17 March 2009

Tuesday Thingers

Last week we looked at the Member Giveaways section of Library Thing.
Here are the current meme's available:

You and None Other.
Books shared with exactly one member.
Dead or Alive? How many of your authors are dead?
Dead or Alive Comparison How do you stack up against others?
Male or Female? What gender are your authors?
Work Duplicates. Works you have more than one of.

Question: Do you visit the memes section often? Have you visited recently? Have you discovered anything that surprises you when you visit the memes for your library?

I have looked at the memes section before, but like Wendi, I was surprised that there were more memes than I remembered. I wish that I had some time off that did not involve puppy raising so that I could enter more of my personal library into LibraryThing - then I would have a more clear picture of how I compare to others. Still these memes are too much fun!

Dead or Alive?
  • 71.43% of my authors are alive.
  • I found it interesting that 32 of my authors are listed as unknown. I noticed one author that I know is alive because I subscribe to her listserv. I took a look around to see if I could figure out how to declare her alive. I could not find it, can anyone help??
Male or Female?
  • 36.47% of my authors are male
  • not mentioned is that 63.53% are female...I guess they had to pick one or the other, right?

Another good question and I can't wait to see everyone's answers.

LibrarysCat (Scot-Irish - send me a kiss!)


BooksPlease said...

Entering books in LibraryThing does take up a lot of time - especially when I start reading about other books and these memes. I don't know the answer to your question. Maybe someone else can tell us?

Lenore said...

I spent some time entering gender but I didn't bother with dead or alive.

Alyce said...

I figured if they can show both of the percentages for dead and alive then they should show both of the percentages for men and women.

jlshall said...

Most of my authors seem to be male and dead. Guess I need to try to get a few more women and live men into my library. So far, I haven't been able to figure out how to adjust the living-or-dead statistic either.

caite said...

I am with Alyce on the male/female thing. As soon as I stop reading all these posts, I am going to have to e-mail Tim over there at LT about that issue.

caite said...

Btw, for the dead/alive, you have to enter at least the year of their birth and/or death on the author's page.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

I'm so glad I read your comments - Caite knows how to get them to show as alive - now I just need to see if I can find out when some of the unknown (alive/dead) authors were born!! :)

Thanks for stopping by and participating in Thingers last week! I've got the post up for this week, we're taking a look at our favorite books. ~ Wendi