Tuesday Thingers 6/24


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

Doctors of Death Volume #3: When Man Became a Guinea Pig for Death by Philippe Aziz

Writing: Style and Grammar by James D. Lester

Boys Are Even Worse Than I Thought (Cousins Club 4): Boys Are Even Worse Than I Thought (Cousins Club)</a> by Patricia Hermes

The Dilemma of Education in a Democracy by Richard Powers

Families – The Future of America by Harold M. Voth

Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories (Unabridged) by Washington Irving

Sun Yat-Sen, Founder of the Chinese Republic by Cornelia Spencer

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.

7 Responses

  1. So do you think you have more unique treasures sitting around you just haven’t catalogued, or is it just that you tend to have unusual but not completely unusual works?

  2. My weighted shared list is messed up too, almost everyone on there mostly shares my romance novels that I tired of four years ago, although I did make one friend whose library is eerily similar to mine. I’m hoping that if I just keep acquiring more books, it will balance out …

    Or maybe I’m just looking for a good excuse to keep buying!

  3. I didn’t know about the statistics page until today either:)

  4. So many didn’t know about that stats page. You’re not alone 🙂

  5. I had to go hunt for them; try and figure out where the page was, even.

  6. I enjoy checking my stats now and then. Until I started poking around more, I didn’t have a clue how to tell which books I owned all by lonesome though. It’s exciting when you discover a new feature, isn’t it?

  7. A quick look at my library reveals no soloists but I do have 13 shared with only one person.

    I don’t understand the mean/median obscurity stat though. Can anyone enlighten me?

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