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TagsMust Read (16), Read In 2008 (3), Reading (3), Read In 2009 (3), Own (2) — see all tags

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Favorite authorsCecelia Ahern, Sophie McKenzie, Meg Rosoff (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceFeb 19, 2009

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Hey, Daisy. Please check out this thread ok coz you may enjoy some of these books and they're free if you snag them: There are 10 on the list this month for children/teens plus many others you may enjoy as well. :)
While you were offline, I added that one to my library and also Stone Cold, both of which I got from your library. That's the thing about this site. If you look to the right of this page, you'll see a section that shows members who also own the books in your library with a number in brackets. It shows "bullochj (3/367)" as the first one. That means out of 367 books in her library, she owns three of the books in yours. As you add more books, the numbers and members change, moving the ones with the most shared books to the top of that section.

If you click on them, you can look through their library too. (Make sure you click on "see library" to the right of the green Library near the top of their page though and not the Library tab coz the Library tab is for your library.) In their library, you can click on a book title, then Description on the left to see what it's about. Then use the Back button to go back to the previous page and click on the Add to my Library link if you'd like to add it to your own library. :)
How funny. Was just looking at the five books you added and realize I added How I Live Now to my library last night. It sounds really good and lo and behold but the main character is called Daisy. :D
Hi, Daisy. Welcome to Library Thing. I hope you love it as much as I do. Will be great to chat to you on here about good books. Have been a member since July and everyone I've met on here is really nice.

Ok this is going to be long, but it's all I've learned since I joined (and you may want to open up Word, then paste it into a Word document and print it out, but still keep it on your page here so you can refer to it and click on the links on your page if they don't show up in Word):

1. When adding books to your library, it's easier if you type the ISBN number in the white box after clicking on the "Add books" tab at the top of your page. That way, it will find the edition you own (useful if a book has many editions, i.e. The Hobbit). You can find the ISBN number on the back cover of your book at the very bottom. It's right above the bar code.

2. You can sort each book by tags if you wish and can add as many tags to each book as you like. Just click on the book title in the "Add books" section or the pencil to the right of the book row in the "Your library" section to get to the section where you can add stuff. Then in the tags box, add the tags you wish, separating each one with a comma and space. For instance, for Lord of the Rings, you might do this: fantasy, mythical creatures, own, books read in 2009. For those I own, I add "own" as a tag and adding "books read in 2009" helps you track books you read by year. For those books I add that I don't own, but want to read, I add "must read" and "library - next order" as tags. Then when I want to order books online from my library (they email me when they're ready to be picked up coz some come from different branches and/or are on a waiting list), I go to that tag to order the ones I feel like reading next.

3. The Tags tab shows you your tags. If you decide you'd like to rename it, hover over the tab and click on Edit. Then type the new name in the box that pops up.

4. The Groups tag is a good thing to explore as well. Once you click on it, click on Complete List on the right and you'll all the groups on Library Thing. There are tons. After clicking on one that interests you, if you decide you'd like to join it, just click on Join This Group at the top right. You can click on Leave This Group in the same spot if you decide to leave it later.

5. If you'd like to create your own group, it's easy. Just go to the "Groups" tab at the top and click on "Create a new group" on the right. It's best to click on "Complete list" first though to see if there's one for the same topic already. There are many Twilight groups, for instance, so members can miss out on current news if they're not part of all of them. It's easier to track stuff when there's one, or one by age group if members want to categorize them that way.

6. By the way, a really good group to join is "Name that book". If you're struggling to remember a book title, you can add a thread to it with information you remember about a book and ask members if it rings any bells. You'd be surprised how many know which book you mean based on the smallest amount of information or age of the book.

7. The Talk tab shows you threads that have the latest chat for the groups you're in so you can track conversations that way.

8. If you click on Local, you can add local bookstores, but as you're a child/teen (since I'm not sure which), I'd advise you not to add yours for safety reasons.

9. To add Friends, click on Find Friends under the Search tab at the top right. Then Edit/View Connections at the top. It's best to do it this way rather than signing into your email account. I don't trust the security personally when it comes to typing in my password for another site. It's one more place where it can be hacked into. After clicking on Edit/View Connections, you can add your friend's name on the right. You could ask them to join the way I asked you, for instance. Then you could look up their Library Thing name to add them as a friend. After adding their name in that box, click on Search to find them. It will take you to their page. Then click on Add Friend's List at the top right.

An easier way to add friends though is when you're on someone's Profile page already that you want to add. Then you just click on "Add to Friends" at the top right. That's probably how you added me, right?

10. Once you've added books, it will show you on the right of your page which members share your books and how many they share. Sometimes I visit their pages to look at their libraries and read their page. Have made a few friends that way and also found some really good books in their libraries which I've added to my own for future reading. If you like someone's library, you can click on "Add to interesting libraries" on the right of their profile page (as you did with me) and it will appear on your page on the right under the Member Connections section.

11. If you click on your "Home" tab, you'll see "Customize your page" in very small print near the top. You can change how your home page looks that way so it only includes information that interests you or that you want visitors to your page to see.

12. There's a "Tools" tab at the top right that you may wish to check out. It teaches you how a lot of stuff works. Also, if you click on the Groups tab, then Site Talk on the left, you can ask questions there about things you don't understand or just to query whether it's possible to do something on this site. Have always gotten responses the same day.

13. Below your tabs at the top of your Profile page, you'll also see several headings to click on that you can explore as well.

14. Every month a list of advanced copies of books is posted. You can sign up for free advanced copies of books each month too. The second month I requested some, I got one in the mail. The catch is you have to write a review that's more than 40 words in your own words, but that's really easy. To sign up, go here, but it's best to ask your mom first coz you have to put your address: They only use that to send you books though. Your name and address aren't published anywhere. They only publish your user name.

Once you've signed up, go to your "Profile" tab, then click on "Edit profile/account settings" on the right, then "Account" at the top left and then click inside the circle to the left of "Allow LibraryThing to give reviews to both non-commercial and commercial entities (booksellers, swap sites, publishers, authors, street gangs)", then Save Changes at the bottom. If you do that, you're more likely to get a book you've requested. I read it in the FAQ section.

They don't add many books for children/teens, but this month there are four or five on the list so you should take a peek. You'll see that many have requested books, but don't worry about that. They don't go on a first come, first served basis. It's based on books in your library, whether you've added reviews for books before and other reasons. They explain it here:

To see the list of books of February, just click on this: Then go down the list and click on "Request it" for books that interest you. You can request as many as you like. The flags on the right below the Request it button show what countries the books are available in. There are a couple only available in Canada, for instance, so the publishers will only send those to people who live in Canada.

Happy exploring. :)

~ Hermee
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