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. Unreadable (why was this garbage published?)
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*. Not good (Doesn't quite come together into a story)
** Acceptable (There's almost a story here - hobbled by errors)
**. Readable (I can see how some might like this - not for me)
*** Enjoyable (I'm glad I read it, I might read it again)
***. Quite good (I probably will read it again)
**** Good (Well-written, will read again)
****. Very good (Highly enjoyable, will read many times)
***** Excellent (Rare top favorite, weaves into my life)

TBR - to be read - either I haven't read this or I can't remember whether I have
R1 - read once - I'm pretty sure I've read this but I can't remember it (well enough to rate it)

! on a tag is a source (got from...)
@ is a book I don't own - borrowed, discarded
_ indicates a tag that describes that book (as opposed to the contents of the book) - signed, ARC, CR, read...
~ is where I heard about the book - ER, Talk, one of my family...
^ is a todo - fix the cover, find the book, whatever

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Favorite authorsCatherine Aird, Patricia Briggs, Diane Duane, Doranna Durgin, Randall Garrett, Stephen Jay Gould, Diana Wynne Jones, Janet Kagan, Rudyard Kipling, Rosemary Kirstein, Mercedes Lackey, Sharon Lee, Robin McKinley, Steve Miller, Peter Morwood, Peter O'Donnell, Ellis Peters, Tamora Pierce, H. Beam Piper, Elizabeth Marie Pope, Joelle Presby, Dorothy L. Sayers, E. E. Smith, Rosemary Sutcliff, David Weber, Patricia C. Wrede (Shared favorites)

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Thanks...it took quite a bit of clicking, but I finally got it done. When it come up Power Edit mode, how do I get back to the mode where I see the brown box to the far right? I don't know how I got back in that mode, but I did. Finally after 3 times of clicking it took. At first the box only closed after I click on where I wanted it to go, then when I clicked on where it was coming from, it didn't close. LOL....tell the truth, I don't know what I was clicking. This happens every time I used currently reading on my profile page. Then when I want to move it back I have trouble. Thanks for all your help. Paige
Thank you very much, Jennifer! The problem was indeed adware, which I usually don't pick up on my Mac. But I did a bit of Google research and found the problem was GoPhotoIt (or some such). Found and downloaded The Safe Mac (TSM) Adware Removal and it picked up the problem immediately.

It's great to know that you are a computer tech. Appreciate your expertise.

Nancy
Hi...so sorry to bother you again. I asked a question back in Feb and kept my notes but still am having trouble with moving books from one collection to another. You told me there would be a brown box icon to the right of my books and I'm unable to see that....I seem to remember doing it successfully before but now the brown box icon is missing...can you help me again?? Thanks so much.
Paige
pgturner
The quick links are all based on venues. These (http://www.librarything.com/pic/4419602) are mine. I can click the pencil and get (http://www.librarything.com/pic/4419607). That lets me reorder or remove -- on the left -- or search and add -- on the right.

As for the the actual Quick Links pop-up/autofill from the light box: from the Edit Quick Links (2nd screenshot), if I click the Libraries tab, I'll get "edit" links for that venue (http://www.librarything.com/pic/4419611). I click the edit link, and get the edit venue page (http://www.librarything.com/pic/4419613). There's a section called Links and URLs (http://www.librarything.com/pic/4419616). You sort of have to know the catalog system and URL structure to add the right details. It's easy enough to figure out if you know the system because you can search for something like "sirsi canned search url" or "innovative catalog url searches." The key though is to always have the "MAGICNUMBER" as the searched term placeholder and it should always be at the end of the URL. Here's how Polaris catalogs work

generic Polaris search URL: http://some.library.catalog/polaris/search/searchresults.aspx?by=TI&type=Key...

by=TI -- title search
type=keyword -- keyword instead of phrase or word
term=MAGICNUMBER -- your title will autofill b/c LT uses "magicnumber" as the placeholder

Does that make sense? If you like, let me know what your quick links are and I'll update the venues. I'm familiar with most of the library system catalogs out there.
Re: Quick links - I added the urls for the Alameda PL. Wanted to make sure they actually worked before I sent you off on a wild goose chase!
Sure! Thanks for helping me
G'day Jennifer!
FYI I popped a cover up for: How-to-Create-a-WordPress-Website-or-Blog_Groen-L

Cheers,

John :)

Thanks for informing me the method to print the book spine labels.

I will try out the steps of doing it.

Does it work well with you using the Avery's label sheets? Any suggested size - Avery catalog number ?
Thanks for the help in the Vorksosigan thread!

Roberta
Happy 7th Thingaversary, Jenn! I've enjoyed getting to know you in the 75er group. And thanks for the all the tech help you've given me as well. Finally, I apologize for thinking your name was Jim for the first year or so I encountered you in Talk. :-)

I hope you do something great to celebrate your Thingaversary.
As I noted in my comments on each book, those are recases: ie, the original publisher's cover has been replaced with another,while leaving the bound textblock undisturbed. In this case the covering material used was .20 bristol board.
Regarding the photos which seem "odd" to you in their "uncropped" condition, why don't you just copy the ones you like and crop them to suit yourself?

Putting the day would be helpful! Thanks for doing this and hopefully next time I won't have visitors to throw me off. Love this site!
Thank you for the info. Sorry I goofed.
Sorry that I am not understanding the log but my last log in time is 8PM since you changed the days will that be Monday evening or Tuesday evening for me?
Hi~
Shouldn't ReadaThing have more hours? It seems to end tonight, or am I missing something?
Thanks.
Re ReadaThing: Thanks for picking up the ball that I've dropped . . . I've got Indy 500 rituals around Memorial day and a combination of camping & company from approximately June 8-16, so after that would be best for me, but I'm not really active on LT anymore, so do whatever works best . . . let me know if you need any of the files I have from former RaTs.
Jenn
Thanks for the update;Alibris just a site not a store so please fix if you like
Regards
John H Simpson
green mantle
Jenn, I was just browsing through LT tonight, and noticed that you have replaced TadAd as the 75er with whom I share the most books in my library, 749 books to be precise. I knew you'd be thrilled! ;-)
Hi Jennifer,
A long time ago... (no, not THAT long ago) I found a collection of photos from the Grantsville Gazette at Baen Books (http://www.baen.com/) but I didn't know what books they were related to. On Thursday, I found 1632, by Eric Flint (http://www.baenebooks.com/p-379-1632.aspx) and was really excited about it. (I read the first 28 chapters that day)

I wanted to share it with you... only I found out that you already had several books in the series.

(sigh)

You never told me. ;-)
Andy
Hey Jennifer,

I saw the John Ringo Looking Glass series in your library and was wondering if you'd recommend them or not. I liked the free sample, but was wondering if he was able to keep the story flowing throughout the series.

Thanks,
Andy
Howdy,

Thanks for finding things of interest in my library. I do try to pick up books here and there that are less common than the average tome, so it's nice to have my efforts appreciated once in a while. Your library has quite a few gems I covet, as well.

Take it easy,
bookstothesky

Just so ya know, I wrote you a big long confused message, but then I think I found the right group to post it in.
http://www.librarything.com/topic/146241 post #159

If you could take a quick look and let me know if that's the right place or if it should go someplace else, I'd really appreciate it.

Thanks as always,
Andy
Thank you for being my Secret Santa on SantaThing! I am still patiently waiting for them to arrive, but I have already "cheated" and looked at the SantaThing page to see what is coming. Your choices look great! I'm looking forward to reading them!!
Hi Jennifer

I just wanted to let you know that I really appreciate being able to use the high quality, in focus book covers that you have scanned and loaded - it is lovely to find the right edition and save me the effort of scanning!

Thank you!

I also really enjoyed your review of Captain Vorpatril's Alliance - it resonated with my experience of the book - especially the 'laugh out loud'.

Cheers

Thank you for the info in the

"Improvements. . ." Thread:

"Double-click" on "... ...language".

Neglecting the "double" may be what's

wrong with my efforts to access

the expanded Language Menu.

I was able to do it the first

time I tried, but since then, all I

can get is "Show All Languages"

changes to "Show Fewer Languages";

"Show Fewer", in turn changes back

to "Show All". --Similar to the way

"Starring"/ "Unstarring" Topics

works.
"I do tend to think as I write - so by the end of a post (or a paragraph) I may have changed my mind. I find it valuable, when I go back to read my posts, to see the path I took - but it might confuse other people. Feel free to ask me for clarification."

(grins)
I have a tendency to put messages like, "Hold on, I'll be right back," whenever I have to research anything. Like the person reading the message is going to know there was a delay in the middle. ;-) (yeah, I might a little weird.)

So... what's the deal with Contacts as opposed to Friends?

And as always, thanks for all the help!
Andy
Sid Fieschman's "McBroom's Wonderful One Acre Farm" arrived. We have had a lot of fun reading it, it is right up our street.

Although we havn't found our Sugared Almonds yet we have found a whole set of books to chase up that we didn't know were out there, so thank you JJ.
I do. http://www.librarything.com/topic/143476
Not sure if you'll be into most of the stuff I read - lately I've been very into nonfiction. Over break I'll force myself back into some nice novels. I find if I don't read some good fiction, my imagination starts to dry up - a very sad state.
Jennifer! I am glad we met. Do you have a reading journal on this site?
Hi Jennifer!

Mountain View, golly that reminds me of my grandfathers second wife who had a beautiful cabin with a large piece of land right on the ocean there (I am sure there are mansions there now). I visited it around 1950!

Anyway thanks for your cover explanations, I looked at your statistics and found a BUG which I have explained here:
http://www.librarything.com/topic/144822

Do take a look and maybe you can answer the questions I pose.
To find the bug you would have to look at my statistics on covers, then click on » More details
I assume you will then get your details not mine but with my name at the top?
Of course not if they fix it right away.

Many thanks for your detailed explanation - I really did learn something and admire you for not using AMAZON covers (which are not always good quality, sometimes totally wrong and can change)!

Bye from Vienna, John
Yes please sign me up for untimed right now but when I do decide on a time - is it just for one hour or can I sign up for a day and read off and on all day?? Or several evenings during the week. Also, could you tell me how to sign up for a time slot - when I requested two books, I didn't see a place for a time slot!
Since I have a book by my bed, one in my car and one in my bag, I am almost always reading. I will prob sign up for the miscellaneous time line. Even if I don't, I will likely keep up with what others are reading. Thank you.
Thank you, very much. Never was a details person which is why I'm not applying for work as a code writer.

Happy reading!
I tried to sign up for a specific time on the Read-A-Thon and on the Outside of Timeline but EPIC FAILURE! All that shows up on the Preview is a number... not my profile address

I am so 20th Century!

I'd like to say that I will read for one hour on Sunday, July 29 between 10 pm (LT/US Eastern) and 11 pm (which is 7 pm to 8 pm for my Pacific time zone, I believe). Will you put me in that slot, please.

In any case: I will be reading!
I am unsure what you mean by reading "together as a group". How does that work? Is it on Skype?
I am having trouble signing up for the ReadathingSummer2012. I want to be a NO TIMELINE READER. I will read every day I just don't know right now when or for how long. Also I don't know if I am suppose to keep track of what I read as well as how long I read... Thanks for your help and for introducing me to A Quieter LibraryThing. I didn't know I was looking for it til I found it!

Oh, details - Atlantic Daylight Time
User name - pmarshall
Home address - http://www.librarything.com/home/pmarshall
e-mail - penny.j.marshall@gmail.com

My father introduced me to Gerald Hammond and Keith Calder 40+ years ago.
The cover link works but the image links don't.

Cheers - minnie
JJ, I decided not to combine our titles, as it appears that several publishers took the same materials and put together their own selections, choosing different illustrations and pieces. I do think your author is actually the first illustrator listed on the title page - Sir John Gilbert, R. A. (not sure what the initials mean.) I'm guessing also that yours is a Routledge & Sons. Mine is M. A. Donahue.
Hi JJ. I was just adding some older childrens books and we share a title - Mother Goose's Complete Melodies, but you have it listed under A. Gilberta. I took the editor's name from the copyright page - John D. Williams. Just checking before I try combining. I think the first illustrator listed is Gilgert, so I'm pretty sure these are identical.
Dear jjmcgaffey, please note http://epo.librarything.com/topic/134989 . Please let a message there if you can investigate this topic. Thanks in advance!
Dear jjmcgaffey; thank you for your patience! I will post some "why"s at http://www.librarything.com/topic/134799 this eavening (and link the threads). Best regards Reinhardt
Thank you so much for my santathing books! I love them!

Amanda
Thanks Jennifer. The reply system is somewhat weird, as I can't see what you wrote when replying.

Feeling kind of down after getting great reviews and not getting any sales and more and more asking for free copies, and then you saying I was spamming when I thought that is what this site was for. Hard day...week...year right now...

Sorry.

I'll look at the video you recommended.

Thanks again.

jc
Hi Jennifer,
I had no idea that sending emails wasn't done on this site. I thought that what reviewers did. Review books. I send it privately, so I'm not spamming their profile with my stuff. It's an offer to read and review my book, for free, and I don't see how giving my work away to a reviewer who ostensibly does reviewing for fun, a blog, profit...etc., is spamming.

It's really getting so tiresome offering my work for free, writing for years not making any money, and giving away my work again and again to reviewers, and then getting called a spammer. It's really insulting, and hurtful, and wrong, since I'm the one giving away my stuff for nothing, giving the book reviewer a chance to get to read for free and possibly make $$ on their sites with ads...etc.

Jeri Cafesin
HI Jennifer:

I just reserved them and sent e-mails to you with the details.

karenmarie
Hi Jennifer:

Well, I finally made time to find the books (daughter came home for fall break from freshman year at college....)

They're all in very good condition.

Orchid isbn 0-671-56902-3 First Pocket Book Printing 1998 slight creasing on cover, very slight wear on covers
Zinnia isbn 0-671-56901-5 First Pocket Book Printing 1997 moderate creasing on cover, more cover wear
Amaryllis isbn 0-671-56903-1 First Pocket Book Printing 1996 moderate creasing on cover, same wear on cover as Zinnia. Heart shaped stamp, about 1/4" wide on bottom of pages. Inked 800 number inside cover.

All have one price sticker on the front - could be taken off and "goo-goned" clean. All have lightly tanned inside covers and VERY lightly tanned pages. In exceptional condition for 13-15 year old paperbacks.

If you really want them I'll be glad to mooch them to you, but please don't feel obligated.

Karen
Hi jjmcgaffey:

I saw that you were interested in the Jayne Castle series (Zinnia, Orchid, Amaryllis) on the Pimp Your Inventory thread for October but someone else beat you to them.

I'd be happy to mooch them to you. I need points and haven't read them in the almost 4 years that I've had them.

I'm at work and they're at home so I can't tell you their condition offhand, but would be happy to do so after I get home and have a chance to pull them down off the shelves. I seem to think they're old paperbacks but emminently readable - possibly tanned, possible chipping, etc., but won't know for sure til I check them.

If you're interested, let me know!

karenmarie
Mooched "The Price of Admiralty." Thank you very much!
I've sent the three letter ones in both formats, and pdfs of the other four.
Hey! Thank's so much for letting me know about the mix-up! I fixed it. :)
I love the nerd test thing lol :P
Hi There! I did a two for one with the fable books. I reserved them for you under the BookMooch Angels. Here are the links for each listing:

http://bookmooch.com/m/detail/BM1195220032569804446

http://bookmooch.com/m/detail/BM118988234664220084

http://bookmooch.com/m/detail/BM1194851479743589312

http://bookmooch.com/m/detail/BM123577519982460647

You can also find the books in my inventory: http://bookmooch.com/m/inventory/thedivineoomba

Once mooched, I'll try to get them out next week sometime. Enjoy!
I would like Raiders and the 2nd/3rd Dante books, if available. :)
Pretty please. With a cherry on top. It sounds like a fun read.
Thanks for graciously not pointing out that I really should have identified the book as an ARC in the condition notes. I though I had but obviously slipped up. Hope you'll enjoy it.
Jim
Thanks biggest bunches for reserving Cook this, Not That for me! I'm so happy!!
Ooh, yes please - Hockey romances always sounds awesome!
Im Simeon Beresford/ Simeon Bookmite In SL
Yep. My thought was darn, once again we can't trade when we're done :).
Oh it is you Brenna
thanks for your post. Actually, the note at bottom of page re:scanners about Android app was added by me. I may need to add a P.S. to that, or delete it (if I can?). Having tried it a little more, I agree with your assessment of it. I'm not sure I'll invest in a scanner, but I'll keep that in mind.
Hi! FYI: http://www.librarything.com/topic/100181 Regards Reinhardt
Hi Mr. McGaffey!

Thanks for taking the effort to look at my collections. I have changed the one with slashes, and now one can access from the Profie page!

I am thinking about a solution to the TAG problem, but I am not sure it really is one. In any case I do want to separate the institutes, museums, etc. from the subject TAGS. Of course, if I was starting over I would do things differently. I only add a few books a day - and my 2244 represent almost two years of work.

Again, thanks for the advice and if you get to Vienna, I will treat you to a nice dinner! Or in Alameda, if you would have time! I will be in San Francisco on the 25th of September and leave San Francisco 30 October.
I am visiting friends in San Anselmo, relatives in Sacramento and Monterey, and visiting Southern Calif. (friends in Palm Springs)- also 50 museums are waiting! I will have a rent-a-car with GPS!

greetings from Vienna and thanks again,
JOHN

P:S: Unfortunately we do not have one book in common!
LOL! Was I supposed to delete it?
Hello!

I was just looking and realized we have a LOT of books in common! That's a very nice collection of Andre Norton! I see the older Nancy Springer books as well, which I loved. Nice stuff!

Thanks for your message.

Iʻm not sure where is "the Book (Page)" and the "Details Page".

Youʻre right that the 3 icons: open book, card, and cross come

up only in othersʻ collecitons, not in my own. The pencil and X

that are supposed to appear in my own, donʻt.

I was able to find an icon I havenʻt noticed before -- looks

like a right arrow ( >) and was even able to delete a book

from the "My Library" collection. It was intended for the

Wish List only, but I forgot to check its status there. I did get

it out of ʻMy Library". Then it turned out to be TWICE in "Wish

List"--as if it was already there AND was transferred into
by my deletion of it from "My Library". Under the old format,

I would just click on the X in the last column and delete the

one unwanted copy from Wish List -- the X which you say should

still be there, but isnʻt, in my case.

The browser, if that makes a difference, is SAFARI (this system

is a MAC.)



About a year ago you asked if you could use my handouts to teach a class and wondered where they'd gone on the internet. I've got a new website up and running that will hopefully be a forever home for my stuff. www.norsegirl.com

It's still pretty rough but there are handouts there and some portfolio stuff to show examples of weaving.
Hope you like them. I am actually reading the "Wesley Owl" book right now and it is a nice blend of science and home life. McPhee has been a long time favorite of mine, Winchester more recent. Happy New Year!
J.J. - and all this time I thought it was Jim!
A School for Sorcery is the first published book in the Arucadi series. The other two that have been published are A Perilous Power, the second book but actually a prequel to School, and When the Beast Ravens, the third book and sequel to both. The fourth book is written but Tor declined to publish it. I'm thinking seriously about posting it on my web site one chapter a week until the whole novel is available (archived).

By the way, we share a lot of the same favorite authors.
hmm, 'antitheritical' wasn't too speshific and can't edit these comments, it seems.
Hows-about: I am an atheist when it comes to the religion called series filling the warehouse-sized cathedrals, errr, modern bookstores.

hope you get my drift, oh well-read one, and are still willing to help me out despite my improvrishment...
thx for the comeback, jjmcgee.
Guess I need to be a tad more speshific. I am 'antitheritical' when it comes to series. But I am keenly interested in finding new digs or authors new to me via a good debut novel or good debut universe. Before the author turns or gets turned to getting paid by the word, that is. Thanks for the suggestions and I'll dig a bit more thru your library.
Thank you for directions on rolling dem touchstones, jjmc-gee. Say, can you suggest debut sf&f titles that took a while before the series took off or came to be? Such as Sharon Lee, Agent of Change... per your review. Scrolled some of the way thru your plethora, wow.
In a talk thread, you mentioned being interested in 1066. May I recommend The Last English King by Julian Rathbone. It is a clever historical novel.
Thanks for the offer re: website space, but I'm currently expecting so I honestly can't be bothered with this stuff any more. I won't have time to do stuff for myself for some time. Nothing but sewing baby blankets and burp cloths for me for a while.

I noticed you also teach fingerloop braiding (I do that too) and thought you might be interested in a new book that came out recently http://takvbowes.et-tu.com/ I'm hoping to pick up a copy but haven't gotten around to it yet. If you do get a copy, please tell me how it is!
Hi, you were looking for the new location of my tablet weaving website back in May and I didn't get back to you. Sorry, I don't check my messages here very often. That said, asking the day before the faire was leaving it a little to the last minute. Also, am jealous that you got to go to one this year as they have apparently canceled the Austin one for 2009 - sigh.

Yes, it is still out there on the web but in a new location. However, it's on Geocities and I have just been informed that they are going to shut down their free hosting in October, so it won't be there long. And my current ISP doesn't provide hosting (growl).

http://geocities.com/evethejust/weaving.html is the basic weaving portal with all the links in the sidebar.
http://geocities.com/evethejust/pbtablet.html is the current location of the printer-friendly beginner instructions, which is what most people ask for.

I'm currently working on converting it for hosting on http://www.florilegium.org/ where it should have a permanent home. I've given up on trying to host it myself. I'm not yet sure what pages he'll keep, but it will certainly be less than what I've got now. Probably just the beginner instructions and pattern gallery. Keep an eye on that site and feel free to poke around it. Stefan hosts a lot of good info there.
Thank you. I'll give it a try.
Never did get it to work.
Thanks for the correction. (Trying to get to my record to correct it from the list of books we share was complicated.)

No I'm not in SCA. I might have been if I'd stayed in the US, though. The M is the top of my 'brag' sampler. I did it years ago before meeting up with a group of Compuserve stitchers in London. Each letter of my name is in a different technique. The full thing isn't on the web now, but I have a blog at http://marthajeanne.blogspot.com/ I do a little bit of several things, less and less real embroidery as the good shops in Vienna close. The blackwork is largely inspired by Linn Skinner, who I met on Compuserve, and has become a really good friend. I followed her here. She does a lot of blackwork books, both her own designs, and reprints of historical books from her collection. And going through the Victoria and Albert textile gallery with her is a real revelation. (When I describe things I see on the blog, I'm trying to show Linn what I have seen.)

Just for the record. I tried the nerd test, and also got 87 for Science/ Math. Only 94 for History Lit. and my others were way worse than yours. Still I haven't totally shamed my menfolk. (Husband retired computer manager, son 1 techie for a Maine college, son 2 in Navy headed for Computer or electronics, son 3 still in high school.)

The list of books we share is fascinating.

The only real problem with narrowboating is that if you are working the locks, your hands can get covered in machine oil, which is not conducive to spending the miles to the next lock on stitching. Ah, well, we can't have everything.
Hi, I am trying to help my father. He is looking for the “little Orphan Annie” comic strips that ran when he was younger that had Annie running a Newspaper Stand. According to my dad, Annie was constantly besieged by thugs and someone (Mr. Am, The Asp?) came to her rescue. Do you know anything at all about this series? Do you know if this story is in Harold Gray's Little Orphan Annie Volume Two? Any help at all would be appreciated. Thank you, Art.
Thanks so much for getting back to me so fast - it is *very* much appreciated!
Hi,

I would like to ask a favour regarding a book you have recently catalogued. I see that you have recently added 'Mindblast' by Diane Duane & Peter Morwood to your catalogue - I was asked a question about its copyright, but don't have a copy myself, so 'added' it to my library to see who actually did have it. I would be most grateful if you could tell me whether the book is copyright Peter Morwood and Diane Duane, or if it is copyright Bill Fawcett & Associates.

Many thanks,

bellinghwoman
Being of Two Minds is wonderful. I'd send you a spare copy if I still had one, but I foisted it on a friend already. :)
Enjoyed your review of Memory. I see we have over a hundred more books in common than when I last left you a comment, up to 436. I'm actually your top weighted member at this point! And you have a lot of my favorites that aren't that common, like Ansen Dibell and Needle by Hal Clement.
Hi,
I was going to try and reread that bit in Passages to see if it still hit me the same way, but it just won’t happen until after New Year. I saw some of your books listed as I was adding stuff to my library – in the “back to the land” area or maybe organics, so I stopped by to browse. Your reviews had me rolling on the floor. What you said about one of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s books – no editor would stand up to her! And did she get paid by the word in her final books? Why else did she stop using contractions? Very awkward. I looked for your review of Passages but didn’t see it (I was just leafing through). If I need a new SF writer to read, I’ll check out what you have – many I’ve never read before. And I liked your cookbook section, too. And you like Marvin Harris! Sorry this is disjointed, it’s late. But books are so beguiling!
Yeah, I tried that. But then all my Google news was British news! Ugh.
The ground ripping. I know she was being held captive, but couldn't he have ground-ripped the bad guy's arm instead of his spine? Well, maybe when the next one comes out, she'll talk more about that.
Hi,
I took the plunge and made my library public. I really like your ratings (above) and the way you've done your tags. It gives me something to think about.
What did you think about Lois McMaster Bujold's Passage (vol 3 of The Sharing Knife)? I have problems with this one because of the majic that Dag uses.
Hi, Actually it's not my cuecat. It's my dads and he's many states away so I can't really help him. He would never come on here and ask a question himself so I did it for him. He got it from LT so I believe that is has not been declawed. I highly doubt that he would attempt to declaw it either. I sent him the link to the help page for cuecat so maybe he'll read that and be able to figure something out. Thanks for the info on the GD group and how to join groups. I don't think I'll be able to make it to the event but I appreciate the invite. I'll have to check out some other groups too, just haven't had a chance yet. Thanks again!
Hi, thanks for the comment. Unfortunately I haven't gotten any kind of response about my question with the CueCat and Vista. I haven't a clue what the problem could be, it worked just fine on my mac. Anyway, I don't know what the Green Dragon is? I'm very new to LT. I'm still trying to figure out how to get my series to list in order. I haven't figured out how to join any groups yet either. Advice for the newbie?? I haven't had a chance yet to go through your library but the 3k or so books you have is impressive. I thought I had a lot with my 568 ;) I'm always trying to expand though, lol. I'll have to make time to take a closer look. Thanks again for your comment, hopefully someone will be able to help me with my question.

Re: Todd McCaffrey Perns

I haven't actually read them yet. They are a fairly recent acquisition via eBay, and life has conspired to keep me from reading them, yet. I am curious to see how I perceive them compared to Anne's. I find Renegades to be more of a disturbance to me than Skies, so I may fall in the "like them" camp. I'll let you know when I get to them :)
You know you love a bookpusher! =)

If we're not here to corrupt one another, what then? =P But I do promise it's a good book.
I don't think I told you about it - I've been having it checked out from the library in shame all summer! In all honesty, it's worth the cost for the layout alone - just being able to see a vegetable and all the preserving methods available (icons) with notes is more than most give you.

The paperback is $11.50 at Amazon - well worth it.

I have been on this kick lately about trying to learn how to "live off the land" and whatnot (only so I know I know how to make things, not for real-real as I love air conditioning too much). I went through a lot of preserving books and this one made the cut. =)
Glad I showed you something new.

Hey! we have a lot in common. I need to check out your library more carefully some time.
Regarding the Ace Science Fiction Special series - there are 3 of them, I think, but a plural for "series" sounds a bit awkward.

I think it's tidier to indicate a series with a series rather than a tag, but I won't waste a lot of energy on it if the majority goes the other way on a particular series. I *had* thought that at least the books in the 2nd and 3rd series were created for the Ace Science Fiction Special label, which I thought was enough to justify adding them to a series.
Thanks for the feedback on the Gandalara Cycle II book. Yes, it was very odd, and I just wondered if it was also unusual!
It's not SCA-worthy, but I had to mention to someone else who would appreciate it that yesterday I found (for $2.00!) a copy of Jean Garside's Deft Fingers: The Handbook of Home Crafts, published in London in 1949. It's a very cool little book which seems to assume that every homemaker should be able to make rugs, toys, leather materials, baskets, pottery, books, weavings, printings of all kinds, and more. It's fully illustrated by the author and includes b&w photographs and is completely indexed. I just didn't know who else would appreciate this little gem for the library addition it is so I had to pm you! Oh, and the original price is marked as 9s. 6d. just for added smiles.
Thanks Jennifer,

Yep, found the local LT section. I do have to shop in Monterey area, they have lost a couple books stores also recently. The numbers are dwindling quickly. Only two left used book stores and they are not great for the type of books I like to read. Borders is dominate I only use them as a last resort. A great new/used book store is Logo's in Santa Cruz well worth a trip to the city where time forgot. I understand Berkeley has some great stores but an wary about making a trip there as they have parking and people problems. Also feel the selection of books would be a bit one-sided.

Late August I am going to Smith's Family bookstore in Eugene, OR and maybe to Powell's in Portland OR. They are the best. I bet England is covered in bookstores!

Susan
LOL - Funny how you get the idea about gender without really thinking about it. Okay Jennifer, how is it that you have over 3K books? That is a heckalot of reading.

Like any new thing it takes a bit to figure out how to do things. Thanks for your friendly feedback.

Yes, Google books looked great at first, I have some friends on another forum that were using it, some were here on LT. I picked the wrong one, and wasted so much time getting that set up. There is no social avenue, and no statistics (I like numbers) as with LT. You can not search for someone's library and you can not search for a book in your own library (even if you are looking right at it).

The good part with Google is that you can search inside any book from any library they had scanned. I guess that could come in handy? Anyway, I hope I am happy here, I badly need to have an outlet to discuss books in. Living so close to Salinas I'm sure you remember that we almost lost our libraries. We almost have no book stores (new or used) in my area. Salinas just isn't a literate town, very sad. In fact when in San Jose I like to shop at Recycled Books on Alameda.

Susan
thanks a lot for your kind comment... I am aware of the common knowledge "series" option, but it *does* work strangely - e.g. I collect some stuff in German, some in English, but if I add the series info I will get all the titles in the language I am logged in, regardless of the original title or the language my books are in. Right now I am using tags instead of the series info in most parts - and yes, I do have several copies of Helliconia, since they are part of different scifi editions I collect.

Trying to track a collection is almost impossible with the series info since it doesn't differentiate between languages or even editions.
Hi!

Noticed that you posted a message about Lois M Bujold on the SF group, and I just love LMB. The Vorkosigan series is one of the very few series of books that I have ever reread. I think Memory is my favorite. I've reread that one several times.

You just seemed like someone with similar tastes who might be fun to friend.

TK
Thanks for the heads-up on my typos. I can't figure out how to edit or delete, but I added another comment with the correction.
Hi Jim, Sorry about Black Oak, not sure how that happened. I can't figure out how to get back to that venue either. --Jed
I saw your review of Anne Gracie's Tallie's Knight, and saw that you had enjoyed it. I thought I might point you toward what I think is the best of her work - The Perfect Rake. I found it both hysterically funny and touching. I hope you like it if you pick it up.
:-)
Alana
Found you through a comment you left on another's page and I enjoyed browsing your library. Saw a few new books I'm going to have to check out.
Ah, hm, that's interesting. I am not rabid about spoilers like some people are, but given the option I'll usually pass. I prefer not to know what's going to happen in a book, movie, tv show, whatever, that I'm going to watch/read (of course, if I'm not planning to watch or read it, I don't mind at all).

Of course, that said, anything I like I will re-read or -watch until I'm tired of it (including tv episodes when they're available - I watched Love Hurts and 5:55, my two favorite Blood Ties eps, over and over again after they were first aired).

Well, I hope you like the show. I enjoy Tanya's episode reviews, they're fun to read and I agree with a lot of her perspectives.
Oh! Gotcha. Interesting. I thought that actress was a little annoying, personally, but maybe she'd clean up well...and that's not to say she was bad, because she certainly was not.

Have you watched the show yet? Because those are spoiler-ridden, plot-twist-ruining discussions, if you haven't. If you have, then it's great to see what she thinks of them (for instance, we have the same favorite episodes - Love Hurts and 5:55).
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