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Happy Thingaversary in 2017!

The Green Dragon

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1MrsLee
Jan 5, 2017, 10:45am Top

Fess up folks! The enforcers want to know. ;)

2pgmcc
Jan 5, 2017, 11:03am Top

>1 MrsLee: I retrieved the pitchforks from the back of the shed.

3gilroy
Jan 5, 2017, 11:04am Top

>1 MrsLee: Do Kindle purchases keep the enforcers at bay? OR do they demand hard copy purchases?
(I'm plotting my thingaversary shopping while I still have 9 months to get 13 books.)

4pgmcc
Jan 5, 2017, 11:06am Top

>3 gilroy: & >1 MrsLee: That would be an ecumenical matter.

5YouKneeK
Jan 5, 2017, 5:28pm Top

Two important questions from somebody relatively new to the Thingaversary concept:

1. What happens if you didn’t know or care about such things during your first couple years of membership?

2. What makes a purchase count toward a Thingaversary? Must it be within a certain window? If any purchase counts throughout the year, then I’m pretty sure I’ve not only covered my past Thingaversaries, but several of my future ones also. :)

6MrsLee
Jan 6, 2017, 9:15am Top

>5 YouKneeK: The rules, guidelines, what have you, are fairly flexible. For all their talk, the enforcers are easily distracted if you leave a plate of cheese out with perhaps a beverage to imbibe.

That being said, each member celebrates in their own way. I have used my Thingaversary to purchase missing books from my favorite authors. When one is talking about Terry Pratchett or Lois McMaster Bujold, you can see why I need an excuse to buy a lot of books.

The general consensus is one book per year of membership (this will be my eleventh in October!), and one to grow on. Hence, if you have missed a couple of years, you may be in for some purchasing, unless you prefer to stock up on cheese. Personally, I think the books should at least be chosen with intention, if not in the exact month of the celebration, otherwise most of us would probably be set until the next century. ;)

Not everyone's budget can manage that though, so at those times, some of us choose to refine/work/play in our LT library for a day, or check books out from the library, or whatever suits your taste in celebration.

7hfglen
Jan 6, 2017, 9:52am Top

>6 MrsLee: Thank you for that last sentence! That means I can continue to claim work on / reading in Railwaysoc's library against my Thingaversary (and the society's) this year as well as last.

8suitable1
Jan 6, 2017, 10:53am Top

Sounds like MrsLee is bucking for an enforcer position.

9gilroy
Jan 6, 2017, 10:59am Top

>8 suitable1: Would that be a promotion or demotion?

10suitable1
Jan 6, 2017, 11:01am Top

>9 gilroy:

"Other duties as assigned"

11Taphophile13
Jan 6, 2017, 1:09pm Top

>8 suitable1: Maybe she's already a secret enforcer? It isn't as if we were given a complete list of their names, you know.

12gilroy
Jan 6, 2017, 1:11pm Top

>11 Taphophile13: I've never seen a list of names. Oh wait, I haven't gotten out of novice level in the pub...

13YouKneeK
Jan 6, 2017, 1:22pm Top

>6 MrsLee: That's extremely helpful, thank you! ;)

14Jim53
Jan 6, 2017, 1:47pm Top

I'm hitting ten years this year. I figure the best approach is to spread the celebration throughout the year. I'm hoping to go to Malice Domestic in the spring, and that always involves quite a haul. I might need a dispensation on hard-copy purchases, though, as we're preparing to downsize.

15Peace2
Jan 6, 2017, 2:41pm Top

Is it possible to replace the purchase of a new book with a DNBR day? I figure if I took one day a week for the next four weeks, I could cover my Thingaversary if that were deemed acceptable by the enforcers. I feel that this might better serve my reading habit (rather than my shopping habit) while also potentially working towards the goal of having read more of Mt TBR, meaning that later in the year I could perhaps both purchase and read some real new books!

16suitable1
Jan 6, 2017, 2:49pm Top

>15 Peace2:
You will probably have to invite an enforcer to proctor the DNBR day for it count.

17Peace2
Jan 6, 2017, 3:05pm Top

>16 suitable1: I'd have no objection to the day being proctored - I'd be happy to leave an enforcer to fend off anyone who tried to interrupt my flow. I could get cheese and wine ordered in in advance to sweeten the deal?

18suitable1
Edited: Jan 6, 2017, 3:15pm Top

>17 Peace2:

Most of the enforcers are pushovers for wine (or tea) plus cheese.

19MrsLee
Jan 6, 2017, 6:33pm Top

>17 Peace2: I was going to say that sometimes getting a DNBR day is far more difficult than buying a book!

The rest of you, do I have to use my "mommy" voice on you?

20hfglen
Jan 7, 2017, 4:22am Top

I am instructed by the feline overlords that one essential part of a DNBR day is to FEED THE CAT on demand, liberally and often.

21suitable1
Jan 7, 2017, 11:24am Top

>20 hfglen:

I'm sure, to a cat, that it looks like you are doing nothing.

22Taphophile13
Jan 7, 2017, 3:07pm Top

>20 hfglen: So, every day is a DNBR day? At least as far as the cats are concerned.

23MrsLee
Jan 7, 2017, 4:12pm Top

I'm thinking the proctors would help with the cats, provided there is plenty of cheese to hand.

24jillmwo
Edited: Jan 7, 2017, 5:11pm Top

There is a basis of a great idea there in >15 Peace2:. If one might have a serious DNBR day (that is, a day wherein the sole objective was to be in a chair with a book and whatever sustenance might be needed) and if one could prove a significant number of hours (8 hours being the general target) spent in that chair (while still allowing for the obvious need for bathroom breaks, etc.), then there is no reason why we couldn't accept a DNBR day in lieu of book purchased for purposes of celebrating one's Thingaversary.

So, there would have to be requirements for full certification:
--posting periodically to one's thread (updating followers as to what's happening in the book you are reading);
--noting interruptions and/or bio breaks (to monitor # of hours in the chair)
--perhaps a selfie posted to one's reading thread of self in chair (how else do we know it's you?)
--indication of the book being read having been on one's TBR for the greater part of a calendar year

(The assumption would be that everyone would have adequate lighting, of course. Print or digital would be equally acceptable, but how do we feel about audio. I mean, if you're knitting while sitting in the chair even if you're listening to Neil Gaiman read something, is that really having a DO NOTHING BUT READ (DNBR) day? Nothing, being the operative word there...)

Cats would have to be considered to be optional equipment, given the issue of allergies.

I'm thinking there might be some fun in this. Have I forgotten anything? I mean, if I could do five DNBR days over the course of a calendar year, and only buy six books come June when my Thingaversary comes around, that would really help whittle down the number of unread titles sitting about in boxes here.

25pgmcc
Jan 7, 2017, 5:14pm Top

>24 jillmwo:

I think one would need a fully streamed image with a the front page of the day's Times clearly visible to validate the specific day. Selfies can be staged and the periods between them could be filled with all kinds of non-reading activities.

26Peace2
Edited: Jan 7, 2017, 6:15pm Top

I have tomorrow planned as a DNBR - I'm now wondering if this will be deemed acceptable given the above comments (if I'm to do nothing but read I won't have time to go and fetch the Times as that will involve doing something other than reading). Also selfies - eeek! I really really wouldn't want to break the interwebz by subjecting that on anyone! The absence of cat overlord may also be an issue (don't think the neighbours would be willing to lend me one of theirs for one day only). I do have a more than adequate supply of cheese, wine and biscuits (of the non-wheat variety I'm afraid)

27pgmcc
Jan 7, 2017, 6:20pm Top

>26 Peace2: Are there any of the prerequisites that you plan to meet?

28Peace2
Jan 7, 2017, 6:26pm Top

The doing nothing but read part? The cheese and wine part? The pile of books already stacked by the couch? Urm, .... As mentioned in >17 Peace2: above I am willing to be proctored? I've stayed up late today getting house chores done in order to facilitate a clear day tomorrow! The white wine is chilled and if any enforcer preferred red and let me know in advance of their arrival I could open a bottle to ensure it has had chance to breathe ready for consumption.

29pgmcc
Jan 7, 2017, 6:39pm Top

>28 Peace2: Oh, tomorrow! You can dispense with The Times. It will have to be The Sunday Times.

Enjoy your DNBRD.

30suitable1
Jan 7, 2017, 6:50pm Top

>24 jillmwo: >25 pgmcc: >26 Peace2:

A change this significant to the procedures should not be invoked lightly. This needs to be considered and voted on by the full Pub membership during the next five annual meetings. I suggest that we recommend that Peace2 tries and reports how effective a DNBR day compares to the acquisition of a new book.

31Peace2
Jan 7, 2017, 7:34pm Top

I will report in, approximately hourly to note progress tomorrow for any who wish to check in (will do so on my thread). If I'm in mid-flow I may be late reporting, but I'm sure that would be understandable by all concerned (it would be wrong to interrupt progress through the good bit just to tell you I was reading after all!). I hope to assist in providing a far clearer picture of the acceptability of DNBR days in place of book acquisition.

32jillmwo
Jan 7, 2017, 8:07pm Top

>26 Peace2: >28 Peace2: >31 Peace2: we do not want you to worry at all about meeting all the criteria. I'm QUITE SURE the squirrel-ly, power-mad types --that is, I mean, the enforcers will recognize that this is a pilot project, an experiment. They will want to see what's manageable before changing any rules or regulations which as suitable1 notes is a long and frequently tedious process. At the moment, you're the brave explorer in the Pub and a host of admiring eyes will be on you (lots of us sitting back with popcorn to watch what happens). If the enforcers don't show up on your doorstep with flaming pitchforks and sharpened torches, demanding that you purchase more than 500 titles, then you're good to go. You might even get one of those fancy gold plaques in recognition with your name and the title of the books you read during the DNBR Day. Those get hung up in the pub (back in the back, right next to the Roomba closet).

33Peace2
Jan 8, 2017, 7:48am Top

>32 jillmwo: If the experiment is deemed unsuccessful or unacceptable by the enforcers, then I do still have three days in which to acquire books... or in others words, please enforcers don't make me buy more than 500 titles, the house will collapse.

Wow! A plaque huh? I shall persevere determinedly with the project!

34majkia
Jan 11, 2017, 11:15am Top

I confess that January 15th is my 10th Thingaversary. Can hardly believe it! This is getting costly!

35h-mb
Jan 11, 2017, 4:15pm Top

Same here on November 20th. I probably will spread the "celebration" throughout the year - choosing books which have been on my to-read list for the longest time?

36jillmwo
Jan 11, 2017, 5:29pm Top

>34 majkia: Oh, come now. You can do this! We have faith in you. (Although really you ARE leaving it until the last minute.) How fast can you shop?

>35 h-mb: You have lots of time to get through the requirement. 10 months to buy 10 books? Piece of cake. Keep those authors and publishers in business!

37majkia
Jan 11, 2017, 5:40pm Top

Oh, if I can spread it throughout the year, no problem!

38jillmwo
Jan 11, 2017, 5:51pm Top

>37 majkia: No, I didn't say that. *Your* thingaversary isn't ten months away like h-mb. Yours is only four days away. You need to buy at a minimum two or three books on every single one of those days if you don't want to get hit with fines. My heavens, have you not reviewed the terms of service? Hop to it! Let's see some hustle now.

(I can be smugly indifferent to your plight, you see. After all, my Thingaversary is six months off.)

39gilroy
Jan 11, 2017, 7:42pm Top

Yeah, throughout the year is good. (Also able to be smug. Mine is 9 months away)

40AHS-Wolfy
Jan 12, 2017, 10:05am Top

Two days till my 11th. Will the acquisition of 58 books last year qualify for the thingaversary requirement?

41majkia
Jan 12, 2017, 10:08am Top

>40 AHS-Wolfy: Apparently not. I had no idea being a Dragoneer was so exacting!

42AHS-Wolfy
Edited: Jan 12, 2017, 10:42am Top

>41 majkia: How about if I plead extenuating circumstances in that I've only finished reading 1 book in the last two months and my tbr shelves are already groaning suspiciously? Woe is me!

43Peace2
Jan 12, 2017, 2:33pm Top

>42 AHS-Wolfy: Trust me - nothing seems to work on the enforcers...

Just for the record - I have acquired the necessary books for my Thingaversary this year and will be keeping a low profile while I try and read some books!

44skittles
Feb 7, 2017, 10:13pm Top

I've been lurking more than posting, but I have come out from behind my TBR mountain range to say that today is my 10th Thingaversary.

I've acquired more than the required number of books in the past week, but I just cannot stop. So the celebration will continue this week!!

And I hope that I can avoid the inevitable avalanche of Mt. TBR by increasing my reading consumption. (if possible.)

45Peace2
Feb 8, 2017, 12:45am Top

>44 skittles: Happy Thingaversary. Hope you enjoy your acquisitions - are you going to tell us what any of them are?

46pgmcc
Feb 8, 2017, 4:02am Top

>44 skittles: Happy Thingaversary! I hope you have had, and will continue to have, great pleasure in acquiring books. Oh! and yes, I almost forgot, I hope you enjoy reading them too.

P.S. I echo Peace2's query regarding titles.

47MrsLee
Feb 8, 2017, 9:31am Top

>44 skittles: Hurray! Congratulations!

I'm pretty sure the rules require sharing titles with us of acquired books, don't they?

48pgmcc
Feb 8, 2017, 9:55am Top

>47 MrsLee: I think that the enforcers even require proof of purchase documents.

49clamairy
Feb 8, 2017, 10:13am Top

>44 skittles: Congrats! The 10th is a big one requiring much hoopla and perhaps a few shenanigans. :o)

50jillmwo
Feb 8, 2017, 4:51pm Top

A lack of purchase receipts may be forgiven if you're willing to share the titles you purchased and/or borrowed from your local library. Of course, you do still have to read and REVIEW them. How else will we know if they were good?

51skittles
Feb 8, 2017, 9:26pm Top

OK, but I'm not great at reviews:

Easy to make organizers by Jeanne Stauffer (it looks good!)(used)

The Rule of Benedict by Joan Chittister (again, used)

Revenge in a cold river by Anne Perry

She walks in beauty: A woman's journey through poems compiled by Caroline Kennedy

Christian Theology: an introduction by Alister McGrath ( a rather thick book )

The Edge by Dick Francis (ebook on sale - have a paper copy)

Fun with Origami from Dover publications

Easy Origami from Dover publications

Best Organizing Solutions from Family Handyman Magazine

and my bonus book:

Yuge by Garry Trudeau

Does this meet with the group's approval?

Now I've got to try to move my mountain....

52SylviaC
Feb 8, 2017, 10:52pm Top

>51 skittles: Now you can make a yuge organizer to hold your books, and decorate it with origami.

The Edge is one of my favourite Dick Francis books. I want to do that train ride some day (but without the bad stuff happening, of course).

53clamairy
Edited: Feb 9, 2017, 9:07am Top

>51 skittles: That's a very impressive haul. Skip the reviews if you wish.

>52 SylviaC: LOLOL! :o)

54gilroy
Feb 9, 2017, 9:18am Top

Wish the enforcers would stop coming around my house. They're eating me out of cheese...

55MrsLee
Feb 9, 2017, 9:50am Top

>51 skittles: Stamped and approved! Not stamped on the books of course. Unless you want to. With the LT stamp, I mean.

56pgmcc
Apr 7, 2017, 11:59am Top

Yesterday was my eleventh Thingaversary. A quick count followed by adjustments for e-texts, shows that I have acquired and added to my catalogue 45.0825 books this year and that I would suggest that covers my Thingaversary dues. I even have some books acquired this year that have not made it onto my register.

57gilroy
Apr 7, 2017, 12:59pm Top

What adjustments are made for e-texts?

58suitable1
Edited: Apr 7, 2017, 1:21pm Top

>57 gilroy:

You'll have to wait until jillmwo is through with the wedding to get the full lecture.

Also, the enforcers are questioning whether pgmcc purchased those books with the intent of celebrating his Thingaversary.

59gilroy
Apr 7, 2017, 1:58pm Top

>58 suitable1: By the time she gets through with her planning and such, I'll be deep in to mine! :)

60clamairy
Apr 7, 2017, 2:16pm Top

>59 gilroy: Her son's wedding is this weekend. We'll need to give her at least a week to recover.

61Darth-Heather
Apr 7, 2017, 3:18pm Top

>59 gilroy: when will yours be?

62gilroy
Apr 7, 2017, 3:30pm Top

>61 Darth-Heather: Sometime in 2018. Didn't realize her son's was so soon. :)

63MrsLee
Apr 7, 2017, 3:32pm Top

>58 suitable1: You don't think >56 pgmcc: carefully planned the timing of this announcement? His hopes are in vain though, because we all know how to take notes.

>56 pgmcc: Happy Thingaversary! May you acquire many more books and the hours and desire to read them. :)

64humouress
Aug 14, 2017, 3:05pm Top

Just commemorated my 9th Thingaversary. I should have found this thread sooner, so I could have spread my books through the year. :0/

Next year will be my 10th. I really think LT should award us a bookshelf to mark the date - because I'm almost out of space. And, for some reason, my husband refuses to sacrifice his bookshelves to my cause.

65MrsLee
Aug 15, 2017, 9:15am Top

>64 humouress: Congrats! My husband has been digging into thrift and second hand stores looking for a small bookcase for us. We just discovered a little space behind my chair where one would fit. You know, one like used to come with encyclopedia sets. The hunt is on!

66suitable1
Aug 15, 2017, 9:20am Top

>65 MrsLee:

So, your husband is an enabler?

67BookstoogeLT
Aug 15, 2017, 9:26am Top

Well, this is fortuitous that someone else resurrected this thread. I was reading through it and began to wonder when I had started my membership here. After some perusing of my profile page, it would appear that Today is the Day of my 1 Year anniversary.

Doesn't seem like it's been a year though...

68MrsLee
Aug 15, 2017, 9:33am Top

>66 suitable1: Yes, for all of 34ish years now!

>67 BookstoogeLT: Happy Thingaversary! You lucky soul, only 2 books to buy, unless the enforcers add to that number for your delay in joining us sooner. ;)

69suitable1
Aug 15, 2017, 9:35am Top

>67 BookstoogeLT:

Time flies

70Bookmarque
Aug 15, 2017, 9:53am Top

Time flies like an arrow
Fruit flies like a banana

71suitable1
Aug 15, 2017, 9:59am Top

>70 Bookmarque:

Thanks, I couldn't remember the second part.

72BookstoogeLT
Aug 15, 2017, 10:39am Top

73Cynfelyn
Sep 2, 2017, 8:39am Top

On another thread (http://www.librarything.com/topic/268354) LT staffer lorannen announced that LT itself celebrated its 12th Thingaversary on 29 August.

I wonder what the enforcers will have to say about that!

74jillmwo
Sep 2, 2017, 8:46am Top

>73 Cynfelyn: It might be something like *Next round is on the house!*. There may or may not be much ringing of very large cow bells.

75suitable1
Sep 2, 2017, 9:20am Top

>73 Cynfelyn:

The enforcers are expecting a holiday bonus.

76humouress
Edited: Sep 2, 2017, 9:41am Top

Does that mean they send us all a Thingaversary book?

I'm just being greedy. Happy Thingaversary, LibraryThing!

77gilroy
Sep 28, 2017, 5:21pm Top

My thingaversary is tomorrow, but I fear I'll need to delay my actual celebration a bit. Something about a big party in April taking much of my spare book money. And spare time for reading...

78pgmcc
Sep 28, 2017, 5:49pm Top

>77 gilroy: Mitigating circumstances will be taken into account. As long as every member of the Green Dragon receives a wedding invitation a lenient approach may result.

All the very best with the preparations.

79gilroy
Sep 29, 2017, 7:41am Top

>78 pgmcc: I'm having a there in spirit table, since the venue is relatively small (due to too many relatives.)

80MrsLee
Sep 29, 2017, 9:05am Top

>79 gilroy: Put my name on that table! I'm one who wishes couples all the blessings life has to offer, and find weddings lovely events, but would rather not attend in person, due to the pesky expectations of socializing. :P Love to look at the photos though.

81pgmcc
Sep 29, 2017, 11:33am Top

>79 gilroy: A table of spirits will be fine as long as it has plenty of Irish whiskey.

82NorthernStar
Edited: Sep 30, 2017, 12:57am Top

>79 gilroy: I'd love to have a virtual seat at the table, especially if spirits are involved.

My 10th thingaversary is coming up in October, and I have already started my purchases.

83tardis
Oct 2, 2017, 4:45pm Top

My 12th Thingaversary is tomorrow (Oct. 3rd). I acquired a few new-to-me books while visiting my mother, but I have a ways to go.

84pgmcc
Oct 2, 2017, 5:49pm Top

>83 tardis: Happy Thingaversary. I hope you enjoy reading all your new acquisitions.

85Sakerfalcon
Oct 3, 2017, 5:33am Top

>83 tardis: Congrats! I hope you find lots of great books to celebrate with.

86MrsLee
Oct 3, 2017, 9:07am Top

>83 tardis: I'm starting a new "Books Acquired" thread, share with us! :)

87AHS-Wolfy
Oct 3, 2017, 9:15am Top

>83 tardis: Happy 12th!

88Ennas
Oct 11, 2017, 7:20am Top

Yay! Today is my 11th Thingaversary!

Anyone want some virtual cake? 🎂 Tea, wine, whatever?

89pgmcc
Oct 11, 2017, 7:26am Top

Happy Eleventh!

Always available for cake, virtual or otherwise.

:-)

90Sakerfalcon
Oct 11, 2017, 7:40am Top

>88 Ennas: Congratulations! Mmm, that cake looks good! Hope you find some ways to celebrate in the real world too!

91gilroy
Oct 11, 2017, 7:46am Top

>88 Ennas: Congrats! (Can't talk. Reading. :) )

92hfglen
Oct 11, 2017, 8:42am Top

>88 Ennas: Veels geluk!

93MrsLee
Edited: Oct 11, 2017, 9:09am Top

>88 Ennas: Happy Thingaversary!

My eleventh is tomorrow, we are almost twins!



LOL, had to post this due to the suggestiveness, but perhaps the cake would be better left as a virtual one!

94hfglen
Oct 11, 2017, 9:16am Top

Happy Thingaversary to you too, Lee

95pgmcc
Oct 11, 2017, 11:07am Top

Great cake. Happy Thingaversary!

Have a great Green Dragon Thingaversary.

96Ennas
Oct 12, 2017, 7:37am Top

> Haha! I have never seen pink peas before. They/we look a little too cute to eat. 🐊🐉
Congrats to my almost-twin!

I received a 10%-off email from BookDepository on my thingaversary. Good timing! 🤗

97Sakerfalcon
Oct 12, 2017, 7:39am Top

Happy Thingaversary to you, MrsLee! I hope you celebrate in style and tell us of any additions to your library. That cake is awesome!

98MrsLee
Oct 12, 2017, 9:14am Top

>97 Sakerfalcon: I was not exactly intending to purchase many new books, but somehow they keep trickling in. All confessions are recorded in the New Books to You thread. :)

99AHS-Wolfy
Oct 12, 2017, 11:54am Top

>88 Ennas: & >93 MrsLee: Happy Thingaversaries to you both!

100reading_fox
Oct 23, 2017, 5:40am Top

Another 11th.

I'm very much looking forward to finding a block of time and reading destiny' conflict which will be quite a treat.

Where does time go!

101Sakerfalcon
Oct 23, 2017, 7:26am Top

Congratulations! Hope you enjoy the day and get the reading time you wish for.

102pgmcc
Oct 23, 2017, 8:52am Top

>100 reading_fox: Happy Thingaversary.

103MrsLee
Oct 23, 2017, 9:09am Top

>100 reading_fox: Happy Thingaversary! May your reading time wishes come true.

104Ennas
Oct 24, 2017, 6:20am Top

>100 reading_fox: Happy thingaversary, readingfox! And the 100th post here in this thingaversary thread as well. :-)

What do you (all of you, not just fox) do on your thingaversary? Buy a lot of books? Anything else?

105pgmcc
Edited: Oct 24, 2017, 6:36am Top

>104 Ennas: What else is there?

;-)

Oh! We might read some books.

106MrsLee
Oct 24, 2017, 9:13am Top

>104 Ennas: Depends on the budget. Some of us dedicate a Do Nothing But Read Day to our Thingaversary to celebrate, others work on their catalog here in LT, either adding books, editing their entries, working over their tags, fixing covers, etc.

Some of us count the books purchased over the last few months towards our total.

I have been known to use the excuse to purchase a whole series (or part of a series) of new favorite authors I've found here.

107suitable1
Oct 24, 2017, 9:20am Top

>104 Ennas:
And there's always the relationship with the enforcers to consider.

108NorthernStar
Edited: Oct 28, 2017, 10:01pm Top

Today is my ten-year thingaversary! Thanks tardis, for getting me started. I've been acquiring thingaversary books for a while, but not sure if I've get enough yet. (Is it possible to get enough books?)

And I just checked, and I have a new badge, the tenner - thanks Tim!

109Ennas
Oct 29, 2017, 9:19am Top

>105 pgmcc: Haha! :-D Good question!

I was just worrried I didn't buy enough books for my thingaversary. That would be a disaster, of course! I'll buy a few more, just in case.

110MrsLee
Oct 29, 2017, 11:02am Top

>108 NorthernStar: Congratulations!

111pgmcc
Oct 29, 2017, 11:05am Top

>108 NorthernStar: Happy Thingaversary.

Is it possible to get enough books?

I trust the truck loads of books have arrived or are en route.

>109 Ennas: I'll buy a few more, just in case.

That's the spirit.

112jillmwo
Nov 1, 2017, 8:01pm Top

>108 NorthernStar: and >109 Ennas: Find a chair, put your feet up on the ottoman and enjoy a day of reading!

113Barry
Nov 3, 2017, 11:31pm Top

Went through my 12th last week without remembering. I can't believe I've been here so long even if I haven't been very active here recently. I'm still reading a lot although more magazines than books recently to my shame

114MrsLee
Nov 4, 2017, 10:19am Top

No shame, Barry! Glad to see you again, even if it's only a drive-by. Love that you are still here after 12 years!

115Ennas
Nov 10, 2017, 11:52am Top

>112 jillmwo: O_O I need to buy an ottoman for my thingaversary!

116pgmcc
Nov 10, 2017, 12:51pm Top

An ottoman is a wonderful piece of furniture that is at risk of being forgotten by the younger generation I fear. It and the tallboy are travelling companions on the road to obscurity. Long live the ottoman and tallboy empire.

117ScoLgo
Nov 10, 2017, 1:39pm Top

>115 Ennas: >116 pgmcc: My life-long reading of science-fiction has led me to understand that the ottoman would someday be replaced by the automan (robots). Thus far, that has not transpired in the way imagined by Asimov and his contemporaries. I also would like to know what happened to the personal jet-car I was promised when I was young...?

In the meanwhile, my ottoman does get plenty of use... ;)

118MrsLee
Nov 10, 2017, 3:10pm Top

I love my ottoman. It is large enough to accommodate several books, a cat and my feet. I also have wonderful pictures in my head when I think about the Ottoman empire.

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