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It's taken me the better part of two days to put the contents of only four of my bookshelves into the cataloguing system of LibraryThing, and to what end? I don't know. I was bored! But now I've hit my limit of 200 free entries, and I've got so many more books, all clamouring for the same attention. Do I fork out $10 to keep going, or do I leave it?

Also, I feel strangely put out that of the 200 titles I've just entered, only 7 are shared with other 'librarians'. Perhaps I should have started on my collection of literature and pulp, then I wouldn't have felt like such a geek...I hope.

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bogwitch
Nov. 6th, 2005 11:17 pm (UTC)
I have every sympathy, I have spent the entire afternoon/evening sorting out spike_fics memories/tags and I'm still only up to January.
gamiila
Nov. 6th, 2005 11:22 pm (UTC)
It sounds like such a good idea at first, doesn't it, bringing order into the chaos? But when you actually get down to it, it just goes on and on and on...and you wonder why you ever attempted it. Life was so much simpler when you could leave well enough alone...;-)
bogwitch
Nov. 6th, 2005 11:35 pm (UTC)
...then you make all the effort and never update it.

You know, an Access database would be cheaper (if you have Access that is) or I bet you can get a free database dl somewhere.
gamiila
Nov. 7th, 2005 04:35 pm (UTC)
Cheers, but I'm not even sure that cataloguing my books serves any kind of purpose whatsoever. I know what books I own, I roughly know where to find them -- and apparently, the world at large isn't interested in facsimile editions of Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach's Entwurf einer historischen Architektur (1721) or the Codex Aureus Epternacensis or Friedrich Nietzsche's Der Antichrist; or books on town planning or landscaping, or the methodology of archaeology and the like.
bogwitch
Nov. 7th, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
The ex had some Nietzsche. I don't know if he ever read it though.
gamiila
Nov. 7th, 2005 11:07 pm (UTC)
To be sure, I can't remember a single word that's in it! I went through a phase in my teens where I thought I'd better read all the classics in an attempt to smarten up, but it didn't work and I promptly forgot everything again. Maybe one day, I'll try again...
vegmb
Nov. 7th, 2005 12:54 am (UTC)
My theory is that it is good to be a geek. (Perhaps I'm delusional, but I'm good with that.)
gamiila
Nov. 7th, 2005 04:39 pm (UTC)
On the whole, I'm quite happy to be slightly geeky. It's just seeing my books listed, and noticng the interests they represent, I have to admit I'm perhaps a little more geeky than I thought.

You know what's funny, though? I've only got one book on shoes!
vegmb
Nov. 7th, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC)
Because shopping for shoes is much more fun than reading about them.
miss_fairfax
Nov. 7th, 2005 10:31 am (UTC)
Wow, what a big task! And it's true, once you start, you feel like you can't stop. Although I would be tempted to leave it at 200 if they're asking for more money...

(PS - don't know if you missed them...but there are some whopping great CoRo beauties up in my lj...I think you'll like ;D )
gamiila
Nov. 7th, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC)
Yes, I did miss that! Thanks for the heads up, I'll have a look later when I'm in the comfort of my own home, and can drool at my leisure. ;-)
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