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Member: MarthaJeanne

CollectionsMJ (5,800), Owned Fiction (1,443), Your library (4,696), E-books (77), Read but unowned (986), Currently reading (30), To read (311), Currently studying (11), Jerry (362), Lesepatin Buecher (50), Theology (1,726), Textiles and Crafts (596), Food and Gardens (612), Wishlist (8), Needs Checking (3,057), Other Discards (42), Steven (108), Memories (194), In Omnibus (6), All collections (6,494)

Reviews753 reviews

TagsTheology (1,825), Fiction (1,056), Food (664), Textiles (583), Cooking (546), Science Fiction and Fantasy (397), History (376), Krimi (357), Austria (335), Practical Theology (325) — see all tags

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Recommendations45 recommendations

About me2014 Category Challenge
https://www.librarything.com/topic/160388

2013 Category Challenge
http://www.librarything.com/topic/145074

Final statistics for 2012 are at
http://www.librarything.com/topic/128400

I've started a major check and classification of all the owned books so that I can find them more easily.
http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/User:MarthaJeanne

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, Gardens & Books, 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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LocationVienna, Austria

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/MarthaJeanne (profile)
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Member sinceMar 16, 2007

Currently readingGhost girl by Torey L. Hayden
Lady of quality by Georgette Heyer
The conqueror by Georgette Heyer
Schätze aus Kirchen und Klöstern Europas by Friedemann Bedürftig
Jumping ships : The Global Misadventures of a Cargo Ship Apprentice by David Baboulene
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