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Member: Farree

CollectionsYour library (2,599)

Reviews36 reviews

TagsScience Fiction (602), Novel (444), Religion (350), Music (293), Psychology (212), History (209), Vocal (201), Short Stories (189), Philosophy (168), 19th cent. (152) — see all tags

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Recommendations4 recommendations

About meI am an arcanophile and an information packrat. I don't collect objects (well, not on purpose) - what I like is data. I have a fairly large collection of sf paperbacks published between 1939 and 1970, because I love the cover paintings (more than the stories sometimes). I am currently reading in psychology, philosophy and archaeology (particularly rediscovery of lost manuscripts and underwater archaeology). In fiction, I am reading juvenile fantasies and SF mostly (and occasionally a 19th century novel - I like Collins and Le Fanu). Oh. Why 'Farree?' Andre Norton. 'Flight in Yiktor.' Check it out. (It was a spur-of-the-moment thing, but also a Freudian slip kind of thing, but wait! Freud's been discredited, right?)

About my libraryOkay. I think I have enough of this together to say a few words about the idiosyncrasies of my catalog here. I catalog only books I currently own (except the occasional library book). I try to include the cover pictures from the books (I scan them if necessary). Roughly four-fifths of the library is now catalogued (the cookbooks are now in). Next may come old computer books. And, of course, I have books that I'm not cataloging because I consider them too controversial. Considering what's in here, you (dear reader) may wonder what is too controversial. One way is, like Captain Sheridan in Babylon 5, I collect black projects. 'Nuff said on that. Another way is, I collect racist stuff. Not all of it gets cataloged here. For a description of how I think about this, see my 'Egregious Rationalization' in the comments box of 'Ceramic Uncles & Celluloid Mammies.'

I have started cataloging my eBooks (see 'Select Discourses' by John Smith). I have somewhere near 100, mostly songbooks (of course).

I am debating whether I should catalog my collection of recorded music (vinyl, cassette, CD).

GroupsA Pearl of Wisdom and Enlightenment, Hymnbooks

Favorite authorsThomas M. Disch, John Sladek (Shared favorites)

Real nameFred

LocationCentral Montana

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJun 14, 2007

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OK, I got it. Thanks. I'm going to add more books as soon as I get home.
Hi Farree! Please excuse my late response, but my computer was out of commission for a very long time (which seemed even longer than it was). I see from your profile that we have some things in common.

I will take a peek at your books later!
Thank you. You have a great collection. Hope you have a great New Year's.

Andrew / DesertCore
Oi, mate, cheers--what are you having yourself? (Hey, thank you ever so much. May I buy you a drink?) (Or if you're teetotal I can if you like ask my grandmother to knit you a tin-foil cap for Christmas, as she's already making one for me.) I hope it wasn't trouble for you; it was certainly helpful for me, & my copy now has a clumsily glued-in table of contents.

Just noticed your location. I've a lingering memory of Collins, Montana, which might well be dead by now: I can't tell whether those specks on the map of it represent houses or are dust on the screen. Again, thanks very much indeed.
Thanks. I'd not heard of Wake Up Down There & now it's gone straight to my wishlist, right next to Cult Rapture & a Loompanics anthology (and not long before the aliens command me to go on a killing spree, no doubt). Testaments of Time isn't something to buy sight unseen but I'll keep an eye out for it in the 2nd-hand shops. And by all means if it's no trouble I'd like a copy of the table of contents.

I'm not going to stop with your archaeology tag; that's a fascinating tag list & it'll be fun to browse a lot of those categories.

Cheers again.
Thanks for your comment regarding The Songs of Distant Earth! Actually, I love Mike Oldfield and that CD is why I chose to read this particular novel by Clarke. I haven't seen the videos, but I'll definitely try to!
Thanks for the offer, but its been resolved. My laptop died and I ended up getting a new macbook.

Haven't been to Mount Angel, but would definitely be interested in taking a look at their library. John Johnston is a close friend of mine and my spiritual mentor. The book really doesn't do the man justice really. I'd love to chat sometime. I'll leave my AIM and MSN messenger in a private comment. Feel free to message me if you see me on.

Thanks for the suggestions! I have started working on my new book, but the day job (aka, the paying job) keeps getting in my way and it's really slow going! Therefore, lots of time for further research, because reading somebody else's book takes less energy than writing my own. I will definitely check out your suggested titles!
Hi Farree - yeah I think Groucho wrote that DOG thing - isn't that funny??
Thanks for stopping by!

I have hung onto Boy Who Saw True since 1973...loved it - it was my first introduction to anything "paranormal"!! (and the rest is history...

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