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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tuesday Thingers - 26 August 2008

Today's topic: LibraryThing authors. Who are your LibraryThing authors? What books of theirs do you have? Do you ever comment on an author's LT page? Have you received any comments from an author on your LT account?

My LT authors are Meg Waite Clayton (author of The Wednesday Sisters and The Language of Light), James Dashner (author of The 13th Reality series), J.F. Englert (author of A Dog About Town and A Dog Among Diplomats), Shawn Granger (author of Innocent, Volume 1), Penelope Przekop (author of Aberrations) and J. Scott Savage (author of Farworld: Water Keep). I have all the books listed above that they have written and I've read them all except The Language of Light, which I just got in the mail not too long ago.

I have commented on several of these author's LT pages, and I have received comments back. I've actually had the great pleasure to meet Meg Waite Clayton in person, and J.F. Englert was gracious enough to supply several copies of both of his books to give away on my blog in addition to doing a short Q&A with me. James Dashner has contributed to several discussions on LT about his books, and Penelope Przekop and I have had a couple of conversations via Facebook. I will hopefully be running a Q&A with J. Scott Savage in the near future.

Overall, I think this is one of the greatest aspects of LT, getting writers in touch with their readers, and it has also cemented my belief that most authors are a gracious and generous lot.


Anonymous said...

We have Penelope Przekop in common.

I like the idea that readers and authors can communicate with one another on LT, as well. Sometimes it seems authors are out of reach, and this feature, as well as websites and blogs, give them back their humanity.

Literary Feline said...

I haven't really taken full advantage of this aspect of LT. I do agree that it's a great opportunity for readers and authors to connect.

Anonymous said...

I agree - it's really nice how authors and readers can interact more on LT. It was my first actual contact with authors before I started blogging regularly.

Anonymous said...

Your blog makes the third time Meg Waite Clayton's book has been! That's saying a lot!

Kathleen Gilligan said...

That's so cool that you met Meg Waite Clayton :) and I totally agree about authors being generous and all around awesome people!

Marie Cloutier said...

I love all the contact with authors too. I know it makes my day to hear from them and I hope they aren't too upset when I pester them with questions and stuff too! :-)