Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Win free books: August 2018 Early Reviewers

Win free books from the July 2018 batch of Early Reviewer titles! This month we’ve got 128 titles, and a grand total of 4,395 copies to give out, including Yuval Noah Harari’s upcoming 21 Lessons for the 21st Century.

Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk.

If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing/email address and make sure they’re correct.

» Request books here!

The deadline to request a copy is Monday, August 27th at 6pm Eastern.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, Canada, the UK, Israel, Australia, France, Germany, and many more. Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

First Steps Publishing Candlewick Press Apex Publications
Black Rose Writing Kaylie Jones Books Akashic Books
Tundra Books Penguin Teen Canada Puffin Books Canada
Harmony Ink Press Hot Tree Publishing Oneworld Publications
Graphic Arts Books Random House Cohoes Falls Media
Smoking Pen Press Revell Bloomsbury
Hybrid Global Publishing William Morrow Velvet Morning Press
Kasva Press Avery EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
Etchings Press Eerdmans Books for Young Readers Ballantine Books
Timber Press Tule Publishing Tantor Media
HighBridge Audio Chronicle Books CarTech Books
Dreamspinner Press DSP Publications Greenleaf Book Group
Prufrock Press Poolbeg Press Sinful Press
Mirror World Publishing World Weaver Press Fathom Publishing Company
Ashland Creek Press Real Nice Books February Partners
Literary Wanderlust LLC Plough Publishing House Blind Eye Books
BearManor Media Dynamic eBooks Holland Park Press
The Plaid Raccoon Press Goldenjay Books Five Directions Press
NewCon Press Blue Crow Books City Owl Press
BHC Press Two Umbrellas Amika Press

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Monday, July 30th, 2018

LibraryThing Movie Night: Jurassic Park

Break out the popcorn—it’s time for another LibraryThing Movie Night!

So far, we’ve screened Never Let Me Go and Stardust, the latter to go along with our group read of the Neil Gaiman novel. But if the box office has taught us anything, it’s that there’s no time like the summer time for a good ol’ action/thriller flick.

Join us Wednesday, Aug. 8th at 9pm EDT to watch the 1993 film adaptation of Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park.

Details

Synchronize your watches for Wednesday, Aug. 8th, at 9pm EDT (US). That’s when we’ll start the show. Jurassic Park is available to stream on Netflix in the US (along with other countries), or you can rent it on Amazon, Google, or iTunes, among other platforms.

You can see the trailer for the movie on YouTube.

Talk about it

Talking during the movie is highly encouraged! Join the discussion on the Talk thread during or after the movie.

We ask that you keep discussion spoiler-free until we’re all watching together. Yes, this one’s been out for a while, but if you’ve read the book or seen the movie already, don’t ruin any surprises!

More

Questions, comments, or suggestions for other movies you’d like to watch with LTers? Post ‘em on Talk.

Labels: events, fun, movie event, movies

Monday, July 30th, 2018

LibraryThing Models Needed: Show off your LT gear!

With LibraryThing’s 13th anniversary on the horizon (Aug. 29th!), it’s high time we updated our Store gallery. Currently, Store photos feature staff members (or our cute kids), and we’d like to change that—our store should reflect our membership.

We’d like you to send us photos of yourself, (or your family, your pets) sporting your favorite LibraryThing (or TinyCat) gear. A few highlights will be featured on our main store pages, and the rest will go into a gallery for LT members to see.

Email your photos to loranne@librarything.com, or post them in your member gallery, and point us to them.

Be sure to send in your photos by Monday, Aug. 20th, so we can compile them in time for our anniversary.

Win a free shirt

Don’t have a LibraryThing or TinyCat shirt, or need an update? We’re giving away 20 t-shirts (winners’ choice) at random. Fill out this form to enter the drawing. Winners will be picked and notified on Wednesday, Aug. 8th, 5pm EDT, so be sure to enter before then.

Update 08/06: We’ve had so many entries into the drawing, we’re upping the number of shirts we’re giving away to 40 instead of 10!

» Enter the drawing

Questions?

Join the discussion on Talk.

Labels: LT swag, tshirts

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

July 2018 Early Reviewers

Win free books from the July 2018 batch of Early Reviewer titles! This month we’ve got 109 titles, and a grand total of 3,935 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk.

If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing/email address and make sure they’re correct.

» Request books here!

The deadline to request a copy is Monday, July 30th at 6pm Eastern.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, Canada, the UK, Israel, Australia, France, and many more. Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Candlewick Press Tundra Books Puffin Books Canada
Tule Publishing Greenleaf Book Group Revell
World Weaver Press Apex Publications Oneworld Publications
Month9Books Cloud Lodge Books Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Harper Perennial Black Rose Writing William Morrow
Five Rivers Publishing Literary Wanderlust LLC Gecko Press
Pilgrims Process Publishers Akashic Books Bloomsbury
NewCon Press City Owl Press Anaphora Literary Press
Exterminating Angel Press Read Furiously Prufrock Press
Etchings Press Faber & Faber USA EsKape Press
Tantor Media HighBridge Audio Harmony Ink Press
Real Nice Books Blue Crow Books Provisioners Press
CarTech Books Hot Tree Publishing Open Books
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing Small Beer Press Hawaiian Heritage Press
ClydeBank Media BookViewCafe Avid Publishing LLC
Dynamic eBooks Unsolicited Press Henry Holt and Company
BHC Press The Overlook Press Chronicle Books
Three Rooms Press

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Five million more Library of Congress records

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We’ve recently imported 5,148,400 new records from the Library of Congress into OverCat, LibraryThing’s data repository. This brings the total number of records in OverCat to nearly 78 million! That’s 78 million high-quality library (MARC) records you can use in cataloging on LibraryThing.

This new dataset was produced by the Library of Congress from records in the 2014 Retrospective file sets—the most recent currently available. The Library of Congress provides these MARC records as part of its MARC Open Access program. Although LibraryThing adds MARC records to Overcat as members search for them, this is our first mass update from Library of Congress data since OverCat debuted in 2010.

Thanks to developer CCatalfo‘s efforts to make this happen. Notice anything different in OverCat? Join the discussion and tell us about it on Talk.

Further reading

Labels: cataloging, library of congress

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

June 2018 Early Reviewers

Win free books from the June 2018 batch of Early Reviewer titles! This month we’ve got 99 titles, and a grand total of 3,645 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk.

If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing/email address and make sure they’re correct.

» Request books here!

The deadline to request a copy is Monday, June 25th at 6pm Eastern.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, Canada, the UK, Israel, Australia, France, and many more. Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Candlewick Press First Steps Publishing Tundra Books
Penguin Teen Canada William Morrow Revell
ClydeBank Media Unsolicited Press World Weaver Press
Hawaiian Heritage Press Black Rose Writing Tule Publishing
Timber Press Sparkling Books Orca Book Publishers
Oneworld Publications Common Deer Press CarTech Books
Apex Publications Random House HighBridge Audio
Tantor Media Amberjack Publishing Yali Books
Marble City Publishing Prufrock Press Flyaway Books
Two Umbrellas Meerkat Press Cloud Lodge Books
Velvet Morning Press BookViewCafe Ballantine Books
Harper Perennial City Owl Press Poolbeg Press
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing Bellevue Literary Press Dreamspinner Press
Mirror World Publishing Three Rooms Press BHC Press
Elewyn Publishing Chronicle Books Story Spring Publishing, LLC

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Group Read/Movie Night June 2018

Last week, we asked you to vote on a slate of four candidates for our next One LibraryThing, One Book read, along with an accompanying film adaptation, which will be our next LT Movie Night. Thanks to all of you who voted!

Our Winner

With 164 members in favor, Neil Gaiman’s Stardust made the final cut (with Atonement and The Price of Salt coming in close together. Meanwhile, Into the Wild got more votes against than for!

Originally published in 1998, Stardust will be our first fantasy book we’ve taken on for OLOB. The story follows an young man on a quest to bring back a star to win the (romantic) favor of a particular young woman. Of course, it turns out the star has other ideas, which lend themselves to quite an adventure.

The book also has a graphic novel version, featuring art by Charles Vess. Folks reading along are welcome to choose which edition they’d prefer to read.

The film of the same name was released in 2007, and is available to stream on Netflix in the US. Both the book and film should be readily available at most local libraries, too!

Details

If you haven’t joined us for One LibraryThing, One Book before, I encourage you to stop by the introductory blog post to catch up on the basics.

Official discussion for the book will begin Monday, June 25th, at 12pm EDT. But that doesn’t mean it’s too early to get started! If you’d like to get a jump on talking to your fellow readers, “Introduce Yourself” thread. Have you read Stardust before, or want to get discussion going while it’s still in progress? Share your (spoiler-free) thoughts in the “First Impressions” thread.

Movie Night

We’ll post reminders as the date draws near, but our 2nd-ever LibraryThing Movie Night will take place Friday, June 29th, at 9pm EDT. By that point, book discussion will be well underway, and this will add more to it!

We hope that everyone who voted (particularly those whose top pick won!) will join us for the read! General questions or comments about One LibraryThing, One Book, are, as always, welcome here. Stay tuned to the One LibraryThing, One Book group for updates!

Labels: fun, movie event, One LibraryThing One Book

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Vote for June’s group read & movie night

This June, we’re gearing up for a double feature: we’re back for another round of the site-wide group read, One LibraryThing, One Book (OLOB) plus, we’re combining this with the next LibraryThing Movie Night—we’ll be reading a book together, as well as watching the film adaptation. And we need your help picking which book/movie combo to discuss!

LT Staff got together and came up with a slate of four books and film adaptations—we think we’ve got a group with a little something for everyone. On to the nominees:

Vote!

Voting will remain open for one week—from now until Thurs., May 31st, at 12:00pm EDT.

» Go vote for your favorites now!

We’re using LibraryThing’s own poll system this time. This allows members to vote “yes,” “no,” or “undecided” on each book/movie pair, so you can express both your likes and your dislikes. We’ve assigned point values to each response, and the book/movie with the most points at the end of voting will be our selections.

Then what?

We’ll announce the winner as soon as voting ends on May 31st. We want to give everyone ample time to acquire and read the book, so discussion will start on Monday, June 25th. LT Movie night for the accompanying film will be later that same week, on Friday, June 29th.

More

If you’re unfamiliar with One LibraryThing, One Book, or want to see what we’ve read in the past, check out our OLOB blog archive. You can also see our last LT Movie Night selection here.

Questions? Comments? Feel free to post them on Talk, or drop me a line at loranne@librarything.com.

Labels: fun, movie event, One LibraryThing One Book

Monday, May 7th, 2018

May 2018 Early Reviewers

Win free books from the May 2018 batch of Early Reviewer titles! This month we’ve got 117 titles, and a grand total of 3,950 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk.

If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing/email address and make sure they’re correct.

» Request books here!

The deadline to request a copy is Monday, May 28th at 6pm Eastern.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, Canada, the UK, Israel, Australia, France, and many more. Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Candlewick Press Akashic Books Tundra Books
Penguin Teen Canada Puffin Books Canada Random House
Bloomsbury World Weaver Press Heritage Books
Muskrat Press, LLC Avery Beacon Press
Mirror World Publishing Everything Goes Media Timber Press
The Lemic Group, Inc. Nicholas Brealey William Morrow
Ballantine Books Platypus Media Revell
Plough Publishing House The Ardent Writer Press Read Furiously
CarTech Books Tantor Media HighBridge Audio
NewCon Press Cloud Lodge Books Harper Perennial
Gecko Press Sinful Press Anaphora Literary Press
Open Books Oneworld Publications Prufrock Press
Mythic Delirium Books Month9Books BHC Press
Zimbell House Publishing Small Beer Press EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
City Owl Press Common Deer Press Spirit Paw Press, LLC
Prodigy Gold Books Gefen Publishing House Hot Tree Publishing
Eifrig Publishing Chronicle Books

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

April 2018 Early Reviewers

Win free books from the April 2018 batch of Early Reviewer titles! This month we’ve got 116 titles, and a grand total of 3,670 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk.

If you haven’t already, sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing/email address and make sure they’re correct.

» Request books here!

The deadline to request a copy is Monday, April 30th at 6pm Eastern.

Eligiblity: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, Canada, the UK, Israel, Australia, France, and many more. Make sure to check the flags by each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Chronicle Books Akashic Books Tundra Books
Puffin Books Canada Penguin Teen Canada World Weaver Press
Harper Perennial Raincloud Press Apex Publications
Sinful Press William Morrow Prodigy Gold Books
Tule Publishing ClydeBank Media Muskrat Press, LLC
HarperCollins Childrens Books Candlewick Press Heritage Books
The Ardent Writer Press Poolbeg Press Twin Crowns Press
HighBridge Audio Ballantine Books EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
Allium Press of Chicago Beacon Press Mirror World Publishing
Tantor Media Revell CarTech Books
Hot Tree Publishing Gefen Publishing House BookViewCafe
Oneworld Publications City Owl Press Plough Publishing House
BHC Press John Ott Peasantry Press
Prufrock Press Bellevue Literary Press Emerson & Tilman
Kazabo Publishing

Labels: early reviewers, LTER