Author Archive

Monday, June 20th, 2022

An Interview with Delia Owens

LibraryThing is very pleased to sit down this month with wildlife scientist and bestselling author Delia Owens, whose novel, Where the Crawdads Sing, has recently been made into a film that will be released this coming July 15th by SONY Pictures. Although Ms. Owens has previously co-authored a number of memoirs about her years working with wildlife in Africa, Where the Crawdads Sing is her fictional debut. Set in the coastal marsh of North Carolina, the book, which spent 32 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, is an exploration of poverty and familial abandonment, a tribute to the beauty and power of the natural world, and a murder mystery complete with courtroom drama. Now, with the movie due out next month, we asked her a few questions about her book, the movie, and her own reading.

Where the Crawdads Sing evokes a powerful sense of place, and contains many vivid depictions of the natural world. Do you feel that visual imagery is an important part of your storytelling process, and did you have any specific images in mind, before starting to set it down?

I did visualize this story set in this particular environment in the marsh. I did play it out in my mind how it would unfold, and I think it was a good environment. It was lush and yet it was a challenge to survive there, but it was possible. It was very real that you could survive there and so it was the perfect environment for that. I just could see it vividly in my mind because I knew it and I wanted the reader to see it. I wanted the reader to be able to smell the sea, and to see the still waters versus the rough waters in the sea. And I wanted the reader to experience the marsh.

Your story is set in North Carolina marshland. How well do you feel the film captures the landscape of the tale?

In Where the Crawdads Sing the marsh, the environment in which it was shot and where I wrote it, is a character itself. The marsh is a character itself. A very important character in the book and the marsh represents mother nature. Mother nature is very nurturing but she’s also very tough. I was thrilled that when they produced the movie, the marsh feels like a character in the movie as well as in the book. It is always there, the marsh is there, the beautiful scenery is there. And what surprised me when I saw the movie was that all this beauty is there and yet the mystery and the drama is thundering through the background. I don’t know of a better word than pounding or thundering. The storyline is pounding behind this beauty.

This is the first of your books to be adapted as a movie. What has been your favorite part of the process?

First of all, it’s a dream come true for most authors. Not everyone wishes for this, but it is a great honor, and it has been so much fun. I was able to go to the movie set. First of all, they flew me to LA and we sat around talking about the book with these wonderful people and all these women, the director, Reese Witherspoon, the people from Sony. I mean it was just so much fun to do this and work with these women and these women work hard. It’s not the three-martini lunch sort of situation. We stayed for like eight hours around this big board table and worked on the script. They invited me to make comments on the script several times. They sent me drafts of the script and it has been the connection with all the players that has meant a lot to me. It really has. To see these people so dedicated to this project, to be so in love with the story and true to the story. The movie has stayed very true to the story, which means a lot to me.

Tell us about your library—bibliographic and filmographic. What books and movies are in your own personal collection?

All my college textbooks, which I’m sure everyone would find very boring, but I have all of them because they still mean a lot to me. I still refer to them. I love novels, like Toni Morrison’s Beloved, that build up a certain character. I love character driven stories. I love stories that play out in very memorable environments like A Sudden Country by Karen Fisher. As far as movies, I love Babette’s Feast, the story told by Karen Blixen. I don’t like action films; I like films that show characters and places and how they relate.

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Saturday, June 18th, 2022

Come Join the 2022 Pride Month Treasure Hunt!

It’s June, and that means that our annual Pride Month Treasure Hunt is back!

We’ve scattered a waddle of penguins 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 penguin. Each clue points to a specific page right here on LibraryThing. Remember, they are not necessarily work pages!
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P.S. Thanks to conceptDawg for the penguin illustration, which was inspired by the charming picture book And Tango Makes Three, about two male penguins in the Central Park Zoo who start a family of their own.

ConceptDawg has made all of our treasure hunt graphics in the last couple of years. We like them, and hope you do, too!

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Monday, June 6th, 2022

June 2022 Early Reviewers Batch Is Live!

Win free books from the June 2022 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 180 books this month, and a grand total of 3,538 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, June 27th at 6PM EDT.

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, Switzerland, Netherlands, Germany, France and more. Make sure to check the message on each book to see if it can be sent to your country.

The Sewing Girl's Tale: A Story of Crime and Consequences in Revolutionary AmericaDangerous BeautyI Can Be Your FriendA Quilt for Christmas: A Christmas NovellaThe ReservoirSmells Like Tween SpiritBeyond the Desert SandsBeneath the Bending SkiesPaths of Dissent: Soldiers Speak Out Against America's Misguided WarsInfinite Dimensions: StoriesInventions of the HeartCreatures of PassageI Have Two Mommies. I Have Two Daddies.Aquarian DawnVoices in the Dead HouseThe Deadly ShallowsThe Beauty of Black Mermaids Coloring BookMoon in Full: A Modern Day Coming-Of-Age StoryWhere You Linger & Other StoriesHonor BoundScarecrow Has a GunA Universe That Dreams: Waking To Universal RealityHe's No AngelRevelationRenewalThe City Beneath the Hidden StarsSins of the TribeDark DrinkSee You Next TuesdayThe Faithful DogA Winter of ChainsSimplify Your Health: A Doctor's Practical Guide to a Healthier LifeSherlock Mendelson and the Missing AfikomenAnd Then There’s MargaretLebanon RedJustice for LorettaThe Nectar of NightmaresNight RaceA Feeling of HomeDiscover How to Thrive Amid Grief: Understanding, Coping, Forgiving, Connecting, and Finding Support During Times of Profound LossHanna's DilemmaNow Lila KnowsNein, Nein, Nein!: One Man's Tale of Depression, Psychic Torment, and a Bus Tour of the HolocaustThe Beginner’s Spanish Language Learning Workbook for Adults: A Level 1 Guide with Exercises to Learn Essential Words, Phrases, and Basic SentencesDream Pop Origami: A Permutational Memoir About Hapa IdentityUncertain Fruit: A Memoir of Infertility, Loss, and LoveHollowPool ManRedefining Miracles: How To See Divine Perfection in the Eye of a Storm and Transform Cancer Into BlessingsLife in the MaxSpears & ShadowsWicked CrownResist MeFlippingGilded ButterflyBitter EndThe Coming Golden Age of the 21st CenturyStandaloneThe Face of the WatersTime for a PartyMessiah!: The Bar Kokhba Revolt. 132ADThe Natural Laws of ViolenceThe Mindful Grandparent: The Art of Loving Our Children's ChildrenThe ResentmentMai Tais for the LostThe Legend of the VikingHe Spoke: A Memoir of GraceEternal GraffitiOur Mothers of Invention: 16 Women Inventors & Discoverers Who Made Our Modern Lives BetterKnow Your Man: Playful Relationship Advice for Understanding Your Man (Pig)The Aquarius NationHappy StateBronco Racing: Ford's Legendary 4x4 in off-Road CompetitionHow to Install Air Ride Suspension SystemsFit for a QueenTrue Crime Storytime Volume 4: 12 Disturbing True Crime Stories to Keep You Up All NightThe Way of the Wild Goose: Three Pilgrimages Following Geese, Stars, and Hunches on the Camino de SantiagoTravelersPura VidaThe Formulation of Zack SenderUncover Your Light: Empowering Stories of Hope and Resilience, Volume OneUncover Your Light: Empowering Stories of Hope and Resilience, Volume TwoGrowing Upward: A Guide to Discovering Your Greatness (and Owning Your Life)SAT Math Practice QuestionsThe Tender TempestThe Joy of MurderThe BoxHybrid: Misfits, Monsters and Other PhenomenaNight, Rain, and NeonLove in BudapestA Curious Faith: The Questions God Asks, We Ask, and We Wish Someone Would Ask UsA New WorldThe Last Five Minutes of a StormThe Twilight VowThe Price of PeaceMaking Mental Might: How to Look Ten Times Smarter Than You AreTap Talk, Tidbits, and Tips for Dilettante Tappers: The World's Only Completely Nonessential Guide to Tap DancingDemon Hunter AcademyBlood and WonderThe Swords of Blood and GoldTil There Was YouHonor for the DeadMadeline's ParkStorm and Solace: A Beauty and the Beast RetellingThe Peculiar Case of the Missing MondrianWired for Success: Practical Philosophies to Master Entrepreneurship & Live Life on Your TermsThe Wolf, The Walnut and The WoodsmanTen Years A Bard: Poetry from the Current Middle AgesGugulu, The Little Bear DaresEverything you always wanted to know about the French* (*but were afraid to ask)The SurvivorsThe War for Reality: Books 1-3 of the BetterWorld Cyberpunk TrilogyRodeHeart of the RoseSnake FoodHenry Bingle's Transformation: A Fable for All AgesIs THAT a Hat?The Internet Moguls of the World: How the Planet's Best Found Their Passion and Never Looked BackAmethystConjure LakeTouchpointsWhat on Earth?: Considering the Social Implications of Jesus' Sermon on the MountBreakdownThreads of Awakening: An American Woman's Journey into Tibet's Sacred Textile ArtThe Man From AfghanistanMumbles of a Soul: Poems, Prose, and ThoughtsJaded HeartsLittle Does She KnowMicrobiology Coloring Book with Facts & MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)Sweet Home ChicagoEric Stanton: Bondage Enthusiasts Bound in Leather [*Expanded Edition*]Dead Wrong: An Ecological ThrillerA Contrite Heart(R)EvolutionA Spell of TroubleEscaping the Other Side of Midnight: The Race to Avert Irreversible Climate ChangeMensch und Kosmos : Die ,Theory of Everything' Vom Lebendigen UniversumTuko's CaveLove Letters to the Earth Vol 1: Welcoming One Home to Their NatureLittle Notes of Anguish and Other PoemsThe Richmond PapersThe Playful Mind: How to Restore the Happiness We Experienced as ChildrenCaptive of the StarsI Love You Just the Way You AreGoing to BeautifulWalking the HallsMidnight Calling: A Memoir of a Drug Smuggler's DaughterThe Villains Who Snapped My Spine: A MemoirBlood and WonderCold HungerSmart Woman's Guide The Money Belief Formula: Mindset + Behavior = Financial Success: Transform Your Habits and Win with WealthThirsty: Reflections on Thirst as a Means of GraceDad Is My Best FriendDeep Water: Murder, Scandal, and Intrigue in Small Town New EnglandThe Tombstone Express: Adventures in Police Motorcycle EscortsThe Tombstone Express: Adventures in Police Motorcycle EscortsTime Travelling to 1982: Reliving a Very Special YearDragonSinJurassic PartsBrandy, You're a Fine GirlThe Joy of MurderI Know What You Need to Succeed: How to Harness the 4 Seasons of Success to Upgrade Your Career and Your LifeThe Heretic's DaughterThe Stench of Fear: A WolfLady Paranormal Adventure NovellaThe Secrets of MarsUncle Jed's SecretGod's Labyrinth of Good and Evil: Encountering the SelfUntil The Cold Is GentleLaela and the MoonlineMidnight Calling: A Memoir of a Drug Smuggler's DaughterThe Entwining ProtocolsThe ValleyFreedom Doesn't GrieveAct Before You OverThink: Make Decisions Easier and Liberate Your MindThe Magical Land of HeartsSunshine and Shadow: Exodus, or The Second TransitThe CouplingPerchance to DreamFire Is the Test of GoldSmart Woman's Guide. The Money Belief Formula: Mindset + Behavior = Financial Success. Transform Your Habits and Win With Wealth

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Akashic Books Arabelle Publishing The Arisson Project
Bellevue Literary Press Bethany House BHC Press
Black Rose Writing BookViewCafe Brazos Press
Broadleaf Books CarTech Books Chosen Books
City Owl Press Consortium Book Sales and Distribution Cresting Wave Publishing
Crystal Peake Publisher Delphinium Books Golden Brick Road Publishing House
Greenleaf Book Group Ha’ikū Press Henry Holt and Company
Hot Tree Publishing Hybrid Sequence Media Identity Publications
Imbrifex Books Islandport Press Mike November Media LLC
NewCon Press Nice Matters Publishing NovelQuest Publications
PublishNation Revell Rootstock Publishing
Sans. PRESS SPANZ2A The Story Plant
Three Rooms Press TouchPoint Press True Crime Seven
Underland Press Unsolicited Press Useful Publishing
Vibrant Publishers WorthyKids

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Monday, May 2nd, 2022

May 2022 Early Reviewers Batch Is Live!

Win free books from the May 2022 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 139 books this month, and a grand total of 2,764 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 Monday, May 30th at 6PM EDT.

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

AuēA Trillion Trees: Restoring Our Forests by Trusting in NaturePapa Loves You, Tiny BlueLove You S'moreThe Last Way HomeSpace StoryAll the Places We Call HomeThe Story of JuneteenthUniquely YouA Visit to MoscowRiver of AshesThree Pockets Full: A Story of Love, Family, and Tradition31 ParadisoWhat Goes Unsaid: A Memoir of Fathers Who Never WereStill Water: PoemsBuddha Was a CowboyCrossfireA Suitable Companion for the End of Your LifeThe Healthy Baby Gut Guide: Prevent Allergies, Build Immunity and Strengthen Microbiome Health from Day OneThe Dark Prince of LazeraThe Race Across Anaconda SwampEarly Funny Cars: A History of the Tech Evolution from Gas Altereds to Match Race Flip Tops 1963-1975Quarter-Mile Mustangs: The History of Ford's Pony Car at the Dragstrip 1964-1978Corvette Concept Cars: Developing America's Favorite Sports CarThe Voinico's DaughterThe Flaws of GravityMutated Files: Case OneElly Uncomposed: An Operatic NovelThe Village Maid: A Fairy Tale with BenefitsBeware of Railway-JourneysBetween Love & BetrayalReading Black Books: How African American Literature Can Make Our Faith More Whole and JustThe Carbon Footprint of EverythingThe Mystic Hand: How Central Banks Shaped the 21st Century Global EconomyMercyRansoming the CaptiveReckoningsA Brush with MurderChickens Don't Live in Tree Houses!WinterbourneSurprise WitnessMr. UglyShiprock BabyA Season in Hell with RimbaudAre We Ever Our OwnGermans of Waterloo RegionDeltaFore PlayHow to Draw 100+ Animals: The Birds and the Bees and the Monkeys and the SeasLearn to Write My First Writing Workbook: Pencil Control, Tracing Lines, Curves, Shapes, Letters, Numbers, Words and MoreForex Trading QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Successfully Swing and Day Trading the Global Foreign Exchange Market Using Proven Currency Trading TechniquesInterview with the Sphinx (Audio Play)Digital Marketing QuickStart Guide: The Simplified Beginner’s Guide to Developing a Scalable Online Strategy, Finding Your Customers, and Profitably Growing Your BusinessThe Secrets of the Lorca-Jimenez FamilyDeep Into the WeedsRaging WatersSadistic Pleasures: Silent Crimes of AzerbaijanA Guide to the Climate Apocalypse: Our Journey from the Age of Prosperity to the Era of Environmental GriefBlue HavenThe InsurgentThe Perfect NeighborhoodDeceptionCambion's BloodSmoke and Other StormsHellfire and HoneySpears & ShadowsReal Sugar Is Hard to Find: StoriesTruth Is Indestructible: A Husband Reacts to Hidden CrimesThe Unrighteous SonTurn to MeMoments to SeizeThe Haunting of Crimshaw ManorHe's No AngelRevelationTo Tame a CowboyWritten on the WindIn Honor's DefenseWhen the Day ComesOne Unexpected AdventureUnfailing LoveThe Approval Game: The Journey to Becoming YouFree FallThe Apostle's SisterA Time to BloomFinancial Accounting Essentials You Always Wanted to Know: 5th EditionCost Accounting and Management Essentials You Always Wanted to Know: 5th EditionDiversity in the Workplace Essentials You Always Wanted to KnowThe Battle For Goatly HallWeird True Stories From World War 1 & 2The Deadly Soap-Maker of Correggio: The True Story of Leonarda Cianciulli a Superstitious Mother Who Turned Victims Into Soaps and CakesChaos HuntWisdom: A Very Valuable Virtue That Cannot Be BoughtThe Sultana OdysseyThe Voinico's DaughterReady, Set, OhTender ThingsIf You Were My LoverLittle Wolf, Little WarriorThe Unicorn HeistBrandy, You're a Fine GirlThe Heretic's DaughterLaela and the MoonlineManual de iniciación a la carpintería y al torneado de madera: Guía para principiantes 3 en 1 con procesos, consejos, técnicas y proyectos de iniciaciónEscape from Narc IslandThe End of Me in a DiaryThe Mark of Amulii: Path of SegoliaEveryone Is an Entrepreneur: Selling Economic Self-Determination in a Post-Soviet WorldMoonsleep and Other StoriesThreadsThe King's Son: Volume 1Bullets and Bandages: Bond of BrothersFrances Finkel and the Passenger PigeonBeneath GehennaThe Land of the YoungAct Before You OverThink: Make Decisions Easier and Liberate Your MindTommy and the Order of Cosmic ChampionsYou're Just Angie!Soulbooks: A Chinese FairytaleThe HotchkissChild of EtherclawA Friend Like FilbyJessA Treachery of RavensThe Doctrine DiscoveryLaughing Can Kill YouThe Fallen StonesHarriet: A Jane Austen VariationThe Magical Land of HeartsThe InterchangeYou Make Me Sick... LiterallyFortunate SonThe MuseThe Poetic Pacific: A Powerful, Secretive, and Mysterious World Is Unfolding in the Hands of a Poet!Complete Short StoriesSmart Woman's Guide the Money Belief Formula: Mindset + Behavior = Financial Success: Transform Your Habits and Win with WealthHeart of BlackThe Village Maid: A Fairy Tale with BenefitsIntroduction to the Whole Food Plant Based Lifestyle to Restore Your Health: How 5 Healthy Habits can Transform Your Life, Regain Your Mind & Body, and Reward You with Youthful LongevityIntroduction to the Whole Food Plant Based Lifestyle to Restore Your Health: How 5 Healthy Habits can Transform Your Life, Regain Your Mind & Body, and Reward You with Youthful Longevity

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Agate Publishing Anaphora Literary Press Android Press
Bethany House BHC Press Black Rose Writing
BLF Press BOA Editions, Ltd. Brazos Press
Cardinal Rule Press CarTech Books City Owl Press
ClydeBank Media Coach House Books Crooked Lane Books
Delphinium Books Gibson House Press Greystone Books
Identity Publications Kabaty Press Kakkle Publications
Lakeview Publications Personville Press Petra Books
Poolbeg Press PublishNation Revell
Scribe Publications Sea Vision Publishing Solai Productions
The Story Plant True Crime Seven Vesuvian Books
Vibrant Publishers West Margin Press WorthyKids

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Monday, April 4th, 2022

April 2022 Early Reviewers Batch Is Live!

Win free books from the April 2022 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 175 books this month, and a grand total of 3,915 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 Monday, April 25th at 6PM EDT.

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

Bad EminenceHer Country: How the Women of Country Music Became the Success They Were Never Supposed to BeMaybe It's Me: On Being the Wrong Kind of WomanThe Zee FilesThe Littlest AirplaneAlaska is for the Birds! Fourteen Favorite Feathered FriendsSleepwalk: A NovelSeven Brief Lessons on LanguageDroll TalesMy Body Is Not a Prayer Request: Disability Justice in the ChurchA Botanist's Guide to Parties and PoisonsThe Bar at Twilight: StoriesAmong Animals 3: The Lives of Animals and Humans in Contemporary Short FictionFeverOn the BrinkMy Father's Smokehouse: Stories and Recipes from FishcampWake, Sleepy One: California Poppies and the Super BloomThe Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. KipCritical AllianceFuture SkinnyWhy Do the Nations Rage?: The Demonic Origin of NationalismSuch a Mind As This: A Biblical-Theological Study of Thinking in the Old TestamentFight Like Jesus: How Jesus Waged Peace Throughout Holy WeekThe Ghosts of Walter CrockettHerrick's EndDark CountryA Perfect CopyAdrift in StarlightOn These Wicked ShoresMer and HerThe Choir of CricketsDeath at the ManorTwo Brown DotsField Notes from the Flood ZoneUseful JunkCasual ConversationThe Phone in the FishbowlAnd Time Stopped: Dimension 9Dark Age Monarch: The Reign of King ArthurThe Running WolfJunker BluesWays the World Could EndTali Nohkati Part II: A Piece of Earth Under the StarsEverything Here Belongs to YouFerociousBlack RockKilling the ButterflyPocket Guide to Glam RockSingapore 52The Happening at BessbrookChambers of the Heart: Speculative StoriesThe NocturnalsA Healer's PromiseSoul Doctoring: Heal Yourself, Heal the PlanetIf this document should surviveDarkness to LightSeven Paradigm ShiftsTime Travelling to 1972: Reliving a Very Special YearL. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume 38When Earth Shall Be No MoreDavid, I Knew You Would ComeDavid, I Knew You Would ComeMiss, Can I Speak to You?: Ten Everyday Conversations with Young People Asking for Help with Issues Important to ThemDragged into the Light: Truthers, Reptilians, Super Soldiers and Death Inside an Online CultGroup Six and the River of Water and BrimstoneIn CommonRiver of AshesThe Ultimate Off-Road Driver's GuideLS Gen III Engine Wiring Systems: 1997-2007Cunning Linguists: Language, Literature, and LecheryO Beautiful Dust: Walking the Wilderness Toward Common PrayerNo ExcusesThe Third ForceHe Spoke: A Memoir of GraceCounting Spoons: A Memoir of Heroin, Heartache, and HopeMore of Him, Less of Me: Living a Christ-Centered Life in a Me-Centered WorldTill a Better WorldTruth That Sets Us FreeThe Spirituality in Science: Understanding the Spirituality in Science from the Primitive Days of the Bible and the Religions of the Time Will Free Anyone from the Shackles of ReligionAshes of the FirebirdRelativityThe Last PrincessThe Haunting of Crimshaw ManorRefractionThe Perfect CandidateThe Entropy of LossWaverly LakeThe Shadow's HeirBad Girls Drink BloodFire Magic & Ice CreamDirty Little MiseryThe House of Many Souls: A Study Guide to Pursue Your Relationship in God for Single Mothers and Young AdultsDeclutter: Cleaning Out Your Spiritual BasementThe Agent and The OutlawStronger Than PassionBeautifully BrokenBeyond Freedom: School of MinistryMas Alla de Libertad: Escuela de Ministerio“La Note Bleue” – A Mad Chase to SanityFlorilla: A Pinelands RomanceMath Practice Tests for the ACTFinancial Management Essentials You Always Wanted to Know: 5th EditionPractice Tests for the SATShadow: Run, But You Can't HideShadow: Run, But You Can't HideThe Fallen StonesStar of DarknessThe Devil's TrillCompromisedGambling with MurderYou Make Me Sick... LiterallyFortunate SonWishlessSlash-Her: An Anthology of Women In HorrorIll ShadowsGravenhamRare Encounter: A War NovelEveryone Is an Entrepreneur: Selling Economic Self-Determination in a Post-Soviet WorldThe Devil's TrillThe King's DruidDead Man Dancing: A Handbook Of Stroke Survival & RecoveryDeath on the Istanbul ExpressThe Memory of SydneyDeath on the Istanbul ExpressDeath in ParisDeath in ParisThe BondThe Hive QueenThe Voinico's DaughterEl Puente de los Cuervos Vol. IContemporary Currents and Historical EddiesHarriet: A Jane Austen VariationThe Billionaire's SecretThe Model SpyXenure Station TrilogyThe Last NehisiThe Poetic PacificRise of MagicPoetic Potential: Sparking Change & Empowerment Through PoetryA Revolution of the MindBiblical Bedtime Stories For Kids: Old Testament Amazing Moments; Pointing Your Children To God, Ages 4 - 8Biblical Bedtime Stories For Kids: Old Testament Amazing Moments; Pointing Your Children To God, Ages 4-8Biblical Questions and Answers for Smart Kids: Quizzes Focused on the Book of Genesis to Help Your Children Grow and Learn about God – Who He Is, His Love, and His Relationship with HumanityBiblical Questions and Answers for Smart Kids: Quizzes Focused on the Book of Genesis to Help Your Children Grow and Learn about God – Who He Is, His Love, and His Relationship with HumanityBiblical Bedtime Stories For Kids Coloring Book: 113 Old Testament Amazing Moments; Pointing Your Children To God, Ages 4-8The MuseThe Secrets of MarsOn A Blue MoonStorm of PassionPresent Peace: A Poetry CollectionIntroduction to the Whole Food Plant Based Lifestyle to Restore Your Health, How 5 Healthy Habits Can Transform Your Life, Regain Your Mind & Body, and Reward You with Youthful LongevityRise: Poetry for Lovers and ThinkersIntroduction to the Whole Food Plant Based Lifestyle to Restore Your Health, How 5 Healthy Habits Can Transform Your Life, Regain Your Mind & Body, and Reward You with Youthful LongevityDon't Believe Everything You Think: Why Your Thinking Is The Beginning & End Of SufferingDistorted PerceptionDistorted PerceptionHalf on the Other Side: How Ancient Spiritual Techniques Helped Me Deal with Substance Abuse, Depression, Sexuality, Gender, and LoveSpirit WomenSomeone To Catch My TeardropsLove, Not Hate: A Christian StudyThe Ballad of Billy McFee: A Sea Shanty to Read or SingThe AnniversaryThe Ballad of Billy McFee: A Sea Shanty to Read or SingStreams of SpeculationTides of AdventureHooker AvenueDarkwitchRuthlessHIVERemembering StardustRemembering StardustWhy Do the Nations Rage?: The Demonic Origin of NationalismSuch a Mind As This: A Biblical-Theological Study of Thinking in the Old TestamentThe Overlap Life: Rethinking Every Second of Your Life in Light of EternityThe Overlap Life: Rethinking Every Second of Your Life in Light of Eternity

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

Alaska Northwest Books And Other Stories Arabelle Publishing
Ashland Creek Press Beaufort Books Bellevue Literary Press
Bethany House BHC Press Black Rose Writing
BOA Editions, Ltd. Brazos Press CarTech Books
Christopher Matthews Publishing City Owl Press Consortium Book Sales and Distribution
Crooked Lane Books Czidor Lore, LLC Delphinium Books
First Steps Publishing Funlighter Hub Galaxy Press
Greywood Bay Henry Holt and Company Heritage Books
Hot Tree Publishing Hybrid Sequence Media Islandport Press
John Ott Lakeview Publications New Smut Project
NewCon Press Niv Publishing Pioneer Publishing
Plant Based Press Plexus Publishing, Inc. Poolbeg Press
PublishNation Red Planet Books Revell
Rootstock Publishing Secant Publishing Small Stations Press
Squirrel House Publishing Tiny Fox Press Transformation Media Books
Turner Publishing Vestige Vesuvian Books
Vibrant Publishers West Margin Press

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Monday, March 7th, 2022

March 2022 Early Reviewers Batch Is Live!

Win free books from the March 2022 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 170 books this month, and a grand total of 4,077 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, March 28th at 6PM EDT.

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

The VisitorsBrisbane: A NovelPestThe Last PrincessDenver NoirThe Hanmoji Handbook: Your Guide to the Chinese Language Through EmojiRouge Street: Three NovellasElysium TideSunburstAmong the InnocentWhere the Road BendsThe Pennymores & the Curse of the Invisible QuillKeep Strong Together: 7 Habits of Great CouplesThe Price of ForgivenessOmitted PiecesThe Village Maid: A Fairy Tale with BenefitsShadow: Run, But You Can't HideThe King's DruidWisdom: A Very Valuable Virtue That Cannot Be BoughtShe's the One Who Can't Keep QuietThe Anthropocene Epoch: When Humans Changed the WorldInnocent LivesLike Birds in a Cage: Christian Zionism's Collusion in Israel's Oppression of the Palestinian PeopleAll About Romantic Love: A Three Sixty Degree View of RelationshipsBenefitMothers of Enchantment: New Tales of Fairy GodmothersThe End of SleepAshes of the FirebirdGermans of Waterloo RegionThe Ones Who Adore Your Veins: A Dark Poetry CollectionJonas Mekas, Shiver of MemoryQueen of CloudsMoon MayorMy Dad, My RockWhere We Call Home: Lands, Seas, and Skies of the Pacific NorthwestHawai'i CallsOrdinary Equality: The Fearless Women and Queer People Who Shaped the U. S. Constitution and the Equal Rights AmendmentHumanized: The Journey Back to You Without LabelsSadistic Pleasures: Silent Crimes of AzerbaijanCourt of VenomOperation George: A Gripping True Crime Story of an Audacious Undercover StingThe Second Death of E.A. Poe and Other StoriesMaking It HomeCannibal ClubThe Candy CapersMilk Cow KitchenSilver or LeadThe Devil to PayThe UnreliablesAutumn Gold: A Rendezvous with Cancer, Knowing Death Is Not FinalThe KeepersNever Been in the Sand, Part IIMummy's MiraclesDiscovering PuracordisTo AliceThe Haunting of Kinnawe HouseWicked MiseryGhost of a BeginningThe Blissful EndI, BionicA Night of Wings and StarlightPush Pin Art Projects: Worksheets Promoting Fine Motor Skills: SpringThe Seren StoneThe CordFlight of the FallenRelativityTrust, Treachery and RetributionAlmost Like PrayingA Veteran SpeaksTime Traveling to 1962: Reliving a Very Special YearMissing Vivienne: A Novel of Wych ElmMissing JoanTill a Better World: A NovelThe Journey of a Brave GirlThe Road to MeMendelI Buried PaulSunwiseMy Mother Murdered the MoonTrue Crime Storytime Volume 3: 12 Disturbing True Crime Stories to Keep You Up All NightVisions of RuinNanny Knows BestA Guide to the Climate Apocalypse: Our Journey from the Age of Prosperity to the Era of Environmental GriefThe Drummer Of MindenThe Art of CommunicationThe PresenceCrown Court KillerShort, Vigorous Roots: A Contemporary Flash Fiction Collection of Migrant VoicesFrom Knowledge to Power: The Comprehensive Handbook for Climate Science and AdvocacyLove, Dance and Egg RollsIn a Dark, Dark WoodWinning Strategies for ACT Essay Writing: With 15 Sample PromptsGMAT Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Argument TopicsGRE Reading Comprehension: Detailed Solutions to 325 QuestionsGRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics - Book 1GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics - Book 2GRE Analytical Writing Supreme: Solutions to the Real Essay TopicsGRE Verbal Reasoning Supreme: Study Guide with Practice QuestionsGRE Master Wordlist: 1535 Words for Verbal MasteryGRE Words in Context: The Complete ListGRE Text Completion and Sentence Equivalence Practice QuestionsProject Management Essentials You Always Wanted to KnowSales Management Essentials You Always Wanted to KnowFinancial Accounting Essentials You Always Wanted to Know: 5th EditionVox Astra: The Black BoxWhen the Corn Is Waist HighDistorted PerceptionHow to Spot a PsychopathWe Turn to Face the SunThe Best Sermons You've Never Heard: For All People: Volume 1Today, Tomorrow & NeverCalico Rae - The Twisted TowersShadow: Run, But You Can't HideThe Clean Green DragonManual de ensamblajeen madera para principiantesPacific Northwest Foraging Starter Handbook: A Beginner's Guide with 6 Step-by-Step Methods to Identify, Harvest, Prepare, Preserve and Cook Wild FoodsLiving With ChickensPoetic Potential: Sparking Change & Empowerment Through PoetrySomething Shady at Sunshine HavenWhispers of the DeadArthur and the ArgonautsThe Ballad of Billy McFee: A Sea Shanty to Read or SingFlutes Jam: A Guide to ImprovisationThe Boscombe BoysStill BlackDeath in ParisManual de Torneado de Madera para Principiantes: Guía paso a paso con herramientas, técnicas, consejos y proyectos inicialesDon't Overthink ThisDear Bette: Advice From the Screen QueenDead Man Dancing: A Handbook Of Stroke Survival & RecoveryThe Magus and the FoolDarkwitchRefined: A MemoirShowmances and Stage KissesGood Night (Not Really): Let's Count Forward AND BackwardThe Addiction Healing PathwayIntelligence CheckRise: Poetry for Lovers and ThinkersInterracialove StoriesSword and Sorcery: FrostfireWanderlost: Falling from Grace and Finding Mercy in All the Wrong PlacesWanderlost: Falling from Grace and Finding Mercy in All the Wrong PlacesLouder Than Words: Searching for Heart in a Heartless WorldLouder Than Words: Searching for Heart in a Heartless WorldLike Birds in a Cage: Christian Zionism's Collusion in Israel's Oppression of the Palestinian PeopleOf the EarthOf the EarthThe Village Maid: A Fairy Tale with BenefitsA Kinder CityUnsolicited MailRunecursedThe Heroic and Exceptional Minority: A Guide to Mythological Self-Awareness and GrowthThe Memory of SydneyRuthlessHIVEWrath of Eve: Evil Has Met Its MatchWaterman's ForeignerThe Seven Hungers: Rise of the Crimson King30 Days With the Father: A Devotional to Discover How Heaven Can Follow You EverywhereA Revolution of the MindFive Things About DragonfliesHooker AvenueInnocent LivesCharity's GunmanBiblical Bedtime Stories For Kids: Old Testament Amazing Moments; Pointing Your Children To God, Ages 4-8Biblical Questions and Answers for Smart Kids Vol. 1: Quizzes Focused on the Book of Genesis to Help Your Children Grow and Learn about God - Who He Is, His Love, and His Relationship with HumanityBiblical Bedtime Stories For Kids Coloring Book: 113 Old Testament Amazing Moments; Pointing Your Children To God, Ages 4-8Half on the Other Side: How Ancient Spiritual Techniques Helped Me Deal with Substance Abuse, Depression, Sexuality, Gender, and LoveTitle: Storybook

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

33 Greyhound Press Akashic Books And Other Stories
Before Someday Publishing Bellevue Literary Press BHC Press
Black Rose Writing City Owl Press Consortium Book Sales and Distribution
Entrada Publishing eSpec Books Funlighter Hub
Gibbs Smith Publishing Hendry Publishing Henry Holt and Company
Hot Tree Publishing Hybrid Sequence Media Identity Publications
Linguacious MITeen Press Nephilim Publishing
NewCon Press North Beach Books Ooligan Press
Personville Press Petra Books Pioneer Publishing
Plough Publishing House PublishNation RaVenGhost Press
Revell Rootstock Publishing The Story Plant
TouchPoint Press True Crime Seven Turner Publishing
Vibrant Publishers World Weaver Press

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022

Welcome Rebecca!

LibraryThing is pleased to welcome Rebecca (LibraryThing rebeccaamax, Litsy rebeccaamax) to the team, as a new Library Projects Developer.

Rebecca will be working on LibraryThing’s library products, including Syndetics Unbound, co-developed with ProQuest, and TinyCat. She will also be involved in parsing library data for LibraryThing.com and other company projects.

Say hello on her LibraryThing profile or on the Welcome Rebecca Talk topic.

About Rebecca
Rebecca grew up in New York before moving to Providence, RI to attend Brown University for a BA in Theatre and Performance Studies. Prior to joining LibraryThing, she worked as a digital projects developer for a college library and did other digital humanities and web development work, but has been tinkering around with code since a single-digit age, building things like Redwall fansites and poor attempts at Choose Your Own Adventure games. Now she writes better games (computer games and RPGs) and other little tools to outsource her problems to computers/code, as well as directing and producing theatre. She also likes travel, history, folk music, and sewing/crafting, and reads a lot of fantasy and sci-fi.

Favorite Authors: William Shakespeare, Patrick O’Brian, Tamsyn Muir, Italo Calvino

LibraryThing Member: rebeccaamax
Litsy Member: rebeccaamax

Labels: employees

Monday, February 14th, 2022

Come Join the 2022 Valentine Hunt!

It’s February 14th, and that means the return of our annual Valentine Hunt!

We’ve scattered a collection of Cupid’s arrows 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 an arrow. Each clue points to a specific page right here on LibraryThing. Remember, they are not necessarily work pages!
  • If there’s an arrow on a page, you’ll see a banner at the top of the page.
  • You have just over two weeks to find all the arrows (until 5:00pm EST, Monday February 28th).
  • Come brag about your collection of arrows (and get hints) on Talk.

Win prizes:

  • Any member who finds at least two arrows will be
    awarded an arrow badge Badge ().
  • Members who find all 17 arrows 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 cardinal illustration!

Labels: events

Monday, February 7th, 2022

February 2022 Early Reviewers Batch Is Live!

Win free books from the February 2022 batch of Early Reviewer titles! We’ve got 164 books this month, and a grand total of 3,893 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, February 28th at 6PM EST.

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

How Creativity Rules the WorldChevy in the Hole: A NovelSugar and Salt: A NovelAll That Fills UsThe Sweet LifeUncommon Measure: A Journey Through Music, Performance, and the Science of TimeAll Men Glad and Wise: A MysteryWith or Without Me: A Memoir of Losing and FindingRoar of the Sea: Treachery, Obsession, and Alaska's Most Valuable WildlifeJunk Science and the American Criminal Justice SystemThe PartitionThe Hospice Singer: A NovelWhen the Meadow BloomsFatal CodeRise: Extraordinary Women of Colour Who Changed the WorldMeasuring the World: Philosophy with a RulerThis Could Be YouThe Honeybee EmeraldsEnchanting Sarah GreenbergBefore the Time MachineHindsightFolly Took a Seat and Laughed in Our FacesThe Seren StoneOne Thousand Good AnswersMurder at Old St. Thomas'sSouth Sea FeverMade ManA Judge's Odyssey: From Vermont to Russia, Kazakhstan & Georgia, Then on to War Crimes & Organ Trafficking in KosovoBlack Lion: Alive in the WildernessLove and Genetics: A True Story of Adoption, Surrogacy, and the Meaning of FamilyLacie's Secrets: A NovelIn Light of Recent EventsI Am My Beloveds: A NovelThe Love and Longing of a Medical ManUntetheredThe NocturnalsChambers of the Heart: Stories of MovementIncarnationFor the MurderThe next stop is...Home or JailThunderstruckCaptive WildernessRevenantThe Tale of Was and DasFollowersOnly on Rainy DaysLife Skills 101: All You Need, But Won’t Learn in SchoolWhat SurvivesDaire's DevilsAndromonoSearching For The Sparkle: A School’s Journey Of RecoveryWhite NightsThe CordMagical Me: Life Hacks for Happy and Calm KidsDrowning DaysThe Ultimate Football Super-Fan Trivia Book: 700 Questions to Put Die-Hard Fans to the TestUnboxing RaymondVital Signals: Virtual Futures, Near-Future FictionsCollected PoemsPaper TalksFudge!: Easy Microwave Fudge RecipesMy Dad Is a Russian SpyDiscovering PuracordisMister NAll Lies Begin With TruthFinding You: Mental Wellness ExploredThe BerserkersShades Of JoyDo You Want to Try? Yoga for KidsOrganizational Behavior Essentials You Always Wanted to KnowCore Java Interview Questions You'll Most Likely Be AskedWinning Strategies for ACT Essay Writing: With 15 Sample PromptsGMAT Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Argument TopicsGRE Reading Comprehension: Detailed Solutions to 325 QuestionsGRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics - Book 1GRE Analytical Writing: Solutions to the Real Essay Topics - Book 2GRE Analytical Writing Supreme: Solutions to the Real Essay TopicsGRE Verbal Reasoning Supreme: Study Guide with Practice QuestionsGRE Master Wordlist: 1535 Words for Verbal MasteryGRE Text Completion and Sentence Equivalence Practice QuestionsGRE Words in Context: The Complete ListProject Management Essentials You Always Wanted to KnowAn Impossible Wife: Why He Stayed: A True Story of Love, Marriage, and Mental IllnessWilma Mankiller: How One Woman United the Cherokee Nation and Helped Change the Social Fabric of AmericaDestinyI Bet a Dragon CouldFord 429/460 Engines: How to Build Max-PerformanceShirley Shahan: The Drag-On LadyGM 6L80 Transmissions: How to Rebuild and ModifySales Management Essentials You Always Wanted to KnowThe New NegroPaul Laurence Dunbar: Poet Laureate of the Negro RaceThe House from Hell: The True Story of Gertrude Baniszewsk One of America’s Most Notorious Torture MomMy Dad, My RockJust Like MagicGoodbye, Colors!And Never Walk AwayShort, Vigorous Roots: A Contemporary Flash Fiction Collection of Migrant VoicesCourt of VenomFrom Knowledge to Power: The Comprehensive Handbook for Climate Science and AdvocacyLove, Dance and Egg RollsWhere We Call Home: Essays from the Lands, Seas, and Skies of the Pacific NorthwestPolitikillMineStronger Than HopeRestrained DesiresThe Unforgiving MinuteNebulous EnemiesTrusted to Thrive: How Leaders Create Connected and Accountable TeamsTen Thousand I Love YousThe Adventure of the Purloined PortraitBeyond the Pale: A Fable about Escaping the Hustle and Finding YourselfSeason of HopeSecrets of a River Swimmer: A NovelA Closet Feminist3000 Writing & Plot Prompts A-C: Supercharge Your Creativity & Remove Writer’s Block Forever!A Prisoner to SpringThe Seraph EngineMetapolitical: Practicing Our Human FutureZanzibar's RingsShadows of Secrets and LiesYay for Big Brothers!A Game of TraitorsCaptives and PrisonersThe Ter'roc EvolutionSleep DeprivedThe ExilesWrath of Eve: Evil Has Met Its MatchThe Four RevenantsThe Best Sermons You've Never Heard: For All People: Volume 1JourneysThe Amber RevenantWords of LoveSweet As MurderSomething Shady at Sunshine HavenFalcon FireRocking Change: Changing the World through Changing OurselvesOmniscienceIn the Shadow of HeliosWaterman's ForeignerThe Seven Hungers: Rise of the Crimson KingA Flame of SongHelp Me Find My VoiceLife Before DeathYou Can't Prevent ProphecyThreadsAll My NeversHear God's Voice Clearly: 4 Easy Steps to Silence the Enemy So You Can Hear God's Voice All the TimeWhereabouts UnknownMontserratLydia Rose and The Annals of VeenaZombies, Bring It On and Other StoriesThe Clockwork SolutionThe Woke IliadTalking Spirit: Essays and InspirationsThose of Us About to DieThe Sweet By and ByMirror, Little Mirror, Who Are You?Moonguide Garden CottageNeuroanatomy Human Brain Coloring BookOdenGetting Started As A Small Scale Landlord: Taking Your First Steps to Becoming a Landlord by Investing in Single-Family Homes, Duplexes, Triplex, and FourplexesThe BowtowTitle: Storybook

Thanks to all the publishers participating this month!

AGM Publications Akashic Books Alaska Northwest Books
And Other Stories Arbordale Publishing Beaufort Books
Bellevue Literary Press BHC Press Black Rose Writing
Cardinal Rule Press CarTech Books City Owl Press
Crystal Lake Publishing Entrada Publishing eSpec Books
Eternal Tree Books LLC Fontreal The Gap Press
Grousable Books HarperCollins Leadership Hawkwood Books
Henry Holt and Company Hot Tree Publishing Icon Books
Ivigreen Jumble Books and Publishers Katherine & Rebecca Lewis
Linguacious Little Red Tree Publishing NewCon Press
Ooligan Press Plant Based Press Plough Publishing House
Poise and Pen Publishing PublishNation Real Nice Books
Revell Rootstock Publishing Saqi Books
Sea Vision Publishing, LLC The Story Plant Sunday Mornings at the River
True Crime Seven Turner Publishing Unsolicited Press
Vestige Vibrant Publishers West Margin Press
William Morrow

Labels: early reviewers, LTER

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

January 2022 Early Reviewers Batch Is Live!

The January 2022 batch of Early Reviewer books is up! We’ve got 56 books this month, and a grand total of 1,912 copies to give out.

First, make sure to sign up for Early Reviewers. If you’ve already signed up, please check your mailing address and make sure it’s correct.

Then request away! The list of available books is here:
http://www.librarything.com/er/list

The deadline to request a copy is Monday, January 31st at 6PM EST.

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!

Akashic Books Jumble Books and Publishers Creative Projects International Inc.
Black Rose Writing HENDRY PUBLISHING LTD Pumpjack Press
Niv Publishing JMFdeA Press Revell
City Owl Press BHC Press Three Rooms Press
Vibrant Publishers CarTech Books Meerkat Press
Bellevue Literary Press Ooligan Press

Labels: early reviewers, LTER