"Tuesday Thingers"? Really? Hmmmmm.
Well, for the second edition of Tuesday Thingers, Marie at Boston Bibliophile (and thanks, Marie, for taking this on) asks:
Discussion groups. Do you belong to any (besides Early Reviewers)? Approximately how many? Are there any in particular that you participate in more avidly? How often do you check?
I had to go to my profile and check my groups listing to answer this, so I guess I'd have to say I'm not really what you'd call an active participant in any LT groups. But I "belong" to eight, besides the Early Reviewer group: Blog the Book, Bloggers, Children's Fiction, Cozy Mysteries, Crime Thriller & Mystery, FantasyFans, Read YA Lit, and Science Fiction Fans.
I think some of these groups are pretty dormant right now, but then I haven't really checked most of them for quite a while. The only group I really keep up with is the Early Reviewer group, mostly to read what other people are saying – I'm a notorious "lurker."
But even though I probably use it more for its organizational value than for social networking, I have to say LibraryThing is seductive and quite addictive. And also relaxing in a strange way. Is there a Zen of cataloguing?
I've been spending more and more time listing our books – I've almost got 500 titles now, which is a mark I thought would take me years to reach! It gives me a strange sense of accomplishment to see my list growing, one book at a time. Makes me wish I hadn't left library school all those years ago.