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New LibraryThing Stats

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Amanda
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New LibraryThing Stats

Post by Amanda » Fri April 22nd, 2011, 4:41 am

Librarything (I know a few of you are active on there) has just released a new statistic, were it will use your catalogue, the page length and dimensions of the book to calculate (more like guestamate) the height of your personal tower of books.

Apparently the height of my books is just a few meters shy of the height of the Statue of Liberty!

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Fri April 22nd, 2011, 10:20 am

I've received an email about it but have yet to investigate!
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Post by Madeleine » Fri April 22nd, 2011, 12:56 pm

Even I'm not that obsessive! Mind you I'd dread to think what the height of mine would be.....
Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross

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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri April 22nd, 2011, 1:03 pm

My stack came out higher than the Sphinx but lower than the Statue of Liberty. Time to get cracking on book buying . . .
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Madeleine
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Post by Madeleine » Fri April 22nd, 2011, 1:07 pm

Looks like you've set up a challenge, Amanda!
Currently reading: "Longstone" by L J Ross

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Post by Ariadne » Fri April 22nd, 2011, 1:09 pm

My stack's just a tad shorter than the Eiffel Tower...

Can't say I'm fond of heights, but books are another story. (Or storey, as the case may be.)

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Post by ejays17 » Fri April 22nd, 2011, 3:45 pm

This has encouraged me to sign up there, as I keep hearing about it, and SLOC & I are hopeless at cataloging our books (it's hard enough to keep them shelved correctly :D ).

So it's a good thing that I've got some time off over Easter, as I foresee me spending hours doing this... But once the initial work is done, it'll be reasonably easy to keep it updated.
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