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CollectionsMJ (5,763), Owned Fiction (1,444), Your library (4,690), E-books (74), Read but unowned (959), Currently reading (32), To read (315), Currently studying (13), Jerry (362), Lesepatin Buecher (43), Theology (1,726), Textiles and Crafts (595), Food and Gardens (610), Wishlist (8), Needs Checking (3,057), Other Discards (41), Memories (194), All collections (6,448)

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TagsTheology (1,821), Fiction (1,052), Food (661), Textiles (581), Cooking (543), Science Fiction and Fantasy (397), History (376), Krimi (356), Austria (331), Practical Theology (325) — see all tags

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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've added a Memories collection. These are books I remember reading before LT. So far mostly children's books. Those I read as a child and those I read to my children.

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.)

'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.

The recommended style of viewing is only important for those actually using the theology books. 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 usually 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 It is.

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 Edward Brown, Catherine Cookson, Madeleine Pelner Cosman, Elizabeth David, Rumer Godden, Ainsley Harriott, Georgette Heyer, Robert A. Hunt, Madhur Jaffrey, Jeffrey John, Jonas Jonasson, Beryl Kingston, Erich Kästner, Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz, Ormonde Plater, David M. Rhoads, Claudia Roden, Linn R. Skinner, Gene Stratton-Porter, Noel Streatfeild, N. T. Wright, Frances M. Young (Shared favorites)

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Member sinceMar 16, 2007

Currently readingDeath Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather
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I'm glad they've been good for you. I liked them before amazon took over; the first book that went missing I got an immediate "we're so sorry, let us know if you want a refund or reship" reply, and the next day a new one went out, that turned up quickly. I think the second time it was similar. Then I didn't order more for a while, and amazon was in charge, and after that I'd get the runaround for a week before they'd finally get around to agreeing to send a new one ("have you contacted your post office, maybe they are holding it," "are you sure your address is correct," etc, multiple emails back & forth with absurdity). It seems odd given amazon's billions and that their customer service in the US will always just give stuff away for free "oh we messed up your order? well just keep that, we'll send the correct thing right away!" and such. Someone else in charge of the UK division? Oh well.
Eesh no, I certainly wouldn't have expected extra insurance purchases, I'm sure it'll be fine!
The only packages that I've ever not gotten have been from BD. They're really a horrible company, and I decided last time that I will pay the few euros extra and buy books from or other online stores, or even shell out for the insane in-store prices if there's no alternative for something I really really want. But I've ordered from them probably 10 times, and 4 times books have not shown up! Like, whaaaat?! I've gotten tons of packages all the way from the US, plenty from China, NL, DE, etc, everything has gotten here just fine. Yet somehow half of BD's packages wind up missing?? And the last time the service was rotten, it gets worse and worse, which makes me wonder just how long before they say "oops, too many times you've said this, no more resends for you!" soooo I'd rather not test it. :|
LOL. It's crazy, we ordered a graphics card for my newly built computer a couple weeks ago, from a store in the south of Germany, and it said it could take a few days, but then the next morning the buzzer rang and we were like whaaat?! It arrived in less than 24 hours! And now, we've ordered my laptop from a different store in Germany, this one more in the north somewhere so only a few hours away, and now it's been 4 days and still not here! So, not only are they possibly still using horses :P but they're also only doing it inconsistently, and the other times they're using rockets! Hahahaha. I will let you know by which method it arrives this time. ;P
You are just the best for offering! I know my library has that one, though, since my husband checked it out a while back :P (I just didn't get around to reading it at the time), so that's alright. But thank you!
Sure thing, take your time. :)
Hi Martha Jeanne!

What an honor! THank you very much for using my "Author" page. I have had serious health issues this summer including a mugging in Vienna ending in the AKH and dizziness for some time afterwards. Also hernia and endless teeth dramas (5 x Zahnarzt). Seem to be finally getting my act together.
I have been cataloguing this summer, but have encountered many problems with corporate aurthors getting put together that don't belong together. Also have you noticed that with multiple authors (editors, photographers, etc.)the order of entry gets changed when you save the dataset?
This is not a major error, but quite annoying to suddenly see a junior contributor listed before the major editor!! I know I should report this as a "BUG" and will do so shortly. My problem with the bugs is that I get so involved that I get even farther behind in reading and cataloging.

Many new developments to tell you about the museum! When will you be coming again?

Greetings from Alt-Erlaa!
Hello MarthaJeanne,

Thanks much for these links to the Schönbrunn Palace. Very interesting! I will share these with a discussion group about historic wallpaper on LinkedIn, maybe others know something about the rooms. I believe I have seen the Chinese Room before in articles or books but I can't remember where.

I appreciate your review. You're a fast reader!

all the best,


Well, at least you found a book you hadn't catalogued yet! BTW, what's BD?
Fixed! Thank you for flagging that book for me.
This may be bold on my part and if I have stepped over a boundary by contacting you directly, please just say so. Having been a LT member for less than a year I am still learning the nuances and I wish very much to do well as I am enjoying the site. I am messaging you specifically about the Early Review program. I saw you on the group page and from your comments could tell you could give me some clarification!
I have done quite a few member giveaway reviews and have been selected for four Early Reviews. One is complete. One is from the April group. It is True Love by Jude Deveraux and was only recently received. I have read it and written my review. My review is posted on LT as well as other sites.
When I go to my page of ER books won and see this book regardless of what I do it does not reflect having been added to my library or the review posted. I suspect that may have to do with a LT routine that is yet to be run for June which updates this and stamps the review with the ER logo. Can you confirm that? And if not can you instruct me on how to correcty load the review on my part.
Beyond that specifically, I would like to see if the below checklist is correct?
1. Receipt of message from LT announcing book won.
2. When receive from author, go to the ER group page and enter the book as rcvd using the format shown.
3. Go to my LT page of ER awards and mark as rcvd.
4. From same LT page add to my library. (Is this always the one we are to use for our library?)
5. Read book
6. Write review.
7. Post by going to my library, select this book and click the pencil icon which open the edit page. Add and save review.
8. Add to other sites (amazon, goodreads, etc)
9. ????? Do I post this review on any of the early review group pages?
10. I always reply to the email in which the book was sent ( if ebbok) and thank them, let them know where review posted. Not sure about hard copies.
I know this is a ridiculously long message. I just hope to obtain a good cklist for these reviews so I can do exactly as needed. Thank you eversomuch for taking the tome to read this and for any assistance you can offer.
Yikes, I can imagine! It must have been terrifying for all involved. Sounds like everyone came out okay on the other side, though? What a relief that things did not turn out more tragically, but what a nightmare to live through!
Can you look over this translation? I have a feeling the students at Bethel didn't get it quite right.

Die geistreiche Lieder-Auswahl duer familien und oeffentliche Erbauungen (The Brilliant song Selection for Families and Public Edification)

This is a song book published in 1884 by the Krimmer Mennonite Brethren Church, an immigrant group from South Russia, who came to Kansas in 1874.

By the way, I received my PhD at KU. Lawrence is a great town.
Thank you. We have been using some German students to transcribe & translate the bibliographic information for our collection of German books. I wonder now, how many others may be incorrect.
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