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Did you read Ken Mcleod's book from the Fall Revolution Series that you have on your catalog? I'm thinking of buying the whole series
Help me pick a book.

Look at my "To Read" book and choose a book for me. Any book. I know, right now, "The Hunger Games" trilogy and "The Girl with Dragon Tattoo" are pretty hot. If on of these is what I should be reading, LET ME KNOW. I can't decide.

Please see my post here also (my blog):

http://theherculesnotes.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-tbr-list.html
Sure, come on over here.

For instance
http://www.librarything.com/groups/namethatbook
You can list anything with an ISBN number or actually, anything at all. The ISBN just makes it easier.
I don't list my regular comics but I do list my graphic novels and such. I'm buying more of them now and hardly any individual issues. Partly because the cost of comics is just too much anymore. With an average price of $4.00 or so there is no way I can buy them. I like graphic novels and trade paperbacks better anyway. I like to read the entire story or at least a big chunk of it. I hate waiting a month or 2 for the next issue of a series.

Anyway, if it were me and I was going to enter my comics, I'd be sure to set and use Tags or enter the word comic in the comments box. Then you can easily pull up all your comics at once. Makes it a lot easier if you want to download a file to print out or something.

That's one thing I didn't do when I started and now it's a HUGE job to go back and enter Tags for different stuff. I like to be able to separate my genres sometimes. Maybe just print out my Horror books and the like.

I've found that it is very easy to spend a lot of time here on LT. Often I sit down to do some minor thing and when I look at the time a couple hours have passed! It's addictive!

See ya,

brett
Aw, don't listen to Taneli.
He just doesn't have the drive to catalog his books.
Kidding!

I can't live without LibraryThing now. I have most of my books cataloged and am constantly making sure I have the right cover for the issue I have. A little anal-retentive maybe, but I enjoy it.
I'm nearly at 5300 books and still have several hundred to add. But they are more along the lines of my graphic design, illustration and art books. Plus the ancient history, philosophy, automotive, comic and graphic novel,...
Hmmm...I may have more to do than I realized. It seems like I am constantly finding another box of books.

So stick with LT.com Hercules40. You'll like it. It's a great reference for your library and it's easy to download text files so you can keep a current list on your computer.
Not to mention the forums and others things LT.com has to offer.

Then there are the people. Speaking for myself, a better bunch of oddballs you'll never meet!
Right Taneli?
Boy, I sure hope this is Taneli that I know from BookMooch!

brett

brett
Hi,

Yeah, I'm dreaming about the day when I'll catalogue my whole library, be it LibraryThing or some other database. Currently my LT library shows only lately mooched books.

For early Ian Fleming it's best to start from the beginning: the first Bond book was Casino Royale (1953), which introduced Bond and his lifestyle plus gave the character a big push with a plot twist. However, the structure of this book is not quite as tight as in later Bond adventures.

Bond doesn't much evolve in the books, but some of the books refer lightly to earlier adventures, so you get most out of them if you read them in order, but it's not a requirement for their enjoyment. Nevertheless, it's good to be aware that the order of the books was different than the order in which they were eventually filmed.

It's been a while since I've read most of the books, but I remember I liked best Diamonds Are Forever (1956), because of it's detailed description of how diamond smugglers work, Goldfinger (1959), because it has a great mix of high class villains and high class women and Bond gets to play with both of them, and You Only Live Twice (1964), because of the insights into old Japanese culture.

From Russia With Love (1957) was a hugely popular in it's time, because John F. Kennedy listed it as one of his favourite books. Incidently, the story is about how Soviet spies get fed up with Bond's excellence in defeating their plans and try to set a trap for him - in a form of a beautiful Soviet female agent, of course.

It's also good to know that the last three Bond books Fleming wrote - On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963), You Only Live Twice (1964) and The Man With the Golden Gun (1965) - actually tell one big story, and it's propably very good to read them in order.

And the one catch: The Spy Who Loved Me (1961) is very different from all of the other books. Fleming wrote it from a perspective of a woman, and Bond is just a small side character in her story, so that's not a good book to begin with.

You can find the order of the books from here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Fleming

If you have more questions about the subject, I'd be happy to help if I can.

-Taneli T
1 book? Bah. :)
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