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CollectionsYour library (9,050), Audiobooks (494), Doujinshi (560), Donated &/or BookMooched (135), eBooks (114), Japanese Imports (1,063), Location - Graphic Novel Shelves (153), Location - Manga Shelves (3,283), Looked Through (2,276), No Longer Own (32), Read (1,806), Reviewed (42), Shitajiki (303), Unread (3,706), Volume 1's & One-Shots (691), Wishlist (56), All collections (9,058)

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TagsUnread (4,306), Manga Shelves (3,503), Graphic Novels (3,360), Young Adult Fiction (3,315), Asian Graphic Novels (3,084), Manga (2,769), Fantasy (2,341), Looked Through (2,331), Adult Fiction (1,961), Read (1,840) — see all tags

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About meHmm...well, I think most people find me a little odd, a lot quiet, and desperately in need of a life. LOL! ;-)

About my libraryHmm, okay, where to start...This is my collection. YES...I really do own all of these items in some size, shape or form. A few are "Wishlist" items, but not many. I've also worked really hard to make sure everything has a cover, so if you see something I've missed just drop me a line and let me know. Right now I'm working on "de-fuzzy-fying" all the covers that got messed up the last time LibraryThing upgraded them. Hopefully those will all be done soon. :)

My next big project will be hand-adding my pencil board/shitajiki collection. I know they're not books...but this is the best cataloging site I've EVER found and I really want to get them cataloged because I'm starting to buy duplicates of things *blushes* Apologies in advance to anyone who thinks I shouldn't have them here, but if you can find me a better online avenue for cataloging them I'll be more than happy to listen to your recommendations. :)

Hope you enjoy browsing through my collection!

GroupsAll About Art, Art Books, Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction, Awful Lit., Baker Street and Beyond, Bloggers, Book Arts, Book Care and Repair, Book Sales, Bookcases: If You Build/Buy Them, They Will Fillshow all groups

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Jez Alborough, Lloyd Alexander, Chris Van Allsburg, Gene Ambaum, Hans Christian Andersen, Piers Anthony, Ben Avery, Avi, Clive Barker, Bill Barnes, T.A. Barron, Graeme Base, Holly Black, Jan Brett, Kristen Britain, CLAMP, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Susan Cooper, Bruce Coville, Kinuko Y. Craft, Stephen Crane, Michael Crichton, Richie Tankersley Cusick, Peter David, Alexandra Day, Jason DeAngelis, Diane Duane, Jeanne DuPrau, Michael Ende, Rod Espinosa, Michael Jan Friedman, Brian Froud, Neil Gaiman, Brothers Grimm, James Gurney, Martin Handford, You Higuri, Trina Schart Hyman, Diana Wynne Jones, Terry Jones, Steven Kellogg, Kazuma Kodaka, Tite Kubo, Mercedes Lackey, Gary Larson, Gail Carson Levine, Lois Lowry, David Macaulay, Sanami Matoh, Robin McKinley, A. A. Milne, Kentaro Miura, Donna Jo Napoli, Youka Nitta, Garth Nix, Tamora Pierce, Christopher Pike, Wendy Pini, Terry Pratchett, Rick Riordan, J. K. Rowling, Robert Sabuda, Louis Sachar, Yuki Shimizu, Neal Shusterman, William Sleator, Jeff Smith, Robert D. San Souci, Diane Stanley, Sonny Strait, Megan Whalen Turner, Vivian Vande Velde, Yuu Watase, Bill Watterson, Martha Wells, Mo Willems, Bill Willingham, David Wisniewski, Audrey Wood, Patricia C. Wrede, Fumi Yoshinaga, Paul O. Zelinsky (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresHalf Price Books - South Cooper

Favorite librariesArlington Public Library - George W. Hawkes Central Branch, Arlington Public Library - Lake Arlington Branch, Bedford Public Library, Grapevine Public Library

Other favoritesBass Performance Hall


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Nice Disney Animation Collection...
You have a fantastic collection! I have been enjoying it all afternoon; browsing through so many books really takes a long time. :)

I went ahead and combined up this series that you had started:

Hope that's ok.

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Hey, that's very cool!
I was pretty sure it was a stand-alone title, but I was hoping otherwise! Thanks for your response. :-)
Hi! I noticed that you added a series to Dining Bar Akira. Do you know if there is going to be another volume? Cheers and Happy Reading!
"Hmm...well, I think most people find me a little odd, a lot quiet, and desperately in need of a life. LOL!"

Haha XD I sooo connect to that...
I'll send you as many as I can find. It'll give me an excuse to rewatch some series, anyway. ;D
Is there a specific size you want the screen caps in?
Thanks for starting new topics. It’s nice seeing people participate. When the group first started I was the only one posting new topics and I have to admit I was running out of ideas.
Also being gone on vacation it’s hard for me to post stuff and know with the jet lag I haven’t really been feeling up to posting threads and new topics.
So thanks.
I haven't read Baccano! yet, but I've been inching towards it. I've seen a lot of praise for it and Durarara!!, but I've not been sure if it's because of the anime or what (I do enjoy the art style, and the plot summaries were intriguing, so they're both on my To Watch list, too - but I'm not really big on tv, and I usually end up watching only an hour or two a week, so my To Watch list is pretty long).

I'll see if I can't make an effort to read Baccano! this summer, since you've recommended it. I think when I last looked it up, I was put off by the lack of licensing, considering the complexity of the novels. Thanks for the recommendation :)
I try to keep the boards active by posting a lot. Few start their own threads, so feel free to start a new conversation.

P.S. I'm leaving on vacation in a few days so I won't be here for 2 weeks.
Thank you for joining Manga and Anime Addicts. Please feel free to post comments on any of the threads, new and old.
Thanks for the additional info! :-)
I just wanted to thank you for adding the You Will Drown in Love series information to Common Knowledge. I had no idea that a second volume was coming out until I happened to come across that!
Trust me - buying faster than you can read (or rather: finding books worth buying faster than you can read) is by far better than the other way around. I'm too much of a worrywart to put off reading a series until I've got all volumes though; I'm always thinking 'but what if I don't like it?'.

... All right, maybe a part of it is sheer impatience, too.

See The President's Time is one of your recent additions. Read it and loved it for the sheer level of crack, although I've been told it may not be your cuppa if you prefer serious stuff.
I Treasure Your Friendship
by: Larry S. Chengges

There is no greater treasure than an understanding friend,
who's there in times of trouble and on whom we can depend.

A friend who knows our every mood and brightens cloudy days,
one who's slow to criticize but quick to praise.

One who shares our happy times and gives them added worth,
who adds a touch of heaven to all our days on earth.

There is no greater treasure than a friend who always cares,
one who will always remember us every day throughout the year.
Wow. That is one huge collection of books - I can't help but wonder where you put them all.

Also: over three-thousand books tagged as 'Unread'? Either your self-control is far better than mine, or you er buy too many books? (No, wait, that's impossible; one can never have too many things to read.)

Delighted to make your acquaintance!
As far as your pencil board collection goes... don't feel too bad. I've been awfully tempted to start cataloging my DVDs and games here too! :D
wow you gat loads of fav athours !
I know ^_^ gotta get a membership though cause your limited at 200 on the free oneT_T
Jude Watson is a genius! And shes got a new one out ^_^
You have great taste in books

I love the Grooks series. I held on to mine from the 70s, and I think I have them all. What a treasure.
Some people find my sense of humor a bit quirky, but it tickles me.
I noticed that you've added several of the Princess Ai books recently. How do you like them? I read the first volume of the series a couple of years ago and didn't really care for it; the plot seemed rather weak. Does it improve in subsequent volumes? I think that at the time I was also quite disappointed that Ai Yazawa wasn't the illustrator, as advertisements had led me to believe, so I may not have been as fair to the series as I could have.
So the tag means it has a fuzzy _image_ of the cover... that makes more sense, you must mark them so you can scan higher quality images of the covers to upload, right? I thought "fuzzy cover" meant that it literally had fuzz on it, like a textured cover of some sort... :D

Look at all the books we have in common! :D It's actually not that many, we haven't gotten to the fiction or manga section yet, not really. I've just entered a few random fiction books that we either bought on our visit, or were on the wrong shelves away from their kindred. Hopefully we'll get to enter the next section of our library this weekend! It's a fun project for us, and we're going to organize our books after this, instead of it just being random book in random location, however they came out of their boxes in the move...
Hey Manda!! So what does "fuzzy cover" mean as a tag? I don't get it, some of the books that have that tag I don't think literally have a fuzzy cover...
Thanks a ton for the info!!! Unfortunately I think I'll have to hold off on ordering for a bit. My husband's still not happy that I used part of my work bonus to buy a bunch of anime from AnimeAregato. But, I don't regret it LOL I just wish I had known about this before I spent all my money *sigh* I've seen the first two Tokyo Revelations online and they were sooooo intense!! I might breakdown and get it anyway....(Can't make my mind up within the space of a paragraph) Thanks again!
Hi! I've been looking over our shared books, noticed that you also had a tag for Japanese Imports and hoped you might be able to answer a question for me. I know in November and January something like a periodical, manga or graphic novel was released that included DVDs for the first and second parts of the Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations OVA. I would really love to get these since I'm not sure if they will ever be released in the States and hoped you might have a suggestion for a site to order them on. I really hope you don't mind me asking!!
Wow, quite an amazing collection you have! We have a few books in common. You own all these books you have listed? :O
Another Kristen Britain fan! She rocks! What did you think of High King's Tomb? I swear, if she takes another 4-5 years to write the next one, I'll be taking a trip to Minnesota to strangle her. I love to find people who enjoy my favorite books as much as I do, and are into books so much that they'd use this marvelous site.
I just wanted to comment that it's utterly awesome to find someone other than myself cataloguing Harry Potter doujinshi in LibraryThing. ;)
Thanks for accepting my friend invite. =)
No problem, and thanks for your help. While the complete works may not be identical, at least they fall under Tim’s combining guidelines. I did not want my complete tales combined with selected tales, but was to lazy to do the required separating and recombining.

As for tagging, I have already numerous books differently by mistake. I usually try to double check (just another reason by book entry is going slowly), but I have still missed some. I am trying to keep my tags broad in scope as so I can find all similar books easily. That is why I decided to use a one tag, Fables-Legends-Myths-Tales, instead of four separate tags. It also makes it much easier for me to tag the books! :-)

Besides the Folio Society, I tag several other small publishers that I own a number of books from (i.e., McFarland, NESFA Press) so I can easily see if I own a book from them before buying it. I have already bought two duplicates from McFarland in the past because I did not remember buying the books previously. You may be interested in joining the Folio Society devotees group. Not a lot of activity, but I have found it worthwhile.

I have combined The Complete Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault with Perrault's Fairy Tales. I almost added it using the title on the cover, but then I double-checked on title page. I really wish publishers would not use a one title on the cover and another on the title page.
There was no need for you to separate out The Complete Tales of Hans Christian Andersen. I was the one who originally separated them for the rest and wrote the disambiguation notice to keep my complete edition separate from the rest (I have the Folio Society’s 2 volume edition). Since you separated the complete works from the rest I have no problem with it begin combined with the other complete (or nearly complete) works. I have recombined it. Hmmm, I was also unable to edit the disambiguation notice before; I was able to just now. Please take a look at it and change it if needed.

You mentioned the Folio Society so I looked to see what FS books you have in your library. I first looked at your tags to see if you had a Folio Society tag and did not see one, but I did notice you had a Folk Tales (1) tag and a Folktales (71) tag, as well as a Folklore (5) tag. I know I have accidentally created multiple similar tags and thought I would let you know in case you did not do it on purpose.

Back to your Folio Society books, I see that you have Perrault's Fairy Tales. I also have it, but I entered it using the title on the title page, The Complete Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault. There are FS editions under both titles and from the other book covers it appears that they are the same. Do you agree that they should be combined?

I also see you have the FS edition of the Greek Myths. Is there a reason you did not list Robert Graves as the author? It seems that these are considered his versions of the myths. If you make him the author then your work will combine with the rest, or it can be combined manually if you do not want to make him the author of your book.
I see that you combined all the books by Hans Christen Andersen that have complete in their tile. I wish to thank you for your time and effort separating out those books from the rest of the fairy tales books and combining them together. I admit I was not willing to spend the time to do so myself, so I only separated the book I own from the rest. You may want to modify the disambiguation notice to accurately reflect the work you have done.

I noticed that you combined a few books that have volume I or volume II as part of the title. Did you intend to combine them? I am of the opinion that individual volumes of a work should not be combined with the complete work, but I know that there is disagreement on the issue.
Yeah, learning is such a good thing. So I hope you find many friends on here now. LOL. Have a wonderful day!
Well, we seem to have a good number (207) of books in common (on my side at least) so I have friended you, if you don't mind. You're at the top of my "raw" list!
Thanks for letting me be your friend. ^^
kristen Britain is certainly way up there on my favorite authors. I just wish that she wrote full-time so we readers could enjoy more of her work. ...I've been waiting for High King's Tomb to come out for more than three years now; I just know it will be good.
random. I've been occasionaly searching the internet since ListerX went away, hoping it would come back and found your blog (somewhere) about this site. I also oddly remember you although I was a very quiet person on ListerX (Hiyono-punch) Anyway, thanks for writing that blog! ^_^ Now I can stop using my exel spreadsheet.
Thank you for your kind message. Yeah, I love my little icon piccie. It makes me laugh everytime I see it.

I must say, your library is quite enviable.
Hi, I noticed several chess titles in your catalog and thought you may like to check my forum site out-, we have a dedicated section to chess books and recommended reading you may be interested in, thanks, Greg
You have over 1000 graphic novels, and I've over 1300, but we only have 37 books in common! That's mostly the Gaiman stuff, What's Michael?, Bone, a couple Big Books, and all the Fables stuff.
But being called manga guru has got to be sweet :). I wish I had a nickname, I just get "squidge" from my boyfriend. Or meatball. Ah well.
Thanks for joining my Asian Fiction & Non-Fiction Group. I hope you enjoy it! I'm trying to read my way through our Zeitgeist. See you around the group.
Haha, I'm not a librarian yet, but I thought it was neat that you had such a large manga collection :). Of which we apparently share 48 volumes. Dunno, I get bored and troll other people's catalogs looking for things to read.
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