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Member: circadia

CollectionsYour library (877)

Reviews6 reviews

TagsUP (343), fiction (224), nick (108), LR (105), comics (98), graphic novels (71), cookbooks (65), classics (63), history (56), clip art (55) — see all tags

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About meI'm a zine librarian, MLIS candidate, and I work in an independent book store. Besides reading and collecting books, I like to ride my bike around the city, knit, cook vegan meals with my sweetie, drink beer and discuss music and popular culture with similarly obsessed fans, garden, and scour city streets for interesting discarded items. In terms of appeals, I read mainly for language, character, and ideas.

About my libraryMostly general fiction, graphic novels, and a lot of history, cultural studies of science, theory, and gender studies books left over from my former life as a history of science grad student. I also collect books for images I think that I will repurpose for artistic projects, hence the "clip art" tag on random books.

GroupsBailey Coy, Booksellers, Feminist Theory, Indie DIY, Knitters Inc., Librarians who LibraryThing, Zinesters who LibraryThing

Favorite authorsLynda Barry, Octavia E. Butler, Penelope Farmer, Donna J. Haraway, Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez, Shirley Jackson, Henry James, Jason, Megan Kelso, Kelly Link, China MiƩville, Philip Pullman (Shared favorites)

LocationSeattle, WA

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceMay 3, 2006

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Haven't seen you in awhile!!! I guess I'm not surprised you have this, but it is surprising to run into you on the internet & not in real life. haha. How have you been?
xoxo sara
Hi Abby -

Nice chatting with you tonight at B/C, here I am on librarything.

Doug (Kate's friend)
Found you. Doesn't Cloud Atlas rock? And Jane Jacobs?

See you in 537group co-logical buddy!
I'm sorry i missed your survey on LT users' use of tags. I actually have a method to the way i apply tags altho i am not consistent in following.

I would be very interested in the results of your survey and your analysis.
hey fellow aspiring librarian. I am studying for my MLS at simmons in boston. i found you through the survey you posted a while back. i just finished a paper on folksonomies and would love to hear the results of your research. I would recommend reading : Folksonomies:Tidying up tags by Guy and Tonkin, D-LIB, Jan. 2006 and The Structure of Collaborative Tagging by Golder and Huberman of HP Labs. If you want more suggestions let me know and I could send you my bibliography. Good luck and please let me know what you find out! Oh also check out what the Cartoon Studies library is doing on LT! :)
hey, you left a comment for me about a month ago and I had no idea there was even such a thing as comments on Library Thing. Anyway, I am in the first quarter of the dMLIS at UW, and all I can say is I'm really looking forward to being done with 510 and maybe being able to read books for pleasure again for a few weeks between terms.

I am going to have to read some Marilynne Robinson, that is the third reference to her I've seen in the last few days.

You can definitely e-mail me at your convenience. No rush whatsoever -- I'm not going to be applying to MLS programs for another year. Thanks so much! Good luck with your schoolwork, and I look forward to hearing from you. :)
after filling in you survey I stumbled across this podcast of Tim talking about Tags and LOC catergories, It pretty well sum up my feelings on the subject.
Hi! I just stumbled across your request for survey respondents about tagging, and was happy to help. I am also a library student, and would be interested in your findings. If you're willing to share some of your results, please let me know. Thanks, and good luck in the research! (P.S. - I also left a message much like this as a response to your posting, so I apologize if you've gotten this twice.)
I'd love to hear about the results of the tag research when you're done!
Hi Abby,
just finished your survey. I hope my replies are useful, and also that many friends here on LT will participate.

Paola :-))

Saw your post about your survey on tags and wanted to pick your brain about MLS programs, if you'll let me. ;) I'm looking to start in on that degree the year after next school year. Would you mind telling me what you think about your program? (If you've got anything to say about any other MLS programs, I'm all ears for that too.) If it's useful for you to know, I'm planning to get an English BA and MA and am probably most interested in archives and/or in working in a position where I get to interact with patrons (research librarian, maybe?).

If you haven't got the time or I'm annoying, you don't have to answer. ;)

An apology to all Thingamabrarians:

Today I posted a message on many LT group boards asking LT members to participate in a survey I'm doing as part of one of my library school classes. I posted this message on the groups with the most members and the most traffic, so people who are signed up for multiple groups saw this message multiple times. I apologize for any annoyance or inconvenience this may have caused. I didn't mean to spam anyone; the reason we decided to post this message on this many boards was to try to ensure the greatest number of LT members learned about the survey and that we might get a more representative sample of LT users this way. Obviously this decision was not well thought out -- if anyone has other suggestions about a more efficient and less annoying way to reach a large group of LibraryThingers, I'd really appreciate them. I tried emailing Tim several weeks ago and mentioned that I was planning to post the survey link on a bunch of groups but never heard back from him. Posting on the LT groups seems like the quickest way to reach the most people -- the end of the quarter is approaching and we're running out of time to gather data.

Again, I apologize for the spam, and I hope it won't annoy you so much that you refuse to take the survey and curse my name forever. Please forgive me. . .I promise it won't happen again!!

Humbly yours,
For your tag study you might want to review the comments in this thread:

Kelly Link! That's awesome! I'll definitely try to make it. Thanks for the heads up!
Re: Hard Love: the odd thing is, I picked it up in the first place because so many other zinesters told me how wonderful and brilliant and amazingly evocative it was. Even now, I see it mentioned from time to time on zine communities, always with glowing reviews. Hmm. It almost makes me wonder if I read the same book as everyone else.
I got started on Small Beer Press in Boston after finding Stranger Things Happen at Avenue Victor Hugo (sooo sad they closed). Then I got the zine and have not looked back since! I covet all their stuff.
I loved Magic for Beginners!
Did you know that Kelly Link released her other collection of short stories, Stranger Things Happen, electronically for free download under a creative commons license?
Pretty cool.
You can get it here:
okay abby, you've gotten me hooked on this thing...but oh! i want to see your giant nemo book!! i absolutely loved the movie as a kid. also, what does "shelf talker" mean?
Today I bought the GIGANTOR Little Nemo in Slumberland book. Am I insane? It's sitting on the shelf at work because I could not bring it home on my bike. Does anyone have any ideas for how to store/display this beautiful beast?
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