Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tuesday Thingers: Author! Author!

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?

I'm a piker here. My only LT authors are Susan Wittig Albert (susanalbert), Monk Ashland (Rettstatt), Shannon Okey (knitgrrldotcom). I have almost all of Albert's books (the ones written under her own name): her China Bayles and her Beatrix Potter mysteries. I might be missing the most recent of the latter, it's on my TBR/TBP/TBmooched list. Ashland only has a single book right now, The Sky Village, but my daughters both found it entrancing and are eagerly awaiting sequels. Okey is a knitting, not a fiction, writer; I have her book Spin to Knit and enjoy it quite a lot. It gave me a lot of support when I was new to the idea of spinning my own yarn for eventual knitting.
I haven't ever gotten or shared comments with any of "my" LT authors, but a few weeks ago I did win an autographed copy of a book from another blog (hi, Fyrefly!), and the author J. Scott Savage did comment here. I still haven't received the book, though (insert frowny face from someone eager for new sci-fi to read...make that devour).
I have to say when I first saw this question my gut reaction was that I was going to have a one sentence answer...but once I started thinking about it, I seem to have had a lot to say. Maybe it's a good thing more of my authors aren't on LT (no, it's not).


Anonymous said...

LOL... I know what you mean about thinking your answer will be short and sweet, only to find yourself having to edit to keep it under a thousand words!

Literary Feline said...

I hadn't expected to find as many authors as I did under my author connections. While I do own all the books in my LT library (other than a handful I've given away but didn't want to lose the reviews for), I haven't yet read many of the authors on my list. I'd better get busy!

Anonymous said...

I have only two LT authors, plus one on its way to me (the book, not the author himself :) )

Fyrefly said...

I don't know if you've been following J. Scott Savage's blog at all, but apparently he's been rather buried with doing blog interviews and finish up the second book in the series and doing other promo for the first book, so he's been delayed in sending the winners' books out:

Then a hand appeared at the top of the mountain of words, and the people gasped. A second hand appeared. And finally a head peeked over the surface of the pile. He WAS alive. He still had a gazillion books to send out. And he was answering questions from three days before. But there was hope that he would return to the land of Blog soon. And once there, he would post many links, tell many tales of his journey, and get all of the winners their books. Oh, and he would also get his second book turned in. It being easily twice as exciting as his first book.

But hopefully it should be there soon!

Kathleen said...

I def had more authors than I thought I did. And as more authors find out about it, I hope they join so my list gets longer!!