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I'm an avid reader as well as collector, which means I am constantly torn between preserving books and using them. I'm a musician, parent, and work as an environmental engineer to pay the bills.

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About my libraryPlease feel free to leave me a polite, private message if you find any errors in the entries in my catalog. Between errors in auto-load data sources and my own typos, there are bound to be mistakes, and the more we weed out from our catalogues, the better the LT database is.

My Library? It's all over the map and all over the house. Lot's of history and historical novels, but probably 1/3 fiction of some form. Six shelves of poetry - more than I can ever read, but I can read some from every volume before time runs out. A large number of reference works (history, literature, and language) because my interest in books and reading is also an interest in history and words.

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Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Thomas Cahill, Willa Cather, Arthur C. Clarke, Guy Davenport, Kate DiCamillo, Bart D. Ehrman, Kenneth Grahame, Jhumpa Lahiri, Malachi McCormick, H. V. Morton, Kathleen Norris, Flann O'Brien, Arthur Quiller-Couch, Edward Rutherfurd, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, J. R. R. Tolkien, Jules Verne, Oscar Wilde (Shared favorites)

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Currently readingThe Poems of George Gordon, Lord Byron (Selected) by George Lord Byron Gordon
The life of Samuel Johnson, Vol I of III by James Boswell
The life of Samuel Johnson (Vols I thru III of III) by James Boswell
The Oxford Companion to the Book: Vol 1 of 2 by Michael F. Suarez
Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius by St. Ignatius of Loyola
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Thanks, 5 years already!
What a great library, I admire your library. The pictures are beautiful; you are indeed a bibliophile.
Os,

I just added another title to the Wind in the Willows series page, and no matter how I tag the parenthesis, it stays at the top of the list; which is just wrong! Any ideas? According to Wikipedia, it's a re-telling from the point of view of the poorer inhabitants of the Wild Wood. so I tried (retelling POV change) first.

Also, I'm in the midst of reviewing all the illustrators of the book here:
http://www.librarything.com/topic/159157
Come and play.
Os,

I hadn't intended to stay away for so long, really. It just worked out that way. I'd have given some sort of notice for my impending absence otherwise, and feel pretty bad for not having done so. I certainly did not mean to cause any concern.

Life is still pretty busy, which I suppose is a good thing, but I'll try to come by more. There's a lot to catch up on, though, haha. And I haven't been acquiring books as actively in recent times, due both to being busy and to a greater compulsion to cut down on spending. I've got enough books to last me for a very long time, but I do imagine that their ranks will indeed grow after I've established a more independent life one day. I'm enjoying just getting whatever work needs to be done taken care of to make way for reading through them.

I just turned 18 a few months ago, and so did not graduate early, though in former years I considered some programs that would have allowed me to effectively go on to college early, albeit just the local community college. In the end I didn't because my high school is far more challenging, and it didn't sit right with me to do anything besides suffering through it fully. I'm going to go to community college anyway for a number of reasons, chief among them that it saves me/my parents money, and that it's what my brother did before me. Thank you very much for your congratulations! It's been a very long four years, haha.

-Irieisa
I'm really surprised and touched to see your comment, to be honest. Thank you!

I actually just happened to check back today, since it's the beginning of summer vacation following my senior year of high school and there's less to worry about. It's been really busy the past several years. I also felt a bit that I was somewhat lacking in the maturity I'd have liked to have to participate in the communities here, so that kept me away a bit along with being occupied with school. I hope I am at least slightly less immature now.

I'd like to spend more time back on LibraryThing again, circumstances allowing, though I might lurk more than I did previously.
Os, sounds good. If you're ever in the area let me know. I've researched my family history online and have gotten as far back as the 1860's with my Great Great Grandfather in southern Illinois. I can't figure out who his father was so I've reached a roadblock. Very frustrating.

With that in mind, if there's something I can do to help you finding information on your ancestor, let me know. I live in Hagerstown which is the county seat and only about 10 miles from Williamsport. Our main library is currently being rebuilt and should re-open later this summer and when it does I'll have access again to the Western Maryland room which focuses on history and geneology. If you pass me the information you have on your ancestor, I'll see what I can find.

Western Maryland is beautiful and is God's country. I know this because West "Almost Heaven" Virginia is just across the river, so it's a logical conclusion. The area is suffering now with an onslaught of subdivisions. Houses are sprouting on fields that once were farms. It's tough being so close to Baltimore and Washington, DC.
Os, you have a beautiful and functional library. I'm envious. Space limitations keep me to three bookshelves. It's a constant struggle to balance what gets shelf space and what gets boxed up.
G'day Os.
I see you've been active in establishing the Wind in the Willows series. I just added a new title: Return to the Willows by Jacqueline Kelly. How should it be numbered, do you think? I haven't read any of the other sequels.
Hi Os,

I sent you an email at the address you have listed in your profile. Let me know if you didn't get it or you have a new address.

Kind Regards,

J., aka jveezer
Hi, thanks for sending me the note about "First Folio" I'll go in and correct my entry now. It came up as 'variou's when I searched and it was pure laziness on my part :) I believe in credit were credit is due so will update my entry.

Thanks for the feedback, have a good weekend.

Carol (aka Teddiepants)
I would be ok with the small poetry books. Based on the price I may end up buying more poetry books from you if you are willing to sell.
I appreciate your note and would like to see the Walter Scott Works you have available. If you want you can e-mail me at bmbeatty@aol.com. Big it has to go by regular mail let me know and I will get you my updated address.
I appreciate your note and would like to see the Walter Scott Works you have available. If you want you can e-mail me at bmbeatty@aol.com. Big it has to go by regular mail let me know and I will get you my updated address.
Re Ahab's Wife: so sorry to say that I don't recall that scene. I was bored through a good part of the book and tended to skim. Sorry!
I stumbled across a tumblr with frogs and thought of you. http://muirgilsdream.tumblr.com/
I am actually doing my Emergency Medicine residency there. We rotate in the burn unit so get pretty good burn experience, especially with local stuff and people coming back from deployments injured and the like. I have found the Half Priced Books and have found them to be a mixed bag; sometimes there are some decent deals but the atmosphere just isn't the same as a good small used book store.
Hey no problem at all. I moved here from Chicago and work at Brooke Army Medical Center (now SAMMC). I made it up to Austin once and was disappointed to only find two used/antiquarian bookstores. The one I found was 12th Street Books and the proprieter there was very kind but had a fairly small selection of books. I would have thought Austin would have had more of these, but apparantly not. I have not made it out to Canyon Lake or Lake Travis yet as my schedule pretty much prohibits those sorts of things, but hope to while I am here for the next 3 or so years until the Army sends me somewhere hot and sandy.
I love your library/study! I'd like to do something similar with my extra bedroom, when my brother moves out (right now he's between jobs). :)
To all of bartons' Library friends...

Barton passed away on August 28th of a heart attack in his sleep. He had such a passion for his books... he has a library of over 3,000.
Are there any of his books that were of special interest to you?

I can empathise with you shortage of shelf space and the TBR pile whength aas you. I time is roughly the same as you. My escape hatch is to put bookcases throughout the house. I do have some in
"guest rooms" but not in the frontroom as of yet. IF I use the frontroom might provide a few more years/ After that is filled I will have to move for me and my books!
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Outstanding pictures. By the way do you have a expansion plannede for your library?
Barton
This book is about Millville, New Jersey.
Thanks for your input, it is the easton press version of the history and yes I have 10 volumes, not quite clear where to get the right id for you, looked at amazon but they only had some of the 2-3-5 volume sets. Let me know the process unless you have already zeroed in on the id. Thanks Archer1
I'd like to ask to be "friends" on here, but I am so new I don't know how to do that.
Ball's in your court. Thanks for the good book recommendations. I'd like to follow your reviews.
I find your choices fascinating and your library impressive. I'd like to follow your reviews, but am new to Libray thing and don't know how to do that. Please help!
Thanks!
Holly Weiss
Great! Hope he enjoys it, and I hope you feel better!
no no no...my bad. It didn't get sent out until today! So sorry for the delay. Had a stack of outgoing books and was waiting for a trip to the post office (it's a ways from my house!).

Hope you get it soon, media mail is 2-9 days.

Take care!
Amy
Os,

He doesn't have to return it, just pass it on to someone who may enjoy it. Let me know when he posts his review, I'll be eager to hear his thoughts.

It'll ship sometime this week....

Amy
Hi Os,

I don't seem to have the Wodehouse Omnibus you were asking about at the moment. Not sure where it is. If I come across it, I'll endeavour to let you know what's in it.

Cheers,

Dan
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Very nice. Old globe?
Boswell has a "fan club" of sorts. We've been cataloging the Boswell Library on Library Thing since October 2008. We should finally be complete this month.

best,
Jerry Morris
This really has nothing to do with books but I just read your post about your Grandmother being from Kentucky. I don't have any idea about how familiar with Kentucky you are but I was born in Scottsville KY where my father was from and I also lived in nearby Bowling Green(both in Southwestern KY) where my mother was from. For a time we lived in Irvine and Wilmore(near Lexington) while my father was in seminary. We moved to Illinois when I was 12 in 1965. On another note, my youngest daughter has lived in Austin for the past year. Small world!
I am honoured that you have included my library in your list of interesting libraries.

Your new friend,
Samuel Johnson
I stumbled across this and thought of you.

A Three Toed Tree Toad's Ode

A he-toad loved a she-toad
That lived high in a tree.
She was a two-toed tree toad
But a three-toed toad was he.

The three-toed tree toad tried to win
The she-toad's nuptial nod,
For the three-toed tree toad loved the road
The two-toed tree toad trod.

Hard as the three-toed tree toad tried,
He could not reach her limb.
From her tree-toad bower, with her V-toe power
The she-toad vetoed him.

– Anonymous
Thanks for the suggestions- I'll explore them and see if I do anything.
I just saw photos of your library and it gave me ideas about looking at the Container store- I hadn't thought of it. Thanks.
Thanks for the tip about the Advocates Library -- very useful, I wasn't aware of that. My first tests suggest that cross-checking there can sort out a large proportion of the problems caused by inconsistent spellings in Cochrane.

That's the trouble with coming into this sort of thing as a complete amateur -- you learn useful things when you're halfway through the job!

I've taken the liberty of copying your comment to the Wiki page to ensure it doesn't get lost.

Thorold (pp. Sir WS)
If you don't mind my asking, where did you get your information on post 92 in Christianity-Fundamentalism? I would like to read the reference. Thanks,
Greg
Hi Osbaldistone,

You have recently won a copy of Vonda N. McIntyre's ebook, "The Moon & The Sun." This book is available in html, prc, or pdf format. Please let me know which format you prefer and what email address to send it to.

Thanks,

Sue Lange
suelange1@verizon.net
I will. Please join in and maybe we can get that group more active like the Folio Society group.
Thanks for the heads-up on the existing LOA group. I joined it and deleted the group I started.
I am bemused by the love struck frog.
Thanks. If anyone is interested in the USA shelving, they are built by Lundia. Their USA site is http://www.lundiausa.com Note that the finished shelves are quite pricey. The 4 foot long, 12 inch wide shelf is $42.75 each (2008 price list)
How about some information on your bookshelves in the picture. Did you make these yourself?
Thanks for the Canon Jenkins house picture. My wife and I enjoyed it.
Jim
Hi,
Thank you so much for the heads up on the typo on my entry for The Deptford Trilogy. I corrected it. I started manually entering everything because I noticed that the imports from Amazon weren't quite right sometimes. However, I should have caught this error before saving it. I wonder how many others I have? Maybe I can just check through everything in 2009 and start entering all of my old books in earnest. :)

I do like the Gawain book. My daughter told me about it and recommended it to me. I don't really think that there is too much white on the page. I don't mind that the original verse is not also included, although I think that could have been nice. I am not as knowledgable as the other people in the Folio Society Devotees Group, so you will have to take my recommendation with a grain of salt. :)

Thanks again, and have a great day!
--BJ
Thanks for your quick reply! I will admit that this combining/separating/whatever is confusing as hell sometimes. I know that LoA can cause problems, especially when I want to review one novel from a volume that contains three. I suspect what I will do is leave the whole thing alone.

Charlie
Sorry to be so late in responding. Looks like others have already replied on this matter, but I have the 1991 edition, An Exaltation of Larks: The Ultimate Edition, with ISBN 0670300446. Hope that helps.
Thanks,
Tim
Thanks for the note. Of course Boswell is the author. Sometimes I just zap 'em in and don't look. Best to you. Joel Watson
Thanks. I do know how to do this and have corrected several of my titles. Unfortunately, I have not kept up with my database of late. I have many more books to enter and many corrections to make. At least I'll fix this one in the meantime!!

Your fellow Thinger,
Ron
I've also heard good things about London from others, so that will probably be the next novel I read by Rutherfurd.

I used to work in a bookstore, and I was shelving books one day and came across Sarum. Like you, the subject intrigued me. I thought it was a unique idea to tell the history of an area over thousands of years, following the lives and descendents of several families. I would read Sarum while working the cash register -- they really don't like for employees to do that by the way, at least not at the store where I worked. I ended up buying the book and finishing it at home.

So that was my introduction to Rutherfurd, a gifted author and storyteller and historian who, in my opinion, gets little recognition.

I did post a review of Sarum on my personal site: http://steventill.com/2007/08/03/sarum-the-novel-of-england-by-edward-rutherfurd.... I post my reviews there, though I am working on posting more. I only have about a dozen or so right now.

Thanks for the recommendation: London.

Steven
http://steventill.com
Thanks for the heads up on the Boswell entry. Correction made.

Sarah
Always nice to find other fans of Edward Rutherfurd. I haven't run across too many people in passing who have heard of him. I've read Sarum and The Forest. I enjoyed Sarum the most, especially the first half of it. Which novels of his do you like best?

Steven
http://steventill.com
Os - Thanks for the editing tip on Boswell's London Journal. I'll make the change. By the way, I just returned from my first trip to Scotland, which caused me to pick up the unread Boswell's Tour to the Hebrides in my library. It seems a fresh as when it was written (in 1773) !

BBRAD
Thanks for pointing out the automated entry error for Boswell's London Journal. I haven't got around to editing all my entries yet - will do this one now.

-TT
Thanks for pointing out the mistake on my Boswell's London Journal entry, as well. I will make the correction. I try to import Library of Congress records when possible, but apparently got this one from Amazon and loaded it without changing it. It's actually rather embarrassing since I am a librarian (but, not a cataloger, obviously). I wish I could spend more time cataloging my collection on LT; I've only managed to get a fraction of my library cataloged so far.

Cheers!
Thanks for alerting me to the author discrepancy on Boswell's London Journal. I'm sure I just pulled it into my library without looking closely. I do correct lots of entries as I go along, but obviously missed this one!
thanks for the comment on Exaltation of Larks -- I corrected the Ultimate Edition's ISBN in my catalog, since it was something different. But then I noticed that the covers were switched - the Ultimate Edition had the cover for the Venereal Game, and vice versa. Haven't found my paperback one yet, but the Ultimate edition hardcover ISBN is 0670300446; the ISBN originally assigned to it was 0140170960. Don't know why the mix-up.
Os, I have 2 versions of An Exaltation of Larks.

Earlier version (on t.p.) : "An Exaltation of Larks or, The Venereal Game" by James Lipton. Expanded second edition with over 100 new entries. Grossman Publishers. (On t.p. verso) c1968, 1977. Twelfth printing October 1977. 137 pages. ISBN: 0-670-30044-6

Later version (on t.p.) : "An Exaltation of Larks -The Ultimate Edition" James Lipton. Viking. (On t.p. verso) c1968, 1977, 1991. 324 pages. ISBN printed in the CIP data: 0-670-30044-6. (This ISBN is also printed on the book jacket.)
Looks like the ISBN was recycled since Grossman is a division of Viking Penguin. I hope this answers your question.

Hi, I checked my copy of An Exaltation of Larks: The Ultimate Edition and its ISBN is definitely 0670300446. And it's definitely the ultimate, expanded edition. I had the earlier one also, but discarded it when the expanded edition came out. So the ISBN of 0670300446 is correct for the Ultimate Edition. Hope that helps.

Cindy
The Library of America is strictly a publisher's series that only covers certain editions of works, not the work in totality. For example, not all copies of Walden are part of the Library of America. Because of this, it does not fit the definition of series as LibraryThing has organized it.
Hi,

Would you be interested in helping with the Walter Scott library? On the strength of your catalogue and profile picture, I suspect you must be something of an expert. Or at least LT's leading Scott collector. I see you've even got a reprint of the Abbotsford catalogue in your library.

If you have time to add a few books, or to fix some of our errors, please leave a note on Sir Walter's profile.
Hello Os,
Sorry to be so slow in my response. I do have the 1968 edition of "An Exaltation of Larks", but none of the bronze colored covers matches mine. I've added a new cover that does. Thanks for your note.
-Trish
I fixed the Boswell entry. Thanks.
Thank you for taking the time to explain the html tags. I'm so grateful, and may actually get there someday! The book hug picture is from a Flork friend. Best, Joyce
Mornin', Os. Changed the cover. But I also have the 1977 edition of "An Exaltation of Larks..." that I think is not expanded or "Ultimate," but I don't find a cover for that. Wish I knew how to set up "currently reading" and "just finished" lists on my profile page! Any advice? ~ Joyce
Hi, I see that you are a member of the Easton Press Collectors group as well as the Folio Society devotees group. I have been a member of the Folio Society for 6 years and enjoy their books very much. In the past when I received catalogs and mailing from Easton press I looked at them and then tossed them into the recycling bin. I have not found the EP cover to be that interesting or eye-catching, especially when compared to the FS books. I also am put off by generally higher cost of the EP books compared to the FS books. I just received the Easton Press Winter 2008 catalog a few days ago and I am interested in a few of the sets they are offering. I would appreciate hearing your thoughts on Easton Press books in general and in comparison to Folio Society books. Thank you very much.

Sincerely, LucasTrask
Thank you for your suggestion. It makes sense. I have made the correction.
I love your photo of you library. Looks like a great place.
Hi,

Thanks for the note. I am new to the librarything and I appreciate all the help I can get.

Zelda
Hello Os, I was able to find 'Waverley Gems' at antipoean.com, a book store in New York. Still not sure if there is an earlier edition or not. Thanks for the help and suggestions. Take care, bob
Thanks for catching the Boswell author/other. I haven't been through my catalogue to clean the entries. I appreciate it. -Walkonmyearth
total biblioporn!

there goes 25234 hours of my life
ogling all those shelves of books
especially yours!

you better believe that whenever i'm around There, i will be making a stop at your library.

thanks for sharing!

cheers,
mary
Os, I have fixed our James Boswell work. Thanks for the note. Alan.
great gods, please tell me you'll let me peruse your library at Right Here.

love the room. have a fab day =)
Os, I've notice that Sir Walter is one of your favorites, I wonder if you can help me. I'm still cataloging and just entered "Waverly Gems: a series of engraved illustrations of incidents and scenery in Scotts Novels". It is listed on amazon but has the published date of 1848, the one I have is dated 1852.
I've tried to search for a copy with the 1848 date with no luck. Do you know if there really is an 1848 copy?
thanks, bob
Once again thanks on the Great Books tip. I think I get it now, and I'll be more careful as I enter. I appreciate your taking the time to point it out. Like the picture of your library....looks like a great place to work. LJB
I added the space that you mentioned regarding Tolstoy, Leo. Did that do the trick?
Many thanks for your note, and for the requested change to War and Peace.
Corrected as per request - thank you.
Hi Os, I think I corrected it. See you later,bob
Os, You could never be a pest. I changed the Tolstoy ,I always believed that Tolstoy should be spelled with a y instead of I. I remember reading many years ago that in reading translations of Tolstoy, avoid the translators that spell his name with a "I".
Anyway, if there is anything you need from me please do not hesitate to let me know,
thanks,bob
Thanks, Os. I'm making the change.
Douglyn
I made the Michael Collins change. Thanks!
Hi,

I've changed Owen Merith to Meredith, Owen Earl Lytton as per your suggestion. It's shown up on my data base.

Can you tell me how to reach someone who can tell me how to get extraneous information out of my tags list? It's gotten quite unwieldy with duplications and I'd like to streamline it.

Thanks.

Janis Watson
Dear Os --

I have changed it to Michael John Collins. Thanks for your note. Best regards,

Barry Wiegand
Have made the change. Cheers for the headsup
That sounds brilliantly logical to me! The idea of an enormous Irish historical figure exploring space was just a bit strange. ;-)
Ok will do. Nice library by the way,I will pop back later for a more detailed look.
Made the requested change. Thanks for the heads-up.
Done. Thanks for the heads-up.
Thanks. I'll fix that. Sorry about the delay.
Thanks for catching 'Rienzi' for me. My cat is not the best proofreader, but she works really cheap. Now I have to figure out who is the last of his tribe.
thanks,
bob
PS. I think 'it was a dark and stormy night' is a good line.
Thanks for the Rienzi tip. I just downloaded it.
Is your pic the Scott monument in Edinburgh?
F
Thanks for the reply. Yes, I wondered if you had read it. This Bulwer-Lytton is really intriguing, the more so because he was so well-known by the mid 19c. If I can find the book one day, I think I'll buy it.
And what a strange contest in the Web site you pointed out!
F
Hello Osbaldistone,
Maybe you could give me your advice: I'm intrigued by one book listed by the LT Recommendations machine, Rienzi by Edward Bulwer-Lytton. I've never heard of it, neither of the author, neither of Cola di Rienzo. (I only knew the Wagner's opera...) There are only 11 copies of it on LT, and I saw you had one. What do you think of it? Was it ever published by Folio? Thanks for the reply.
François
I'm sorry, how r u doing??=)
Thanks for your comments. Probably just another example of obsessive behavior, but I really got interested in hunting down author pictures. I'm trying to take a break from it for awhile, but I'll get back in at some point. I admire users like DromJohn who hunts down authors and gets permissions
Thank you for your kind message. The photos are a lot of fun! This is a great group on LT.
Thanks for the correction. I'll look up my variant spelllings of Hans Christian Andersen while I'm at it. Beth Root
Hi - I left a comment on your flickr profile. Best wishes :-)
Dear O, many, many thanks for putting up with this mystified mope still in the learning stage. I appreciate it!
hi, i love the Currently Reading and Just Finished pics. may i ask how one does that?
thanks in advance; amobogio
hee hee - froggy went a-courtin :-)

Welcome to the NPR Listeners site!
Belatedly, thanks for your addition to the Lord Lytton discussion. Your link has already provided much amusement. Cheers, Nick
I see you've set up your Currently Reading and Just Finished lists. Cool. Now everyone will know when you've spent too much time combining, rather than reading. Keeps us honest though, huh?
Thanks for your recent posts in the Bookcases group, and especially photos :-) I need to (finally!) add some photos there of my own. Also, we have almost the same # of books - ha! - Jeremy
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