Dear LibraryThing member MEMBERNAME,
Welcome to the March edition of the State of the Thing--your guide to all things LibraryThing.
 Bonus Batch of Early Reviewer Books
The March batch of Early Reviewer books has come and gone, but we have a bonus batch of books up! There are 405 copies of 13 different titles available, to residents of the US, Canada, the UK, Israel, Australia, France, Germany, Argentina, Brazil and Spain. The deadline to request a free book to read and review is April 4th at 6pm EST.
 More Free Books!
Our Member Giveaway program, introduced last month, has exploded! At any given time, there are hundreds of books available. Member Giveaways is like Early Reviewers, but isn't limited to select publishers--any author or member can post books. Check out the books!
 Popular This Month
Wondering which books are moving up the charts this month? Check out "Popular this Month" on your home page, which shows this month's most popular books. The list avoids perennial favorites, like Harry Potter, by comparing this month to previous months. The top ten right now:
- The Associate by John Ray Grisham
- Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich
- Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
- The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Q & A: A Novel by Vikas Swarup
- The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
- Graceling by Kristin Cashore
- The Hour I First Believed: A Novel by Wally Lamb
- Untamed : A House of Night Novel by P. C. Cast
Wouldn't you love to know what your favorite author has in their library, what books inspired them, or what they're reading now? That's the idea behind the LibraryThing Author program—giving readers a window into authors' tastes, and authors a great new way to connect with their readers. We have over 1,800 "LT Authors" on the site now, and we're trying to encourage more to join with a special limited time offer.
Until May 1, authors willing to join up, become LibraryThing Authors and add some books, can get a free CueCat barcode scanner, shipped for free. More details in this blog post. Spread the word to all your author friends!
 Author Chats
Author Chat lets you talk to authors--ask questions, get answers, and find out more about how or why a book is written. The schedule of upcoming chats is posted too, so you can plan to read the author's book ahead of time.
 Mac Screensaver
Searching for yet another way to admire your book covers? Try out the new LibraryThing screensaver for Macs.
LibraryThing members never cease to amaze and delight me. As we all know, the anticipation of a new feature can turn anyone to poetry, right? So it's no surprise that in wait of the new collections feature, LibraryThing Haikus have come back in full force. Personally, I like:
Developing a Patient attitude makes one a better person. -mkjones
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