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   By Reading_fox on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 08:18 am: Edit Post

Hi Janny.

First let me say I've enjoyed all the work of yours that I've read. Not much, but I'm getting there slowly.

I don't know if you have heard of LibraryThing.com but they've heard of you! (It's a website for users to catalog, rate, review and talk about their books) Your page is http://www.librarything.com/author/wurtsjanny here, and is lacking a photo. Who should I contact to obtain copyright permission for a photo of you? Copyright is attributed as required.

Many Thanks for your time and your writing!

PS
If you are interested in cataloging your own books LibraryThing has a special LibraryThing Authors section.


   By Janny Wurts on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 08:28 am: Edit Post

Hi fox -

wow, I really appreciate your taking the time to post this here - any resource that can help an author be discovered is invaluable.

Yes, you can have a picture - not all the ones shown on my website are able to be posted elsewhere, for copyright issues, but the one with the horse next to the author was taken by my husband, Don Maitz, and may be used with appropriate credit.

You can contact Jeff Watson at www.paravia.com


   By Matthew on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 09:05 am: Edit Post

Wow another Mancunian - small world :-) welcome to the board.


   By Janny Wurts on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 09:20 am: Edit Post

Reading fox - I visited the site you posted.

It looks to be a nice corner of the internet for readers to exchange their views - I was quite impressed.

And puzzled - since the overall impression of the group, concerning my works, was more liked them than not.

But they seem a very strangely silent group - you seem the only one there vocal about my titles, and your comments appeared not to generate support, although lots of people have the books listed in their libraries -

Any comments?

Any comments from you other readers about the contents on other forums? Buzz about a title is so very critical in keeping a flow of new readers discovering what is available to them - a trip to the bookshop can be a barrage to the senses, and sometimes forum discussion is a great ticket to matching interests to readers.

Just author curiosity, about what you think, since you appear to be a regular on that site.


   By Trys on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 11:38 am: Edit Post

I've added a photo to Janny's page on LibraryThing.com. If memory serves, that is Phil shown with her.


   By Reading_fox on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 06:00 am: Edit Post

Wow, such fast responses!

THANKS Janny for the permission and Trys for the uploading before I checked back here.

Regarding LibraryThing: I don't know why there isn't more vocal/frequent mention of your work. The 205000 odd users are a very disperate group, but fantasy readers do make up a significant number. I know my recent review of Sorcerer's Legacy has persueded one more user to add to their buy list, which is a (slow) start.

Continued prescence within the various talk discussions will lead to more fans in time. Many of the LT users are there to pickup new suggestions. The over-awed by choice feelings in bookshops, and even worse online, is certainly a factor.

Do feel free to visit and contribute! It was originally primarily a cataloging site but the forum pages are very active. If you are confused leave me a comment (here or there) and I'll try, if I know enough, to enlighten you.


   By Janny Wurts on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 09:50 am: Edit Post

Reading fox - I have yet to check on how to take your suggestion and start an author presence there (my perusal was quick, to read what was in the offing, and when I finished my day's proofing of Stormed Fortress's copyedit, and came back for the re-run, the page would not load). I will get to that when the site comes back up.

The one comment I have now (and it's observational, not loaded) is that your efforts there are more than not supported - of the very few reviews (four???) posted opposite my listed titles, (one book with two, and two books with only one) two are one line negatives - passionately honest from the one poster's point of view, but glaring for the fact they were not written by folks who understood, far less appreciated, the story that was crafted onto my pages.

Let me say I respect this - in fact we read for many reasons. Sometimes for a joyride, sometimes to escape, sometimes to twist our perceptions, and sometimes to make us think and discover. I too, like to joy ride and escape, but I also value discovery.

I can appreciate that a joyrider or an escapee doesn't want to experience that perceptive shift, or plunge in depth, when they're coasting - and reviews wanting sweetness alone, or a surface skip with no impact, sometimes damn a title that's aligned to take their reading journey in another direction.

I was dead curious about whether the readers on that site were just sheep, that not ONE of the many folks who listed the books on their shelves dared to enter a contrasting opinion.

That certainly could color how your comments are received - nothing catches on like enthusiasm, and nothing sparks talk like controversy. A negative comment left to stand on its own assumes too much weight - uncontested, it's interpreted much like a voice of authority. (why television ads are so effective, because to your subconscious, you can't talk back to refute them)

The lack of contrasting reviews further made me wonder - do we do too good a job here at Paravia - do the readers who really love an unpredictable destination, and a challenge that departs from the formula hang out here to the exclusion of putting opinions on other forums?

Does the panning crowd rule, or am I stuck in a niche as an "elitist writer" - ?

Off the cuff, I could mention several wildly best selling fantasy authors whose use of language is a right mouthful of complexity - BIG words - grin - ( and I've said before, I don't know WHICH words these are) - that people read and nobody blinks. And equally, could reel off several more, who have no concept of words, slap them about with imprecise usage and awful construction - and nobody blinks, either.

I have read and even loved both angles - being an individual who believes that the STORY prevails.

What's your thought? Why the sparsity of challengers to those slamming reviews, and so few of them into the bargain?

These are questions I am asking, you betcha, because Stormed Fortress's hardbound has just been cut back. Until that changes, it will be tough to find on the shelves of a public library, that often invite a new reader.

Though of course, the right combination of word of mouth and attraction can shift a book's track on a dime.

How can I. and the presence available at Paravia, support your effort? I thank you for introducing Sorcerer's Legacy - which was, by the way, my first novel.


   By Brian Uri! on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 09:58 am: Edit Post

Especially given the hardback cut, I think it's even more important to give positive word of mouth to the FIRST arc, and try to increase its availability as much as possible -- were I a new reader, a single binding "from the beginning" story would do more to hook me than the latest section of the story in progress.


   By Reading_fox on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 10:54 am: Edit Post

A bit short of time, I'll come back and add some more when I get the chance.

Trys - Please can you log back into LibraryThing and add a link to this page with something along the lines of "permission from author at" - in addition to attributing copyright, LT needs permission too.

Reviews: Wow, they are very harsh. Only about 1% of books get reviewed on LT which is why the numbers are low. LT readers are in general are the most dedicated book loving people I've met in cyberspace very forthright in their opinions, with few sheep. The way LT is organised means you wouldn't necessarily know the content of other reviews before you write your own - so there is no challenge as such.

RL calls. More later.


   By Trys on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 01:51 pm: Edit Post

Reading fox,

Sorry I'm not quite following what you're asking me to do at LibraryThing. Adding a link I'm sure I can figure out, but I'm not sure what I'm identifying as 'permission...'

Trys


   By Janny Wurts on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 03:14 pm: Edit Post

I said I was impressed by the mature discussions on LibraryThing.
But -
What incentive, to try any book, if you checked in and saw such a review posted, but uncontested....our experience here at Paravia shows that more lurkers read the available material than ever make the attempt to post....you have to read a book, before you trouble to review it, and what piques your interest to make the attempt?

Somebody posting a basher but definitely wants to warn off the general public. Somebody posting about a great experience wants to share that, and invite them in....a good clash incites interest. Who can walk past an argument, and not look long enough to poke into the gist of it?

Again, to further an equitable conversation - even if the reviews run at only one percent of the titles, they are quite prominently shown, and linked, when a listed author's page comes up.

I did get back in, and rummaged about pretty thoroughly, but did not find any navigation that would show where an author could establish the presence you mention. Your offer of help is genuinely requested - I don't know where to look, either, for pertinent discussion beyond what is linked on that page.

Brian Uri - Paravia posts excerpts from the first volume - are you feeling we lack something, or could provide material here that may help? Usually, our visitors are people who have found the books already, and are looking for more complete information... other.information that is spontaneously at large in the mainstream of the internet - often can't be, or looks puffishly self-centered, when presented by the author - and so gets ignored or resented as intrusive advertising by resident posters, quite often with reason - who wants a book touted by its inventor in the middle of an ongoing forum by readers? I've watched internet etiquette, unwritten between the lines, here, and try to behave with respect...in the case of Paravia, we pay for, and provide, this space gratis for the service of the readers. We can't host the whole gamut, for everything published, so our Book Nook area recommends and discusses quite freely, but without hosting dedicated topic threads for other authors.

Also, in my case, internet surfing takes waaaay back seat, to the available time I have - if I am to continue to avoid formulaic, repetitious storylines. (no question there - grin)

I am so glad you came here to point to this site - it is provoking some interesting thinking.


   By Brian Uri! on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 04:01 pm: Edit Post

I don't think this site is lacking in the least -- the excerpts, supporting information and interviews, and the chance to actually converse with the author are all wonderful! I do agree that this site is "preaching to the choir" a bit, and that is fine.

I was thinking more along the lines of word of mouth from us, the choir, rather than increased advertisement (which WOULD probably annoy new readers rather than intrigue them) or anything related to the site. I just know that if I were to see Stormed Fortress on the shelf as a new reader, the FIRST thing I'd do is look to see if there are earlier books in the series, and then try to start from the beginning. If I couldn't find that first book to start from, I'd probably feel less inclined to give the series a shot. When I tell my friends about the series, I ALWAYS start them with CotM.

So, this was more of a "this is how I would feel as a new reader" post than a "someone really needs to get cracking and do something!" post :-)


   By Janny Wurts on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 04:36 pm: Edit Post

Brian - we're strategizing to break that catch-22.

Word of mouth = mounting an invasion.

(grin)


   By Reading_fox on Friday, May 18, 2007 - 03:43 am: Edit Post

I hope I'm okay adding lots of links in this post - they all go to different parts of LibraryThing (LT because I'm too lazy to type it every time!)

Trys - There is a difference between attributing copyright and permission to use said copyright. A discussion http://www.librarything.com/talktopic.php?topic=2529 here post #5 gives some idea of what is required. I think you click on the 1 picture link under the photo itself to edit the information.

The main entry portal is http://www.librarything.com this includes a tour and quickstart guide to the basics.

LTauthor - Some of the basics are in the green sidebar on http://www.librarything.com/librarything_author this page. I know great respect is paid whenever an LTauthor is present in Talk. Readers are always honoured when an author can spare them some time. I'm overawed at the attention I've recieved here! I know only too well how the web eats into RL ;-)

From higher up "How can I. and the presence available at Paravia, support your effort?" Join LT and spread the word of course! Add Janny's books to your catalogs and write some glowing reviews. Add other books too! Mention them in Talk. I wouldn't want to distract you all from the tightly focused group you have here though! LT can be addictive!

A breif LT background. LT was originally set-up to store marginalia, however the creator realised that first a decent book catalogging site would be required, this grow into a more shared social area connecting readers of one book to readers of another. The marginalia store still hasn't arrived. It IS commercial, no adverts though. If you wish to store more than 200 books TIM requests a payment, although ALL areas of the site are available to all users irrespective of how many books they have catalogged. It is widely disparete in users, many only read non-fiction, many are classical scholars, many only read SF etc. Many don't use the social features at all. Some only do so.

"Word of mouth = mounting an invasion." - I'm sure LT would welcome any new members! A Harry Potter 12yr old style SQUUEE It R Gr8, probably wouldn't go down too well, and I'm not sure what the position is on authors touting their own work is, but choice comments from fans are always appreciated. As I said earlier many people on LT are there specifically to pick up new reads, they'd hate to have overlooked a cracker, just because of one bad review.

I would certainly agree with Brian that CotM is THE title that needs publicising. *blushes* I haven't read any of the Wars of Light and Shadow, exactly because of this problem - I want to start at the beginning and CotM is seldom on the shelf.

This has got a bit long so I'll stop now. Anything else you want to know?


   By Trys on Friday, May 18, 2007 - 11:11 am: Edit Post

ReaderFox,

The picture is there and unless LT does something (quarantines it... removes it...) I don't see that there's really anything I need to do. As to some of what I read... there is no place on the web to point to that says Don granted rights to use the image. He granted them to me verbally so long as I give credit which I have. So let's see what happens.

Trys


   By Janny Wurts on Friday, May 18, 2007 - 11:21 am: Edit Post

Reader fox, thank you very much!

Based on the readers posting here, their conduct and quality of thoughtfulness is much on a par with what I saw in the discussions at Librarything -and I have met a few of my 12 year old readers - they are stars, every one of them, I'd be proud of what they had to say.

I will but definitely check out the links you have set up here. What a gift! If authors are well received, I will make my moment and give it a try. Polite people and erudite controversy are fun and stimulating - I don't want to live in a world where everybody has to agree, but I do value respect for differences.

As to the people here - they're an outspoken, thinking, independent bunch! They will do as they please with regard to an invasion - but I think you will find, if they charge on board, they love many cool books in common with some that were touted very strongly in the discussions I peeped into.

With regard to Curse of the Mistwraith not being on the shelves - until the late hiccup in US publishing and distribution gets solved - it can still be ordered (along with the rest of the series) from HarperCollins in Great Britain or Australia. (amazon.co.uk is an option, as is Galaxy Books in Australia).

Past that, there are excerpts of that book, and To Ride Hell's Chasm, posted on my site, as well as an MP3 audio file from a chapter of Wars of Light and Shadow/Fugitive Prince that can be downloaded free to any ipod - and LibraryThing readers are most welcome to peruse that material at whim, Or ask any readers here, or read the Book Nook for suggested titles people liked (0r the considered reasons why they didn't). I suspect that list would be of interest, based on what I saw.

I am always available here for questions and discussion - I also have an author's blog on Amazon.com, and I look forward now to checking into adding on some sort of presence at LibraryThing, if it's viable.

As to mounting an invasion - charge ahead! This crowd here is pretty trustworthy and waaaay too intelligent for the idiot factor you precautioned against. If anybody, also, can register and post a review, well, they can defend the turf if they're minded to.

I truly appreciate, again, the time you've taken for this, and hope that your efforts find a welcome. From me, they have. Sites like this are gems.

I hope that we see more of you here, too. There is a long archive in the Book Nook that doubtless might provide a list of titles you'd enjoy. I do post my favorites there as well, from time to time, and always include why I mentioned them.


   By Janny Wurts on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 07:25 pm: Edit Post

Reader fox - I've joined, registered, and logged 54 titles in my library. Now, I've applied to the author program....so - we're off!


   By Reading_fox on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 03:58 am: Edit Post

Very glad to see you and all the other Pavarians there. I note there have been one or two slightly more favourable reviews, I'm guessing came from here? Always welcome!

Would you like a big fanfare welcome into one fo the more active groups, or should I let you announce yourself in your own time?


   By Janny Wurts on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 01:13 pm: Edit Post

Reading Fox -

Very kind of you - do what you like - just warn me where to look, if you do choose to move - I am still "orienting" and don't yet know where the hot discussions of fantasy are being conducted. (Took me a bit just to catalogue the requisite fifty titles, as I included as many authors and as wide a selection as possible).

Anybody who put stuff up in my favor - bless you all for the supportive effort. It means a lot - as I work my way through the pages of the copy edit for Stormed Fortress, that need far more work than I thought.


   By Reading_fox on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 - 03:15 am: Edit Post

I've invited you to the two main fantasy groups and left an introduction message here : http://www.librarything.com/talktopic.php?topic=13236

Anyone else here who wants invites (not needed the groups are very friendly to passersby) leave a message here or on my profile there.


   By Janny Wurts on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 - 11:04 am: Edit Post

Reading Fox -

Thanks for the welcome mat....what are the two main fantasy groups, and how do I - and anyone else interested - find them?

And I'll get there shortly - (copyedit proofing first, and some work on the inside graphics for Stormed Fortress)


   By Reading_fox on Friday, May 25, 2007 - 03:06 am: Edit Post

I thought I'd responded to this, but it appears not to be .... I'll try again.

Please - Work first! I've already distracted you far more than I'd ever intended. We'd all be lost without new books to read!

On LT various areas are seperated into tabs across the top of the screen. The main social area is the Talk tab, each thread originates from a Group - there is an overview of all (1000+) the groups on the Group tab.

The Two main fantasy groups are FantasyFans and The Green Dragon. The invites on your profile page will take you to the main group page, which you can also reach from the Group Tab, or as a link in the header of any Talk topic originating from them. On the main page 'join this group' is a link on the top right.

Joining a group means you can filter the vast out-pourings on the main Talk page, to a more managable number by selecting view 'your groups' link on the left.


   By Janny Wurts on Friday, May 25, 2007 - 01:54 pm: Edit Post

Ah, thanks Reader Fox. I'd found how to mess with the talk tab, but didn't get, yet, how to pare down the available topics.

Green Dragon is very busy!

one last etiquette question for that board. I noticed the entries are very short! AND you kept apologizing for "long posts" here. (I didn't mind, or particularly notice the long part) Do people on LT have an unwritten courtesy to keep the posts brief? Almost like messaging?

I'd hate to blunder in that way - I saw a few chats where I'd like to respond (when I have leeway) but - realized - the in depth reply I'd contribute MIGHT be - eep - a Long Post by said terms.

What's the polite form?

To any one interested - you may like to tap into the chat group there, it's rather a nice atmosphere.


   By Reading_fox on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 - 05:00 am: Edit Post

Green Dragon certainly is very busy, a lot are social type posts, and can be safely skipped. I don't have the time to read all of them.

Length isn't really too much of an issue, but most people are time constrained and tend not to read all of essays, that do appear from time to time. I would tend to keep it to about the length of posts that appear here.

When it's interesting people will read all of it!


   By Janny Wurts on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 12:45 pm: Edit Post

Thanks Reading fox - I am slowly perusing the topic threads in Green Dragon, with quick posts until my work load lightens a touch - then I'll dive in with more depth.

It is a very nice group - the Glenrothies and the Killian's Red - what a hoot !!! made me feel nicely welcomed. (Somebody did some research on that - the single malt is not so common.)


   By HJ on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 - 02:57 pm: Edit Post

I just wanted to say thank you to Reading Fox for bringing Librarything to our attention. What a great place for a chat! I've only just scratched the surface but know already I'm going to be spending loads of time in The Green Dragon!

So, Janny, I thought my other half was a Whiskey connoiseur but he's never heard of Glenrothes. They've got quite a nifty website. Hmmm, he likes Speysides. Clearly people of good taste, it's largely wasted on me. Any cheap gutrot scotch drowned in lemonade suits me fine. What a heathen!!


   By Reading_fox on Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 08:52 am: Edit Post

Maybe it's worth making a list somewhere of your usernames on LT so that you call recognise each other.

Janny is easy to guess she is JannyWurts
I'm also easy as I'm Reading_fox there too.

Others?


   By Iris on Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 09:03 am: Edit Post

Hi Reading Fox,

Thank you thank you! for bringing this site to our attention. I'm a member and the user name there for me is Villandry (my favorite french chateau!)

Funny thing is I had just started an excel spreadsheet to track my books - luckily I didn't take too much time with it!

Are you involved with the site management of LibraryThing or simply a user there?

Iris


   By Janny Wurts on Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 09:54 am: Edit Post

Reading Fox -

laugh - I JUST found your "invite notice" to the groups Green Dragon and the FantasyFans one. Don't think I didn't appreciate your effort - I just found the thingies with the invite, and I punched the yes button.

I'd been doing a bit of lurking in those catagories until my pages are done (nearly there, about another ten days). And keeping the thread you opened, which is fun.

And yes, it is a lovely discussion area, all for books, with a great crowd of readers. I plan to keep it on my regular list, for when I want a break that isn't of the outdoor variety. Always, one needs a way to check out new writers, new books, and share obscure titles, and other stuff.


   By Sarah Jump on Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 02:09 pm: Edit Post

Hi
Reading Fox Thanks for showing us this thing I didn't know how many books I had in my library until now.
BTW I'm Sarjah on librarything

See ya around

Sarah


   By Reading_fox on Friday, June 01, 2007 - 03:44 am: Edit Post

Iris

I'm simply a user - I sometimes have a lot of time on my hands at work, which is why I may appear to be very active. The owner -who does post in talk- is TimSpalding, and his staff Abby (ablanchy) and John (JohnMcgragh?), they've recently hired a fourth member. There are only four, so they do a wonderful job responding to requests and fixing bugs, very quickly.


   By Charlotte A. Dye on Friday, June 01, 2007 - 06:56 am: Edit Post

Hi - I don't know if this is the right place to interject this, but...

Janny, when Reading fox first turned us onto the Library Page, you mentioned that "a trip to the bookshop can be a barrage to the senses," which is so true. You were mentioning this in another context, but I wanted to bring it up in another context entirely, if you don't mind.

I don't know what your other readers' experiences have been, but I have had a very difficult time in finding your books in bookstores. I literally have to comb the bookstore shelves to find your works. I have even asked at the customer desk, under your name and title, to be told that they have no books by that author or under those titles, only to find them after an exhaustive search of the stacks (I was looking for something else and got lucky)! Is it the bookstores? Is it the publisher? Is it the fantasy genre? It is very disheartening.

I usually prefer to get my books at an actual bookstore rather than an online bookstore, but I may have to change my ways.

Long time lurker, first time poster!


   By Derek Coventry on Friday, June 01, 2007 - 07:01 am: Edit Post

Thank you Reading Fox, I've signed up and now have plenty of listing to do and naturally I've made the first book one of Jannys.


   By Derek Coventry on Friday, June 01, 2007 - 07:35 am: Edit Post

and I should have added I use the username Navigator7


   By Janny Wurts on Friday, June 01, 2007 - 10:08 am: Edit Post

Oh boy, we're becoming a horde!!!! :-)

Welcome Charlotte A. Dye -- It would help if I knew whether you were searching for books in the USA, the UK, Australia --- what area of the world you live in.

The angle of approach would differ according to your locale, and I'd rather be helpful as possible.

Most of all, thank you for asking! I will tailor my response to match your situation, as soon as I know where you are.


   By cadyetx on Friday, June 01, 2007 - 02:30 pm: Edit Post

Good question! I live in Dallas, Texas, USA, and was shopping at a very well known and large chain bookstore (are there any other kind anymore)?

cadyetx


   By Janny Wurts on Friday, June 01, 2007 - 05:02 pm: Edit Post

- Dallas - well, unless you are looking for the Empire series I collaborated with Raymond Feist, the USA is temporarily a problem. HarperCollins in the US and I parted company, following their last mega merger. At this time, last check, I think only two of the books are still in print, there, Fugitive Prince, and one other in the Light and Shadow series...these should have come up, but often the typist on the computer checking will tend to spell my name wrong.

Check for a spelling error first. Even when you tell them "s" they often put "z" on the surname, or put "Jenny" not Janny.

Meisha Merlin, who published To Ride Hell's Chasm and Traitor's Knot in the USA, was recently forced to close its doors. If you can find the titles still in distribution or snag the last copies in Diamond's warehouse, you are in luck.

Truthfully, I am regrouping in North America, at this point, and will announce when I have a new home for the books, here. Short or long, it could take time to get the titles back into production on this side of the Atlantic. Stay tuned. News will be presented on this website first.

Best shot meantime will be to acquire the books (still very much in print, and repackaged beautifully) from HarperCollins/Voyager in Great Britain or Australia.

Galaxy Books in Australia would be pleased to ship them to you, or any online venue, such as www.amazon.co.uk.

I spent a bit of time in Fort Worth while Don was doing animation for DNA productions, and left a packet of signed book plates with two different Barnes and Nobles in that neighborhood. IF they stocked the books, you might luck out and get one with the signature - or perhaps they still have some of the signed plates on hand.

You will NEVER EVER go wrong making a persistent inquiry at a shop for an author that's hard to find. This is one of the ways things change.

Last, you might check your library system, or inter library loan if the titles aren't in your branch.


   By Janny Wurts on Monday, June 18, 2007 - 10:17 am: Edit Post

Looks mighty likely that LibraryThing folks in the Green Dragon discussion group have selected To Ride Hell's Chasm as their next book.

:-) :-) :-)

This is bound to be a bit of fun!

Again, thanks, Reading_Fox for bringing me onboard there.


   By Reading_fox on Monday, July 09, 2007 - 04:09 pm: Edit Post

Green Dragon have now finally managed to get enough people with books to start the discussions. All are welcome to chip in.

There are two threads, a Spoiler Free (even really mild spoiler free) and a potential spoiler thread for those who've finished the book.


   By Janny Wurts on Monday, July 09, 2007 - 07:05 pm: Edit Post

Reading Fox - thanks for the heads up to the folks here! And a round of appreciative applause, from me, for your kindly support.

You didn't have to read this title twice! What a gift, that you made the effort.


   By Janny Wurts on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 - 07:29 pm: Edit Post

oops -- we shoulda put up some basic navigation info for this discussion.

go to LibraryThing.com, look up Talk, and find the Green Dragon. Should be simple to find the thread, from there.


   By Konran on Saturday, September 22, 2007 - 03:34 pm: Edit Post

A little late to the party here, but thanks for the link! (I'm Konran there as well.) I will be joining you guys in the Green Dragon.


   By Reading_fox on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 08:14 am: Edit Post

For those still dropping by LT from time to time, they have just released new editable fields. Every author and work, has fields for detailing lives, histories, prizes, dates etc etc. If you've a spare few minutes and want to contribute some knowledge it would help. there's alot ot fill in!

be warned though it is strangely addictive!


   By Janny Wurts on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 10:10 am: Edit Post

Thanks, Reading_fox, for the update....do you know - is there anywhere on LT that is sanctioned to put/announce links for EXCERPTS??? The shiny new one is up for Stormed Fortress, and I also have them available for Hell's Chasm, and all the other Light and Shadow titles.


   By Neil on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 08:40 am: Edit Post

Since I don't yet have SF in my hands and there are no reviews to be found using google... ;-)

I have just been looking into library thing.

I can only recommend it ;-)

{this is a free plug totally off my own back ...I don't do it very often but seeing my book collection build into a set of jpgs on a screen is bizarely intoxicating...obviously I'm a "mug" for technology...but the power of the internet with books, for example, could become very "interesting"}


   By Mary on Monday, October 22, 2007 - 02:06 pm: Edit Post

After hearing so much about Library Thing, and being home sick with an annoying cold and cough today, I decided to give it a try. You are right, it is addictive! And it is so fun to see my collection there with little pictures of their covers!

I even checked out Green Dragon briefly. (My user name is owlcreek).


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