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I have just got the message indicating that you find my Library 'Interesting' for which many thanks. It has taken my wife and I many years putting it together. We are now in the process of refining it by disposing of volumes no longer of use as we are right up to capacity.
Anyway thanks again and I have marked your own Library as 'Interesting' too.
Best wishes
I love Sue Barton as well. I have only begun to catalog, but see that we already share 79 books. How fun!
I was just looking at your library, since we share a lot of books, and was delighted to see Sue Barton as one of your random books! I adored Sue Barton as a child, and would love to own those books--lucky you, to own them and the two Persephones I see you just added.
I also see that you, too, are from Alabama. I live near Huntsville.

Just wondering if you would like to weigh in on this discussion Marriage Divorce Re-Marriage at this link...

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Hi Laura,
I think NOW I've finished adding my covers, with Katherine Savage's The Story of the Second World War. Enjoy!
I'm adding more covers - like The Enchanted Schoolhouse, Storm Canvas, The First Book of England, of books we share. Enjoy!
Nice to hear back from you, Laura. I like The Little Juggler, too! And while I like de Paola's version somewhat, I love Barbara Cooney's illustrations of the story. They're similar to Virgina Kahl's, who is one of my favorite illustrators, and now I see you have quite a few copies of her books: one for each of your children?!

My library is for myself. I used to think it was for my children (and why I started collecting children's books originally), but the truth is out. I think I would be happy if they wanted to take great chunks of it with them, but so far that hasn't happened (and only one has moved away so far).

Hello Laura,
I just added The Little Juggler's cover. You have a gigantic library, don't you, with more of my books in it than anyone else on LT. I'm being more scrupulous about adding every last booklet, etc. It's all fun to me, but I am trying to weed out some books I really don't care about, like old textbooks that probably no one will ever use -- if they ever did.

: )

I added a cover for The Runaway Soldier and other tales from Russia. My copy has gorgeous endpapers - does yours? However, I don't have the dustjacket for it.
Hi, Laura! Thanks for your note. The major part of my collection is cookbooks, with the emphasis on the South (my family has been Southern for a long, long time) Louisiana (Cajun and Creole) and Texas (which is home for me). I'm from Houston but grew up in Beaumont which is just over the Sabine River from Louisiana. I'll look for the cover. So many of my books are "stand alones" and I haven't scanned any covers - just use the ones that are there. I've read most of the notes you have received, and am in awe of the breadth of your collection. I guess ours would be broader if I could include all my husband's books (the ones either sold or packed away). My BIL (who was a retired English professor) had over 50,000 books, and as they are breaking up his collection, I suppose I will get some of those. Good to hear from you! Southern food is the best!

Thanks for telling me about the cover for A Small Child's Bible. Someday, maybe I'll get a copy with a cover. For now, I'll keep myself honest -- and only show the faded blue cover it actually has.

Can you believe how many books we share? It's really something!

Hello! I added over 30 covers of The Real Book About/Of series - we share six titles in case you'd like to add covers.
I just added In Search of Ancient Crete, fyi.
Cover added for Roman Roads -- and a whole slew of other books lately. I just LOVE seeing the covers! Found any good old books lately?
Uploading images can be a bit tricky, especially the part about making sure they aren't too big for LT to accept. Every time I forget that I end up waiting a long time for things not to work. I'm glad mine are of some use to you, but with only a 5% overlap it's a limited sort of use!
If you're interested in adding book covers, I think that I have covers for all (or nearly all) of the 426 (or 473 depending whether you believe the count on the profile page or on the library pages -- I suppose the 426 is discrete works) books we share. Some that only the two of us share are Almedingen's Picture History of Russia, Where's the Bunny (I had to use the title page - the cover is in sad shape), and Glubok's Art of the Spanish. Only a bit more common are the Robert Lawrence opera books and a couple of Coatsworths.

I was just bemoaning on Amy's (SaintSunniva's) page that I have lost the link that gives a list of all the coverless books in one's own library! But when I did have it I made extensive use of it.

Apparently your library is more similar to mine than mine is to yours (have I got that the right way round?); yours always appears in the top five similar libraries on my profile page and mine doesn't show up on yours at all!
Hello Laura,
I added covers for my Elizabeth Coatsworth books.
Hi Laura,
I just added A Grandma for Christmas -- I'm in the middle of adding covers for my many books to do with Norway.
I'm adding covers for all my Petersham and D'Aulaire books. Some are rebound ex-lib and so, if the cover is particularly bland, I'm using an illustration or the title page in lieu of the true cover.
Let me know when you scan the cover for A Small Child's Bible, so I can mourn over mine lacking a dust jacket.
Today I added a cover for Pelagie Doane's *A Small Child's Bible*. Unfortunately my copy is faded, and no dust jacket...but I looked again at the illustrations within. They are SO remarkably good, in my opinion. What do you think of it?
Some other covers I added, some of which we share the only copies on LT:
Ladybird - The Child of the Temple
Ladybird - Naaman and the Little Maid
Time to Laugh
the Golden Book of Quotations
The Pygmies
The Apache
Mystery of the Great Swamp
I Will Adventure

I'll stop now! I won't tell you any more covers I happen to add Unless you Ask me! Promise!
I just added about a dozen cover pictures for my Sonia Bleeker books - some might be ones you have, since you have so many.
Happy New Year!
OK, I just realized that you have 7 thousand plus books cataloged. I can't even conceive of that! I've probably got about another thousand at my house, totaling 16 hundred or so. When I look at your total, I see that it is no wonder we have a few hundred in common. Anybody would have a few hundred in common with you! lol
Thanks for the warning (and the invite to be friends here)! I have made the warning obsolete: between this site and ravelry I haven't had much time to read or knit....but I feel so MUCH more organized. lol
I just realized there's someone else here who really likes Sonia Bleeker's books about Indians and African tribes. Aren't they great? I loved them when I was a kid, and then discovered them again when homeschooling became a compelling reason to buy good books. However, of six kids, only one likes them as well as I do.
hi laura,

i saw the link to your profile page in the list of really large collections and just clicked on it for the heck of it. (i'm fairly new to this site; i've been on it for about a month.) it's neat to see the books we have in common - subjects range from operas to churchill's account of wwii to 84 charing cross rd to godel, escher, bach .... but i'm really writing because the mention of the "read-aloud handbook" in the comments on your page sent me googling to find jim trelease's web site where i just spent about 45 minutes reading healthy chunks of the online version of his book. what a delight! i've always enjoyed reading aloud. it's great to read such an affirmation of it. along these lines, i think you'd enjoy reading the call of stories by robert coles. the first chapter alone is worth the price of the book - a great description of how the author's parents read aloud to each other great works of literature, like war and peace!

YEAH. I feel so proud of myself :) Now I just have to get up the gumption to keep adding books.
Yes, I participated in BSF for about five years here in the Atlanta. Did you?
I will try and overtake Booklady in the next couple of weeks :)
I discovered Jim Trelease a while ago. I've used it in my school. Check out my most recent "read-aloud" discovery: Mem Fox, "Reading Magic". Its easier to read.

I think the Read-aloud Handbook is a great reference book!

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