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About meYou can see my "Wish List" of books by clicking ->right here.
I've been an assistant at my church (First Baptist Church of SW Broward) since Dec of 1994. I handle most of the maintenance and teach history in our church school. Check out the link below for more info on the church -- the website probably needs to be updated, but the (IFB) doctrine won't change. You can also find me thru the FaceBook link below.
Lastly, I tend to add people to my "Interesting Libraries" when I find others with books I like. Then I can see the new books they add when I login to L.T. and (hopefully) find other good books to acquire for our library.
About my libraryLT is the best thing to happen to our library since bookcases and shelves!!
Our library is large for one family, although it's not anywhere near the size of the largest libraries represented here on LT. (My best estimate is ~2 to ~5,000 volumes; I'll know what the total is if I can make the time to enter the books we have.)
I LOVE tags... "Tags are our friends." If I'm going to go thru the all trouble of attempting to organize all of these books, I decided I want to be able to find the books when I'm all done (and at least leave a trail of breadcrumbs for others to find the good stuff too).
There are room-specific tags, bookcase- (or box-) specific tags, shelf- (and/or physical location-) specific tags, subject tags, decade published tags, and 1st / 2nd editions (mostly only 1st ed, 1st printings, or 2nd ed are tagged, but a few others are too).
There are many other tags -- "Faith Based Books" occupies a large portion of the library (with many still to enter -- these are anything that reference God positively -- from Bibles, commentaries, devotionals, & biographies to Christian fiction, money management, & "how-to" books). "Reference," "History," and "Business" also have quite a bit of shelf-space, but there are a number of loose-cannon tags (to match my personality) interspersed throughout as well. Also, I combine all of my Autobiographies, Biographies, Diaries, Correspondence, and Memoirs under "Biographical Works" -- including biographical works of military units and corporations. Haven't run across anyone else that does this, but seems to work best for me. I've also gotten a few "free" books sent to me to read and review, those are tagged as "Early Reviewer's Copy" -- I have quite a bit of fiction (mostly classics and Louis L'Amour westerns) which I've hung onto over the years, but I usually just read non-fiction books anymore.
Books coming out of boxes (and coming home for the first time) are usually labeled "~Shelve" while those that are recently entered into LT are only labeled "~Tag This" until I get around to unpiling them. (some have been unpiled and shelved... so they'll have a location as well, but won't have all of their topic-specific tags yet.)
If you look at tag clouds, you'll probably notice I have a few books entered here on LT as "Wish-List." (No, I don't have any shame; yes, I like to give not-so-subtle hints about what I really want). Those in the Wish List are usually labeled "NIL" (not in library) until I get them as a gift... for Christmas, my birthday, or whatever other reason I may receive a book. (= The other NIL books are those I've checked out of the library recently. If they're good enough (4½-5 stars) they too will make the Wish List... eventually.
GroupsBookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Build the Open Shelves Classification, Christianity, Combiners!, Early Reviewers, Homeschool Home Libraries, Used Books, Westerns
Favorite authorsAndrew Watterson Blackwood, John Albert Broadus, Kenneth I. Brown, Clarence Sexton, Joseph Exell, Charles W. Koller, Louis L'Amour, Marcus Luttrell, Douglas D. Stauffer, Edward Stratemeyer, John C. Whitcomb (Shared favorites)
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