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Lo, I have set up my presence at LibraryThing (kaote, of course), and saw that it was good. Within a couple of weeks I want to have all of my books categorized - from the priceless treasures on my shelf to the trashy romances I keep under the bed. Every last book. And I want to see exactly how many books I really own (and whether I make it into the 50-largest-libraries list).

Also, this forces me to look at and consider every single book, and will hopefully keep me conscious of the things I buy in the future since I'll have to keep up my list. I should also find out how many other duplicates I've accidentally accumulated besides The Left Hand of Darkness. It has also inspired me to start a pile of stuff to sell back to Half Price, since some things I looked and honestly wondered why the hell I had them.

Thirdly, I will be able to brag about my library to other people and show everyone how leet it really is. :) I was a little bummed that some of the editions I had were too old to be listed, so I had to simply substitute a more recent printing.

So far I have 89 books in there, and that's just the first short bookshelf mostly consisting of graphic novels, computer stuff, and mass markets. When it's all done I should be able to list them by tag (super handy), title/author data, popularity, etc. What a great website!

EDIT: meh, so I lied. I've gone ahead and started with the tarot drawer and the occult bookshelf, and filling up my 200 alotted slots tonight. Whee!


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May. 11th, 2006 11:09 am (UTC)
Your collection looks excellent ^__^ And holy crap you've got so many tarot decks!! *stares*

I want to get my list finished once I'll be back in Finland.. wooo!

But but.. how can you sell books??
May. 12th, 2006 05:54 am (UTC)
I have 2-3 working decks, and the rest I just buy for the art. ^.^ If I didn't have to work for a living, I'd redo the Kalevala tarot (the deck out there isn't very good, imo)

I think if I add 50-100 books a day I should have it done in a week or so.

I have to sell books when I run out of space... such a tragedy I know, but since working at Half Price Books I've become a bit of a snob. Several things I didn't know I even had, and when I saw them I was like O.o "why DID I buy that crap!?" Also things I know I can easily get again I usually just sell to have it not taking up space. And of course it's a little extra money in my pocket, which is always welcome. :)
May. 11th, 2006 11:51 am (UTC)
That's sounds cool as hell...especially the recommendation part. So many times I wished I could ask someone as opposed to reading the back cover. Fortunately, I've been fairly lucky
May. 11th, 2006 01:10 pm (UTC)
I love this tool! The search by ISBN is also handy for finding the bizarre edition you might own.

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