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About My Library
I am first entering the sublibraries I call ScribeLib, HistLib, EmbroideryLib, PictLib, HeraldLib, ClothingLib. So my "obscurity ratings" hit a low value of 4/50, but with the addition of Harry Potter and LotR, went up to 4/109. I'm climbing out of the "long tail" now. Obscurity of 18/258 with 4,370 books and DVDs (visual books, really)

At 2677 books, on May 12, 2007, this is ranked #325 in the list of largest libraries. On June 1, with 3515 books, I am at 190. On July 3, with 3883 books, the library was at 161. Slipped to higher numbers. As of July 29, it took 4062 books to be ranked at 160. I started adding DVDs, and at 4451 volumes, am at #140 in mid-Sept 2007.

Hit 4,500 books on Nov 16, 2007; hit 4,751 books on Oct 8, 2008. Obscurity rating is 28/435, rank is #225 in personal libraries. Hit 4801 books on Jan 27, 2009 with obscurity rating of 30/472. Dec 8, 2009 has 4,936 books, with obscurity rating of 39/577. Getting more mainstream, I see.

I liked the explanation of star ratings from member pdxwoman, so I borrowed them. Thanks!

Movie Ratings:
One Cold Stale Box Full of Unpopped Kernels
"I can't believe I'm 90 minutes closer to death."

Two Stale Half-Eaten Boxes
"I can't believe I paid good money to watch that."

Three Regular Ol' Boxes
"That was entertaining."

Four Bountiful Hot Boxes
"Really good movie; especially that part where..."

Five Monster Boxes of Butterlicious Hot Popped Corn, Baby!
"Let's go see it again!"
About Me
I am a: mathematician, engineer, calligrapher, designer, graphic artist, author, illuminator, embroiderer, embroidery designer, herald, herald-painter, Baroness (SCA), Laurel, Pelican, teacher, student, logophile, wife, daughter, sister, German-American, Anglophile, not-quite-senior-citizen (but sometimes qualify for the discounts), and a curious person. By my books, ye shall know my obsessions.
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