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# LibraryThing Birthday Hunt

It's August 29th, and that means it's LibraryThing’s 18th Birthday! In addition to our annual LibraryThing Store Sale, we're hosting a special Birthday Treasure Hunt!

We've scattered a mint of birthday candles around the site. You'll solve the clues below to find the birthday candles and gather them all together.

• Decipher the clues below and visit the corresponding LibraryThing pages to find a birthday candle. Each clue points to a specific page right here on LibraryThing. Remember, they are not necessarily work pages!
• If there's a birthday candle on a page, you'll see a banner at the top of the page.
• You have two weeks to find all the birthday candles (until 11:59pm EDT, Tuesday September 12th).
• Come brag about your mint of birthday candles (and get hints) on Talk.

Win prizes:

Any member who finds at least two birthday candles will be awarded a birthday cake badge. Badge: .

Members who find all 12 birthday candles be entered into a drawing for one of five LibraryThing (or TinyCat) coaster sets and stickers. We'll announce winners at the end of the hunt.

## You missed it

### Birthday candle 1

Tim bought a book writ for dummies,

And we remain in '23,

MySQL and PHP. (Tim)

### Birthday candle 2

Feline scanners and enamel pins,

Stamps, stickers and all sorts of things—

The treasures that you’ll find within,

On sale right now, so come jump in. (Abigail)

### Birthday candle 3

Sneeuwvlokje enjoys the fame,

Of victory within this game.

Three hundred eighty thousand times,

### Birthday candle 4

What’s new, what’s hot, what have we got?

What will you win?—come enter and see. (Abigail)

### Birthday candle 5

Another site would call it trends,

Or stats or even odds and ends,

But in oddness we determined,

It sounds better in the German. (Tim)

### Birthday candle 6

These people, they have left their mark,

Leaders, writers, and the odd monarch.

What did they read, what books were theirs?

This program celebrates their bookish wares. (Abigail)

### Birthday candle 7

Bronze is nice, but gold is best,

Tim loves to give, but must admit,

We'd be bankrupt if they weren't just bits! (Tim)

### Birthday candle 8

The Eiffel Tower, the Rock of Gibraltar,

Come lay your library on the altar,

Of size and scope and measurement,

A bibliophile’s true testament. (Abigail)

### Birthday candle 9

For taxonomies to overthrow,

How bookish lover, bookish hoarder,

Empowers digital disorder! (Tim)

### Birthday candle 10

If you liked this, you might like that,

For read-alikes, this is where it’s at.

Come see the titles you might add next,

Based upon your books—don’t be perplexed. (Abigail)

### Birthday candle 11

Happy Birthday, LT!

18 years old…wowee!

So many ways one can celebrate,

Dance a dance or bake a cake,

see some friends and have a chat,

I’ll take the latter, if you don’t mind.

But just what book shall I find?

I’ll give you a clue - or maybe a few.

This picture book rhymes; it’s also blue.

It takes place in a place called Katroo,

and it’s aptly named from a song that’s “…to you!” (Kristi)

### Birthday candle 12

Of LT's works, it was the first,

A happening quite unrehearsed—

Trivia 'mid the terrabytes!

(It's aliased, so hack the site.) (Tim)