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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.

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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? 5d
Megabooks @ShelleyBooksie The parent company of Litsy! 4d
Megabooks @ShelleyBooksie check them out at https://www.librarything.com/ 👍🏻👍🏻 4d
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LibrarianRyan @ShelleyBooksie it‘s similar to Goodreads but not an amazon property. 4d
Endowarrior21 Does anyone know when the Secret Santa is gonna go live? On Librarything 2d
Litsy @Endowarrior21 I presume you saw—it's live now. Have fun! 8h
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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! 5mo
squirrelbrain Yay! Well done all of you! 5mo
DivineDiana Yes! Love all of them! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
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Soubhiville 😲😲😲! Yay! Congratulations to all the other winning photos too! 5mo
LibrarianRyan I would recognize that cat anywhere. Congrats @soubhiville 5mo
Blaire 😮 🥰 thank you!! Love seeing all of these! 5mo
BookFreakOut Thanks for organizing this, it was fun to come up with something and see everyone else's ideas! 5mo
LeahBergen Yay! How exciting!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Congratulations to the other winners, too! 😘😘 5mo
Chelsea.Poole Thank you, thank you! ☺️ These are some great photos! 5mo
mdm139 Thank you so much! Congratulations to all the winners! I loved seeing everyone‘s ideas 5mo
Simona Thank you 🙏 5mo
tpixie @LeahBergen woot congrats 🎉🎈 📚 4mo
tpixie @Soubhiville congrats! ♥️📚♥️ 4mo
Marcus Rodriguez Litsy = 👎

2020 goals
SweetBooks Good job! 3w
sweetpotato244 @Marcus Rodriguez your right 3w
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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) 5mo
RaimeyGallant So jealous of everyone who's going! 5mo
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Nitpickyabouttrains Thanks for the link! Very excited to wander the floor. 5mo
Sharon4 @Nitpickyabouttrains Love the name 5mo
Susanita I had hoped to come to dinner, but I‘ll be dealing with a maintenance issue instead. 😡😫 5mo
Litsy @Susanita Sorry we missed you! Hope that everything's okay, and that you had a good weekend, nonetheless. 5mo
Susanita All's well. It was just a little poorly timed glitch. 5mo
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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.


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 😍 5mo
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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! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
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. 5mo
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. 5mo
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Bookwormjillk Love it! 5mo
marleed @Bibliogeekery Did you see this post - it could answer your concern from yesterday. Perhaps you want this as your primary newsfeed. 5mo
BookwormM Following 5mo
TheSpineView I like!!! Thank you! 5mo
Bibliogeekery @marleed Ooo, thank you! I had not seen this but am following it now! 💗 5mo
BarbaraBB Thank you!! 5mo
CaitZ This is great. Thank you. 5mo
StayCurious What a great idea 👍🏻 5mo
Clare-Dragonfly THIS IS SO COOL. 5mo
Litsy @Clare-Dragonfly Thanks. We're tryin'. 😀 5mo
Peddler410 Woah! That was kinda cool. 5mo
bookandbedandtea This is fantastic! Thanks! 5mo
staci.reads Very cool. 5mo
AceOnRoam Love this. Thanks. 5mo
BookHoarder32 Thank you for this!! I already made new friends connecting through a series I love ❤️ 5mo
Paperback.Propensity I really love the new updates so far 5mo
Blaire This is great! 5mo
Chelsea.Poole Love this! 5mo
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. 4mo
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. 4mo
rather_be_reading interesting!! 3mo
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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! 5mo
TheSpineView Cool! Happy Anniversary! 5mo
Soubhiville That‘s fun! 5mo
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Lcsmcat Fun! 5mo
TheLibrarian How cool! 5mo
Jas16 Love this! 5mo
Cathythoughts Nice one 👍🏻. Thankyou ! 5mo
Taylor I‘ve been on Litsy since it started so please give me a shoutout. 5mo
Litsy @Taylor Gotta wait for February for your four-year 🎂, though… 🙂 5mo
Lexi_Forsyth Cool me dudes! 5mo
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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! 5mo
Bookwormjillk I‘m in DC. Keep me posted! 5mo
Chelleo YES!! I'll be there! I just hope the meetup doesn't conflict with my meetings! 5mo
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Susanita I‘m in DC too! 5mo
mhslibrarylady I wish! 5mo
Merethebookgal I live in the DC area but will be have friends visiting 20-23 so maybe if it was on 24 or 25. 5mo
tjwill 🙋🏻‍♀️ 5mo
LibLib I'm in DC! I hope I can make it! Keep me updated 😊 5mo
Aimeesue I'm in NOVA, so maybe! 5mo
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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! 6mo
LeahBergen Well! I‘m going to have to give this some thought! 🤔 6mo
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texasgirl Got to get ahold of my creative side 🤫 6mo
scripturient So, who won??? 😃 5mo
zezeki @scripturient Yes, I was just wondering the same. 5mo
Litsy Thanks for your patience, folks! We should be announcing the winners soon. 5mo
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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! 🥳👏🏻🎉 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl Congratulations winners!👏👏 6mo
TheSpineView Way to go! Congrats! 😊 6mo
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jessinikkip Whoo-hoo! Congrats winners! 6mo
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. 5mo
ErinSueMreads Yay!!! Sorry I‘ve been out of the country! 5mo
onemused YAY! Just emailed! Totally missed this! 5mo
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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!


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
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. 6mo
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. 6mo
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RebL I refuse to go on Facebook, but I‘ll look for threads on LibraryThing. 6mo
Litsy @RebL Sorry. I understand. I wish I had a better way. Perhaps when LibraryThing gets fully mobilized, it will be an answer. 6mo
umbrellagirl @baes I agree wrt the group being closed. I don‘t like having all comments public for anyone to see. @Litsy 6mo
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! 6mo
umbrellagirl @Litsy Thank you! 6mo
mreads I second the saved feature mentioned, also would be nice to be able to have an owned list or notation for swap purposes 6mo
baes Awesome, thanks! I requested to join. 😊 6mo
SkeletonKey Yay! 6mo
lkpreader Good to know 😀 6mo
Megabooks Does Litsy have an algorithmic feed now or is it still chronological? I feel I am missing things. 6mo
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. 6mo
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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.) 6mo
DefLeppard Really like this idea. 😊 6mo
LiteraryinLititz Cool idea! 6mo
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BlameJennyJane Awesome idea! 6mo
LauraJ 👍 6mo
Melissa_J Oh, I like this! 6mo
Geeklet That‘s really cool 6mo
Karkar Love it!! 6mo
sammisho I love this! 6mo
Shley9225 Yessss I love that Six of Crows is on there ❤️❤️ 6mo
bookaholic1 I've read 6 of the books 6mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Love this idea! 6mo
sprainedbrain I‘m reading one of these right now! 6mo
rohit-sawant Such a cool idea! 6mo
jlabombard10315 I ❤ Jennifer McMahon! 6mo
DGRachel Fun! I like this idea. :) 6mo
Janeeny Very nice, chuffed to see I've read some of these too. I'm on Trend!! 😆 6mo
CherylRussell Love this idea! 😍 6mo
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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. 💙😉 6mo
TimSpalding @CouronneDhiver Videos of you standing on a street corner with a sandwich board also accepted 😉 6mo
squirrelbrain @CouronneDhiver - same here! How unusual are we?! 🤣 6mo
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julesG @squirrelbrain @CouronneDhiver You are perfectly normal weirdos. 😘 6mo
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) 6mo
UnidragonFrag I have other social media, but don't use it often lol here's one: https://twitter.com/unidragonfrag/status/1130557279953010688?s=09 6mo
SqueakyChu I shared Litsy with those who read the Facebook page of my Little Free Library of Twinbrook (#7720) in Rockville, Maryland, USA. :D
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 6mo
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) 6mo
JoyBlue . . . last one for me: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/48554502220118426/

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

Posted to twitter!
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ajennell @saresmoore a tote would be awesome! I'd definitely buy one as well :D 6mo
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 ❤
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? 6mo
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.
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 6mo
RylanBaker Litten is a pokemon y'all dumbasses 5mo
Litsy @RylanBaker It's also a term members of the Litsy community adopted to refer to themselves. 5mo
valgin Thanks mam I will achieve the book in you lissy 3mo
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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! 6mo
larah17 I didn‘t realize you could use Litsy outside of the app! That‘s very good to know, thank you 😁 6mo
TheSpineView 💜💜💜💜 6mo
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. :) 6mo
RaimeyGallant Cool! 6mo
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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) 6mo
kezzlou85 Cannot believe my library is on here. Its brilliant though Library Thing cant seem to find my location. 6mo
Litsy @kezzlou85 Probably you need to tell it. LibraryThing doesn't guess. 6mo
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Peddler410 @TimSpalding Is this a website-only feature right now? 6mo
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. 6mo
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. 6mo
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.) 6mo
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. 6mo
EchoCharlie It's showing me places in Japan as well 6mo
Litsy @EchoCharlie It's supposed to. It shows you whatever you search for. It's not based on your location per se. 6mo
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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!!! 6mo
vivastory This is utterly brilliant!! 🙌🤘📚👏 6mo
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. 6mo
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Birdsong28 Brilliant 🎊🎉📚📖 6mo
LibrarianRyan Awesome!!! 6mo
BarbaraBB So cool! But I can‘t find the Dutch bookshops that I did add to LT, is that correct? (edited) 6mo
TheSpineView Such a cool feature! Thanks! 6mo
KatieDid927 Oh I likey! 6mo
LeahBergen This is great! 👍🏻 6mo
Jas16 This is awesome. Thanks! 6mo
8little_paws Great idea! Is there a way to add a store? 6mo
kyraleseberg Awesome feature, thanks so much! 6mo
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. 6mo
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. 6mo
Theaelizabet Terrific addition! Thanks! 6mo
8little_paws Thank you @litsy! 6mo
Clare-Dragonfly Wow! This is so cool! 6mo
bookishbitch I love this!! 6mo
Daisey @CharleaFinley Have you seen this? Now you can post in connection to a bookstore, and I found River Reader in the list. 6mo
riversong153 Wonderful! 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl Wow my little indie used bookstore is on this list... so amazing!!!! ❤️❤️ Thank you this is brilliant!! 6mo
RaimeyGallant Omg!!! 6mo
Nerdfins This is so cool! 😁 I just added my two local Barnes and Nobles so I can constantly tag myself in them here. (edited) 6mo
Litsy @Nerdfins Just moved them over from LibraryThing to Litsy. Thanks! 6mo
orangerful As a librarian, this makes me extremely happy! 6mo
Lexi_Forsyth Book galore!!! 5mo
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. 3mo
SweetBooks This is awesome! 3w
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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!!! 6mo
StephanieMarie Who on earth is tired of cats of litsy?? But otherwise awesome feature! 6mo
Litsy Snort. Yeah, I was baiting a bit there. 😀 6mo
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dariazeoli Thank you! 6mo
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. 6mo
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! 6mo
CouronneDhiver Cool. Although, I‘m all for the CATS! 6mo
LeahBergen @Soubhiville This is EXACTLY how I feel, too. 👍🏻 6mo
BarbaraBB Echoing @Soubhiville and @LeahBergen. Otherwise, awesome feature! 6mo
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. 6mo
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. 6mo
Soubhiville @LeahBergen and @BarbaraBB see response above. Yay! I‘m going to get on the computer today and play with this! Thanks @Litsy ! 6mo
BarbaraBB @Soubhiville Thanks for tagging, this feature can come in handy! 6mo
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! 6mo
gilroyc Works great... When people use the hashtag on the post I want to mute. If they don't, not so much. 6mo
Allthebookclubs Cats of Litsy 😂😂😂 6mo
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. 6mo
LeahBergen Thanks, @Soubhiville ! 👍🏻 6mo
esurient YAS! 6mo
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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! 6mo
TheSpineView You guys are the bomb! Thank you!💜💜💜💜 6mo
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LiteraryinLititz 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. 6mo
Leftcoastzen Nice! 6mo
Kimberlone Would love to have this feature available for the iOS app! 6mo
Kalalalatja Hey, that‘s my pic! I thought for a second I had made a double post 😅 great idea! 6mo
Litsy @LiteraryinLititz This would be a good feature, I agree. It's on the list of good potential features, but not currently in development. 6mo
Merethebookgal Very cool! I also like I‘m a suggested friend 😄 6mo
rather_be_reading 😲😲 3mo
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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!!! 👏 👍 😊 6mo
BarbaraBB You‘ve been working hard! Thank you so much! @TimSpalding 6mo
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 6mo
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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. 7mo
TheSpineView Shared on social media! Will update my blog next!💜 7mo
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BookishClaire Oh wow! And you can import Goodreads! That is so cool. 6mo
BookishClaire And you can buy!! Yayyyy 6mo
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! 6mo
RaimeyGallant OMG, I am freaking out!
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?
Litsy @RaimeyGallant Yes! I'll get out the page of logos soon. 6mo
SilversReviews How do you add the link on Instagram? 6mo
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. 6mo
SilversReviews @Litsy I mean add my Litsy Link to my Instagram profile...thanks. 6mo
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. 6mo
SilversReviews @RaimeyGallant Thanks. That‘s why I LOVE Litsy!! Love the clickable links. (edited) 6mo
Litsy @RaimeyGallant Right. But the share feature has a way to download your image, with a Litsy logo on top. Click it and see. 6mo
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) 6mo
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. 😍 6mo
MaGoose Great! I'll start posting about it later today. 6mo
overtheedge Awesome news....I have mentioned you many time to netgalley....I will add you to my Facebook and goodreads!! 6mo
PurpleyPumpkin A brief note to thank you for making this wonderful community accessible on the web. Awesome!👍🏽 6mo
IheartYA Love the sharing feature. 😉 6mo
Aims42 Loving this!! THANK YOU!!!! 6mo
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! 6mo
Litsy @IamIamIam Thanks. We really need the help. We certainly have no money for advertising, and tiny social sites always struggle to get noticed! 6mo
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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? 7mo
Litsy @rretzler There's an option to replace them or not. Replacing would change the ratings, for example. Nothing affects posts. 7mo
rretzler Thanks! 7mo
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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. 6mo
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. 6mo
dariazeoli @TimSpalding My GR was 3 stars, so it imported as a so-so with blank cover: 6mo
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. 6mo
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. 6mo
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 6mo
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. 6mo
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! 6mo
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? 6mo
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. 6mo
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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! 7mo
heikemarie Amazing! I‘m excited! 7mo
LibrarianRyan Been loving this!. More info on the Good Reads import please. 7mo
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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 7mo
riversong153 Yay!!! 7mo
batsy I'm using the web version now for the first time. It's great; thank you! 7mo
Litsy Apologies if you were using it just now and found it slow. We are re-routing the much increased traffic! 7mo
catchingbooks I've been using this for a week now and I love it!!
erzascarletbookgasm Woohoo! 👏 7mo
TheSpineView I love you guys for doing this! Thank you!😍😍😍 7mo
Litsy @TheSpineView Thanks! 7mo
silentrequiem I love it. Thank you!!! 7mo
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. 7mo
TheRomantiCate 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 7mo
LeahBergen Wonderful! 👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
j9brown This is great! I love seeing the trending tags and trending books. Very very cool 😊 7mo
Bookishlie So excited!!! More ways to procrastinate homework!!??!! 7mo
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! 7mo
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? 7mo
cobwebmoth I'm on my HP laptop(Windows 8). I tried Chrome and the Avast browser, but both stop scrolling after 50 names. Thanks! 7mo
TimSpalding @cobwebmoth All fixed. Sorry for the issue! 6mo
cobwebmoth @TimSpalding Thank you so much! 6mo
Melissa_J Can anyone on the web see my account (if it‘s public) even if they aren‘t on Litsy? 6mo
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. 6mo
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. 6mo
Samjewel Good! I will enjoy this community more often then. 6mo
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). 6mo
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. 6mo
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. 6mo
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. 6mo
Heavenly_Human What a happy news ✨ 6mo
annieftbooks Thank you for this!!! 6mo
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. 6mo
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) 6mo
esurient @Litsy Will do! Thanks again! 6mo
zembla I'm so so happy about this! Many thanks to everyone who made it happen 💖 6mo
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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!!!
Caterina Yay thank you!! 7mo
Leftcoastzen Awesome! 7mo
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tournevis 👏👏👏👏 7mo
julesG 🎉👏👏👏🎉 7mo
llwheeler That's awesome! Thanks! 7mo
CherylRussell 👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
Crazeedi Great! 7mo
Smarkies Yay! 7mo
LiteraryinLititz Thanks for doing that! 7mo
Lindy 🎉🎉🎉 7mo
GypsyKat Awesome! 7mo
Itchyfeetreader 👏 🎉 7mo
BooknerdsLife Yeah!!! 👏🏼👏🏼🎉 Thank you! 7mo
readordierachel Yes!! 7mo
LeahBergen Awesome! 7mo
DivineDiana Fantastic! 7mo
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 6mo
RaimeyGallant Wow, I've missed so much! 6mo
Chelsea.Poole I love this news!!!! 🥰 6mo
RaimeyGallant Does anyone know how often Litsy pulls data from IngramContent? @lorannen 2mo
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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. 7mo
suvata Very cool indeed 7mo
OrangeMooseReads Very interesting 7mo
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CoverToCoverGirl Interesting 7mo
rather_be_reading glad to see 📚📚 was 2nd! 7mo
julesG Interesting indeed. Especially, since Android swallows a lot of them and just leaves an empty box with an X for me. 😔 7mo
Sarah83 Great 😍 7mo
TheSpineView I see some of my favours at the top of the list. 😊💜📚🐾😍📘📙☀️ 7mo
DebinHawaii Awesome! Although I was sure I used the avocado 🥑emoji myself at least 90,800 times! 🤣🥑💚 7mo
tpixie 🥳📚♥️😊🐶😜🥰🐱 are my favorites!! I don‘t think I see my Happy New Year 🥳 one! 7mo
Megara Littens should have a tater tots emoji. 😜 6mo
WitBeyndMehsure Can we get more stickers! 6mo
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One Week in the Library | W Maxwell Prince
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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.


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. 7mo
charl08 5 down! 7mo
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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. 8mo
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. 8mo
Litsy @MirisBooks is exactly right. Particularly GDPR, which was went into effect last May. @Angeles 8mo
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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 😀❤️ 8mo
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. 8mo
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. 8mo
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 8mo
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 8mo
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. 8mo
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!! 8mo
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. 8mo
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. 8mo
Litsy @Angeles No, thank you. I'm sorry. This topic makes me extremely grumpy. :) 8mo
gilroyc Is it bad I don't remember seeing a newsletter in all the time I've been a litsy member? 8mo
LibrarianRyan 👍🤓 8mo
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 8mo
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. 8mo
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. 8mo
Litsy @shanaqui Glad you found it! And sorry for the trouble. Let us know if there's anything else we can do to help! 8mo
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) 8mo
RachelO 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? 8mo
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. 8mo
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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/ 8mo
umbrellagirl Thank you! 8mo
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) 8mo
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TimSpalding In other words, whether YOU like it or not, I LOVE it. [runs from the room] (edited) 8mo
saresmoore Super cool! 8mo
JennyM Awesome! Thanks guys 8mo
speljamr I like this and will be exploring this more. 8mo
Crazeedi Great!! 8mo
gilroyc I'd rather the two searches be separate. Genre isn't the same as hashtags. 8mo
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) 8mo
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. 8mo
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. 8mo
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 8mo
BarbaraBB Thank you!! 8mo
LibrarianRyan Great. Thank you. 8mo
Bookishthoughts You all are awesome! So much hard work for a free app, Thank you! 8mo
SW-T Awesome! Thanks 😊😊😊 8mo
xxjenadanxx This is going to make such a difference! 8mo
MoonWitch94 So great! 8mo
Madison91 Can we also get a grid view 🙋🏽‍♀️😂 8mo
CouronneDhiver 👍🏽 8mo
LeahBergen Oh, this is exciting! 👏🏻 8mo
Litsy @Madison91 What are you looking for a grid view of? 8mo
Madison91 @Litsy peoples pages, or is there already a way to do that? 8mo
TimSpalding @Madison91 Your point of reference on grid views is Instagram here, right? 8mo
Madison91 @TimSpalding yes! Saves me time on scrolling 😅 8mo
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/ 8mo
umbrellagirl Love this! 8mo
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) 8mo
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saresmoore Ooh! Fantastic! This will be especially helpful for buddy reads. 8mo
gilroyc What's funny is Librarything members have been asking for an edition layer for years... 8mo
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. 8mo
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. 8mo
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. 8mo
LibrarianRyan I am so looking forward to this. Thank you. 8mo
SW-T That‘ll be very helpful! Thank you 😊 8mo
Clare-Dragonfly Wow! That‘s a really good idea. Thank you. 👍🏻 8mo
TheReadingMermaid Woohoo 🎉🎉🎉 thank you 🤗 8mo
CouronneDhiver You guys are doing amazing work! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 8mo
llwheeler That's awesome, thanks! 8mo
emtobiasz Oh, this is great! I was hoping something like this would be in the mix soon! Thank you! 8mo
LeahBergen Yes!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
Weaponxgirl Thankyou! 8mo
jmtrivera YES! 8mo
Sills Thank you @tpixie 8mo
wckdtwstdsweetcandy ...thnx... 7mo
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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) 9mo
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) 9mo
Soubhiville Sounds completely reasonable to me. 9mo
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PagesByTheWater Unfortunate but understandable. @Jilly6183 (edited) 9mo
Suet624 Makes total sense. 9mo
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. 9mo
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 9mo
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Litsy's latest iOS version is fully optimized for the iPhone X! Scrolling through your feed and viewing book descriptions both work a lot better now (among other bug fixes). If you haven't already, now is a good time to update!


Android updates are in the works.

C.Perone Thank you for keeping things working 😊 9mo
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Heartseeker | Melinda Beatty
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For the second year running, our sister site, #LibraryThing is hosting a Valentine's Day treasure hunt! We're written up rhyming clues to help you find the hearts scattered around the site.


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.

saresmoore Yay! I really enjoy the hunts. 😊 9mo
kgriffith Testing android notifications 9mo
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We‘ve updated/fixed how blocking works on Litsy.

Blocked users can no longer see:
* their blocker‘s posts on book profiles or hashtags
* their blocker‘s comments or likes on other users‘ posts
* their blocker in followers/following lists

If a blocked user navigates from an interaction from before the block, the blocker‘s feed and stacks will not populate.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OnwardLitsy/permalink/373100156806730/

CouronneDhiver Great! 👍🏽 9mo
Litsy @CouronneDhiver thanks. Credit goes to @Foxnorth 9mo
Gissy I still haven't meet anyone in Litsy that I feel the need to block that person. Good news, don't you think! 9mo
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Litsy @Gissy Glad to hear it! We want everyone to feel safe on Litsy, which is why we made a point of fixing this feature. 9mo
GingerAntics Good to know. 9mo
pravin5 Ha 3mo
pravin5 Bt hi is byutiful 3mo
pravin5 So cute 3mo
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If you have any questions leave a comment here! You are also welcome to the vigorous and useful discussion on the "Onward Litsy!" Facebook group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/OnwardLitsy/ . Thanks - @TimSpalding

LibrarianRyan Thank you. 11mo
monalyisha Got it! 🙌🏻 11mo
valeriegeary 👍 11mo
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LeahBergen Thank you! 👏🏻👏🏻 11mo
RaimeyGallant Smart. 11mo
BookwormM Thank you can we make groups of people to tag a feature as I always forget who to tag in group reads 🤣🤣 11mo
LittleBug 👍🏼Great!👍🏼 11mo
Bklover 👍👍 11mo
Soubhiville I actually would prefer these posts be pinned to the top of the feed so I don‘t miss them... is it possible to pin them for a limited amount of time? Like 48 hours or something? @TimSpalding ? 11mo
TimSpalding I don‘t think so, unfortunately. But we‘re going to look at it. @Soubhiville (edited) 11mo
CouronneDhiver Awesome! I‘m curious 👍🏽 11mo
mcipher I agree with @Soubhiville - I missed this and pinning it would help so much (and also @BookwormM - that would be amazing!!) Very excited for your news!! 😊 11mo
Kenny Excited about all the changes, but I miss being on the Suggested Users list. That was fun. Y‘all are the best. xoxo 11mo
Fishgirl How can I read a book on here 11mo
Str8up That‘s what I wanna know I can‘t do anything 11mo
Litsy @Str8up @Fishgirl Litsy is for talking about, reviewing, & keeping tabs on the books you've read or want to read. You can't read books on Litsy. 11mo
Litsy @Kenny Sorry to disappoint! You aren't gone forever from the list, necessarily, just, now it changes every day & is different for every user! So, folks who are reading the same kinds of books you do are more likely to see you as a suggested user. 11mo
Kenny @Litsy: That‘s so fancy. I love it. You‘re doing great work. 11mo
gradcat Yes, I agree with @Soubhiville . I only saw this today—a whole week later—and I‘m on every day (at least once a day). 11mo
koka77 @Fishgirl you can't you can only review books 11mo
Qwer Vast enthusiasm!!! Many exclamation marks!!! 11mo
Vaani08 Got it! 11mo
lenaduncanolson Can someone tell be how to add books I have read to my list 11mo
led567 Lena, you go to the magnifying glass, search for the book, and can then choose symbol for: to read / reading / have read. It took me a while to work it out. 11mo
Bookclub Where do I see list of books I have added to read? 11mo
Litsy @Bookclub Go to your profile and tap the open book icon about halfway down your screen. That's your To Read list. 11mo
SitsWithaBook Is there a way to add custom tags? If, for instance, I want to track the year I read something? 10mo
Litsy @SitsWithaBook You can tag anything you like, just by using "#" followed by the text of your tag (no spaces, if it's multiple words). Tags are links & there is currently no tag following system. You can tap on a tag to see all posts with that tag, like so: #litsy 10mo
led567 Hello, I notice some people have added their own photos and can review audiobooks and other things not (I think) reached by tapping the magnifying glass symbol - how do you do that please? I think there are quite a lot of functions of Litsy I haven‘t discovered yet; is there an instructions page somewhere? Thank you! 10mo
RachelO @led567 You might like to look at @RaimeyGallant ‘s tips for new users or @chelleo ‘s videos - links to both are in their bios. To add photos, when you write a review/blurb, there‘s an ‘Add image‘ button just underneath. I find it‘s usually eaier to upload the photo before I type the review. Good luck 😉 10mo
Litsy @led567 I'm not sure I follow what you're asking about the magnifying glass symbol. That's used for searching for a book or Litsy user. To add a photo to a post, tap the + symbol, and choose whether you're adding a review, quote from a book, or blurb (which is basically anything that doesn't fall under the other 2 categories). From there, you'll see an option to add a photo to your post. Feel free to email us at litsy@librarything.com with Qs! 10mo
led567 Thank you both, very helpful. My badly-worded question re magnifying glass was trying to express that I couldn‘t see how to make a comment without beginning by searching for a book and reviewing it, but now I understand that‘s ‘blurb‘ - I thought that was going to be a section for quoting from the back of a book jacket, which did seem a bit pointless! 10mo
DiggySoul Hi guys, new to this and am a little confused. I have read my first book and reviewed this with a picture. My litfluence says I have read 1 book but my page count is zero? Also how do I build up my litfluence score? 10mo
Litsy @DiggySoul Welcome to Litsy! We're still working out some kinks with some of the breakdown of numbers on Litfluence at the moment - this is likely why you're not seeing your pages change. However, your overall Litfluence should change as a) you make posts and stack books, and b) as other littens interact with your posts. 10mo
Wonder18 Can you please tell me how to actually access the books to read. I have added books to reading and I tap on it and it takes me to the book profile. I‘m definitely doing something wrong or I don‘t understand this app. 10mo
Litsy @Wonder18 Sorry for the confusion. Litsy is a social networking app where members talk and post about books they're reading, want to read, etc. You can't actually read books on Litsy. 10mo
Wonder18 Okay, thank you, I was very confused. 10mo
pjh139 Is there anywhere to get total of books read? I am not seeing any. Part of why I wanted this app was to keep a running count out of curiosity. Sort of like another site reading challenge? Basically I just would like a count 10mo
Litsy @pjh139 I'm afraid there's not a count feature just yet. It's on our list of requests, though. 10mo
SmartSassery @pjh139 @Litsy Isnt the total number of books read under the litfluence portion of your profile? I do believe it shows books and pages read. 10mo
SmartSassery @Litsy I'm new here, how to we find people to follow? 10mo
hhavel I'm new here too. My name is Harvey. 10mo
Swalsh How do I add books to my read stack? 10mo
Litsy @HerHighness From your Litsy home screen, tap the person icon in the upper left corner. To search for a friend's username, select the "find friends on Litsy" option. You can also find Facebook friends on Litsy or see a list of suggested users to follow. 10mo
Litsy @Swalsh You can add books to your stacks from posts on Litsy in which a book you'd like to stack has been tagged, or you can search for books to stack using the magnifying glass icon on your home screen. Tap the book stack icon to add a book to your stacks! 10mo
SmartSassery @Litsy Thank you! 10mo
Conve026 Hi- New here and still figuring out how to navigate the pages. Where do I view books I‘ve added to my stack? From my home screen it shows “0” for following but if I click following my stacked books show up. Is that right? 10mo
Litsy @Conve026 That's right. That "following" number reflects the number of other Litsy users you've followed & has no bearing on how many books you've stacked. You can see your currently reading books at the top of your profile. Your Read and To Read stacks are indicated by the open book and closed book icons below your followers, following and Litfluence counts. 10mo
Suni How can i open the book which i have stacked? 9mo
Just_reading New here and so confused. Any lovers of young adult or historical fiction I can follow? 🤔 9mo
Litsy @Suni I'm not sure what you mean by "open" the book. You can tap on the book title or cover just about anywhere to see the book page (and posts from other members about it). You can't read books on Litsy, though. 9mo
Litsy @booknerdMA I'd recommend starting with either the Suggested Users feature (from the home page tap the person icon in the upper-left corner) to find some new friends to follow. Or find a book you've really enjoyed & tap the title to see who's posting about it! Feel free to email us if you have further questions: litsy@librarything.com 9mo
NissBit What does the Bail when reviewing a book mean? 9mo
Litsy @NissBit "Bail" is meant to indicate that you didn't finish the book. 9mo
Livyshell10 I didn't know this! Thank you 😀 9mo
DrSpalding Thanks @TimSpalding Great name! 9mo
BooksShoesChocolateAndCoffee Hi how do I see my feed - posts from people I follow? I press the home icon but all I get is one of my posts and this one! 9mo
Litsy @BooksShoesChocolateAndCoffee Sorry for the trouble! Please make sure you're using the latest version of Litsy, and update if necessary. If you're already updated, try signing out of Litsy and signing back in. If that doesn't resolve it, please email us at litsy@librarything.com with more details (phone type/OS version) and we'll help you from there. 9mo
BooksShoesChocolateAndCoffee Thanks... Took my battery out and that sorted it! 9mo
Girasol O 9mo
Mmariannee How do i ad books in my list? 8mo
Litsy @Mmariannee you can stack a book by either searching for it (using the magnifying glass icon), then tapping the book stack icon on the book page, or tapping the book stack icon on another member's post. Anywhere you find the gray book stack icon, you can add that book! 8mo
Tiffanie How do I get a job reading books?? 8mo
Litsy @Tiffanie Litsy is an app for posting, listing, and talking about books you're reading or want to read. It's just for fun! I'm afraid we don't have any staff positions for reading books. 8mo
wlmeikle I'm wondering if any of my King's friends are here? Let me know if you are! 8mo
Amersmom Help please! I am unsure how to locate books for reading. 8mo
Litsy @Amersmom Litsy is an app for posting and talking about books you're reading, have read, want to read, etc. You can't read books on Litsy. 8mo
Cressie I couldn‘t find the book I am reading when I want to quote it. Are users allowed to add new books and where? 8mo
allonsycap My app logged me out and when I tried to get back in it made me create a new account. I'm so confused and can't find anyway to contact a support 🤷‍♀️ what can I do because I don't want to have to add 200 books again. 6mo
Litsy @allonsycap You can contact litsy@librarything.com. You're going to need to give us a username or password that you used; this username and the email attached to it are unique. 6mo
NCates1986 9b. No v 3mo
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Litsom k litsy | Jozsef Lengyel
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We‘ve revamped the “Follow Suggested Users.” The old one was full of verified accounts that don‘t use the site now. The new is full of fresh, active members you‘ll want to follow. It‘s partially personalized according to what you read. And it‘s new every day. Enjoy!

To use, go to the home screen and tap the blue person icon in the upper-left corner. Select "find users to follow."

InLibrisVeritas That's wonderful! 12mo
TheReadingMermaid Yah! 🌺🤗🌺 12mo
Bookishthoughts Is this a IPhone option only? 12mo
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Soubhiville Thanks! It‘ll be fun to check in with regularly. 12mo
Litsy @LazyDays nope! Everybody gets this one. No update required. 12mo
Bookishthoughts I found it! Thank you!😊 12mo
Eyelit Awesome - thanks so much! Already found some new peeps to follow! 12mo
llwheeler Awesome! 12mo
ssravp Nice! 🧐 12mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai 🤸‍♂️♥️🤸‍♂️♥️🤸‍♂️ Love it. 👍 12mo
alifesheloved Cool, just wish I knew how to get to this page to use it 😂 12mo
Sarah83 Yes. Sounds great 💖 12mo
saresmoore How did you do this?! *gets out Rubik‘s Cube, solves it, still fails to understand algorithms* 12mo
AsYouWish Yay!!!! This sounds amazing!!!! 12mo
Litsy I suck at Rubik‘s cube. Never get more than two sides. But I can write a program to solve it! :) (edited) 12mo
TheSpineView That's great! 12mo
xicanti This explains why so many people followed me today! 12mo
TNbookworm This is awesome! 12mo
Cailey_Mac Yay! I‘ll check on it again 12mo
LeahBergen Very cool! 👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
Amie This is great! I'm looking forward to finding lots more littens to follow. 12mo
Litlady Awesome sauce!! ❣️📚❣️ 11mo
ju.ca.no How can I see that page though? Where do I find it?🙈🙈 11mo
Litsy @ju.ca.no see the instructions in the 2nd paragraph of the post! 11mo
ju.ca.no @Litsy oops. Thanks🙈 11mo
RaimeyGallant Yea! 11mo
CouronneDhiver If I make my account “private”, will I still be featured on the Suggested Users listings? 11mo
Litsy @CouronneDhiver Nope! Private accounts won't be featured. 11mo
Ms_T @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Most of them still look like robots to me - no bio, no photo, no posts and they all follow around 150 people. Very strange. 11mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Ms_T That's because they are likely brand new. Also, you can 'follow all' suggested users, if you choose that you follow 150 ppl in one go. It's a great tool to help new littens get started. 11mo
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The Night Before Christmas | Clement C. Moore
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Don't miss out on #SantaThing! Sign-ups close soon.


Pick your favorite bookstore and your price point, and LibraryThing matches you up with a Secret Santa to choose books for. Everyone gets surprise books in the mail!

saresmoore I‘m looking forward to it! 12mo
SassyBrit I can‘t wait to join in! 12mo
kgriffith Only getting notifications on Android for comments 9mo
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Christmastime | Alison Jay
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Here's a sneak preview of the mug we're giving away to the first 20 @litsy members who sign up for #SantaThing.

Find out more here: http://blog.librarything.com/main/2018/11/santathing-for-litsy-members/

If you've already signed up, we'll be reaching out to lucky mug winners on Monday!

saresmoore 🙌 12mo
BethM 💗 12mo
Dragon Cute! 12mo
RaimeyGallant Want. 12mo
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The Night Before Christmas | Clement C. Moore
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Every year LibraryThing members participate in "SantaThing," our Secret Santa for book lovers. This year we're inviting Littens to join in!

The first 20 Littens to sign up for SantaThing will get a free Litsy mug! You‘ll be the first to get them, even.

LibraryThing/Litsy takes no cut of SantaThing: It's a community project, not a money-maker. And it's a lot of fun.


Soubhiville I did it! I love that this is all done online- and I don‘t have to ship another box. Looking forward to it! 12mo
saresmoore @Soubhiville My thoughts exactly! 12mo
LibrarianRyan That is pretty cool 12mo
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Slajaunie Done! 12mo
RiaWritten I signed up! 12mo
RidgewayGirl This is so much fun. I participate every year and I‘m always pleased and surprised. 12mo
M.V Sounds super fun, I joined 😄 12mo
dms12880 I submitted a form, should I get an email confirmation? 12mo
Litsy @dms12880 not automatically! I'll be sending out confirmation messages manually later today. - Loranne 12mo
booksaremyfriends Whats this about lol 12mo
decaturmamaof2 Yeah! Got signed up and curious to see what books I get. 12mo
Factaddict73 I cannot quite figure this whole thing out: Do we discuss books we choose or you assign them? Is there an allotted period of time to complete a book? Do you have a “Master List” somewhere that books are sourced from? Are you older published works or newer ones? Is there a back-and-forth discussion on certain books, or do individuals just post their observations and opinions? There are lots more questions, but I‘m sure you know mine...Answer please 11mo
Litsy @Factaddict73 I'd be happy to help! But I'm not quite sure what your question is about, exactly. Litsy in general? SantaThing (since you commented on a post about SantaThing)? If you'd like to email us at litsy@librarything.com, I'll be happy to help you from there. 11mo
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One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote | Bonnie Worth, Katherine Ross
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It's #ElectionDay! Go vote!

Crazeedi ❤️ 12mo
Leftcoastzen 🤓👏👍 12mo
CoverToCoverGirl ❤️ 12mo
Jas16 ❤️ 12mo
kgriffith Testing android notifications 12mo
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Litsom k litsy | Jozsef Lengyel
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Introducing a new feature: Add a Book to Litsy! The @Litsy database and its sources don't have every book. Upcoming, self-published, and non-English books are not always available. So, by popular request, members can now add a book to the Litsy database.

The feature is currently available as a web page. In future versions, we'll add it to the app.

Check it out: https://www.librarything.com/litsy_addbook_manual.php

Let us know what you think!

JoScho Awesome! 1y
CouronneDhiver Excellent - thanks @Litsy 1y
Megara 👏👏👏👏 Thank you!!! 1y
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sammisho 👏👏👏👏👏 1y
SilversReviews Nice...thanks for the link. 1y
LibrarianJen YY! 💖 1y
rabbitprincess Woo hoo!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 1y
Addison1 Thank you! 1y
Clare-Dragonfly Awesome! I think you will like this @tournevis 1y
tournevis @Clare-Dragonfly YES!!! 1y
Serotonin Yes! Thank you!! 1y
PomegranateMuse Finally! 1y
BookNerd9906 Awesome! 14mo
Heavenly_Human Waiting for it, specially non English books ヾ(^-^)ノ 14mo
kgriffith Testing comment notification on android 12mo
KiePen Perfection~~~` 12mo
RaimeyGallant How do I change a title for a book that has the wrong name in the Litsy system? It's a new release and the pub must have changed the title recently. The title in the system is 'Deep Enough for Whales' but it was released as 'Luminous Ink'. 11mo
Litsy @RaimeyGallant There's not currently a way to change titles like you're looking for. This feature only covers adding new records. In this situation, if create a new record with the correct title, as new readers aren't likely to find the old one. As we improve our database, we can eventually combine the two. 11mo
RaimeyGallant @Litsy Thanks! 11mo
RaimeyGallant Unfortunately, the new title didn't show up after I added it. Is it because I used an ISBN that's already in the system? 11mo
Litsy @RaimeyGallant Likely, yes. Did it give you an error message, or did it appear to add but now it's not showing up? I'd try skipping the ISBN. Please feel free to email if you need any further help! litsy@librarything.com 11mo
RaimeyGallant No error message. It said it added the book and that it should be visible. I'm updating my Litsy Tips blog post at the moment, and I'd like to be able to say that this actually. Can you tell me if it has worked for any of you? 11mo
Bookzombie @TimSpalding Hi, could you add the link to the Litsy profile possibly? It was easy to find right now for someone, but as time passes it will get buried. 🙂 Thank you. 11mo
Heavenly_Human @Litsy the link doesn‘t work with me! 10mo
Litsy @Heavenly_Human We're working on fixing this feature right now. Should have it back up and running soon! 10mo
Heavenly_Human @Litsy Good to know. Thanks ✨ 10mo
RaimeyGallant @ellemarr, read the comments here. 3mo
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Tag, You're It! | Penny McCall

Just want to let you know that we're aware of the issues tagging and searching for people. Tags are still functioning, so you can either type them one letter at a time and close the search box at each prompt on iOS, or just type the full name on Android in an original post. Tags in comments are working by typing full usernames. Search and autosuggest will be restored ASAP.

Jess_Read_This Thank you for the update! 1y
julesG Thanks! 1y
Pamwurtzler Thanks for the update! 1y
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Litsom k litsy | Jozsef Lengyel
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Quick heads up: we‘ve changed email providers. If you‘re subscribed to our newsletters, you should receive two emails today:

1. One via MailChimp saying that we‘re moving
2. A second, through our new servers. If you don't see it, check your spam folder.

You can unsubscribe with a link on the second email.

If we can guess that you are in Europe, the second email will say so, and it will be your last (!), unless you click to subscribe again.

SilversReviews I‘ll have to look. I haven‘t seen one. Thanks. 1y
Clare-Dragonfly How odd, the first one went to my spam but the second to my inbox. At least I saw the important one! 1y
Litsy Ha. Well, okay then. Mass email sending is a crap shoot. 1y
Peddler410 I got the second one, never the first. Not even in spam! It‘s okay though, I‘d already seen the message on FaceBook. 🙂 1y
Simona @Clare-Dragonfly Same here 😅 1y
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Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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Don't forget! #litsymovienight tonight! We're watching & discussing the film adaptation of Stardust.

Use #litsymovienight in your posts, or join the discussion on Talk on LibraryThing: https://www.librarything.com/topic/292633

hermyknee This is so cool! Stardust is one of my all time favorite movies! 1y
riversong153 I‘ve never read this...might give the movie a watch. 1y
wordslinger42 What a cool idea!! 1y
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Craftylikefox The book and movie are fantastic 💕 1y
LoverofLit @sammisho This would have been fun to watch together and participate! Maybe keep our eye out for the next one? We still need to watch 1y
ElizabethEmma89 Love this book at movie! 1y
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Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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How does Gaiman explore the concept of desire (along with the explicitly capitalized “your Heart‘s Desire”) in Stardust? Is it a good thing, a bad thing, or somewhere in between?

Reply here or tag your post #OLOB

Discussion on LibraryThing: https://www.librarything.com/topic/292872

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Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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What‘s your favorite scene or passage in Stardust?

Reply here or tag your post #OLOB

Discussion on LibraryThing: https://www.librarything.com/topic/292813

LoverofLit She says nothing at all, but simply stares upward into the dark sky and watches, with sad eyes, the slow dance of the infinite stars. 1y
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Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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Which tropes and themes from fairytales do you see Gaiman using in Stardust? Which ones does he use, and which ones does he twist or subvert?

Reply here or tag your post #OLOB

Discussion on LibraryThing: https://www.librarything.com/topic/292812

kgriffith The good ol‘, “Once Every [set amount of time], something magical happens.” It‘s a personal favorite, as it not only allows the author to get creative with their world-building, but it also creates a sense of urgency when the conflict has to be resolved in keeping with the magical rules of the setting. 1y
leahbird The fairy market. It's one of my favorite themes! 1y
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Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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How does switching around between different characters‘ points of view influence the plot taking shape?

Reply here or tag your post #OLOB

Discussion on LibraryThing: https://www.librarything.com/topic/292811

mariepml What does #OLOB stand for? 1y
kgriffith @mariepml here it could be “One Litsy, One Book,” but it started as “One LibraryThing, One Book” in Talk over on LT. 🙂 1y
mariepml Ahh, I see! Thank you! @kgriffith 1y
kgriffith @mariepml You bet! 1y
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Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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What do you think of the title? Why is it called “Stardust”? Is there a more apt title you can think of?

Reply here or tag your post #OLOB

Discussion on LibraryThing: https://www.librarything.com/topic/292810

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Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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Which edition did you read? Stardust was originally released in a graphic novel/illustrated format, and designed to be accompanied by artist Charles Vess‘s illustrations. Later on, it was also released in a prose-only format. Which edition did you read, and what did you think of it?

Reply here, or use tag #OLOB on your post.

Discussion on LibraryThing: https://www.librarything.com/topic/292809

wanderinglynn I have the prose edition, but I want the graphic novel edition. 😀 1y
Crewgurl Prose only, but the graphic novel sounds delightful! 1y
Lindy What @Crewgurl said. Charles Vess is great and I‘ve never seen that edition. 1y
lorannen 10 yrs ago, I first read the graphic novel (tagged here), after seeing the movie. This time, I opted for prose-only. I kind of prefer the latter, largely because I'm rather precious with my graphic novels & always concerned about them getting dinged up in my bag, in a way that I'm not with the average paperback. 1y
kgriffith I‘m reading the all-text edition, as an ebook. I‘m fairly certain that my first time through was the audio of the all-text. 1y
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Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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Coming to a screen near you: the first ever #litsymovienight, Friday, June 29th!

We're starting a group read of Neil Gaiman's Stardust earlier that week (details: http://blog.librarything.com/main/2018/05/group-readmovie-night-june-2018). We'll finish up the week watching the 2007 film adaptation.

Stardust is available for streaming on Netflix, along with other platforms.

Linsy Ooh, fun! 💫 1y
Cinfhen Nice idea👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
cozynarwhal This is one of my favorite movies! 1y
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VioletBramble I recently re-watched the movie. I have to check to see if I still have a copy of this book. 1y
Litsy @LitsyHappenings may want a heads-up! 1y
SpookyBoogie One of them few times I liked the movie better than the book! 1y
Caterina I won‘t be joining in (many reasons, including that the movie is not on Netflix in Palestine and the group watch time is 4 AM here), but I love this idea and look forward to future movie nights! 👍 1y
Litsy @Caterina Sorry we'll miss you this time around, but we appreciate your feedback! We'll definitely look into launching future movie nights at different times so other time zones can get in on the fun, too. 1y
BethFishReads Sounds fun. I‘ll be celebrating my mom‘s birthday. Hope everyone has fun 1y
tracey38 Sounds fun! Really enjoyed this movie. 1y
LitsyHappenings Hi! Sorry we were unable to repost in time for you -- we are working on getting help to stay on top of these! 1y
Litsy @LitsyHappenings No worries! Let us know if there's anything we can do to help! 1y
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