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May. 16th, 2005

daeron tagged me with the following questions:

1) Total number of books owned?

No clue. I have a database that I'm supposed to be entering them in, but I haven't gotten very far. Nor are all of them currently living with me. Best guess, probably somewhere between 750 and 1000, not counting Young Adult books that are boxed up waiting for my Hypothetical Future Children - who, most likely, will probably be as uninterested in the Baby-Sitter's Club as I was in all my mother's horsey stuff.

2) The last book I bought?

Possibly Bulfinch's Mythology. Possibly Therapy by Jonathan Kellerman. Nothing very recent, because I've been good.

3) The last book I read?

I'm re-reading A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin.

4) Five books that mean a lot to me?

Cyteen by C.J. Cherryh
Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie (Andrews) Edwards
Rite of Passage by Alexei Panshin
The First Man in Rome and The Grass Crown by Colleen McCullough - along with the rest of the series, but the first two books in particular.

5) Tag 5 people and have them fill this out on their Ljs:

I don't like requiring things of others... But I'll take volunteers.


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May. 16th, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC)

Interestingly, it appears they just this month released an update, for the first time in years...
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May. 16th, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC)
You're welcome.
May. 17th, 2005 05:26 pm (UTC)
There's a website I discovered recently...
...called BiblioPhil which does the same sort of thing, for free. You create a login identity, and catalog everything. Even better, you can use the site to get recommendations from other users for books you might like.

I haven't used it too extensively yet, but when the time comes for me to move and pack/unbpack all my books, I'll probably inventory them all then. (My favorite part is that you can sort books into those you've read, those you haven't finished, and those you want. Great non-Amazon way to keep track of a wishlist without the implied pressure on your friends to buy things for you.)
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May. 17th, 2005 05:52 pm (UTC)
Re: There's a website I discovered recently...
*poof* can be a problem on your own computer, too, if you don't do your backups... or else my inventory would probably be current.
May. 17th, 2005 05:54 pm (UTC)
Re: There's a website I discovered recently...
I do note that the FAQ says it doesn't support entering books without ISBNs. That could be a problem for anyone with old books, ARCs, and so on.

Also, it seems to be Amazon-powered, which probably means limited support for foreign books.

Still a nifty site, though.
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