March 24, 2009

Tuesday Thingers

Today's Question from Wendi's Book Corner: What is your favorite book (yes - this may be a hard one!!)? Is your favorite book listed in your LT library? If it is listed, do you have anything special in the tags or comments section? Have you looked to see if you can add any information to the Common Knowledge? AND a little off topic, do you find that your 5-starred books are consistent with your favorites, and is your favorite a 5-star rated book in your library? How have others rated your favorite book?
I have in common with Wendi that one of my favourite books is Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Another fav is The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. Both books I have in my LibraryThing library, with Pride & Prejudice being included in The Complete Works of Jane Austen, but I have no tag to distinguish them as favourites.
I have never entered a comment in the comments section...I usually only enter rating, tags and my review. Only for one book have I entered information into the Common Knowledge section...that would be The Book of Love by Kathleen McGowan.
I have about 30 books in my LT library rated 5 stars and I would say that around 75% are my all-time favourites, those which I would read over and over again and I absolutely covet my copies of and would never lend to anyone, ever! Both P&P and The Historian I have rated 5 stars.
The most interesting to me is that The Complete Novels of Jane Austen has a 4.69 rating!!! The Historian has a 3.69 rating...come on people that is way too low! I think readers become resentful if a book has too many pages...or there are some very detailed they rate a book lower. But just think of the effort required of the author! You are reading a book called The "Historian" of course there is going to be a lot of history! The whole point!

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read The Historian - I am going to go look it up in a moment.

    I haven't really started using tags yet, as I don't completely know how I would use them.

    Thanks for stopping by and participating in Thingers last week! I've got the post up for this week, what do you do for your least-favorite books? ~ Wendi