CollectionsMJ (5,311), Owned Fiction (1,354), Your library (4,470), Read but unowned (795), Currently reading (30), To read (261), Jerry (348), Theology (1,686), Textiles and Crafts (578), Food and Gardens (575), E-books (26), Lesepatin Buecher (30), Wishlist (8), Steven (74), Needs Checking (3,102), On Loan (5), Other Discards (14), All collections (5,743)
TagsTheology (1,741), Fiction (970), Food (612), Textiles (562), Cooking (517), Science Fiction and Fantasy (381), History (360), Krimi (344), Practical Theology (326), @Hauptbuecherei (314) — see all tags
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About me2013 Category Challenge
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I've started a major check and classification of all the owned books so that I can find them more easily.
About my libraryAbout collections:
I'm keeping 30 books in Currently Reading. This includes books I recently read and the books earmarked to read next (=Reading Now). It also includes a few books that I am working on very slowly. When a new book is added to the collection the one with the earliest read date is removed. That means that about the past two-three weeks is included.
MJ is everything I feel connected to - either owned or read. Steven is books he owns, most of which are not included in MJ. Jerry is his books - suspense, mostly, that I don't read. Books need to be in at least one of these, but there is some overlap.
Owned fiction is for the benefit of those borrowing from the library. It pulls things that are in different places together. (And includes some marginal stuff that we keep with fiction.) If you are looking at coloured checkmarks - the green ones and the grey ones we own.
'My books' is things on our bookshelves that I don't exclude as being only of interest to my menfolk. If it's in MJ, it's supposed to also be in 'My Books' or 'Read but unowned'. There is one exception here - a book I was discarding, but my husband decided to keep. It's in 'MJ' because I did read it, but not in 'My books' because I don't want to own it, but I can't really call it unowned either.
There are three topic collections: Theology, Textiles and Crafts, and Food. These are collections because I do collect them, and have quite a few. Being able to see just these in list form is useful.
I'm slowly getting everything in. So far all of my needlework books and the cookbooks are in (unless there are stragglers not on the shelf they belong on), a fair number of the travel books, a fair amount of the fiction, and about 95% of my theology books. My son says I have done all the science fiction, but more may be hiding under his bed. What is almost totally missing is Jerry's suspense collection.
The recommended style of viewing is only important for those actually using the theology books. (Comments includes shelving information.) Eventually I may get shelving information for other collections in, too. But that's for after most of our books are in. Not this year!
The first tag is always indicates where the book is shelved. So all of Bill Bryson's books are labeled 'fiction'. We keep them together filed under his name in the fiction bookcase rather than separating them by topic. On the other hand, there is a fair amount of fiction with 'theology' as the first tag because I keep them in (a fiction area of) my theology collection. If a book is tagged 'Steven' it belongs to my son, and I take no responsibility for it. If it doesn't say 'Steven' it might still be his, but I probably have read it, or might read it now that I know he has it. If a tag begins with @, I don't own that book, and that tag says where I got it from.
GroupsAncient and Medieval Manuscripts, Bug Collectors, Combiners!, Cookbookers, Fiber Arts, German Library Thingers, I Survived the Great Vowel Shift, Tattered but still lovely
Favorite authorsRobert Alter, Raymond E. Brown, Catherine Cookson, Madeleine Pelner Cosman, Elizabeth David, Rumer Godden, Ainsley Harriott, Georgette Heyer, Roberta Hunt, Madhur Jaffrey, Jeffrey John, Beryl Kingston, Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz, Ormonde Plater, David M. Rhoads, Claudia Roden, Linn R. Skinner, Gene Stratton-Porter, N. T. Wright, Frances M. Young (Shared favorites)
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Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceMar 16, 2007
Currently readingThe Gospel and Epistles of John : a concise commentary by Raymond Edward Brown
Tecumseh and the quest for Indian leadership by R. David Edmunds
The return of the king : being the third part of The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
Jess Carter and the oil boat by Geoffrey Lewis
The white tiger by Aravind Adiga
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