Archive for January, 2024

Monday, January 29th, 2024

TinyCat’s January Library of the Month: The U.S. Cavalry Memorial Research Library

The U.S. Cavalry Memorial Research Library (USCMRL) has been with LibraryThing since 2018 so I’m very glad to feature them as our first 2024 Library of the Month. USCMRL’s Volunteer Reference/Research Librarian and Cavalry Journal Editor Samuel Young was kind enough to answer my questions this month. Here’s what he had to say:

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

The U.S. Cavalry Memorial Research Library (USCMRL) is a key part of the U.S. Cavalry Association (USCA) (a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization). It serves as the repository of U.S. Cavalry archives, biographies, books, flags, histories, interviews, journals, manuals, manuscripts, microfilm, papers, periodicals, pictures, and other spoken, digital, and written materials. The USCMRL is totally a research and reference library.

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

The USCMRL is located on the north side of old Fort Reno, which is on the western edge of El Reno, OK. The old fort is also the home of the Grazinglands Research Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribal lands include the area around El Reno. Thus, we have expanded the library’s collection of books on those tribes, to include Indian culture and language—spoken, written, and sign language.

Because Fort Reno was a cavalry & infantry post for thirty years, then, for forty years, a U.S. Army remount depot, the library’s archives have material on those seventy years and of some of the local civilians who worked there.

The cavalry community resides all over the world. Thus, the USCMRL is designed to be accessed digitally with digital responses. If it is a book we have, they should be able to get it through their local library or purchase it from their local bookstore or online.

The library section of the USCA website offers access to many of the items in the USCMRL repository as well as other cavalry resource sites.

What are some of your favorite items in your collection?

*Sample items from the online catalog pictured above. Full LibraryThing catalog can be found here.

What’s a particular challenge your library experiences?

Like most small libraries, space for the library’s collections. But we are managing it very well with our two volunteer staff: an archivist and a reference/research librarian.

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

LibraryThing is AWESOME! The cataloged books can be accessed via our website which makes it available to any and all researchers, especially since it links the books to Amazon for the additional and very helpful information found there! We have no recommended changes for TinyCat.

Want to learn more about the USCMRL?

Visit their website at, explore their full TinyCat collection here, and their LibraryThing catalog 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

Labels: libraries, Library of the Month, TinyCat

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024

Janaury 2024 Early Reviewers Batch Is Live!

Win free books from the January 2024 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 151 books this month, and a grand total of 3,109 copies to give out. Which books are you hoping to snag this month? Come tell us on Talk.

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» Request books here!

The deadline to request a copy is Thursday, January 25th 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, Indonesia, Tunisia, Switzerland, Sweden, South Africa and more. Make sure to check the message on each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

Someone Is Always WatchingShe'll Be the Sky: Poems by Women and GirlsThe Elusive Truth of Lily TempleSuper Friends!Every Bunny Is a Yoga BunnyUnder a Neon SunThe Bloodstained KeyThe Everlasting RoadThe Pancake ProblemAtlantis SplittingThis Book Will Make You an ArtistTrash: A Poor White JourneyFlannery OConnor's Why Do the Heathen Rage: A Behind-The-Scenes Look at a Work in ProgressUtopiaThe Pollutant SpeaksRouxHappy Healthy Wealthy and Wise: A Daily Companion Guide for Ordinary People Who Want Extraordinary LivesA Vision in CrimsonImmortal SecretsDoes Anyone See My Pain?: For Teenagers Dealing with Anxiety and DepressionUnexpected Weather EventsUlfhildrThe Sun Stone & The Hybrid PrinceUntil the Stars FallQuestions for Kids Travel Edition: Icebreakers and Conversation Starters for Road Trips, Family Travel, Camping, School Breaks, and MoreSugar SandsLove Across the Stars: PoemsThe Bloodstained KeyShared BloodHe Seemed Normal...A Noble SchemeIf the Boot FitsSet in StoneA Love DiscoveredAmerican Imam: From Pop Stardom to Prison AbolitionSea SmilesA Dangerous Country: An American ElegyWould You Rather? Book for Kids 8-12: 350 Challenging Questions, Silly Scenarios, and Hilarious SituationsPerilous ShoresOur Savage HeartElephants in BloomThe Phoenix and the AntNanolandLoose of Earth: A MemoirIce MusicLatencyStones on the Pathway: Writings During Times of UncertaintyMy Vietnam, Your Vietnam: A Father Flees. A Daughter Returns. A Dual MemoirRock Bottom RomanceBarbed-Wire, Barricades & Miss BeckerMum, Why Bother With Jesus?The Word Effect: 7 Simple Words to Create Your Most Beautiful LifeChronic Grace: Prayer, Saints & Thorns That StayWhen The Lights Turn To GreenAsterism: PoemsThree Hearts Stitched: Poems about AdoptionJenny's Life With Encephalitis3 Little Words: Daily Diary SeriesDescending Into DarknessThe Devil's TapestryTrondheimCustom Car Painting on a BudgetNightMARE CrushI Have To Let You GoThe Dark WitchData Analytics Essentials You Always Wanted to KnowPersonal Finance Essentials You Always Wanted to KnowWriting Impressive College EssaysThe Road, To Ruin, And BackFeral NightThe Twilight QueenSecondhand SpacemanLeonor: The Story of a Lost ChildhoodInside Harare Alcatraz and Other Short StoriesInside Harare Alcatraz and Other Short StoriesShelby and the Back-to-School BluesPerestroika: An Eye for an Eye, a Tooth for a ToothMeditations For The Superhuman MageAll Body Bags and No KnickersHope: Live in the Surety of the UnseenOn Mr. Darcy's SofaThe Badge And The GunFeraldBreath of Venus: A Tale of SurvivalGuide to Financial Freedom: Discover Money Skills for Teens to Retire Early, Tax Strategies, Budgeting, and Rich HabitsTime Traveling to 1974: Celebrating a Special YearEarly AdopterPrincess OhletherbeThe Forbidden Chef's Love AppetiteLouie the Lynx and Ryan the LionTime Traveling to 1954: Celebrating a Special YearTime Traveling to 1964: Celebrating a Special YearReversal!Jericho Caine, Vampire Slayer: Love, Lust, and BloodWitch’s Creed: Jesus ProjectTrivia Book of Wow: Wonderfully Weird Facts & Whatnot. For the Seriously CuriousESPionage: Regime ChangeThe Fairy of the Enchanted LakePhantom UltraLiam and Ellie: A Brother's Quest to Find His SisterQuestions for Kids Travel Edition: Icebreakers and Conversation Starters for Road Trips, Family Travel, Camping, School Breaks, and MoreHighland BeautyStardust Over the SekrLost and FoundTexture of Silence: An Illustrated Collection of Prose PoetryThe Enemy Within: Why We Black Americans Must Confront OurselvesUntil Our Lungs Give Out: Conversations on Race, Justice, and the FutureFirefaxUnleash Transformational Leadership: Unlock Your Potential to Empower & Inspire Your Organization and Create a Culture of SuccessVegan Keto Cookbook: Quick and Easy Ketogenic Meal PlansThe Big Book of Sudoku Puzzles: Easy to MediumLegacy of the Third WayHarold Heard Butt CakeMidnight ClimaxTitan's TearsPowerful Social Skills for Teens: Overcome Self-Doubt and Social Anxiety to Build Meaningful Friendships, Talk to Anyone, and Date with ConfidenceInto the FireThe Runaway Adventurous CrewThe Climate Misinformation Crisis: How to Move Past the Mistruths to a Smarter Energy FutureAlignment Archive: Guardians of TheiaAstral Alignment: AtlantisChildren of HeavenJudBlaze Union and the Puddin' Head SchoolsSecrets of Castle RowleyA Mirror for The Blind: Reflections of a Digital SeoulReal Men Don't Do Therapy: A Portrait of a Beautiful DisasterStick Taps: An Ode to Hockey's Heartbeats and HeroesTwo Players, One Family: How Gaming Unites UsToxic Feminism: Understanding the Root CausesToxic Misandry: A Deep Dive into DiscriminationFrom Dad Bods to Ab Gods: The Hilarious Truth About Male Beautification in the Age of InstagramThe Green Beer Diaries: St. Patrick, Leprechauns, and a Whole Lot of HopsThe Toadacious Tales of the MeadowLondon LabyrinthsThe PikeEquinoxKiller Dead, Victim AliveAt What Cost?Vegan Air Fryer Cookbook: 50 Quick and Easy Plant-Based Air Fryer RecipesFrank's Bloody BooksHistorical Christianity: The Ancient Communal FaithDouble Down on Your Genius: Own Your Gifts, Align Your Actions, and Flourish in Your CallingHistorical Christianity: The Ancient Communal FaithWar BondsJericho Caine, Vampire Slayer: Love, Lust, and BloodIntro to Indie Publishing: A Newbie-Friendly Guide to the Independent Book Development ProcessI Am Your Connection: Love Poems for Your BelovedBeneath the Gods' TreeMaya and Waggers : I Have to Scoop What?Eve's Apple

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Absolute Love Publishing Akashic Books Alazar Press
Beaches and Trails Publishing Bee Orchid Press Bellevue Literary Press
Bethany House BHC Press Brazos Press
Broadleaf Books CarTech Books Cinnabar Moth Publishing LLC
City Owl Press Egret Lake Books Gnashing Teeth Publishing
Gnome Road Publishing Gorilla House HB Publishing House
NeoParadoxa NewCon Press Nosy Crow US
PublishNation Revell Three Rooms Press
Tundra Books University of Texas Press Vibrant Publishers

Labels: early reviewers, LTER