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Litsy

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Joined March 2016

Where books make friends. Need help? Email us at litsy@librarything.com.
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Just a reminder to all of our members participating in SantaThing: You have approximately one day left to pick out your Santee's books. Picking closes tomorrow, December 3rd, at 12pm EST, so be sure to make your selections right away!
https://www.litsy.com/web/santathing_list

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Matches have been made, and Secret Santas and Santees have been chosen! If you signed up for SantaThing for Litsy, please take a look to see with whom you've been paired. If you didn't sign up, join us for the conversation anyway.

https://www.litsy.com/web/santathing_list

You are also welcome to join the conversation over on LibraryThing, with your fellow SantaThing participants there.

https://www.librarything.com/topic/337121

Litsy Picking concludes this coming Friday, December 3rd, at 12pm EST. 4d
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SantaThing has closed for the season, and we are hard at work matching people up. In the meantime, six lucky Littens have been selected to win a Litsy mug! The winners are: @Alfrazier21, @Soubhiville, @IheartYA, @Julie548, @SeaToSkyes, @iampaula. Congratulations! You can expect your mugs to arrive sometime in the next month, postal service willing...

LeahBergen Congrats, all! I LOVE my Litsy mug. 4d
SeaToSkyes Yay thank you! ❤️ 4d
Litsy @SeaToSkyes Congratulations! I hope you enjoy the mug! (Abigail) 4d
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Soubhiville Aw, that‘s cool! Thanks! 4d
IheartYA Oh thank you! So excited 😊 4d
Alfrazier21 Oh thank you!!! 3d
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Don't miss out! Sign up for SantaThing by tomorrow, November 29th, at 12 noon EST, and give the gift of bookish holiday cheer to one of your fellow Littens, while receiving some of your own!
https://www.litsy.com/web/santathing

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SantaThing is “Secret Santa“ for book lovers, and sign-ups are open until Monday, November 29th, at 12pm EST. Come and join, and spread the bookish holiday cheer!

https://www.litsy.com/web/santathing

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Attention Littens! Sign up now for SantaThing—our bookish Secret Santa—and win a chance at a prize! Every member who participates in SantaThing for Litsy will receive both a LibraryThing and a Litsy sticker, while six lucky winners will be chosen by lottery to receive our Litsy mug!

https://www.litsy.com/web/santathing

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Sign up for SantaThing—Secret Santa for book lovers—and support indie booksellers like Longfellow Books (Portland, ME), Book People (Austin, TX), Powell's Books (Portland, OR), Readings (Melbourne, AUS), Time Out Bookstore (Auckland, NZ), and Kennys Bookshop (Galway, IRE)!

https://www.litsy.com/web/santathing

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We're very pleased to announce the addition of an indie bookstore in the EU, for our SantaThing participants who want that option! Kenny's Bookshop in Ireland is a retailer with a wealth of online experience, and we're thrilled to be partnering with them for the first time! https://www.kennys.ie/

https://www.litsy.com/web/santathing

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SantaThing returns to Litsy! After a hiatus last year, our “Secret Santa“ for book-loving Littens has returned! Come sign up, and spread the holiday cheer.

https://www.litsy.com/web/santathing

Avanders So… is this different from the “regular” SantaThing on LibraryThing? Edit: I see it‘s the same, but you can limit swappers for your SantaThing experience to only other Litsy users if you want. (Right?) ☺️ (edited) 2w
Litsy @Avanders Yes, that is correct. It is essentially the same program, with all of the same parameters, but SantaThing for Litsy allows you to participate exclusively through Litsy, with other Littens. 2w
Avanders Thanks! ☺️ 2w
Litsy It's also just that it's happening on Litsy's website, and you don't need to be a LibraryThing member. -Tim 2w
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We're looking for an employee to handle social media for LibraryThing and Litsy and other projects. Send this to all your bookish friends? https://blog.librarything.com/main/2020/10/project-specialist/

TheSpineView @MrBook Is this you? 14mo
BookwormM Sounds good 14mo
MrBook @TheSpineView , aww, thanks for thinking of me ☺️🤗! I do indeed do this already for two employers, but I think I might be tapped out for time. 14mo
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TheSpineView @MrBook I get that!😊 14mo
HopeHall I know someone! 13mo
Toufic @TheSpineView noooooooooooooo
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katdog1001 !!! 11mo
COMICS XD ehehehehhe 10mo
Shivanya Good. 9mo
binu1 Jimmy mm 7mo
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sprainedbrain ❤️ 1y
Buechersuechtling 👍🏼😍👏🏼 1y
I.be.Stef 👏🏾👏🏽👏🏼♥️ 1y
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JoScho 🖤✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾🖤 1y
Hooked_on_books Wow, that is far too many names. 😥 1y
Bookzombie ❤️ 1y
batsy 😔 1y
WonderLibrarian ✊🏾 1y
breadnroses jamee johnson, mychael johnson, tony mcdade ❤️ 1y
ShardaeP Thank you. Fight with us for justice. 1y
mgdenmark 🖤 1y
DAB 👍 1y
COMICS XD whattttt?? 10mo
COMICS XD wwwww 10mo
Zak howitt Would anybody like to participate in a little book reading group. We will be reading the “IT” book. If anybody is interested, do not hesitate to contact me. 9mo
S a k i Excuse me, off topic but im new to itsy and dont know how to use app. Im confused. How can i read a book in here? U cant find a read button. TT 7mo
ramesh1997 hi all! I have recently started reading a lot of self-help books and looking forward to like-minded friends to connect with. Personally or through book clubs .. let me please know 5mo
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Litsy has always been free, but we've now made LibraryThing, our sister site, free as well. So many of us are cooped up at home during this crisis. And people are worried about money. So we're making LibraryThing free. Enjoy!

Hestapleton ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Now I can catalogue my books when I get bored. You guys are the best! 2y
Nikkionlyreads You're the best 2y
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BarbaraBB Thanks! 2y
Vtomsdottir Thank you!!!!! 2y
Bookzombie That‘s cool!! 2y
LauraJ So kind of you! 2y
Heretherebedragons That is so kind! Thank you!! 2y
Cathythoughts Thankyou ! 2y
Leslie_in_AK Thank you! That‘s very generous 2y
diovival Wow! 2y
Scorpioseah I had this app for a couple of months and I didn‘t pay anything for it at all. Isn‘t it a free app? 2y
Samara_Kipnis Cool! How is it different than Litsy? Thanks! 2y
Sachin_23 How to download books in dis App 2y
JaidenAcker50 Just got Librarything. It's a great site, thanks so much! 2y
Jeanna1 Thank you 1y
DAB Just found this will check it out.
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COMICS XD niceeeee! 10mo
Shivanya Thanks ☺️ 9mo
acitygirlsthoughts @Samara_Kipnis What she said ☝🏼I'm new here 😅 5mo
Nathalie3 Nice! 1mo
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Congrats to our first 15 SantaThing 2019 signups on @Litsy! Each tagged Litten will receive a free Litsy mug as their prize.

Our winners: @ShookBelf, @Grrlbrarian, @LMJenkins, @Booksnchill, @Kangaj1, @Meghan1, @Lynnsoprano, @sblbooks, @alisonrose, @Littlewolf1, @jenniferw88, @LittleBug, @julesG, @Deardaze, and @BethM.

Winners please email us at litsy@librarything.com with your username and your mailing address to claim your free mug. Happy 2020!

LittleBug Wow! Nice!! Will be emailing right away🤩 2y
Meghan1 Hey, thanks!! 2y
jenniferw88 If you don't mind, can you reallocate mine? - I have 2 mugs already so it's a bit unfair on other Littens for me to have 3! 2y
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Litsy @jenniferw88 you bet! We'll give one to the next Litten in line: that's you, @JodiPM! 2y
Booksnchill Thanks- info sent!👏👏👏 2y
julesG Wow! Thanks! Also, very generous of you @jenniferw88 2y
JodiPM omg, thank you! 2y
Lynnsoprano Thank you so much! I never even realized there was a giveaway! Email sent. 2y
sblbooks Sweet, e-mail sent! Thanks so much! 2y
Littlewolf1 This is awesome, thank you... e-mail has been sent 😁 2y
LMJenkins Wow, thank you! 2y
alisonrose Awesome!!! Just emailed ☺️🎉 2y
Grrlbrarian Yeeee! Thank you!!! Email sent 🙌✨ (edited) 2y
CoverToCoverGirl Congratulations all! 2y
ShookBelf Yippee!! Thank you so much. Email on its way. 2y
BooksEyeFind Omg how did I miss this! How cool! Congrats winners 2y
Alora Congratulations everyone!! 2y
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A quick reminder for SantaThing participants who haven't picked yet: SantaThing closes 12pm on Monday!

If you're having trouble coming up with gift ideas, post a comment here with the link/id and I'm sure others will flock to help!

Litsy [EDIT TO REMOVE!] (edited) 2y
Gillyreads I though I had done mine? 2y
bellprincess6 @Gillyreads you probably do, but this is just a general reminder. Probably if you have like an extra dollar or two you‘re tagged (edited) 2y
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Lynnsoprano I did mine Friday. Did something go wrong? 2y
Special_K @Lynnsoprano if there is a green check mark when you look at your santee, you did it correctly 2y
Gillyreads @Lynnsoprano you‘re probably fine. I had a quick look at it. Seems like @Litsy has tagged the people who haven‘t had a gift selected for them rather than people who haven‘t finished. 2y
Lynnsoprano @Gillyreads @Special_K Thanks. I went and checked and saw the green check. I‘d had trouble when I first tried, it kept saying I wasn‘t signed in. So my first thought was that something had gone wrong. 2y
Born.A.Reader Wait I picked the gifts for mine. Did it not go through? 2y
Booksnchill I don‘t understand what any of this means- I signed up, paid now what is needed? 2y
dariazeoli Hm, I picked my books out and my Santee is green checked. Maybe this list is reversed? 2y
ShelfAddiction I picked gifts for mine days ago. I can email a screen shot. 2y
Soubhiville @Booksnchill santathing works differently from Litsy swaps... you have to go through LibraryThing to purchase gifts for your swap recipient. There should be directions there to who your Santee is and which seller they want their books chosen through. Also all the directions to do the book choosing. 2y
Booksnchill @Soubhiville thanks- that Library thing on the web was my issue- I never use the website and had no idea we had to go there to see who we pick for!!! Glad I saw this post! Whew! 2y
KatieDid927 Nope, did mine days ago. If there was an issue with my picks there was a better way to communicate that. 2y
KatieDid927 @Booksnchill Yeah they never actually properly notified us when the matches were picked. 2y
Betterthanasharpstickintheeye Oh sorry I was confused how to do it. 2y
Juliwyant I picked my gifts already using the page link you put up before....it shows the books I picked, the total, etc. is there another step I missed??

....I went and checked. There is a green checkmark.....so not a straggler.
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Litsy Sorry for the panic @Gillyreads @Lynnsoprano @Born.A.Reader @dariazeoli @ShelfAddiction @KatieDid927 @Juliwyant . As someone guessed, the data was essentially reversed. Anyway, everyone has until noon tomorrow. 2y
julesG When I was looking for books for my Santee Amazon.com reminded me that there'll be a 5$ discount on book orders of over $20. I was wondering if I should have picked with that discount in mind. 2y
JodiPM I have 2 cents left on mine 😂 2y
Litsy @julesG Unless you've seen something on Amazon that I have not, I think this is a misunderstanding of shipping charges. If the order is a low value amount (under $25 for Amazon), we add shipping on--you'll see it as you order. If over, we don't. This corresponds to free shipping criteria. It's not an order discount. 2y
julesG @Litsy Thanks! That's probably it. Works differently here in Germany. 2y
LMJenkins @Litsy is telling me I‘m tagged twice in this post but I don‘t see my name AND I have picked my gifts several days ago. (edited) 2y
julesG @LMJenkins I think the tags were removed by Litsy because you were tagged by mistake. Tagging is strange these days. I get notifications on my phone but when I check Litsy there is no notification. When I check the Litten's post I was supposed to be tagged in I have indeed been tagged. 2y
LMJenkins Okay, I just hope it worked okay....😳 2y
Tertubotn Picked and sent a while ago thru amazon - I hope it worked.. 😬 2y
Tertubotn I‘m super confused. I picked the titles here on litsy and thought that was it - do I need to set up a librarything profile to finish this?!? -which I did, btw. Am I supposed to be looking at the desktop version of Librarything? I‘m completely at a loss. Better instructions would have been helpful. :( @Litsy (edited) 2y
ShelfAddiction When should we expect a package? I'm heading out of town for Christmas this weekend, so I want to know if I should be expecting it before I go. Thanks! 2y
Lizthompson07 I never got a notification of being matched! So sorry for not doing any picking but I completely missed this. 2y
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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In case you're interested, the LibraryThing/Litsy staff posted their 2019 top-five lists. https://blog.librarything.com/main/2019/12/top-five-books-of-2019/ What are yours?

Megabooks Kate - I‘m feeling yours except Three Women! 👍🏻 2y
TalecArashi I think I only read one book that came out this year... 😅 the English version of 2y
Litsy @TalecArashi Oh, God, who cares what came out this year? Nothing is more boring and conventional than people who read only new books, as if mere coincidence of publication date were worthy of our interest. Blech! - Tim (edited) 2y
TalecArashi Haha, thank you Tim 😊 2y
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If you signed up for SantaThing, be sure to go to https://www.litsy.com/web/santathing to find out who you're picking for!

Picking closes Monday at 12pm. Good luck and have fun.

If you need help, ask people in a comment here. People can leave comments on your Santees entry, and they can't see them until the gifts arrive.

Tagging all participants in the comments.

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emz711 whoo! 2y
CBee @Litsy I‘ve picked the gifts for my Santee, and it‘s showing gifts added. Is there anywhere to save that or am I all set? 2y
BethM Thanks for the tag- I was waiting for an email 🤦‍♀️ 2y
BethM Ok guys I‘m super confused- how do I see who I‘m picking for? I click on the link and just get the master list? @TimSpalding 2y
TimSpalding @BethM You need to sign in to Litsy web. If you're signed in, the list will start with YOUR “santee.“ 2y
LiljaPleasant @Litsy if you have 30cents left of the budget... What happens? 2y
plemmdog I‘m still confused. Somehow I was expecting an email. I‘m also not a member of Library Thing. So, if I‘m interpreting this correctly, I click on the Entry tab, and the first person at the top of the list of hundreds is the gifted whom I‘ve been assigned? 2y
shanaqui @plemmdog You want to click on “See your 1 Santee“. I've done a screenshot showing it: https://snipboard.io/oJvjKq.jpg 2y
shanaqui @plemmdog You can also see it at the top of the “current entries“, under the heading “You Pick For“. But you need to be signed in! :) 2y
shanaqui Everything I think up eats up most of the budget already so I can only get one book! >(

If anyone has recs for this Santee, let me know! https://www.litsy.com/web/santathingitem/255
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CBee @shanaqui check and see if she has any of the Akata series on her TBR; if not, they are SUPER good, middle grade and witchy (lots of cool Nigerian lore). Really anything by Nnedi Okorafor could fit her tastes I think. 2y
CBee @TimSpalding I've picked the gifts for my Santee, but don't see a way to save. Am I all set? Thanks! 2y
Kelican17 I picked books, but there is no “confirm” or “save” button?? What next? 2y
Bibliotekate @CBee As long as you've clicked to “Add gift“ after filling out each book's info, you're all set! 2y
Bibliotekate @Kelican17 No confirm or save necessary: as long as you've clicked “Add gift“ after filling out the info for each book, you're all set. 2y
Kelican17 @Bibliotekate thank you! 2y
plemmdog @shanaqui thanks! For some reason my giftee only shows up in the web browser and not the app, but I found him and am delighted. 2y
CBee @Bibliotekate yay, thank you! :) 2y
Litsy I've added green check marks for whether or not the entry is done. (Done is defined as having less than $6 left to spend. Of course, it's hard to get close.) If you're minded, consider contributing some comments to the ones that aren't done yet—the Santas may need help! 2y
Sapphire I am confused. I don't see who I am supposed to pick for.... 2y
Sapphire I am so relieved I figured that out in time!!! 2y
Booksnchill @Sapphire i connot find that either? I never got an alert- how do I know who I am picking for??? 2y
shanaqui @Booksnchill You need to be on the web version of Litsy and signed in. Then go to https://www.litsy.com/web/santathing and the person you're picking for should be at the top, under the heading “You Pick For“. :) 2y
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SanaThing, Litsy's official “Secret Santas“ program closes 12pm EST Monday. Sign up now or—perish the thought!—you may not get any books this year! https://www.litsy.com/web/santathing

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Check it all out!
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Less than a week left to participate in SantaThing for Litsy, our “Secret Santas“ for Littens. See it here:

https://www.litsy.com/web/santathing

So far some 62 Littens are participating. SantaThing closes Monday.

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We've just finished sending out the latest Litsy Newsletter, a “Holiday Newsletter.“ So check your inbox! #LitsyNewsletter

You can also read it online here: https://www.librarything.com/readmessage.php?msgID=08e4a6493e40793864f8a592788b7...

PS: If you don't want it, there's a link to stop it at the bottom. If you want it, but didn't get it, make sure your email address is in your Litsy settings.

Litsy The link is a LibraryThing link, but it doesn't require sing-in or anything. (The LibraryThing system composes and sends the emails.) If I have some time, I'll make a mirror place for it on Litsy later. -T 2y
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Sign up for SantaThing on Litsy https://www.litsy.com/web/santathing

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Check it out at https://www.litsy.com/web/santathing .

SantaThing is a yearly event on @LibraryThing. We've now opened it up to Litsy members completely. Sign in is on Litsy, and you can choose to give to Litsy members.

TimSpalding @.ioisblocked sorry, but it‘s mandatory 2y
.ioisblocked @TimSpalding I don't care 2y
Litsy @.ioisblocked 😢 2y
global_loan Nice one 2y
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Stay tuned! SantaThing for Litsy—a “Secret Santa“ gift-giving thing will launch on Monday. It will be integrated with LibraryThing, but you can choose to get and give to Littens only.

ShelleyBooksie What is library thing? 2y
Megabooks @ShelleyBooksie The parent company of Litsy! 2y
Megabooks @ShelleyBooksie check them out at https://www.librarything.com/ 👍🏻👍🏻 2y
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LibrarianRyan @ShelleyBooksie it‘s similar to Goodreads but not an amazon property. 2y
Endowarrior21 Does anyone know when the Secret Santa is gonna go live? On Librarything 2y
Litsy @Endowarrior21 I presume you saw—it's live now. Have fun! 2y
mmohajer9 nice 2y
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We couldn't choose just one! (But we couldn't choose them all—we don't have an infinite supply of mugs!) So we chose eight winners of the #DownPhoto contest. They are: @BookFreakOut, @LeahBergen, @jenniferw88, @Chelsea.Poole, @Soubhiville, @Simona, @mdm139, @Blaire .

Click on #DownPhoto to see these and the many other great photos.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Winners: Read the comments to find out what you need to do.

Litsy Winners: Send a note to litsy@librarything.com with your user name and your address. We'll send out a mug to you as soon as we can! 2y
squirrelbrain Yay! Well done all of you! 2y
DivineDiana Yes! Love all of them! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Soubhiville 😲😲😲! Yay! Congratulations to all the other winning photos too! 2y
LibrarianRyan I would recognize that cat anywhere. Congrats @soubhiville 2y
Blaire 😮 🥰 thank you!! Love seeing all of these! 2y
BookFreakOut Thanks for organizing this, it was fun to come up with something and see everyone else's ideas! 2y
LeahBergen Yay! How exciting!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Congratulations to the other winners, too! 😘😘 2y
Chelsea.Poole Thank you, thank you! ☺️ These are some great photos! 2y
mdm139 Thank you so much! Congratulations to all the winners! I loved seeing everyone‘s ideas 2y
Simona Thank you 🙏 2y
tpixie @LeahBergen woot congrats 🎉🎈 📚 2y
tpixie @Soubhiville congrats! ♥️📚♥️ 2y
Marcus Rodriguez Litsy = 👎

2020 goals
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SweetBooks Good job! 2y
sweetpotato244 @Marcus Rodriguez your right 2y
SweetBooks Great Job guys! 2y
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Headed to #alaac19 this week? Don't miss out on the joint Librarything/Litsy meetup! Say hi to your fellow bibliophiles offline.

Saturday, June 22, 6:30pm
Busboys and Poets
450 K St NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

We've also got free exhibit hall-only passes you can grab here: https://www.librarything.com/topic/307549#6843202

Let us know here (or on LibraryThing: https://www.librarything.com/topic/307549) if you'll be attending.

See you there!

BookFreakOut I'm planning on coming! (edited) 2y
RaimeyGallant So jealous of everyone who's going! 2y
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Nitpickyabouttrains Thanks for the link! Very excited to wander the floor. 2y
Sharon4 @Nitpickyabouttrains Love the name 2y
Susanita I had hoped to come to dinner, but I‘ll be dealing with a maintenance issue instead. 😡😫 2y
Litsy @Susanita Sorry we missed you! Hope that everything's okay, and that you had a good weekend, nonetheless. 2y
Susanita All's well. It was just a little poorly timed glitch. 2y
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Here are the Trending Books for June 14, 2019! https://www.litsy.com/web/trendingbooks #trendingbooks

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June is LGBTQ+ #Pride Month, and our sister site, #LibraryThing, is celebrating with a themed treasure hunt! Solve the clues to find rainbows (🌈) scattered around the site.

https://www.librarything.com/hunt_2019-06.php

If you're not already on LibraryThing, this is a fun way to get to know the site! Plus there are prizes to be had.

Need a hint? See the Talk discussion: https://www.librarything.com/topic/307936

Magpiegem I love those gorgeous pride penguins 😍 2y
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We want the next version of the app to have a feature to see posts about your books, following books, etc.

For now, however, we did the next best thing. For now, we did the next best thing: @PostsAboutYourBooks, a special account for posts from books you‘ve stacked or posted about from across the Litsy community.

You can look at it at any time, or you can follow it, to have the posts mixed into your regular feed.

LeahBergen I just had a peek. Very cool! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Litsy Note: The feed doesn't include all books. We have a system that marks certain books as “probably not real,“ and those are excluded. So if you've posted about “Untitled“ or “Fitness Tracker“ you won't get all those posts mixed in. 2y
marleed That‘s so cool. I love to go back to the newsfeeds of books I‘ve read to see what new readers to that book have said. 2y
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Bookwormjillk Love it! 2y
marleed @Bibliogeekery Did you see this post - it could answer your concern from yesterday. Perhaps you want this as your primary newsfeed. 2y
BookwormM Following 2y
TheSpineView I like!!! Thank you! 2y
Bibliogeekery @marleed Ooo, thank you! I had not seen this but am following it now! 💗 2y
BarbaraBB Thank you!! 2y
CaitZ This is great. Thank you. 2y
StayCurious What a great idea 👍🏻 2y
Clare-Dragonfly THIS IS SO COOL. 2y
Litsy @Clare-Dragonfly Thanks. We're tryin'. 😀 2y
Peddler410 Woah! That was kinda cool. 2y
bookandbedandtea This is fantastic! Thanks! 2y
staci.reads Very cool. 2y
AceOnRoam Love this. Thanks. 2y
BookHoarder32 Thank you for this!! I already made new friends connecting through a series I love ❤️ 2y
Paperback.Propensity I really love the new updates so far 2y
Blaire This is great! 2y
Chelsea.Poole Love this! 2y
gilroyc I have had to unfollow the posts about books account. It seems to override the tag filter I have in place, which makes the filter seem broken. 2y
Litsy @gilroyc If by “tag filter“ you mean tags you've muted, I want to make sure you're using Litsy on the web—tag muting only works on the web version for now (it should be coming to the app in a future release). Assuming that you're using the web and still seeing posts with muted tags get through, could you give us an example? Feel free to email at litsy@librarything.com if you'd rather not hash it out here. 2y
rather_be_reading interesting!! 2y
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Happy Litsyversary! | Special Events
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We've created a new account: @HappyLitsyversary that automatically tweets out congratulations to Littens who joined on that day!

Because we only have so much space, not everyone who joined Litsy on a day get mentioned. But if you use Litsy a fair amount, you've got a good chance! #litsyversary

Geeklet Happy anniversary everyone! You should go celebrate...by buying a book! 2y
TheSpineView Cool! Happy Anniversary! 2y
Soubhiville That‘s fun! 2y
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Lcsmcat Fun! 2y
TheLibrarian How cool! 2y
Jas16 Love this! 2y
Cathythoughts Nice one 👍🏻. Thankyou ! 2y
Taylor I‘ve been on Litsy since it started so please give me a shoutout. 2y
Litsy @Taylor Gotta wait for February for your four-year 🎂, though… 🙂 2y
Lexi_Forsyth Cool me dudes! 2y
deadpoolwillam 🍆 🍆 🍆 🍆 🍆 🍆 🍆 🍆@Lexi_Forsyth your wired
bruh 👍
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Litsy
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Are any Litsy members going to the American Library Association meeting in Washington, DC—or just live in the DC area? We're looking to plan a meetup!

The meetup will probably be a joint Litsy/LibraryThing thing, at a bookstore cafe in the area, like Kramerbooks, or Politics and Prose are all on the table.

Post here, or on LibraryThing at http://www.librarything.com/topic/307549 .

We'll also have free day passes to give out soon.

Andydear Oh man i wish i could make it! 2y
Bookwormjillk I‘m in DC. Keep me posted! 2y
Chelleo YES!! I'll be there! I just hope the meetup doesn't conflict with my meetings! 2y
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Susanita I‘m in DC too! 2y
mhslibrarylady I wish! 2y
Merethebookgal I live in the DC area but will be have friends visiting 20-23 so maybe if it was on 24 or 25. 2y
tjwill 🙋🏻‍♀️ 2y
LibLib I'm in DC! I hope I can make it! Keep me updated 😊 2y
Aimeesue I'm in NOVA, so maybe! 2y
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Litsy
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We need your help with a Litsy “down“ image—a photo to show when Litsy is temporarily offline.

Rather than some stock photo (like above), we figured we'd ask the community for help. Just take a photo and tag it #downphoto. On June 18 we'll pick our favorite to use. We'll give out three Litsy mugs—one for the favorite and two randomly to anyone who gave it a shot.

Got an idea for a good photo? Leave it below.

Litsy Caveats! We don't absolutely promise we'll use the photo. And we may choose more than one favorite. Either way, we'll send out a mug for each favorite, and at least two more to random Littens who gave it a serious try! 3y
LeahBergen Well! I‘m going to have to give this some thought! 🤔 3y
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texasgirl Got to get ahold of my creative side 🤫 3y
scripturient So, who won??? 😃 2y
zezeki @scripturient Yes, I was just wondering the same. 2y
Litsy Thanks for your patience, folks! We should be announcing the winners soon. 2y
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Congratulations to Littens @ErinSueGreads, @onemused, @cmastfalk, @Books.Bottles.and.Babies and @Shakespearience! And thank you to EVERYONE who posted something on social media. You got the word out—thank you!

Winners, please send an email to litsy@librarything.com with your username and your address, and we'll send you out a Litsy mug.

wanderinglynn Congrats winners! 🥳👏🏻🎉 3y
CoverToCoverGirl Congratulations winners!👏👏 3y
TheSpineView Way to go! Congrats! 😊 3y
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jessinikkip Whoo-hoo! Congrats winners! 3y
Litsy @ErinSueGreads, @onemused, and @cmastfalk, still waiting to hear from you. Please send your mailing info so we can get your mugs out to you! Email us here: litsy@librarything.com. 2y
ErinSueMreads Yay!!! Sorry I‘ve been out of the country! 2y
onemused YAY! Just emailed! Totally missed this! 2y
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Litsy
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This is a reminder that Litsy has a Facebook group, “Onward Litsy!“ where staff and members get together to talk about the future of Litsy, discuss potential features, review new features, take polls, etc.

It's open to all Littens, with over 1,000 members already!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/OnwardLitsy/

Litsy We know not everyone is on Facebook. But Litsy doesn't have the ability to conduct detailed, threaded, group discussions, and we didn't want to force everyone on LibraryThing, which does. Facebook was our best option.

Needless to say, we're always glad to get feedback and have what discussions we can on posts like this. - Tim
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baes I wish the group was Closed (this would still be searchable). 😕 I don‘t like all my activity showing up to my FB friends in their feeds. 3y
baes My only major recommendation for Litsy is to be able to save posts and maybe be able to turn on notifications for new comments. I can never find posts I want to check-in on later. I do like the idea of a status bar for reading progress too. 3y
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RebL I refuse to go on Facebook, but I‘ll look for threads on LibraryThing. 3y
Litsy @RebL Sorry. I understand. I wish I had a better way. Perhaps when LibraryThing gets fully mobilized, it will be an answer. 3y
umbrellagirl @baes I agree wrt the group being closed. I don‘t like having all comments public for anyone to see. @Litsy 3y
Litsy @umbrellagirl @baes Thanks for the notes. I've changed it. I think the public nature helped early on, when it wasn't clear what it was. Now that more than a thousand members are on it, we can take it closed. Thanks! 3y
umbrellagirl @Litsy Thank you! 3y
mreads I second the saved feature mentioned, also would be nice to be able to have an owned list or notation for swap purposes 3y
baes Awesome, thanks! I requested to join. 😊 3y
SkeletonKey Yay! 3y
lkpreader Good to know 😀 3y
Megabooks Does Litsy have an algorithmic feed now or is it still chronological? I feel I am missing things. 3y
Litsy @Megabooks Litsy's feed is still chronological, and we don't have any plans to change that in the future. If you think you're missing posts in your feed, please point us to some specific posts or accounts! You can also reach us at litsy@librarything.com if that's easier. 3y
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Litsy (I want to make this a regular feature, for users who aren't on the web version of Litsy. So this is an experiment.) 3y
DefLeppard Really like this idea. 😊 3y
LiteraryinLawrence Cool idea! 3y
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BlameJennyJane Awesome idea! 3y
LauraJ 👍 3y
Melissa_J Oh, I like this! 3y
Geeklet That‘s really cool 3y
Karkar Love it!! 3y
sammisho I love this! 3y
Shley9225 Yessss I love that Six of Crows is on there ❤️❤️ 3y
bookaholic1 I've read 6 of the books 3y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Love this idea! 3y
sprainedbrain I‘m reading one of these right now! 3y
rohit-sawant Such a cool idea! 3y
jlabombard10315 I ❤ Jennifer McMahon! 3y
DGRachel Fun! I like this idea. :) 3y
Janeeny Very nice, chuffed to see I've read some of these too. I'm on Trend!! 😆 3y
CherylRussell Love this idea! 😍 3y
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Litsy
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We gotta get Litsy out there, and need your help! How about… a naked bribe!

Share a post or your Litsy profile to FB, IG, Twitter, Pinterest or Tumblr before May 28, and post the URL here.

On May 28, we‘ll choose five random Littens to get mugs!

CouronneDhiver Can‘t do it... Litsy is the only social media I have. 💙😉 3y
TimSpalding @CouronneDhiver Videos of you standing on a street corner with a sandwich board also accepted 😉 3y
squirrelbrain @CouronneDhiver - same here! How unusual are we?! 🤣 3y
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julesG @squirrelbrain @CouronneDhiver You are perfectly normal weirdos. 😘 3y
saresmoore @TimSpalding @squirrelbrain @CouronneDhiver @julesG I think that‘s the case for a lot of us diehard Littens! BUT I promote Litsy to every reader, librarian, bookseller, and generally interesting human I meet. 👍 And I would totes just buy a mug...or a tote... 🙃 (edited) 3y
UnidragonFrag I have other social media, but don't use it often lol here's one: https://twitter.com/unidragonfrag/status/1130557279953010688?s=09 3y
SqueakyChu I shared Litsy with those who read the Facebook page of my Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720) in Rockville, Maryland, USA. :D
https://www.facebook.com/LittleFreeLibrary7720Twinbrook/
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sprainedbrain I‘ve been sharing my reviews to Twitter since I caught up and checked out Litsy on the web. Today, I shared my profile. 😃 https://twitter.com/sprainedbrain/status/1130658559493115904?s=21 3y
flying_monkeys Love Litsy! So I'm rarely on Twitter anymore but I posted there since the only other social site I frequent is Goodreads. https://twitter.com/LeahSaylorAbney/status/1130868320352296961 (edited) 3y
JoyBlue . . . last one for me: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/48554502220118426/

Hope the campaign is wildly successful! 😍😎
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ajennell I already promote you as much as I can, but what's a little more promotion, hum? ;)

Posted to twitter!
https://twitter.com/ajennell/status/1131111250086092800
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ajennell @saresmoore a tote would be awesome! I'd definitely buy one as well :D 3y
lnrcta hehehe...I see I am not the only one who hane no social media at all 😁
Well I just landed here at Litsy and I already like it ❤
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RaimeyGallant *salivates* Will we be able to buy mugs at any point do you think? Also, are there any vectors and/or jpegs/pngs of the Litsy logo we can use along with our other social media icons on our own websites yet? 3y
Litsy Just a quick note that I'll be assembling all the data tonight for the random pick. People added stuff here, but also on FB, and so it's going to take a little work to de-dupe.
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Megha_Prasad I'm new to this. Can anyone please tell me the details of this. I didn't understand that. What should i post on twitter and instagram 3y
creampiss Litten is a pokemon y'all dumbasses 2y
Litsy @RylanBaker It's also a term members of the Litsy community adopted to refer to themselves. 2y
valgin Thanks mam I will achieve the book in you lissy 2y
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When using Litsy on the web, you can now use the “j“ and “k“ keys to skip forward or backward a whole post. If scrolling drives you a little mad, this will help!

I made a video of it on Facebook https://tinyurl.com/yxsrpken

MidnightBookGirl Thanks for the tip! 3y
larah17 I didn‘t realize you could use Litsy outside of the app! That‘s very good to know, thank you 😁 3y
TheSpineView 💜💜💜💜 3y
Litsy @larah17 Great to hear. We've been talking about it a fair amount, but there's no perfect way to reach users—particularly if they follow a lot of people and don't stop in CONSTANTLY. :) 3y
RaimeyGallant Cool! 3y
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Litsy
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On Wednesday we added the ability to tag your posts to 48,000 bookstores and libraries from the English-speaking world.

Today we've added another 45,000 from the rest of the world. The map above puts them all on a map, including 8,000 in France alone!

Can't find your favorite bookstore? Go to LibraryThing Local and add it yourself https://www.librarything.com/local . (Free LibraryThing account needed.)

TimSpalding I find this a mesmerizing image, like the map of alien conquests in Edge of Tomorrow. Quick—retreat to Savoy or Brittany, and there's safety in Basque country! (edited) 3y
kezzlou85 Cannot believe my library is on here. Its brilliant though Library Thing cant seem to find my location. 3y
Litsy @kezzlou85 Probably you need to tell it. LibraryThing doesn't guess. 3y
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Peddler410 @TimSpalding Is this a website-only feature right now? 3y
TimSpalding @Peddler410 No. Search for your local bookstore or library as a book. They're all there. In the future, they'll be separated out. 3y
kezzlou85 @Litsy I did entered my location and it seemed to think I was in America. One of the suggested local libraries was in Japan. I live in England. 3y
Litsy @kezzlou85 Yeah, it's by what you search--the words you use--not by your location. Litsy doesn't track your location. (Maybe we should, be we don't.) 3y
kezzlou85 @Litsy I found my local library on Litsy but when I used the link on this thread for librarything, it couldn't find my library or any events, libraries etc anywhere near what I typed in. It just kept finding places in the US or Japan. 3y
EchoCharlie It's showing me places in Japan as well 3y
Litsy @EchoCharlie It's supposed to. It shows you whatever you search for. It's not based on your location per se. 3y
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Book people love books, but they also love bookstores and libraries. So we added them to Litsy!

When you visit your favorite bookish places you can share your love, and take a selfie or a photo of your haul and tag the place, instead of a book.

The 48,000 venues were added by LibraryThing members. For now, you search for them just like books; we'll be separating them when we can. Litsy on the web adds venue photos and a “pin“ icon to every post.

C.Perone Love this!!! 3y
vivastory This is utterly brilliant!! 🙌🤘📚👏 3y
Litsy Thank you. I should mention that we shopped this idea on the Beta Group first. Reaction was mostly positive, so we moved forward. I can't wait for the app to fully integrate this, but I didn't actually want to wait for it—it's too fun to have. 3y
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Birdsong28 Brilliant 🎊🎉📚📖 3y
LibrarianRyan Awesome!!! 3y
BarbaraBB So cool! But I can‘t find the Dutch bookshops that I did add to LT, is that correct? (edited) 3y
TheSpineView Such a cool feature! Thanks! 3y
KatieDid927 Oh I likey! 3y
LeahBergen This is great! 👍🏻 3y
Jas16 This is awesome. Thanks! 3y
8little_paws Great idea! Is there a way to add a store? 3y
kyraleseberg Awesome feature, thanks so much! 3y
Litsy @BarbaraBB The initial load was Anglosphere-only (US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, NZ). I was saving non-Anglosphere for a later post. But I've gone ahead and added the Netherlands for you now. If something doesn't come up, wait 10m as the index is recomputing now. 3y
Litsy @8little_paws Yes. All the data comes from LibraryThing Local, LibraryThing's bookish-world feature. To add a store or library go to LibraryThing. If signed in, you can go directly to https://www.librarything.com/venue_edit.php . New stores are moved from LibraryThing to Litsy every night. 3y
Theaelizabet Terrific addition! Thanks! 3y
8little_paws Thank you @litsy! 3y
Clare-Dragonfly Wow! This is so cool! 3y
bookishbitch I love this!! 3y
Daisey @CharleaFinley Have you seen this? Now you can post in connection to a bookstore, and I found River Reader in the list. 3y
riversong153 Wonderful! 3y
CoverToCoverGirl Wow my little indie used bookstore is on this list... so amazing!!!! ❤️❤️ Thank you this is brilliant!! 3y
RaimeyGallant Omg!!! 3y
Nerdfins This is so cool! 😁 I just added my two local Barnes and Nobles so I can constantly tag myself in them here. (edited) 3y
Litsy @Nerdfins Just moved them over from LibraryThing to Litsy. Thanks! 3y
orangerful As a librarian, this makes me extremely happy! 3y
Lexi_Forsyth Book galore!!! 2y
alexa_d This is a cool feature, but wouldn't it make more sense to have them show up in the people search function instead of the book search? If they were in the people search, I don't even think you'd need to separate them later, because they're both about making human connections in some way. 2y
SweetBooks This is awesome! 2y
deadpoolwillam 💯 💯 💯 💯 🎱 🎱 🎱 🎱 🍆 🍆 🍆 🍆 🍆 🍆 🍆 🍆@SweetBooks ok boomer 🍆 🍆your wired
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SweetBooks @deadpoolwillam That‘s not weird! I just love reading! 2y
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By popular request, you can now mute hashtags you don't want to see. Tired of challenge posts? Tired of #CatsofLitsy? Mute them!

To mute tags, you have to do it on the Litsy website. What you do there will affect the app too. (We plan to include this in the app in the future, but app changes take longer to do.)

To mute tags, sign in and go to https://www.litsy.com/web/hashtags . The page is also found on Settings/Import, at the bottom.

Melissa_J Thank you!!! 3y
StephanieMarie Who on earth is tired of cats of litsy?? But otherwise awesome feature! 3y
Litsy Snort. Yeah, I was baiting a bit there. 😀 3y
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dariazeoli Thank you! 3y
GingerAntics Love this feature!!! I need to log in and get this set up. I have no problems with cats of Litsy as long as books are still involved. Gratuitous photos of cats I can get just about everywhere else on the internet. 3y
Soubhiville Question @Litsy : if I block a hashtag but someone tags me in a post with that hashtag, will I still get a notification? I could do without all the surveys, but if someone tags me I still like to comment to be polite. I think this is a really smart new feature! 3y
CouronneDhiver Cool. Although, I‘m all for the CATS! 3y
LeahBergen @Soubhiville This is EXACTLY how I feel, too. 👍🏻 3y
BarbaraBB Echoing @Soubhiville and @LeahBergen. Otherwise, awesome feature! 3y
Litsy @Soubhiville Yes, you'll still get the notification, and you can click on it to go to the post. You won't be able to see it in your feed or their profile feed. 3y
Buechersuechtling Wonderful new feature. Thank you, @Litsy. 🙇🏽‍♀️ Even if I bother a bit that I have to log-in on the web for this. I‘m only using the app so can you please make this feature available there, soon, too❓ Thank you. 3y
Soubhiville @LeahBergen and @BarbaraBB see response above. Yay! I‘m going to get on the computer today and play with this! Thanks @Litsy ! 3y
BarbaraBB @Soubhiville Thanks for tagging, this feature can come in handy! 3y
Susanita Great idea! Now instead of dismissive posts about things that don‘t appeal to you, just mute the tag. But I‘d never mute the cats! 3y
gilroyc Works great... When people use the hashtag on the post I want to mute. If they don't, not so much. 3y
Allthebookclubs Cats of Litsy 😂😂😂 3y
Allthebookclubs *You can also control your newsfeed by limiting who you follow....if you don‘t like the challenges, then stop following people who post them. 3y
LeahBergen Thanks, @Soubhiville ! 👍🏻 3y
esurient YAS! 3y
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The new Litsy on the web ( https://www.litsy.com ) has a “night“ mode, so you can browse Litsy at night and rest your eyes.

So far, the app doesn't have it, but we're looking at adding it in a future release.

Night mode on the web is available on your Settings/Import page. (Go to your profile and then click the little “cog“ icon.)

julesG Tried that feature yesterday! Great idea! 3y
TheSpineView You guys are the bomb! Thank you!💜💜💜💜 3y
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LiteraryinLawrence Cool! Hey, is there a quick way on the website or the app to look up my own review of a book I read a long time ago? I know I can scroll to find it in my timeline or on the book‘s page, but it would be awesome to have a shortcut. 3y
Leftcoastzen Nice! 3y
Kimberlone Would love to have this feature available for the iOS app! 3y
Kalalalatja Hey, that‘s my pic! I thought for a second I had made a double post 😅 great idea! 3y
Litsy @LiteraryinLititz This would be a good feature, I agree. It's on the list of good potential features, but not currently in development. 3y
Merethebookgal Very cool! I also like I‘m a suggested friend 😄 3y
rather_be_reading 😲😲 2y
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We recently improved Litsy sharing, on both app and web. It looks better, and people get more than a single static page—they get Litsy.

So go ahead and share Litsy with your friends and followers.

Web sharing goes to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Tumblr. And there's a special image-download for posting to Instagram. Mobile sharing does whatever your smartphone does, which is probably a lot.

guinsgirlreads Awesome!!! 👏 👍 😊 3y
BarbaraBB You‘ve been working hard! Thank you so much! @TimSpalding 3y
EadieB I love using my computer for Litsy! Especially since I was just using my iphone before. Now I can see the posts so much better! Thanks! @TimSpalding 3y
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Now that we have Litsy on the web, it can be shared—and Litsy can grow! Feel free to spread this graphic around.

1. Share your Litsy posts on other social media. Sharing works great now.
2. Share your Litsy profile
3. Link to your Litsy profile in your bio on Goodreads, Instagram, Twitter.
4. Rate the Litsy app on iTunes or Google Play.
5. Tell a friend, or find your Facebook friends on Litsy now ( https://www.litsy.com/web/friends ).

Litsy @bklover Revised version here. 3y
TheSpineView Shared on social media! Will update my blog next!💜 3y
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BookishClaire Oh wow! And you can import Goodreads! That is so cool. 3y
BookishClaire And you can buy!! Yayyyy 3y
TimSpalding @BookishClaire Ha. A pretty small feature. Also, not entirely unselfish—Litsy gets an affiliate kick-back. We shall we celebrating our occasional pennies mightily,let me tell you! 3y
RaimeyGallant OMG, I am freaking out!
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RaimeyGallant Are there vectors of the logo kicking around so those of us who want to can link to Litsy within the social media pages section of our websites?
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Litsy @RaimeyGallant Yes! I'll get out the page of logos soon. 3y
SilversReviews How do you add the link on Instagram? 3y
Litsy @SilversReviews I don't know! Anyone an Instagram-er who can explain?

If you mean posting, there's no automatic posting. But you can click the “share“ icon and download your a post's picture, for uploading.
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RaimeyGallant Sweet sauce. 3y
SilversReviews @Litsy I mean add my Litsy Link to my Instagram profile...thanks. 3y
RaimeyGallant @SilversReviews Instagram doesn't allow link posting. You can share the exact web page you want to on there, but it won't show as a link. There are some exceptions, I think, for users with tonnes of followers. 3y
SilversReviews @RaimeyGallant Thanks. That‘s why I LOVE Litsy!! Love the clickable links. (edited) 3y
Litsy @RaimeyGallant Right. But the share feature has a way to download your image, with a Litsy logo on top. Click it and see. 3y
SilversReviews I put a link on my blog and will put it on Twitter too. 😊 I actually posted on Facebook and Instagram too. I said on Instagram that Litsy uses clickable links. 😊 (edited) 3y
truebookaddict I posted about it on Facebook. So thrilled you're on the web now! I just finished importing from my Goodreads. I will add a button to my blog as well. Well done, Litsy. 😍 3y
MaGoose Great! I'll start posting about it later today. 3y
overtheedge Awesome news....I have mentioned you many time to netgalley....I will add you to my Facebook and goodreads!! 3y
PurpleyPumpkin A brief note to thank you for making this wonderful community accessible on the web. Awesome!👍🏽 3y
IheartYA Love the sharing feature. 😉 3y
Aims42 Loving this!! THANK YOU!!!! 3y
IamIamIam Love this!!! I tell everyone I can about @Litsy and the amazing community here!!! Thanks for the follow, too!! Lol, I'm not sure what I do to stick out, but I'm flattered! 3y
Litsy @IamIamIam Thanks. We really need the help. We certainly have no money for advertising, and tiny social sites always struggle to get noticed! 3y
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@DannyHattan came up with this fantastic explainer for importing your Goodreads stacks into Litsy.

1. On your browser open Goodreads, in the “My Books” page and on the bottom left in tools there‘s a “Import/Export” tab,click it.
2. At the top hit “Export Library”, it will download into your computers Download folder.
3. Head to https://www.litsy.com/ , in your profile under “Setting/Import”, drag your file into the import section.
4. Job done.

rretzler What happens with books that are already in Litsy? 3y
Litsy @rretzler There's an option to replace them or not. Replacing would change the ratings, for example. Nothing affects posts. 3y
rretzler Thanks! 3y
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dariazeoli I imported my Read stack and it appears to have imported a bunch of books already in my Litsy stacks. These imported versions have ratings, but many have no covers. 3y
TimSpalding @dariazeoli No cover books get evaluated for covers every night. I'll take a look and see if that helps.

Can you give me an example of “already in your stacks“? At present, it's pretty exact. If you have the Hobbit in one edition, it will import the Hobbit in another. Perhaps it shouldn't. Give me an example and I'll look at it.
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dariazeoli @TimSpalding Perhaps the issue is the ratings. I gave this one a thumbs up on Litsy back in January. 3y
dariazeoli @TimSpalding My GR was 3 stars, so it imported as a so-so with blank cover: 3y
rretzler Not to also be a downer - but a bunch of my books didn‘t import correctly. Some came through as being critique/analysis when I know the actual book was in Goodreads. Others duplicated - including my books listed as currently reading (A Pale View of Hills, The Redbreast and Melmoth). Melmoth came over as Melmoth Intl. Unfortunately, I started fixing before I thought to keep track of the errors. After awhile with some 2,000+ imported, I gave up. 3y
rretzler I‘m seriously thinking of reverting as it just seems a mess now and too many books to go through to see if they‘re correct. If I reverted and then reimported, also I could start a list of what didn‘t come over correctly and let you know - though I would probably revert again after that exercise. 3y
Litsy @rretzler Sorry for the trouble! If you want to give us the file, we can certainly take a look. A couple specific examples of problem records would be a big help. -Loranne 3y
rretzler @Litsy @lorannen - No problem at all! I'm wondering if trying to import that many books is just asking for problems anyway. I reverted to my saved data, and I'm going to reimport later today or tomorrow to see if I can make a list of some of the books that are causing the problems. I can then email you the CSV file and my list of the books that don't seem to be importing correctly. 3y
Litsy @rretzler Sounds like a plan! Fingers crossed it goes better this time, but at least we'll have some data to work with, if not. You can send details to litsy@librarything.com! 3y
Brooke_H When I drop in my file, I just get a down arrow pointing at a “clear upload“ button. No indication that it's doing anything.... I have a pretty huge library. If I leave it alone for a length of time, will it work? I guess I wish there was an hourglass or spinny wheel or something to indicate it's working on it? 3y
Litsy @Brooke_H I don't think you've left the screen where you load the file. You need to scroll down to “Upload File,“ and click it. 3y
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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Litsy is now also available on the web!

Try it out at https://www.litsy.com

Litsy on the web has all the features of Litsy on iOS and Android, including posting and a great image editor. We've added a few features to entice you to check it out, such as a Goodreads import. If you use a larger screen, you will see new sections for trending books and hashtags.

Follow @Litsy for more details. And let us know what you think!

LibrarianJen I'm so loving this! 3y
heikemarie Amazing! I‘m excited! 3y
LibrarianRyan Been loving this!. More info on the Good Reads import please. 3y
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Litsy @LibrarianRyan We'll be posting little tidbits about new web and non-web features, but here's the import page https://www.litsy.com/web/upload 3y
riversong153 Yay!!! 3y
batsy I'm using the web version now for the first time. It's great; thank you! 3y
Litsy Apologies if you were using it just now and found it slow. We are re-routing the much increased traffic! 3y
catchingbooks I've been using this for a week now and I love it!!
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erzascarletbookgasm Woohoo! 👏 3y
TheSpineView I love you guys for doing this! Thank you!😍😍😍 3y
Litsy @TheSpineView Thanks! 3y
silentrequiem I love it. Thank you!!! 3y
Litsy We found another bug, that might have scotched some posts. It only appeared with high load. So, if it didn't work, it should now. 3y
TheRomantiCate 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
LeahBergen Wonderful! 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
j9brown This is great! I love seeing the trending tags and trending books. Very very cool 😊 3y
Bookishlie So excited!!! More ways to procrastinate homework!!??!! 3y
cobwebmoth Thank you for this! All of the extra features are really cool. Will we eventually be able to scroll through all of our Followers/Following lists? Right now it just shows the 50 most recent people. Thanks! 3y
Litsy @cobwebmoth Yes. If you go to the bottom of your followers/following list it should load more. If it's not--check again?--it's a bug. Can you tell us your Browser/OS? 3y
cobwebmoth I'm on my HP laptop(Windows 8). I tried Chrome and the Avast browser, but both stop scrolling after 50 names. Thanks! 3y
TimSpalding @cobwebmoth All fixed. Sorry for the issue! 3y
cobwebmoth @TimSpalding Thank you so much! 3y
Melissa_J Can anyone on the web see my account (if it‘s public) even if they aren‘t on Litsy? 3y
Litsy @Melissa_J I thought I answered this. Maybe I answered on Facebook? Anyway, by default anyone can see your account, but unless you do something to make it so, it is marked as forbidden for Google to index. 3y
Melissa_J Thanks! That confirms what I suspected. It is possible you answered my question already, but I‘m not on FB so wouldn‘t have seen the answer even if you did. 3y
Samjewel Good! I will enjoy this community more often then. 3y
esurient I'm noticing on the web-version of Litsy, the green 'So-So' banner is now reading as 'Meh'? Are we transitioning to new wording? The original wording looks to still be retained in the web rate-the-book stack options and Help/FAQs section, and throughout the app-view (Android). 3y
esurient Also, the counter indicating new Activity (the red-dot with number) is showing one count in the app-view and a different count in the web-view? No biggie; just looks curious. 3y
Litsy @esurient Ah. No. I need to change “meh“ back to “so-so.“ Internally, it's stored as “meh.“ The app changes it. I guess the app builders changed their mind at the last minute. 3y
Litsy @esurient Well, if you look at one, it should affect the other. I'm not quite sure how to test this, but I think it's right, once you take that info effect. 3y
Heavenly.Human What a happy news ✨ 3y
annieftbooks Thank you for this!!! 3y
esurient @litsy Thank you, especially for the cool background information! I'll go clear my activity counter (web at: 62; app at: 10), and I suspect you're correct that going forward it should auto-adjust. 3y
Litsy @esurient Another thing to note is that, if you keep your Activity tab open on web (like I do, constantly), those unread counts won't disappear until you refresh the page. Switching back and forth between the Activities and Conversations will clear the individual unread counts on those subsets of notifications, but the unread count in the nav bar won't clear w/o a refresh. Do let us know with some specifics if you see any issues after this point? (edited) 3y
esurient @Litsy Will do! Thanks again! 3y
zembla I'm so so happy about this! Many thanks to everyone who made it happen 💖 3y
deadpoolwillam 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂@LibrarianRyan dude this is wired a lot and nice and i like this bruh 😂 2y
deadpoolwillam 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂@LibrarianRyan dude this is wired a lot and nice and i like this bruh 😂 2y
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After a big push, we've reduced the number of Litsy books without covers by 74%. When our usual cover supplier, Ingram, doesn't have a cover, we are now drawing on covers from @LibraryThing and Syndetics Unbound from ProQuest. As of now, only 0.9% of books have no cover at all!

LibrarianRyan This is SOOOOOOOOOOOO Awesome!!! Thank you!!!
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Caterina Yay thank you!! 3y
Leftcoastzen Awesome! 3y
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tournevis 👏👏👏👏 3y
julesG 🎉👏👏👏🎉 3y
llwheeler That's awesome! Thanks! 3y
CherylRussell 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Crazeedi Great! 3y
Smarkies Yay! 3y
LiteraryinLawrence Thanks for doing that! 3y
Lindy 🎉🎉🎉 3y
GypsyKat Awesome! 3y
Itchyfeetreader 👏 🎉 3y
BooknerdsLife Yeah!!! 👏🏼👏🏼🎉 Thank you! 3y
LeahBergen Awesome! 3y
DivineDiana Fantastic! 3y
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
RaimeyGallant Wow, I've missed so much! 3y
Chelsea.Poole I love this news!!!! 🥰 3y
RaimeyGallant Does anyone know how often Litsy pulls data from IngramContent? @lorannen 2y
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Trivia: These are the first 450 most popular Emojis on Litsy posts. (The first, ⭐, was used 90,805 times. The last, 🙌🏾, was used 124 times.)

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That's kinda cool. 3y
suvata Very cool indeed 3y
OrangeMooseReads Very interesting 3y
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CoverToCoverGirl Interesting 3y
rather_be_reading glad to see 📚📚 was 2nd! 3y
julesG Interesting indeed. Especially, since Android swallows a lot of them and just leaves an empty box with an X for me. 😔 3y
Sarah83 Great 😍 3y
TheSpineView I see some of my favours at the top of the list. 😊💜📚🐾😍📘📙☀️ 3y
DebinHawaii Awesome! Although I was sure I used the avocado 🥑emoji myself at least 90,800 times! 🤣🥑💚 3y
tpixie 🥳📚♥️😊🐶😜🥰🐱 are my favorites!! I don‘t think I see my Happy New Year 🥳 one! 3y
Megara Littens should have a tater tots emoji. 😜 3y
WitBeyndMehsure Can we get more stickers! 3y
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This week is #NationalLibraryWeek in the US, and our sister site, #LibraryThing, is celebrating with a library-themed treasure hunt! Solve the clues to find library cards scattered around the site.

https://www.librarything.com/hunt_2019-04.php

If you're not already on LibraryThing, this is a fun way to get to know the site! Plus there are prizes to be had.

Need a hint? See the Talk discussion: https://www.librarything.com/topic/305699

conceptDawg Remember, you can check the Talk post mentioned on the Hunt page if you want some hints from fellow LibraryThing members. 3y
charl08 5 down! 3y
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We have added two settings under Preferences > Push Notification Settings. They tell us whether you are an EU citizen/resident, and if you want to receive the newsletter. (The newsletters have an opt-out link, which is separate from this system.) EU citizens must check the latter if they want the newsletter. [Note: Yes, this is for legal reasons. We'd rather not care; EU law requires us to care.]

Angeles Why on earth does Litsy care about my residence status in the EU, the USA or China? I find it intrusive and creepy. 3y
jinxmoon @Angeles I guess thats because of the EU privacy laws. They require that we have to explicitly accept to everything they use our data for. 3y
Litsy @MirisBooks is exactly right. Particularly GDPR, which was went into effect last May. @Angeles 3y
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Angeles Thanks for the clarification, still I would rather they follow the strongest privacy laws for everyone so those of us in the US are not second class clients with less protection. Still it is a bit less weird and creepy than my gut instinct told me. Thanks 😀❤️ 3y
Litsy @Angeles So, we are voluntarily abiding by the GDPR, Europe's new privacy regime. It has rules that apply to European citizens, such as, basically, forbidding us to send you an email without an explicit, additional opt-in. We, of course, have no way of knowing who's an EU citizen and who isn't. So we're giving members an opportunity to indicate that they are. If you are, you won't get any email from us, unless you ALSO indicate you want it, again. 3y
Litsy @Angeles To your second point, Litsy sends out a newsletter, and has always done so. It has an opt-out, of course. But, previously, signing up for the service meant receiving the newsletter unless you didn't want to. Now, for EU citizens, we have to send no emails unless you explicitly and separately tell us to. I'm not going to apply this to the US because, to be perfectly honest, I don't think anyone is harmed by it. 3y
Litsy @Angeles In the future, we're going to analyze the IP you use and make a guess at EU status. If in the EU, you won't get email. We may also need to shut off all phone notifications, because, although Litsy members downloaded an app that sends push notifications, and subscribed to a service that sends push notifications, and can turn them off at any time, we did not separately ask for permission. — @timspalding 3y
Angeles I guess given the political moment and my Hispanic name anytime people inquire about citizenship I get too sensitive. I must apologize if I made you uncomfortable but I still would not want a private company having too much sensitive information because Facebook and its issues with data scared me. I love litsy and don't mean to be a bother. Thanks for the extra info and the hard work 3y
teebe CASL is similar and has been in effect since 2014 so wouldn‘t this also be necessary for users from Canada? Particularly for users who joined years ago as any implied consent would be expired. 3y
BookishClaire GDPR is a pain in the neck but I have to say I wish American companies had something similar — endless junk mail no matter how much you unsubscribe to things!! 3y
Litsy @teebe Maybe so. And rules vary state to state too. Fundamentally, however, as a US company we are only really punishable under US law. The EU or Canada or Saudi Arabia can say we're liable for this or that, and file claims against us there, even, but they can't enforce it because we have no legal presence there. We're complying with the EU voluntarily, to make our European users happy. Maybe we should add Canada. IDK. 3y
Litsy @BookishClaire I feel your pain. I get them too. But sending email after you've unsubscribed is already illegal. These regulations tire me out because they cost money and mess things up for good companies, and the bad ones don't care, don't stop, and aren't punished. 3y
Litsy @Angeles No, thank you. I'm sorry. This topic makes me extremely grumpy. :) 3y
gilroyc Is it bad I don't remember seeing a newsletter in all the time I've been a litsy member? 3y
LibrarianRyan 👍🤓 3y
Litsy @gilroyc Only a little bit - we haven't sent too many (1 for sure, maybe 2 since the acquisition?). Certainly not monthly updates like we do with LT. - Loranne 3y
shanaqui I can't find any settings for Litsy at all within the (Android) app, which the Google Play Store is telling me was last updated in 2017... I am wondering if I am missing something. 3y
shanaqui 😰 As soon as I complain I can't find something, I then find it. After my phone helpfully crashes and makes it *look* like Litsy's fault, of course. 3y
Litsy @shanaqui Glad you found it! And sorry for the trouble. Let us know if there's anything else we can do to help! 3y
teebe @Litsy There were a handful of MOUs signed with various countries to get it to apply cross-borders. The CRTC and the FTC supposedly work together on enforcement but who knows how that‘s going now, all things considered. (edited) 3y
rockpools Hi @litsy - I ‘m having problems updating my settings. If I tick the Yes- EU button, it either doesn‘t save, or changes my push notifications. Any suggestions? 3y
Litsy @RachelO Sorry for the trouble. We had some brief database downtime over the weekend that is likely the cause. Please try it again now and if it doesn't work, drop us an email with some more details (i.e. device type and OS version) and we'll be happy to look into it. 3y
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Before, when you search or click a hashtag, Litsy showed posts tagged with that hashtag

Now, for some hashtags, like #cozies, #paranormal or #AmericanHistory you also get posts on books that ARE that tag—paranormal books, horror books, American history books.

• This is a GREAT way to find people who read the genres you love!
• Tags are drawn from LibraryThing's 140m user-added tags.
• No posts are removed; most Litsy hashtags are unaffected.

Litsy Discuss here, or on the Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/OnwardLitsy/ 3y
umbrellagirl Thank you! 3y
TimSpalding There are a lot of wrinkles here, if anyone is interested. For my part, this has made Litsy much more useful, because I can search for genres and topics I care about. Absent this, I was lost trying to find my tribe on Litsy. Now I can search for hashtags like #AncientHistory #GreekHistory #Archaeology #EarlyChurch #Turkish and find lots of posts about books I care about, and the people who write them. (edited) 3y
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TimSpalding In other words, whether YOU like it or not, I LOVE it. [runs from the room] (edited) 3y
saresmoore Super cool! 3y
JennyM Awesome! Thanks guys 3y
speljamr I like this and will be exploring this more. 3y
Crazeedi Great!! 3y
gilroyc I'd rather the two searches be separate. Genre isn't the same as hashtags. 3y
TimSpalding 1/So, we had a choice. A new feature along those lines would take a lot of work and therefore cost a lot of money. And where would it go? Or perhaps we could tell people to use ## instead of #. Or we could have a setting that turned it off and on. But Litsy is an aggressively simple application, and I think it's worth keeping it such. To reverse it, when you search for #horror, do you really only want posts tagged that way? (edited) 3y
TimSpalding 2/ I think most of the time you're interested in horror generally, and if it surfaces posts about horror books—some tagged horror by the posters and some not—that's good. 3y
TimSpalding 3/ I'm interested to hear cases where it falls down, if any. We might also add a line at the end of posts like: This book was tagged #horror by other users so you know why. Or even list a few such tags. And, yes, we can add a setting to turn it off. But I need to see significant examples where it's worse before we add complexity. 3y
rretzler Hmmm. Now I just need to try to figure out what hashtags are applicable to the books I like since I don‘t use any particular hashtags on LT 3y
BarbaraBB Thank you!! 3y
LibrarianRyan Great. Thank you. 3y
LazyDays You all are awesome! So much hard work for a free app, Thank you! 3y
SW-T Awesome! Thanks 😊😊😊 3y
xxjenadanxx This is going to make such a difference! 3y
MoonWitch94 So great! 3y
Madison91 Can we also get a grid view 🙋🏽‍♀️😂 3y
CouronneDhiver 👍🏽 3y
LeahBergen Oh, this is exciting! 👏🏻 3y
Litsy @Madison91 What are you looking for a grid view of? 3y
Madison91 @Litsy peoples pages, or is there already a way to do that? 3y
TimSpalding @Madison91 Your point of reference on grid views is Instagram here, right? 3y
Madison91 @TimSpalding yes! Saves me time on scrolling 😅 3y
Stephjotsdown Hi, I just discovered Litsy and i am loving it. But when I was updating my books, i find that quite a number of titles cannot be found in Litsy. How can I alert Litsy to add these books?
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Litsy has long been plagued by multiple editions with trivial differences, like two versions of "Daisy Jones and The Six." Posts about them were kept apart.

Now, drawing on LibraryThing's extensive work-edition-media concept, we are combining all posts about the "work" together. We aren't changing search, because sometimes people care about choosing THEIR cover or edition.

Litsy Discuss here, or on the Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/OnwardLitsy/ 3y
umbrellagirl Love this! 3y
TimSpalding Minor details: LibraryThing's conception of a work includes all editions and translations. So, in theory, you might look for a Harry Potter book and get someone posting about the Italian edition. Mostly, I think that's good. There's a big question about whether we should try to combine all the editions in search or, conversely, give people the ability to choose ANY edition they want. I'm going to ask that on Onward Litsy. It's too much for here. (edited) 3y
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saresmoore Ooh! Fantastic! This will be especially helpful for buddy reads. 3y
gilroyc What's funny is Librarything members have been asking for an edition layer for years... 3y
TimSpalding @gilroyc Litsy doesn't have an edition layer. It has a bunch of books, fairly randomly plucked from Ingram's data. (The algorithm is to only use the first item with the same title/author and throw the rest out. So there's really only one edition of most books, but Daisy Jones & The Six differs from Daisy Jones AND The Six!) LibraryThing has a much, much, much more complicated, flexible, user-changeable and interesting work-editions concept. 3y
TimSpalding @gilroyc What I've done here is bring what LibraryThing knows--that Daisy Jones and the Six is the same as Daisy Jones & The Six!--into Litsy. Thus, along with thousands of libraries and a few bookstores, Litsy is benefitting from the work concept LibraryThing runs on, which is part algorithm and part users combining and separating the editions layer on LT. 3y
TimSpalding @gilroyc In theory, LibraryThing could have an editions layer that aggregates what we currently call editions--trying the various ways an edition (however defined!) shows up in the different data sources LibraryThing has. Basically, it would be works, but with a different definition. We could do it but… I dunno. I think it would be a lot of work for minimal gain and a LOT of definitional haziness because, well, we have metadata, not books. 3y
LibrarianRyan I am so looking forward to this. Thank you. 3y
SW-T That‘ll be very helpful! Thank you 😊 3y
Clare-Dragonfly Wow! That‘s a really good idea. Thank you. 👍🏻 3y
BeansPage Woohoo 🎉🎉🎉 thank you 🤗 3y
CouronneDhiver You guys are doing amazing work! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 3y
llwheeler That's awesome, thanks! 3y
emtobiasz Oh, this is great! I was hoping something like this would be in the mix soon! Thank you! 3y
LeahBergen Yes!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Weaponxgirl Thankyou! 3y
jmtrivera YES! 3y
Sills Thank you @tpixie 3y
wckdtwstdsweetcandy ...thnx... 3y
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I hate to do this, but Litsy has to shut down #bookishbrewswap.

In a better world, online beer swapping would be welcomed. I'd love to participate.

Unfortunately, it's legally risky. For that reason sites like Reddit have banned beer swapping (see https://www.reddit.com/r/beer/comments/8643kq/rbeertrade_has_been_banned/). If a huge, well-funded site like Reddit can't take a risk, we definitely can't.

(More in comments.)

Litsy As I said, I hate this. Beer swapping is a fun idea, and services should not be responsible for what their users do. Generally we aren't, but once we were alerted, Litsy become liable. After I post this I'm going to take down older #bookishbrewswap posts. I won't disable the hashtag, so you can talk about it. In the future using Litsy to coordinate swaps of controlled substances will be a violation of our Terms. Thank you and sorry, Tim (edited) 3y
Litsy Allagash is just one of Maine's great local beers, ciders and meads. If any #bookishbrewswap people come to Portland, ping me and I'll buy you one! Photo credit: Allagash Brewing Company CC-BY 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/allagashbrewing/31560908813 (edited) 3y
Soubhiville Sounds completely reasonable to me. 3y
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PagesByTheWater Unfortunate but understandable. @Jilly6183 (edited) 3y
Suet624 Makes total sense. 3y
Jilly6183 @litsy Tim - thank you for your very kind email and this post. My sincerest apologies for not considering that such a swap could be problematic for Litsy as a platform. For those who signed up for the swap, keep an eye on your email. I will be sending out an update soon. 3y
Litsy No, my apologies. What a pain. Needless to say, we cannot and won't police anything happening elsewhere. Just don't use Litsy to coordinate, advertise or plan it, and we're good. — Tim 3y
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