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Member: fancett

CollectionsYour library (4,607), To look at (1,850), DJ only (124), Wishlist (78), Ref only (222), Read but unowned (1,918), ebooks (1,346), All collections (8,730)

Reviews58 reviews

Tags@1 (4,598), @n (4,582), @5 (1,843), @f (1,793), @8 (1,427), ebook (1,344), @6 (367), @9 (221), edkef (185), @4 (132) — see all tags

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About meEarly 60-something Brit, now living in rural France

About my libraryAlthough the books listed include those originally bought by my husband, I only include in the ‘Your library’ collection those of interest to me. Likewise the ‘Wishlist’, ‘To look at’ and other collections are just mine. For now, I have also kept my ‘pre-collections’ tags. So, to summarise my collections (main tags):

Your library (@1) = books owned.

Wishlist = books I would or might like to buy sometime. They are subdivided by tags into @w2 for books I would definitely like to get, and @w3 for ones to possibly get if I see them cheapish.

To look at (@5) = notes of books I have seen reviewed or heard about in some other way that I would like to look at if I get the chance and maybe buy if they look interesting. This used to be my ‘library look for’ list, but now living in rural France I have forgone this pleasure and some perhaps ought to be moved to ‘wishlists’.

Read but unowned is a mainly ‘negative’ collection, which I have cut out of recommendations, and have used for three groups:

@4 = books I have read that I would not say no to if I was given them for free or if they were extremely cheap (i.e. a place to store details of books I have seen and quite liked but can easily live without!).

@6 = books I have borrowed and don’t want to own (even if someone gave them to me – cf @4).

@8 = books I once owned but have now got rid of.

Ref only (@9) is used for books I am never likely to buy as they are purely reference books, far too expensive for me to justify buying them or books I have worked on as a proofreader or editor.

DJ only (DJ) is for books purely of interest to my husband (mainly science fiction) and ‘Print’ followed by a date is just a way of grouping certain books for printing out paper lists.

I have recently also started using ebook tags and collections (which can overlap with other groups above) for books I 'own' or have borrowed as ebooks.

Other tags:
@f = fiction and @n = non-fiction
(these last two may not always be accurately assigned but give me an idea where in our physical 'library' to look for the book).

Other @something tags are to do with locations, and then there are tags to remind me where I saw a book reviewed, the publisher of a book I worked on etc.

I have reviewed a few books, including any Early Reviewer books I've received, but I am afraid I mainly use 'Comments' for any noted reviews from others as well as my own 'notes' after I have read a book (that way I don't have to worry so much whether it is a 'proper' review, whether it has typos etc!). I've tried to rate books read or looked at since I joined LibraryThing, plus enter start and stop dates (though the latter are often a bit vague).


Groups50-Something Library Thingers, BBC Radio 4 Listeners, Bits for Brits, Book Care and Repair, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fill, Books in Books, Books on Books, Brits, Charity Shop Swap - UK, Editors, Researchers, Whatevershow all groups

Favorite authorsElizabeth von Arnim, Diana Athill, Alan Bennett, Bill Bryson, Tracy Chevalier, Alan Coren, David Crystal, Elizabeth David, Anne Fadiman, Margaret Forster, Jane Gardam, Stella Gibbons, Morris Gleitzman, Rumer Godden, Andy Goldsworthy, Jerome K. Jerome, Robert Francis Kilvert, Barbara Kingsolver, Miles Kington, Penelope Lively, Pierre Magnan, Michael Morpurgo, Henry Petroski, Nigel Slater, Rosemary Sutcliff, Flora Thompson, Barbara Trapido, Anne Tyler, Jenny Uglow (Shared favorites)

Also onBookMooch, WikiThing (LT)

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

LocationNear Nontron, France

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/fancett (profile)
/catalog/fancett (library)

Member sinceSep 5, 2005

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Thanks, Karin.
I never actually joined SFEP, but attended some of their meetings to report them in The Indexer and Learned Publishing, both of which I edited. I reviewed Copy into Print, and other of their publications. I don't actually still have them now -- gave them to the SFEP archivist when she decided to set their records in order!
I wrote of the development of SFEP -- it's online at http://alpsp.publisher.ingentaconnect.com/content/alpsp/lp/1997/00000010/0000000...

Do you still belong / work? I still do freelance indexing, well past retirement age!

Hazel
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