I mentioned that I was waiting to hear more from Tim about the LibraryThing Reviews for your library catalog. Well, Tim has finally posted about it – and it’s even more awesome than I thought.
|Pulitzer Prize winners||Chilifresh||LibraryThing|
|2008||The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz||1 review||24 reviews|
|2007||The Road by Cormac McCarthy||8 reviews||199 reviews|
|2006||March by Geraldine Brooks||1 review||50 reviews|
|2005||Gilead by Marilynne Robinson||0 reviews||45 reviews|
|2004||The Known World by Edward P. Jones||1 review||40 reviews|
|2003||Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides||1 review||120 reviews|
|2002||Empire Falls by Richard Russo||1 review||32 reviews|
|2001||The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon||1 review||69 reviews|
|2000||Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri||0 review||27 reviews|
When push comes to shove, you don’t need 199 reviews. But Putlizer winners are popular books. When a popular book has 199 reviews, less popular books will have five or ten. Conversely, if Gilead and Interpreter of Maladies can’t get a review, the rare stuff definitely won’t have it.
Read all of the details at Thingology and start convincing everyone at your library that you need this awesome feature 🙂