories, or are they a mix of different things?
Since a lot of my books came from friends and relatives, garage sales, library sales, thrift stores, Goodwill, and free from the mission’s clean out, my library has quite a variety. Now that I’m on BookMooch, PBS and LT, though, my top six tags (after unread, TBR, no longer own, etc) are series, 20th century, 1001, non-fiction, adventure, and fantasy.
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 didn’t even know there was a statistic page until I read this question… could’ve saved some work on my library page… so I guess that answers the first question. To the second: Yes, I have made LT friends through the shared library thing. Though, because of my Doc Savage books, my weighted shared list is kind of messed up.