25 from library already. they changed my lyfe – i learned about non functional family and how it affected me. so now i understand myself better, and those around me. i learned about food for my blod type and changed my diet and let go 5 kg! recently i’m reading books about body language and i’m more confident on business meetings. i say it is my new addiction – since i lend more books than i can read LOL! so i’m on a book diet – no more lending until i read & return them all.
it is so great to sit in front PC with new books from library and catalog them. promise of new knowlege! it is also great to learn about new title and to be able to find it in library. it saved me tons of money!
i need quiet evenings with books, instead of TV.
not entering books i own besides those i currently read. i need to invent some system to know which books i entered. sticker or mark or something. well what is the point of owning the books i don’t read/reference, anyway? 7 months ago
it is usefull for library books…also for wishlist.
revised system for ordering and reserving – i write a note with sig that i take to library.
exosted all online sources of data eg. online purchaces (amazon, superknjižara & svijet knjige), next step is to enter remaining paper books. at least those that are displayed on shelves.
this is really great and fun and usefull goal! and books that i read change my life (and i even don’t own them). i learned so much about childhood and family and myself. thank God for library! 9 months ago
but i enjoy it (OCD part of me for sure!)
whole day yesterday entered books from calibre, and my chopra books.
today good chunk of day i entered my orders from amazon, and kindle orders that i find valuable. (and grabbed local edition front pages.)
i also joined public library and immediatly entered loaned books so i can keep track of what i read, now that i am reading again. it is amusing wealth of knowledge and i am so glad i tap into it again.
i reviewed my wish list against library catalog and have found couple of matches so i will lend them there!!! (and discovered that i purchased some books in the mean time so i erased them from amazon wish list).
i am homecoming (yet to discover what it means to me) to my avid reader self. splendid! 11 months ago
..agree that LT (libraryThing) is the best one despite being complicated. (so am i and so what?)
LT let it be.
looking forward to it. 11 months ago
and want to keep central track of books i am reading and want to read. i realized books are food for my soul!
- i have lots of my own books
- as well as digital ones that i imported all in calibre and am very happy with it. many of them not red yet.
- i even have some audio books
- recently purchased more than several books from amazon – digital editions that i read in PS kindle app. not sure wheter i can import those in calibre as well.
- i plan to join the city library again
reading is important part of my life and has been since forever. i spent many years of my life bookless. not any more!
so i plan to have one central hub for all books i read, or want to read. there is so much good things to read, so much avenues of thought. and now that i’m joining library again, possibilities are endless! 11 months ago
Somewhere on 43T, there’s a comment about how old books start to smell musty (like that’s a bad thing) when they’re just left on the shelves to rot (rotting books—now that is a bad thing).
Anyway, that comment drifts in and out of my consciousness from time to time. I can’t find it now, but it makes me wonder about people who don’t read off of paper anymore. I can’t imagine a world without the wonderful smell and feel and look of real books. Whether it’s a colorful children’s story hot off the press or a 1926 first edition with spiderwebs on its cover, books are important. I hope technology-oriented people who carry reading “devices” wherever they go will never forget that.
Meanwhile, the dream I had told me that if I take my books off the shelf and rifle the pages every now and then, they won’t get musty.
The train of thought led back to LibraryThing because if I’m going to take them all down, I may as well type them in before I put them back.
So Thank You to whomever wrote that memorable little comment about the musty books! It’s helping me achieve one of my goals. :) 21 months ago