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TagsScience Fiction (638), Novel (575), Religion (485), History (406), DJI (338), Music (312), Fiction (246), Psychology (236), Short Stories (214), Vocal (213) — see all tags

MediaNot set (3), Book (3,332), Paper Book (3,116), Audiobook (3), Ebook (23), Facsimile (1), Sound Recording (3), Other (35), Printed music (1), Map (2), Calendar (14), Software (17), Multimedia (3)

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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). I have started cataloging old computer books. There are so many of them and they are so old that I am not going to catalog all of them. I am doing mainly Macintosh and Linux books. I will not be doing PC books (or Microsoft books). And, of course, I also 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).

Tags: DJI indicates "Dust Jacket Intact." DJM indicates "Dust Jacket Missing," even though the cover picture may show a dust jacket. LB indicates a library book.

I am debating whether I should catalog my collection of recorded music (vinyl, cassette, CD - somewhere around 3,000...).

GroupsA Pearl of Wisdom and Enlightenment, Hymnbooks

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

Real nameFred

LocationLewistown, Montana

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Member sinceJun 14, 2007

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