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Member: RRHowell

CollectionsYour library (678), Wishlist (2), All collections (680)

Reviews88 reviews

TagsChristian (117), YA (109), Children (59), SF (52), plays (41), fantasy (35), India (34), spirituality (30), coming of age (25), Language (19) — see all tags

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About meI'm a Ph.D. candidate in historical theology writing about usury debates in Sixteenth Century Germany. One of these days I will be teaching religion in colleges, church-history at a seminary, or both.

I'm also currently fascinated by the country of India.

About my libraryThis process of cataloging one's library is addictive.

I thought I could care less about matching edition numbers, but I'm sure trying to now. I even check cover pictures, though not compulsively. I've bought myself a cuecat, and while I am frustrated by the number of times it does not work, it sure works a lot of the time. Books are getting sorted and alphabetized in the house. Just like any library, I have many questions. Which books should be discarded? Which books deserve multiple copies, because when the children finally have places of their own, they will want to have their own copy of these books, and I will still want a house copy? It's fun. Too much fun.

GroupsAsian Fiction & Non-Fiction, Let's Learn Hindi, Name that Book, Philadelphians, Playing games and solving puzzles, Science Fiction Fans, Society of Intelligent Young People

Favorite authorsWendell Berry, Orson Scott Card, Robert A. Heinlein, C. S. Lewis, George MacDonald, Anne McCaffrey, Rabindranath Tagore (Shared favorites)

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LocationWashington Crossing

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Member sinceFeb 27, 2010

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I saw your review of Reading French in the Arts and Sciences. Can you recommend a similar classic textbook for reading proficiency in German? I'd like to be able to read the vast universe of German scholarly works in classical philology and history, but my 3 semesters of college German back in the day devoted way too much time to trifling conversations about plans for the weekend instead of covering useful things like, say, 90% of German syntax... :) Thanks
Thanks for putting me back
in the posiiton of the last player
in 231 in "Word Assoc.,,,Jungʻs",
which I seemed to have lost.:

Very well matched.
On 2:
Iʻm not sure that Carter ever officially
changed "James" to "Jimmy", but he was
inaugurated as "Jimmy Carter" not
"James Earl Carter". Whereas "Bill"
Clinton- whose name the media have
changed, de facto, -- was sworn in
as "William
Jefferson Clinton".
On [Dead Souls]: I didnʻt intend it
as non-fiction. I just forgot that
"non-fiction" was in the definition!

Itʻs also one of the few books that
I have in the original Russian -- the
only prose work.
Thanks for the advice!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In the TALK thing with the posts.
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hi its 24owls, i'll think about reading those books when im older because im only 9. but my brithday is july 3. so im almost ten
What a great name! And it sounds like you had a fantastic grandfather too.

My screen name is most fitting for me--typical nose in a book person.
Hi, I saw your post in the Books I haven't read and would like to. You should post something from your library that you think would be interesting to the others, also. I'm glad you could find something in my library that you found worthy of reading. I find that a compliment considering your library contains weightier tomes. I like to think that my library is a decent representation of my search for knowledge. There are most certainly books I do not own (nor cataloged)that I have read or researched that have contributed to my knowledge and there are most certainly books unread in my cataloged library that are there simply as a representative of a collection I may at some time wish to present as a gift or for a book sale. Hope to see you in the threads! My best, MB
Welcome to LT. When I was putting in the biggest portion of my collection in 2007, I found it interesting to revisit each book. In the process, I found books (among the 5,000) that I really didn't care about and didn't know why I or my wife owned them. So, we did minor weeding out (really minor). But I kept them in my catalog and tagged them "withdrawn ...). But I found it engrossing to figure out a good set of tags for each of my books. Using a cuecat would be too fast a way for me to catalog.
In the beginning I put my sci-fi and fantasy books in, so the my collection's similarity was skewed to other LTers who had the same (like Anne McCaffrey and Katherine Kurtz). But when I put the bulk of my religious books in, I found that my library became like other Episcopalians. The weighting system used by LT emphasizes the somewhat lesser owned books (books shared by 200 or 300, rather than 10,000). This means the uniqueness of your collection is based on Harry Potter or Stephenie Meyer books.
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