Thursday, December 1st, 2022

December 2022 Early Reviewers Batch Is Live!

Win free books from the December 2022 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 138 books this month, and a grand total of 2,847 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 Tuesday, December 27th at 6PM EST.

Eligibility: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Luxembourg and more. Make sure to check the message on each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Cold Light of DaySilver AlertWreck the HallsSomebunny Loves You!The Maid of BallymacoolMystery of the Lost LynxStarlight JewelThe Story of ChristmasJoy to the WorldTales of Sley House 2022My First Veggie Bible StoriesThe Sound of LightDaughter of Eden: Eve's StoryAnd Poison Fell from the Sky: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Survival in Maine's Cancer ValleyMountain Girl: From Barefoot to the BoardroomRobbed BlindDiary of a Lonely DemonRise of the FirebirdMemento MoriThis Isn't Going to End Well: The True Story of a Man I Thought I KnewHell's WellA Solitary DrumMarissa’s OdysseyOn the WaterfrontThe World's Longest SockRaised in the Country: Memoir of a 1920s ChildhoodChasing HarmonyThe Legend of Dave BradleyAll Dressed UpFun & Quirky Classics: Short Stories by Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain and MoreGleaners’ MoonLifelines: Daily Antidotes to Animus and AngstLost Places and Other StoriesThe Friendship BreakupThe Keepers of ArisMy Best Friend AthenaA Noble Cunning: The Countess and the TowerOur Man In KuwaitVoices of Freedom: Contemporary Writing From UkraineTaming D’ArtagnanThe Shape of Ukraine: Poems Inspired By the WarSouth To That Dark Sun and Other StoriesNubian Queen Self-Love: Black Women Cultivating Self-Care and Acceptance with Affirmations and a Growth MindsetTime Traveling to 1973: Celebrating a Special YearLa ratona Ramona y otros cuentos para niñosBy the Light of Dead StarsBusiness Plan Essentials You Always Wanted to KnowMicroeconomics Essentials You Always Wanted to Know6 Practice Tests for the GRE (5th Edition)Organizational Development Essentials You Always Wanted to KnowStakeholder Engagement Essentials You Always Wanted to KnowYour Hearts, Your ScarsA Mark of GraceHearts of SteelWhat Happens NextYesterday's TidesDeetjen’s ClosetBeing Born with a Rusty Spoon in Your MouthWhat if Animals Were Balloons?Secrets from the MountaintopHow to Be a Patriotic Christian: Love of Country As Love of NeighborLove and the Third Degree 2: Ponder PointShocking PinkLittle Trouble Betty: Level 1 - 1Charlie UtopiaConfessions of an Indian Immigrant: Dawn of IT Opportunities in the Land of PromiseThe Stranger's CaptiveThe CallingCatch MeRescue at Desert's DawnThe Hunted RoseClouds Without WaterClouds Without WaterBleak TownDeflectedMaybe in MonacoChakra Colors: Unleash the Power of Your Energy Centers with Colorful Succulent PlantsModern Dream Analysis Survival GuideA Modern Heathens Guide to Norse Paganism: The Earth-Centered Religion That Empowers Us to Embrace Our Inner Viking and Take Charge of Our FateA Modern Heathens Guide to Norse Paganism: The Earth-Centered Religion that Empowers Us to Embrace Our Inner Viking and Take Charge of Our FateElephant Crusher: Short Stories and MusingsChasing HarmonyStreet SirenVending Machine Business Unlocked: A Step-by-Step Guide to Start and Grow Your Vending BusinessThe GobberwobblyThe HornersThe Book of Monsters from A to Z: A Field Guide by Professor EdelgeezerAm I Doing This Right?: Foundations for a Successful Career and a Fulfilling LifeFly Fishing: A Woman's Guide for BeginnersChester and the Magic 8 BallThe Red Ear Blows Its Nose: Poems for Children and OthersThe Russian DollConversations Across America: A Father and Son, Alzheimer's, and 300 Conversations Along the TransAmerica Bike Trail that Capture the Soul of AmericaLow-Water Garden: How to Beat the Drought and Grow a Thriving Garden Using Low-Water TechniquesThrough The Gates of HellThe Rot BeneathDementia Untangled: A Caregiver's Guide To Managing Alzheimer's and Cognitive Decline in Loved OnesThe Rise of the MarklessChair Yoga For Seniors Over 60The Enchanted Suitcase: A Window Onto My German Father's World War II LifeMickey CollinsThe Gospel of SatanThe Wizard 'OW' In the Village of Wishes!Sister LibertyWhat's The Meaning of This? A Short Book on Purpose!Quarantine HighwayTime Traveling to 1953: Celebrating a Special YearThe Lost CantrellArchitect's PrizeNot Your Job: Discover the Surprising Way to Save Time, Avoid Burnout, and Do What You Love ForeverAfter It's OverAntunites UniteDecide and Solve: Decision-Making and Problem-Solving Skills Guide for Teenagers, Young Adults, and YouFlorida Retirement Is MurderThe Force of MagicMindshards: A CollectionMissing Presumed MissingHorse Care: A Beginner’s Guide to Breed Selection, Barn Requirements, Daily Routine and Safe Handling PracticesThe Free World WarFirst KissPlaying With FirePlaying With FireHauntHauntA Dissident's PlightNo Solace in DeathLucid FateKissproof WorldForbidden LoveThe Driftwood TourThe Driftwood TourHunterlandImaginary Lilies: Glittering Waterfalls on Pink LiliumsDispelling the MythDon't Sh*t in My ToiletJackie Stories: Eight Friends of Jacqueline Kennedy OnassisThe Mushroom EffectWaves

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

8th & Atlas Publishing Alcove Press Algonquin Books
Bellevue Literary Press Bethany House BHC Press
Carolyn J Wild Cinnabar Moth Publishing LLC Greywood Bay
History Through Fiction Islandport Press IVP
Liz Fe Lifestyle NeoParadoxa New Century
Ooligan Press PublishNation Read Furiously
Revell Robert E. Miller Rootstock Publishing
Sley House Publishing Small Beer Press SPANZ2A
Tabono Publishing LLC Vibrant Publishers Willow Bend Press
Wise Media Group WorthyKids

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Monday, November 28th, 2022

The Holiday Store is Open

holidaystore
Collage of 6 items from the LibraryThing Store including laptop stickers, book stamp, enamel pins, coasters, barcode scanner, and tote bag.

Deck the halls and slap on some glitter, the most wonderful time of the year is back! LibraryThing’s 16th annual SantaThing exchange is in full swing—signups close at 12 noon tomorrow—and the Holiday Card Exchange has just opened up. It’s also Cyber Monday, so we’re opening the LibraryThing Holiday Store all the way through Epiphany1. Come and stock up on all of your favorite bookish gifts for the holidays.

Enjoy major discounts2 on all of our gear this season, including CueCat scanners and barcode labels for just $5, gorgeous enamel pins for $3 apiece, our last few, organic-cotton, TinyCat tote bags for $18, and newly released laptop stickers for just $1.

Shop the Holiday Store through January 6: https://www.librarything.com/more/store.


1 Epiphany is also known as Little Christmas, the night before Orthodox Christmas or the day after the Twelfth day of Christmas—twelve LibraryThing pins would make the perfect gifts for your loved one, would they not?

2 Prices do not include cost of shipping. Shipping is included on Store pages.

Labels: holiday, LT swag, sale

Monday, November 28th, 2022

9th Annual LibraryThing Holiday Card Exchange

The 9th annual LibraryThing Holiday Card Exchange is here!

How it works:

  • Mail a holiday card to a random LibraryThing member.
  • You can mail a handmade or storebought card. Add a note to personalize it.
  • You’ll get one from another member. (Only that member will see your address.*)

» Sign up for the LibrayThing Holiday Card Exchange now

Sign-ups for the Card Exchange closes Wednesday, December 7th at 12:00 PM Eastern (17:00 GMT). We’ll inform you of your matches within an hour or so after we close. Send your cards out soon after.

Questions? Join the discussion on Talk.


* In order for the cards you receive to be addressed to your real name, you must include your name in the address box. Some postal services require that addressee names match what’s on your mailbox.

Labels: card exchange, event, holiday

Monday, November 7th, 2022

SantaThing 2022: Bookish Secret Santa!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the Sixteenth Annual SantaThing is here at last!

This year we’re once again focusing on indie bookstores. The pandemic has been a disaster for independent bookstores, even as it sent Amazon sales to new heights. So we picked a few of our favorite indies from around the United States. You can still order Kindle ebooks, we have Book Depository for international orders, and also stores local to Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland.
» SIGN UP FOR SANTATHING NOW!

What is SantaThing?

SantaThing is “Secret Santa” for LibraryThing and Litsy members.

How it Works

You pay $15–$50 and pick your favorite bookseller. We match you with a participant, and you play Santa by selecting books for them. Another Santa does the same for you, in secret. LibraryThing does the ordering, and you get the joy of giving AND receiving books!

SantaThing is a joint effort between LibraryThing and Litsy. When signing up, you can opt to give and receive from members of only one community or the other, or either.

Sign up once or thrice, for yourself or someone else.

Even if you don’t want to be a Santa, you can help by suggesting books for others. Click on an existing SantaThing profile to leave a suggestion.

Every year, LibraryThing members give generously to each other through SantaThing. If you’d like to donate an entry, or want to participate, but it’s just not in the budget this year, be sure to check out our Donations Thread here, run once again by our fantastic volunteer member, mellymel1713278.

Important Dates

Sign-ups close MONDAY, November 28th at 12pm EST. By the next day, we’ll notify you via profile comment who your Santee is, and you can start picking books.

You’ll then have a week to pick your books, until MONDAY, December 5th at 12pm EST (16:00 GMT). As soon as the picking ends, the ordering begins, and we’ll get all the books out to you as soon as we can.

» Go sign up to become a Secret Santa now!

Supporting Indie Bookstores

To support indie bookstores we’re teaming up with independent bookstores from around the country to deliver your SantaThing picks, including BookPeople in Austin, TX, Longfellow Books in Portland, ME, and Powell’s Books in Portland, OR.

Once again this year, we’re also offering international deliveries through Book Depository. And after last year’s success, we’re bringing back the following foreign retail partners: Readings for our Australian participants, Time Out Books for the Kiwi participants, and Kennys for our Irish friends.

Kindle options are available to all members, regardless of location. To receive Kindle ebooks, your Kindle must be registered on Amazon.com (not .co.uk, .ca, etc.). See more information about all the stores.

Shipping

Some of our booksellers are able to offer free shipping, and some are not. Depending on your bookseller of choice, you may receive $5 less in books, to cover shipping costs. You can find details about shipping costs and holiday ordering deadlines for each of our booksellers here on the SantaThing Help page.
» Go sign up now!

Questions? Comments?

This is our SIXTEENTH year of SantaThing. See the SantaThing Help page further details and FAQ.
Feel free to ask your questions over on this Talk topic, or you can contact Kate directly at kate@librarything.com.
Happy SantaThinging!

Labels: events, fun, holiday, santathing

Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

November 2022 Early Reviewers Batch Is Live!

Win free books from the November 2022 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 160 books this month, and a grand total of 3,433 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, November 28th at 6PM EST.

Eligibility: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, Italy, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, Belgium and more. Make sure to check the message on each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

My Last Innocent YearForager: Field Notes for Surviving a Family Cult: A MemoirCritical ThreatThe End of Drum-TimeEverything Is Just BeginningMad about MeatloafPlease Report Your Bug HereThe Seaside CorpseNight LetterSuper Family!Pretty Little PiecesRobin and Her MisfitsPreparing for War: The Extremist History of White Christian Nationalism—And What Comes NextHome Is the Road: Wandering the Land, Shaping the SpiritRomek's Lost Youth: The Story of a Boy SurvivorAgainst the Written Word: Toward a Universal IlliteracyLife DustThe PalladiumA Good and True Story: Eleven Clues to Understanding Our Universe and Your Place in ItSecret Rules to Being a RockstarKenzi Sits up TallZoryaThe Dug-Up Gun MuseumA Very Malibu VacaySelf-Care Journal for Women With Prompts: Self-Love Workbook to Reduce Stress, Increase Self Confidence and Reclaim Your LifeBearded LadyLove and the Third Degree 1: Zeda's DawningWalking Your Way to Weight Loss Plus Intermittent Fasting for Women: The Ultimate 2 in 1 Collection for Unlocking the Secrets to Sustainable, Long-Term Weight Loss and a Healthy LifestyleA Month Abroad: Traveling in Tuscany Like a LocalDiary of a Lonely DemonThe Sisters of Sea ViewRayna Larson and the Kingdom of PetuniaFortunes of WarAll the Lost PlacesThe Bringer of HappinessA Murderous GrudgeStock Charting Book for Beginners: A Great Source for Learning Charting Analysis for Successful Stock TradesI Will Kill YouDigest of the Broken Road Traveler: Fifty-Two Truths, Tenets, and Teachings to Heal the Troubled SoulChristmas IslandThe Visionary PageantTwelve From Hell 2: The Ultimate True Crime Case CollectionThe Grand Duke's Last ChanceUpon a Waking DreamPlaying With FireMandate: ThirteenRunning & Growing a Business QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Becoming an Effective Leader, Developing Scalable Systems and Growing Your Business ProfitablyRaised Bed and Container Gardening: 9 Practical Steps For Turning Your Backyard or Balcony Into Your First Successful Vegetable Garden. Low-Cost and Beginner-Friendly.The Magic MomentI Spoke to You with Silence: Essays from Queer Mormons of Marginalized GendersThe Heart of a WolfCaribbean CompetitorsRun With It: A True Story of Parkinson's, Marathons, the Pandemic, and LoveHolding the LineEngaging DeceptionThe Keepers of ArisWhat if Animals Were Balloons?Play the Tape: 5 Simple Ways to Help You Get Clean and Sober One Day at a Time: Recovery From the Addiction of Drugs and Alcohol is PossibleThe Red CollarCorpses in ColomboI Bought My Husband's Mistress LingerieThe GirlPenny Panda and the Gift of PossibilityMurder on the MenuAfter It's OverDeath in the Cabbage PatchBeing Born with a Rusty Spoon in Your MouthLow-Water Garden: How to Beat the Drought and Grow a Thriving Garden Using Low-Water TechniquesLa cendre et l'écumeWestern JourneysBears Ears: Landscape of Refuge and ResistanceThe Fantastical ForestPetrichor BloomsMurder for HireIn Love's TimeThe Case for a 5% Investment in Bitcoin: Why Is That and How To Do ItChronicles of EraegarthMath Practice Tests for the ACT (Second Edition)Practice Tests for the SAT (Second Edition)GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics - Book 1 (Eighth Edition)GRE Text Completion and Sentence Equivalence Practice Questions (Sixth Edition)GMAT Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Argument Topics (Sixth Edition)GRE Master Wordlist: 1535 Words for Verbal Mastery (Seventh Edition)GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics - Book 2 (Eighth Edition)Stolen SummersJames Lake: The Bigfoot AdventuresThe Sinclair Society Box-Set 1: A Regency Mystery CollectionReunion, Runes & RevengeThe Corpse Fauna ChroniclesThe Dead Bear WitnessOur Lady of Hot Messes: Getting Real with God in Dive Bars and ConfessionalsWar of the SeaStock Charting Book for Beginners: A Great Source for Learning Charting Analysis for Successful Stock TradesAmber UndyingMark of the GoddessSecrets from the MountaintopInside the Storm I Want to Touch the TrembleMind of AngelsDarkest MiseryMortal HeartWicked MatchA Deal with DarknessFoul Is FairSAT Math Practice QuestionsGRE Quantitative Reasoning Supreme: Study Guide with Practice QuestionsGRE Words In Context: The Complete List (Fifth Edition)GRE Reading Comprehension: Detailed Solutions to 325 Questions (Sixth Edition)GRE Analytical Writing Supreme: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics (Third Edition)The London ParticularBrotherly LoveTexas Edible Wild Plant Foraging: Foraging Texas - Guide for Finding, Identifying, Harvesting and Preparing Wild Edible Plants of TexasFarm to FabreFull Circle: Lucia's StoryThe Man Who Screams at Nightfall... and Other StoriesThe Mushroom EffectImaginary Lilies: Glittering Waterfalls on Pink LiliumsClara Thorn, the Witch That Was FoundGirl of Dust and SmokeThe Mortality ExperimentBurn the SunBeggars Would RideUnshakeable Love: A Couples Guide To Winning Over Betrayal And InfidelityPlaying With FireThe Path of OnenessConfessions of an Indian Immigrant: Dawn of IT Opportunities in the Land of PromiseThe World Inside My Plastic MirrorThe Angel of Goliad: A Story of the Texas RevolutionThe Linchpin Writer: Crafting Your Novel's Key MomentsThe Rise of the MarklessFighting Words: Notes for a Future We Won't HaveThe True Tale of Santa the Zombie SlayerPhantom and RookWhy They CameDon't Sh*t in My ToiletThe Rise and Fall of AntocracyThe Reclaimed KingdomRetroFitChasing TarzanThe Miracle of Aging and Longevity: The Energy Roadmap to Transition and Embrace Midlife for Women and MenFallenDigest of the Broken Road Traveler: Fifty-Two Truths, Tenets, and Teachings to Heal the Troubled SoulDispelling the MythFood for ThoughtValue, Decoded: Value Investing and Value Creation Made Easy, Leveraging Strategies from Three of the Ultra Wealthy for Financial Security in the Digital AgeLucid FateThe Job Hunting Book: Career Mentoring and Job Seeking Tips - Graduate EditionThe Summer of FestivalsStolen SummersMaking the Rounds: Defying Norms in Love and MedicineLightbringerRun with It: A True Story of Parkinson's, Marathons, the Pandemic, and LoveDo What You Love: Fragility of Your Flame: Poems, Photography & Flash FictionThe Questions of Jesus: Questions Asked by Jesus, Questions People Asked HimAmerica's Loveless Age: Trumpism, FemPower, the End of PatriarchyThe Driftwood TourTheresa et al.Jackie Stories 4-6: A Vanity Fair Insider / An Iconic Art Director / A Cultural BuccaneerJackie Stories 7-8: An Expert from the Ballet World & A Harvard Professor's WifeThe Force of MagicBack in the USSR

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Akashic Books Algonquin Books Applewhite Games
Ave Maria Press Batory Publishing Bethany House
BHC Press BOA Editions, Ltd. Brazos Press
Broadleaf Books Cinnabar Moth Publishing LLC City Owl Press
ClydeBank Media eSpec Books Greenleaf Book Group
Henry Holt and Company Hot Tree Publishing Kabaty Press
Kakkle Publications Liz Fe Lifestyle Marina Publishing Group
Mirror Gate Press NeoParadoxa NewCon Press
Ooligan Press PublishNation Revell
She Writes Press Three Rooms Press Tundra Books
The University of Utah Press Vibrant Publishers West Margin Press
Wise Media Group

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Friday, October 21st, 2022

TinyCat’s October Library of the Month: The Women’s Museum of California

This month we’re proud to highlight the Women’s Museum of California (WMC), based out of San Diego and offering a Free Feminist Library to the public every first Saturday of the month. WMC’s Marketing Director Melissa Jones was kind enough to field my questions this month:

Who are you, and what is your mission—your “raison d’être”?

The mission of the Women’s Museum of California is to educate and inspire present and future generations about the experiences and contributions of diverse women by collecting, preserving, and interpreting their stories.

Picture of the Women's Museum of California Education Center, a tall building facade with a high archway full of windows and glass doors. Facade is covered with a hanging display of pink flowers and a female gender symbol made of flowers.
WMC’s Educational Center containing their
Free Feminist Library.

Tell us some interesting things about how your library supports the community.

Our library fills the gaps in our education when it comes to learning about the contributions and accomplishments of women. The library houses books by women authors, with particular attention to frequently banned or challenged books, for the public to borrow. We encourage everyone, young and old, to pursue their dreams. The Women’s Museum of California gives people the opportunity to learn about women in history who paved the way for women’s lives today and tomorrow. By sharing the hidden histories of women’s experiences we combat the limits society places on women and recognize that despite the inequalities that women face across centuries they have become inventors, politicians, activists, artists, and military heroes.

That is simply wonderful! Speaking to the works you have in your library, what are some of your favorite items in your collection?

We love that we have a wide range of perspectives in our collection – not every woman has the same experience. From classic feminist books like Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique to more modern books like Michelle Obama’s Becoming we hope every woman can see themselves in the books on our shelves.

What’s a particular challenge your library experiences?

We are only open one day a month and we’d like to grow so more people can read the books in our collection.

What’s your favorite thing about TinyCat, and what’s something you’d love to see implemented or developed?

TinyCat is affordable and easy to use. It was so easy to get our volunteers trained on how to use it. We would love a way for patrons to add themselves to the system so we can have a self-checkout system.

Great feedback, thanks! There are some workarounds libraries use so patrons can be added to the system remotely (discussed here), but we’ll be sure to announce any official changes on that front.

Want to learn more about the Women’s Museum of California?

Visit their website at https://www.womensmuseumca.org/, follow them on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter, and explore their full TinyCat collection here.


To read up on TinyCat’s previous Libraries of the Month, visit the TinyCat Post archive here.

Want to be considered for TinyCat’s Library of the Month? Send us a Tweet @TinyCat_lib or email Kristi at kristi@librarything.com.

Labels: libraries, Library of the Month, TinyCat

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

Come Join the 2022 Halloween Hunt!

It’s October, and that means the return of our annual Halloween Hunt!

We’ve scattered a hauntourage of ghosts around the site, and it’s up to you to try and find them all.

  • Decipher the clues and visit the corresponding LibraryThing pages to find a ghost. Each clue points to a specific page right here on LibraryThing. Remember, they are not necessarily work pages!
  • If there’s a ghost on a page, you’ll see a banner at the top of the page.
  • You have just under two weeks to find all the ghosts (until 11:59pm EDT, Monday October 31st).
  • Come brag about your hauntourage of ghosts (and get hints) on Talk.

Win prizes:

  • Any member who finds at least two ghosts will be
    awarded a ghost Badge ().
  • Members who find all 15 ghosts will 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.

P.S. Thanks to conceptDawg for the vulture illustration!

Labels: events

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

October 2022 Early Reviewers Batch Is Live!

Win free books from the October 2022 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 170 books this month, and a grand total of 3,710 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 Tuesday, October 25th at 6PM EDT.

Eligibility: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, Italy, Germany, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Malta and more. Make sure to check the message on each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

A Fade of LightThe Mediterranean Migraine Diet: A Science-Based Roadmap to Control Symptoms and Transform Brain HealthDust ChildLittle Mr. Prose Poem: Selected Poems of Russell EdsonYour Emergency Contact Has Experienced an EmergencyI Am Still with You: A Reckoning with Silence, Inheritance, and HistoryA Noble Cunning: The Countess and the TowerPrimus, Over the Electric Grapevine: Insight into Primus and the World of Les ClaypoolRising From Down UnderA Tinderbox in Three ActsA Shiver in the LeavesEndpapersMan in a CageHeroes of an Unknown WorldCracked: My Life after a Skull FractureStudies into Darkness: The Perils and Promise of Freedom of SpeechMelpomene's GardenThe Blackout Book ClubBeyond Welcome: Centering Immigrants in Our Christian Response to ImmigrationThe Inner Athlete: Train Your Brain, Push Your Limits, Be UnstoppableTake Me HomeWe Knew All AlongWinter's ReckoningArthur Who Wrote SherlockThe Magic MomentMy Name Is Not Ed TugWhen Words Have PowerThe Next WitnessHis Delightful Lady DeliaA Daughter's CourageChessie at BayWhen Fire Splits the SkyJohnny Lycan & The Vegas BerserkerThe Hammerhead ChroniclesThe Train To HellUntrustworthy: The Knowledge Crisis Breaking Our Brains, Polluting Our Politics, and Corrupting Christian CommunityUncommonPursuit: Airborne Adventure and Intrigue in the Lafayette Flying CorpsThe Vandals: Migration to the RhineDestiny of Determination: Faith and FamilyRule Trouble: The Case of the Illegal DragonAfrican Sun RisingThe BlessedA Dragon in the RoughThe Crumbling CityThe Inconvenient Gospel: A Southern Prophet Tackles War, Wealth, Race, and ReligionOn the Level: Poems on Living with Multiple SclerosisA Walk in the DarkNew Arcadia: RevolutionNightmare AlleyBuried Talents: Overcoming Gendered Socialization to Answer God's CallStock Charting Book for Beginners: A Great Source for Learning Charting Analysis for Successful Stock TradesSummary of Platonic: How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make and Keep FriendsSummary of The Great Reset and The War for The WorldSummary of Glucose Revolution: The Life-Changing Power of Balancing Your Blood SugarMidnight CravingSong of VirgoDiscordSummary of The Betrayal: How Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans Abandoned AmericaThe Stars in Their EyesSummary of Plays Well With OthersTricked in OctoberSummary of Thank You for Your Servitude: Donald Trump's Washington and the Price of SubmissionSummary of Battle for the American Mind: Uprooting a Century of MiseducationThe Dead Man in the GardenBabble!: And How Punctuation Saved ItA Different Kind of Normal: My Real-Life COMPLETELY True Story About Being UniqueLittle EchoNarwhalicorn and JellyOn This AirplaneScaredy Squirrel Visits the DoctorSeekers of the FoxStar: The Bird Who Inspired MozartStrum and Drum: A Merry Little QuestWhen Two Worlds CollideRogue FlightSuper Sleepover!Unstoppable Us, Volume 1: How Humans Took over the WorldBad FormGround ControlDream Job Pilot?: Everyday Life of Helicopter and Airline PilotsTwilight HeistThe Price of AtonementThatchThe Folly: A Moment in TimeMind of AngelsThe Heart of a WolfCan You Spot the Leopard?: An African SafariRayna Larson and the Kingdom of PetuniaAllaigna's Song: ChoraleHow Grim Was My ValleyUnder PressureThe Golden RuleThe Midnight CallDa Vinci on the LamCharacters of HuffinfieldThe Last WarThe Phoenix and the SwordThe Velvet Badge: A New York NoirBeing Clutch: How the Young Athlete Can Create Confidence and Conquer Anxiety Through VisualizationAngled for RevengeThe Keeper: An InvitationNaomi Teitelbaum Ends the WorldFleshed Out: A Body Horror CollectionOf Blood and Silver RunesConversations Across America: A Father and Son, Alzheimer's, and 300 Conversations Along the TransAmerica Bike Trail that Capture the Soul of AmericaRoses and Ashes: Poems About Feminism and Sexism, Love and HateConfronting the Storm: Regenerating Leadership and Hope in the Age of UncertaintyThe PalladiumThe Forgotten Skill: What Can We Benefit from Learning Calligraphy?Santa's Fuzzy Little VisitThe City Grew MonstersThe Menopause Relief Paradox: What Anger, Heat, Weight Gain, Cognitive Decline, and Immune Frailty Really Is, and the 5 Easy Steps Any Woman Can Take to Reset the Mind-Body ConnectionTheresa et al.The Veracity of LiesSelling Yourself: Why There's More To Making Money Online Than You've Been ToldAntuna's StoryThe Rise and Fall of AntocracyAntunites UniteJackie Stories 1: A Boarding School FriendJackie Stories 2-3: A Rival at Work & A Waspish NovelistDeath at the FeteWhat Is GIS and Its Applications?: Everything You Need to Understand About Geographic Informations Systems, So That You Can Benefit From Using OneThe Spellbound AbbeyThe Lost WitchThe Son of FireStolen SummersSlow DogPlenum: The First Book of DeoMinotaur's LairGod of Fire: Greek MythsChanging Rhythms: Poems on Life, Fantasy and ArtThe ConspiracyThe IslandHuman Anatomy and Physiology Coloring Book with Facts and MCQ's (Multiple Choice Questions)Superhero Math - Division: Grades 3-5 with Answer KeyAmerica's Loveless Age: Trumpism, FemPower, The End of PatriarchyLittle Tim and the Magic ApplesThe Poetree: A Life Journaling GuideA Child of SzaboAdira: Journey to FreedomTraptionMushroom Identification Book of the UK: A 4-Step Mushroom Field Guide for Identification, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Mushrooms & Wild Fungi of Britain and EuropeFrigg's Journey to AnasgarThe Chaos AgentsLove and Only WaterTrophyDon't Shake the Mango Tree: Tales of a Scottish MaasaiThe Officer's GambleRaised Bed and Container Gardening: 9 Practical Steps For Turning Your Backyard or Balcony Into Your First Successful Vegetable Garden. Low-Cost and Beginner-FriendlyWatson Falls: A Small Town with a Deadly SecretAdventLucid RevengeWinter PaleOld Wizards HomeDrop Dead Dangerous: The Lethal Attraction of Road Trip Killer, Paul John KnowlesSocial Skills for Kids 3 to 10: How to Help Your Child Develop Nine Social Skills Needed To Be Happy, Confident, and Successful as a Child and Grown-UpHuman Anatomy and Neuroanatomy Coloring Book with Facts & MCQ's (Multiple Choice Questions)Lost PackagesThe Muse of FreedomKnucklebonesGorgon VillaWhat Will SurviveDoctor KnifeBreak Through Burnout: Triumph over Stress and Anxiety, and Win Back Your Life!The Journey of Neil the Great Dixter CatAnger Management for Better Parenting: A Guilt Free Guide to Not Wrecking Your Kids and Peacefully Navigate Tantrums and MeltdownsThe Summer of FestivalsEchoes of EnmityThe Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes: Essays on Victorian England: Volume Four

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

111Publishing Akashic Books Algonquin Books
Amherst College Press Bethany House BHC Press
Black Rose Writing BOA Editions, Ltd. Book Summary Publishing
Brazos Press Bumpity Boulevard Press Cinnabar Moth Publishing LLC
Circling Rivers City Owl Press Crooked Lane Books
Greenleaf Book Group History Through Fiction Hot Tree Publishing
IVP Academic Kakkle Publications Liz Fe Lifestyle
Malarkey Books Mirror World Publishing NeoParadoxa
NewCon Press Niv Publishing OffBeat Publishing
Plough Publishing House PublishNation Pulp Literature Press
Quiet Thunder Publishing Rootstock Publishing Sley House Publishing
Small Beer Press Thinklings Books Tundra Books
University of North Georgia Press Unsolicited Press West Margin Press
Wise Media Group

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Thursday, September 1st, 2022

September 2022 Early Reviewers Batch Is Live!

Win free books from the September 2022 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 188 books this month, and a grand total of 3,826 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk.

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The deadline to request a copy is Monday, September 26th at 6PM EDT.

Eligibility: Publishers do things country-by-country. This month we have publishers who can send books to Canada, the US, the UK, Australia, Italy, Germany, France, Sweden, Portugal, Finland and more. Make sure to check the message on each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

WinterlandThe Rose and the ThistleMy Self, Your SelfNight LunchWin Every Argument: The Art of Debating, Persuading, and Public SpeakingVintage Christmas Tales: A Holiday AnthologyToo Many Pigs and One Big Bad Wolf: A Counting StoryKumo: The Bashful CloudA Long Way from HomeMoonrise Over New JessupGreen Mountain AcademyHow to Teach Your Cat a Trick: In Five Easy StepsThe Nutcracker TreasuryThe Catbird SeatHer Heart's Desire48 StatesVéronique's JourneyGranite KingdomAugustaUphill: A MemoirStone WomanThe Spirit PhoneAdulting 101: How Not to Move Back Home with Your Parents: 135 Life Skills - Money Matters, Cooking, Job Interviewing, Car Basics, Dating, and Everything Else You Should Know Before You're 25Girl/FriendThe Great Escape: A True Story of Forced Labor and Immigrant Dreams in AmericaTrue Crime Storytime Volume 5: 12 Disturbing True Crime Stories to Keep You Up All NightThe Cannibal's Guide to FastingMastery & Mystery in the BibleLeigh Howard and the Ghosts of Simmons Pierce ManorThe Perfect Mrs. ClausButch Operation Overlord: A Tommy Collins AdventureThe Baby's Christmas BlessingThe Premonition at Withers FarmWhere the Blue Sky BeginsFairy ScienceGhostlightHow to Install Corvette Interior Kits: Includes C1, C2, C3Yes, That Happened!: A Collection of Wildly Insane-But-True Stories in Pop Culture, Science, and History That Seniors Will RememberThe Secret Benefits of InvisibilityFixed MoonThe Tooth Fairy Lost Her WayMurder at an ExhibitionJourney to the HeartlandEnd ManMy Mother's Secret: A Novel of the Jewish Autonomous RegionChildren of the FoxNFT Your Art: Maximize Your Profit By Converting Traditional Art Into NFTsScratchedUnder the Starry SkiesA Model of DevotionSugarball: A Novel of Negro League BaseballDead in the AlleyBlack Country Music: Listening for RevolutionsBurn MarksTrouble with Tattle-TailsThe SuperOptimist Guide to Unconventional Living: Alternative Strategies for Navigating the PresentTwelve: A Retelling of The Twelve Dancing PrincessesAdulting 101: How Not to Move Back Home with Your Parents: 135 Life Skills - Money Matters, Cooking, Job Interviewing, Car Basics, Dating, and Everything Else You Should Know Before You're 25The Lost and Found of Green TreeSummary of Next Level: Your Guide to Kicking Ass, Feeling Great, and Crushing Goals through Menopause and BeyondThe Power Yoga Handbook: Discover Yourself, One Breath at a TimeThe Play of LightFalling for the CowgirlWoman on the WallThe Welsh Dragon: A Novel of Henry TudorA Trade In TearsOver 80: Reflections on AgingChicken RunMaybe We'll Make It: A MemoirThe Year of the MonsterThe ExtraRoad To Nirvana: The Sikh WayThe Star in the East: A Winter Tale of Ancient MysteryThe Sun Never SetThe Crimson FathersThe Veiled Threat of MagicDoGoodRBeware the Ides of JusticeThe Harpy’s LullabySuffer!: A Hollywood NovelTricked in OctoberExtreme VettingTumbo in the ShadowsThe Signs We MissedWho Shall DieFound FootageunAfraid: A Faith-Based Workbook to Conquer FearMastery & Mystery in the BibleAny Better Than This: A Summer of Love StoryEphemeral WingsALTCombat to College: Applying the Military Mentality As a Student VeteranChicken Runbecause God loves the waspHarlequin MatlinaLittle Man, Big Mouth, 30 Years: Newspaper and Magazine Columns by an Average Dad in Cargo ShortsMonsieur Lapin Goes To LondonA Colorful BeginningImprintWalks Through Memories of OblivionHarvey's Hutch: A MemoirWinter PaleYou Will Know VengeanceOut of the CageRising From Down UnderHot for Teacher: Shakespeare Made Us Fall in LoveWizard's MasqueradeThe No. 1 Golden Health Secret You Simply Must Know and How To Look 10 Years YoungerThe Way BackNot So Different After All: Welcome to the World of SheepThe Land of Fake BelieveThe SunrisersFarawayerMidnight CravingSong of VirgoDiscordThe Stars in Their EyesCaged FurySouthwest HeatBlood and ThunderInto FaerLandAnthesisSummary of Silva Mind Control Method: The Revolutionary Program by the Founder of the World's Most Famous Mind Control CourseNFT Your Art: Maximize Profit By Converting Traditional Art Into NFTsLost PackagesCost Accounting and Management Essentials You Always Wanted to Know: 5th EditionDiversity in the Workplace Essentials You Always Wanted to Know6 Practice Tests for the GREWinning Strategies for ACT Essay Writing: With 15 Sample PromptsAny JoeFlowers for AlcyonJazz HouseThe Baby’s Christmas BlessingEbola Saves the Planet! and Other Wholesome TalesThe Song and the Swallow: Authenticity and LoveWhile the Music LastsThe Many Perfect Midnights of Meredith HillThe Patterns of Existence II: The Subsequent FateThe Muse of FreedomDusk Upon ElysiumThe Hegemony NetworkLiving Rent Free In My Head: Essays On Pop CultureSubmitting to HimBreak Through Burnout: Triumph Over Stress And Anxiety, And Win Back Your Life!The Seed of CorruptionEnd ManA Path Back to Life: The Art of Micro-RehabA Doctor's Journey Back to HealthA Doctor's Journey Back to HealthRetirement Planning at 40 and Beyond: Simple Guide to Take Control of Your Future, Your Finances, Your Investments and Your Time in Retirement to the Next Level in 30 DaysVelázquez 33The ScionessesConstitution CheckThe Herbal Code: Native American Herbalist Bible 8 in 1: Comprehensive Guide To Heal Naturally & Regain Vitality with Plant Remedies. Growing Medicine for Families (Beginner's Herbology Apothecary)Shallow DeathAfter the Walk: The Amazing Places the Mind GoesWink: Transforming Public Speaking with Clown PresenceOther Lost SoulsBlind Man's Beauty: The True Story of a Boy Born Blind & The Little Girl Who Grew Him UpLife Sucks!!: A Story of Love, Betrayal and HopeMoonsleep and Other StoriesDark RouxSplendide MendaxClear as IceABC's of Herbal Medicine: Natural Remedies for Common Ailments: All You Need to Know about Herbs for Natural Ways of Healing YourselfMy Way 2: La forza della libertàThe Dark Prince of LazeraBeans of AnafiUnshakeable Love: A Couples Guide to Winning Over Betrayal and InfidelitySteadfast PursuitSocial Skills for Kids 3 to 10: How to Help Your Child Develop Nine Social Skills Needed To Be Happy, Confident, and Successful as a Child and Grown-UpThe Harpy’s LullabyThe Gateways of AlkademahTake a Chance on MeThe Fire in a Woman's Belly IIEmpath and Psychic AbilitiesEvery Awful Thing: Flash Fiction and PoemsRakhi: A Promise to ProtectSuperhero Math - Money, Fractions, & Telling the Time: Grades 2-4 with Answer Key: Count MoneySuperhero Math - Addition and Subtraction: Grades K-2 with Answer KeyBusiness Fables Adapted from Aesop for Humans Who Work for a LivingHow to Talk to a Man and Feel Heard: 9 Mistakes Women Need to Avoid: Improve Couples Communication Skills, Reduce Conflict, Repair Your Marriage, and Create a Healthy RelationshipHow to Talk to a Man and Feel Heard: 9 Mistakes Women Need to Avoid: Improve Couples Communication Skills, Reduce Conflict, Repair Your Marriage, and Create a Healthy RelationshipAnger Management for Better Parenting: A Guilt Free Guide to Not Wrecking Your Kids and Peacefully Navigate Tantrums and MeltdownsLucid RevengeFathomless PursuitEchoes of Enmity

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

5 Prince Publishing Algonquin Books Bethany House
BHC Press Black Rose Writing CarTech Books
Cinnabar Moth Publishing LLC City Owl Press david.elrad@gmail.com
Essential Reads FTL Publications Gilded Orange Books
Golden Brick Road Publishing House Greenleaf Book Group Grousable Books
Henry Holt and Company Las Hermanas Publishing History Through Fiction
Lerner Publishing Group NeoParadoxa New Wind Publishing
Niv Publishing Ooligan Press PublishNation
Puffin Books Canada Pulp Literature Press Revell
Rootstock Publishing Sea Vision Publishing The Story Plant
Trebuchet Books Triune Publications True Crime Seven
Tundra Books Tuxtails Publishing, LLC University of North Georgia Press
University of Texas Press Unsolicited Press Vibrant Publishers
West Margin Press Wise Media Group

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Friday, August 12th, 2022

TinyCat’s August Library of the Month: Green Bay Botanical Garden

This month we tip our gardening hats to the Green Bay Botanical Garden (GBBG)—yes, home of the Packers—as TinyCat’s Library of the Month. Linda Gustke, Director of Education & Guest Experience at GBBG, was kind enough to field my questions this month:

Who are you, and what is your mission—your “raison d’être”?

Green Bay Botanical Garden’s mission statement is this: We connect people with plants by providing year-round educational and recreational experiences for everyone in an environment that engages, inspires and refreshes.

Tell us some interesting things about how your library supports the community.

We love to be a resource for our gardening community! Our library has a wide variety of gardening books, as well as some DVD’s, for adults—from starting a garden, to garden design, landscaping, native plants, vegetable gardens, grasses, plant lore, even backyard chickens! We also have a Children’s Library that brings nature to life through stories about all that happens in the Garden—plants, animals, lifecycles, plant stories and more. We host a story time each Tuesday morning with stories from the Children’s Library, and the library is especially utilized by families visiting the Garden during the summertime.

What are some of your favorite items in your collection?

In our adult section, I love the books by Amy Stewart: Wicked Bugs, Wicked Plants, The Drunken Botanist. In our kids section, it’s hard to pick a favorite, they’re all so great!

What’s a particular challenge your library experiences?

We continue to run out of space in our building for our staff, and that means the library gets relocated and underutilized. It has such great resources that we would love to make it more widely available, but it’s been difficult to devote the staff time to it to really make it more usable for the community.

Hopefully having an online catalog makes your library’s visibility just a little bit easier! Speaking of TinyCat, what’s your favorite thing about TinyCat, and what’s something you’d love to see implemented or developed?

We love that it has brought our collection online and it makes it easy for guests and members to check out books! I haven’t worked with it as closely yet (our staff member that got it up and running recently left) so I don’t have suggestions for things I’d like to see implemented or developed at this time.

Want to learn more about GBBG?

Visit their website at https://gbbg.org/, follow them on Facebook / Instagram / Twitter, and explore their full TinyCat collection here.


To read up on TinyCat’s previous Libraries of the Month, visit the TinyCat Post archive here.

Want to be considered for TinyCat’s Library of the Month? Send us a Tweet @TinyCat_lib or email Kristi at kristi@librarything.com.

Labels: libraries, Library of the Month, TinyCat