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CollectionsYour library (2,230), Wishlist (114), Wrong Edition (23), eBooks (278), manga (98), 575 (24), WeirdProblems (9), Enriched Classics (6), AC Pocket (36), ACM 2007 (14), ACM 2002 (16), AC New Edition (79), ACM Signet (13), Nero Wolfe (29), Rex Stout (54), Owned but unread (17), Junior Deluxe Editions (9), Currently reading (3), To read (23), All collections (2,652)

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About me


(sigh)

1.5 years electronics school
9.2 years factory work
1.1 years Midas Muffler
2.0 years community college (Computer Science Transfer)
5.? years transfer college (Math/Computer Science)
21 years getting my feet wet, before I go back to get my BA. (sigh)

I collect (or have collected) books, computers, plastic models, CDs, DVDs, Gunpla, and books.

DVDs, if you are really curious

About my libraryI used to read anything and everything I could get my hands on. Once I started working, I started hitting the book stores, sometimes twice a week. Most of my stuff is either fantasy or science fiction, with an occasional branch into non-fiction to find out what the sci-fi authors are talking about.

When I went back to school, my finances and time made me cut back on my reading. When I started working again, I found out you were no longer limited to "Books in Print", but that if you searched hard enough, you could find all the stuff that you could never find before. A co-worker turned me on to goodreads, and my reading (and buying) accelerated. I found out all kinds of other books by favorite authors, extensions of series that I'd forgotten about, and I never really recovered. Between free books for the Kindle and used books from Amazon partners, I don't know if I'll live long enough to read everything I have.

When it seemed that Otis and company were more interested in pursuing the dollar than in the community they created, I came here. The fact that he sold out to Amazon bears me out. :-(

Groups50-Something Library Thingers, Combiners!, Refugees

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Steven Brust, Jack L. Chalker, Glen Cook, Barbara Hambly, Tanith Lee, Larry Niven, Lawrence Watt-Evans (Shared favorites)

Real nameAndy Kojnok

LocationUnited States

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceNov 29, 2012

Currently readingF.R.E.E.Fall by Mel Odom
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Claws that Catch by John Ringo

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The 163x sites is excellent at the beginning, but it suffers from its success. It's a very good representation of history, with people doing stuff in all directions and things affecting each other. Which is really really hard to keep track of! I own more books than I've read, because I keep losing track and have to go back and read again. So I've read the first two books half a dozen times, the next few a couple times, and none of the later ones (except some of the Gazette). Enjoy!
Wow, thanks for the link Andy! I suppose you've seen the Amazon-buys-Goodreads news. I think it's sad, but I think it was almost perfect a match for the corporate kulchers.

Have a very happy Easter, or whichever of the hols you celebrate,
Cheers
RMD
By the third or fourth book, it had gone totally anime/manga action story (somewhat explicitly - I mean, he describes characters in those terms). If you enjoy mindless action, go for it - I got tired of the series (and was sorry for it, there were some neat concepts there. But he wasn't following them up, and in some cases he changed the backstory to fit the action concept better).
You can add missing venues here : http://www.librarything.com/venue_edit.php

That will add it as a possible source for your books if you go as far as adding that info.

From what you say, it's apparently mostly an online store so probably best add it as such (radio buttons at the top of the form to select venue type) rather than risk people showing up at the physical address hoping for a brick&mortal shop that doesn't exist.
That's exactly where it should go. It looks to me like either someone already stepped in, or you'd actually gotten it done - when I look in the editions list for each book, I see all Rs in the R book and no Rs in the other. But that's the correct place for a combination problem. Well done!
Hey SampleAndy. I was out of town for a few days so that's why I am late answering your message. I don't need any BICBs because I have them all (finally). You could post in the group... http://www.librarything.com/groups/bestinchildrensbooks

People and Progress ... sounds so familiar but I can't look right now. My husband and I have lots of TV to catch up on since we can't watch it when we are apart. Later tonight I will write back to you...
lessee now... I've seen computer tech, (someplace) Windows over Apple, gimp, Calibre... Do you know anything about Apprentice Alf? I think he might only be working part time, but I'm not really sure. Sorry, what?

I like my covers to show what kind of book I have - thus the ebook-ified covers and the doubles (and yes, those are inclusions). Those generic covers wouldn't do it for me. But obviously leahbird likes them...I love the way LT is used differently by each person.

The open books, yes, are on books/works (used in a slightly different sense than LT normal) that I don't have as individual pieces. Omnibuses are relatively easy, because they're collections of things that were published as individual books; they're nearly always already on LT. I add them to my library in the Inclusions collection, and give them a double cover with the cover of the omnibus on the left and the cover of the individual book on the right. The reason I catalog them is to be able to rate and review them separately from the other books in the omnibus.

Anthologies, and collections, are more difficult. They're made up of short works (short stories, novellas, whatever) that usually have not been published separately. So those I have to add manually (and I've only just started doing that - there are a _lot_ more to do). They get the collection cover on the left and the name of the story on the right. To my mind, a collection is stories by one author, which may or may not share a theme, a world, whatever; an anthology usually has a theme, and contains stories by multiple authors. There are also in-between things with a book and some short works - I usually count them as collections, though the book gets a cover rather than just the title on its double cover.
Yeah, a lot of people do that. One thing it's useful for is if you post, then come back and edit - the "hold on" replaces the ETA (Edited to Amend).

Um...re: Contacts - I haven't a clue. I don't have any, and I don't know what they are. Friends are reciprocal - you ask someone (through that system) to be a friend, and they have to respond and agree. Then both of you are each other's friend. Interesting Libraries are a sort of bookmark, really, though the person gets notified (as you can see from the other comment here!) that you're marking them. The Private Watch List is an Interesting Library that you don't want to know you're marking them - they don't get notified.

Ah, here we go - http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Friends_and_Connections
I found it by going to my Connections page and clicking Help (remember it's context-sensitive). That page didn't have much, but there was a link at the bottom that took me to the page above, which explains it very nicely. So contacts are a catch-all - no notification, but a link on your profile (visible to others, as PWI links are not).
Hey SampleAndy! Thanks for adding me to your interesting libraries. :) I see you have a couple of Junior Deluxe Editions. Due to the limitations of LT's lists feature, I made an account on Pinterest where I keep track of the JDEs I don't have.
http://pinterest.com/collectorator/junior-deluxe-editions/
Just thought you might be interested in looking at those.
See you around LT!
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