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Aug 29, 2017, 12:47pm Top

Today, LibraryThing has been in the world for a dozen years! Woohoo! That's 12 years, and 117 MILLION books' worth of cataloging.

To celebrate, we made a little video racing our three cataloging methods against each other. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ymbnERn4ao

You can also see more links and warm fuzzies on the blog.

To every single one of our members—THANK YOU! We couldn't have made it without you all.

Aug 29, 2017, 1:13pm Top

Almost a teenager!

Aug 29, 2017, 1:19pm Top

Oncoming puberty, oh my. Good luck, Tim. You'll need it.

Aug 29, 2017, 1:22pm Top

Happy birthday, LT.

Out of curiosity, why is August 29 selected as the start date? Tim's start date is listed as August 21, and whois tells me that the domain was registered on August 14.

Aug 29, 2017, 1:24pm Top

>2 suitable1: and >3 krolik: An exciting time for a growing entity! All gangly limbs and eye-rolling.

>4 lorax: Tim would have to confirm, but I think the deal is that the site wasn't open for registration until the 29th. He had it up and domain registered for a week of testing and playing about among a small group of friends/family.

Aug 29, 2017, 1:24pm Top

Oh, dear. At twelve, they think they know everything.

Happy Birthday, LT.

Aug 29, 2017, 1:39pm Top

Happy 12th birthday to my favourite place on the internet!

Many thanks to Tim and all the team (past and present!) for continuous improvements and fun distractions!

Aug 29, 2017, 1:55pm Top

LT remains the best place on the internet, but mostly I'm grateful for all the ways it deepens my reading experience. I seem to get fewer reliable reading hours these days, but reviews & a curated catalogue ensure I read the best book for the moment, and get the most out of each book I read.

Thank you, LT!

Aug 29, 2017, 2:47pm Top

Happy Birthday LibraryThing. One of my favorite things!

Aug 29, 2017, 3:26pm Top

Now I know why I like the product. It started on the same day as my marriage did 47 years ago and we're still at it! Off to our favorite Italian restaurant to celebrate.

Now make sure the cake is not chocolate so your "office assistant" may have a piece!!

Aug 29, 2017, 3:35pm Top

>10 ulmannc: Happy anniversary! What a lovely coincidence.

And further notes on >4 lorax: and >5 lorannen: from the annals of LT history:

"'We think' because Tim started this as a hobby, and didn’t keep track of it. The first blog post was on the 29th, but the site itself may not have been opened until the next day."

Aug 29, 2017, 3:52pm Top

Happy birthday!

Love the video, especially the dog and the cackling.

This really is the best site. I love that you really care about proper cataloguing. The day I found you, I was thrilled to death, because I'd been trying to find a way to catalogue my books and could never find a website or software that suited me. This site, however, was so good I felt as though someone had asked me what I wanted and poof! created it just (or almost) that way. And you've adopted, adapted, and improved.

P.S. I agree about wine enhancing the cataloguing experience.

Aug 29, 2017, 3:54pm Top

Happy Birthday!

"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, the man who never reads lives only one."

George RR Martin

Thank you for all the great recommendations, LT community. You've helped me live more than that.

Aug 29, 2017, 5:04pm Top

Congratulations - and thank you all at LibraryThing HQ (dispersed as it as around the world)! I'm not sure if this is a good or bad thing, but this site is by far and away where I've spent most of my online time for the past ten plus years.

Aug 29, 2017, 5:16pm Top

>14 r.orrison: Me, too. Certainly a lot better use of time than most other sites.

Edited: Aug 29, 2017, 5:57pm Top

>11 lorannen: LOL, Tim's hobby.

Aug 29, 2017, 7:30pm Top

Happy birthday, LT!

Aug 30, 2017, 4:17am Top

Thanks to all the staff (especially tim) for creating such a long lasting fun informative and generally wonderful corner of the internet.

Aug 30, 2017, 6:56am Top

Congratulations! Per molts anys! You are doing a great job. Thanks for being there. Thanks for being international and multilingual.

Aug 30, 2017, 7:26am Top

Happy birthday! Og til lykke!

By coincidence I celebrated my own birthday a couple of days early, so me and my family gathered at a restaurant yesterday and did away with a couple of very good bottles of wine. A toast to LT!

Aug 31, 2017, 9:16am Top

I will echo the above thoughts, Happy Anniversary! May there be many, many more!

This is the only site I would grieve over if we lost the whole internet. I have found so many kindred spirits from around the world, learned so much from them and grown in mind and spirit due to them all. All that, plus I can play in my catalog organizing, sorting and reviewing my books. Many is the time I have wished for retirement so that I could play here all day long.

Now, there is all of that, then you add in the caring staff. Bliss and gratitude.

Aug 31, 2017, 9:26am Top

Happy birthday, LIbrary Thing!

Edited: Aug 31, 2017, 11:26pm Top

Happy 12th, Librarything!

I am proud to be a long-standing LT member and have enjoyed countless hours of entertainment and education on this website. I also am greatly indebted to LT for the wonderful friends I've made here...both online and in real life.

Thank you, Tim & Company, for all you do to keep this website so much fun and so useful.

Aug 31, 2017, 7:49pm Top

Happy birthday, LT! My favorite place on theinternet! Long may you flourish!

Aug 31, 2017, 8:38pm Top

Happy Birthday LibraryThing. CELEBRATE! It's your day to howl.

Ten years this month I have spent a portion of most of my days here with you. I think you are a genius Tim, for having conceived 'our' web-home. We thank you & your team.

Aug 31, 2017, 10:08pm Top

Happy Birthday Tim & Company! I love this place!

Sep 1, 2017, 11:44am Top

I won't go so far as to say this is my favorite place on the internet or whatever, but goodness knows I've probably wasted spent more time here than anywhere else. :) Happy Birthday, LT!

Sep 1, 2017, 2:43pm Top

>27 saltmanz: Few things make me happier than Tim adding a new feature so I can obsessively tinker with my catalog again!

Happy birthday, LT!

Sep 1, 2017, 3:19pm Top

>27 saltmanz: It is true that a number of us tinker or spend more time here than we should BUT it is fun and I seem to find something new every day or so. When Tim adds something new then I really have fun as >28 PhaedraB: said! It certainly beats most of the other stuff that is out there and I learn a little something - little is the operative word for my small brain!! Thank you again, Tim.

Sep 1, 2017, 3:46pm Top

A little late, but happy anniversary LibraryThing! I think it's very impressive that this started as "Tim's hobby" and became such a huge site beloved by so many. When a friend first linked me to LT, I had never even *thought* of keeping a catalogue of my books... It had just never crossed my mind. And I hadn't written a book review since doing book reports in school. Now I can't imagine not having my catalogue, and one of my favorite parts of reading is writing the review after!

Sep 2, 2017, 8:44am Top

Belated Happy Birthday LibraryThing!

Sep 8, 2017, 11:12am Top

late happy birthday and btw how do you add a summary on books

Sep 11, 2017, 10:44am Top

>32 averyp.B3: Re: how to add a summary, please first read what the field is intended for from our list of "Available fields" here: https://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/HelpThing:Your_books/Style#Available....

You can edit your editable data fields either on the "Edit your book" page/s (click the pencil icon to the right of your books on "Your books"), or from any fields you have showing on your five display Styles (the A through E buttons) on "Your books". If you're editing from "Your books", just double-click the field to edit that field.

Sep 14, 2017, 2:54am Top

Belated Happy 12th Birthday to LT, and Happy 12th Thingiversary to meee! :D

Sep 14, 2017, 3:15am Top

Great Site.

Thank you Tim, The LT Staff and the LT members who make it what it is.

Sep 25, 2017, 3:32pm Top

I have loved LT since the day I discovered it, November 26, 2006. A couple of weeks ago I told someone about it and today I learned her sister joined and is excited by LT. This made me happy 😊
Happy Birthday and please have many more ❣️📚🍾🎂

Sep 26, 2017, 12:58am Top

I'm here almost every day, the best site on the internet. So glad Tim shared his hobby! Thank you Tim, all the staff and the members. You all get a rating!

Sep 26, 2017, 1:00am Top

Yes, strange to say, but now part of my life.

Sep 26, 2017, 8:20am Top

>38 LesMiserables: I'm with you as I never thought I would be hanging out here daily but I do. Now if I would just add one book each day, I might get to the bottom of the boxes and be able to walk down the aisles in the library!!

Sep 26, 2017, 12:34pm Top

>39 ulmannc: One book a day using the app!

Sep 26, 2017, 6:13pm Top

>39 ulmannc:

Ha ha. Never a truer word spoken amongst bibliophiles.

Oct 17, 2017, 6:53pm Top

I love Librarything so much and feel so thankful to be apart of it!

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