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Member: dale-in-queens

CollectionsYour library (421)

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Tagsnot owned (136), 813 (111), show (93), read 2008 (86), read 2010 (56), read 2009 (45), cookery (36), read 2011 (34), 641.5 (27), 779 (25) — see all tags

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About meLibrarian. Reader. Amateur cook. Country boy living in the city. I didn't learn to read until 2nd grade, which was really hard for my teacher mother. But once I got's the result!

About my libraryWhen I moved from Dallas to New York, I weeded my library down to bare bones. I gave a lot away to friends, carefully placed some in libraries, and just generally found homes for them. So, what did I keep? A few books I'd had since I was a child. Cookbooks (just the ones I actually use). Photography books (just too expensive not to keep, though they were durn heavy to move). A *bit* of what I had collected in religion (I may have to rebuild in liturgy, as I'm missing those books). And some poultry, canary, other pet books that would be hard to replace or find at a library. I weeded down to about 1/8 of the books I had before.

GroupsGay Men, Librarians who LibraryThing, Livejournalers, MyPeopleConnection Book Clubs


Favorite bookstoresGiovanni's Room, The Oscar Wilde Bookshop


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Real nameDale

LocationKew Gardens, NY

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Member sinceJul 22, 2006

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Hi, Dale, thanks for the note, which I just saw. What was the book that is so unique?
Your quote "That which yields is not always weak" is intriguing. A bit of googling seemed to give some sources. It reminds me of a quote I find heartening from The Master by Colm Toibin:

He was not cut out to be a soldier, he thought, but neither were most of the young men of his class and acquaintance who went to fight. It was not wisdom which kept him away, he believed, but something closer to cowardice, and as he walked the cobbled streets of his new town, he almost thanked God for it.
oh, look who I found on librarything!! Nice to see you here. Been there done that with the weeding. Left a LARGE number in Richmond, but I just seem to re-collect more whereever I land.
Thank you! What do you like about it, specifically? Except for cookery, we don't seem to have much in common.
Thanks for the offer. Actually, I spoke to Vassar's last legal guardian today, to make arrangements to start looking at some of the papers (the "official" collection is at UH). From there, I hope to start a Web page, and I'll let you know ! Ideas welcome: I think statements (perhaps on a Comment site...? Or a remembrances page; I have to look into rights for the work...
I worked with Vassar the last year-and-a-half of her life, reading to her in the nursing home where she lived, sometimes trying to help her write. Someday I hope to do something with the fragments I gathered. I did finish an essay several years ago that came out in a Houston literary journal (it's also on my web site), and a long poem about the nursing home itself; but I want to do something more directly supportive of her legacy. There is a lot of unpublished work, and she needs a web site devoted to her life and work... I tend to have too many projects going on at the same time, but this is an important one; your LibraryThing comment prods me to start...
Thanks. I'm wrestling with the whole question of what books to keep and why. Among my books yet to be catalogued are six boxes that have not been unpacked in 13 years. If we make another move, do they come along?
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