just a quick note re: books

So late at night when my brain is fried from writing and I can’t sleep, I have been putting books into the Bookpedia database (which lives on my computer) and also exporting them as I go to my LibraryThing library. (And there’s a profile, too.)

I’m maybe half way done putting in books. A ton of history and reference still to be added, a lot of children’s books, a few bushels of novels, more fiber art, and all of the mathematician’s books. Also, one not so great thing: LT doesn’t allow you to chose among editions, which I find quite disconcerting. But it’s new, and the developer is working like mad on various features.

But LibraryThing is serious fun. Okay, serious geekish fun. Check out the Zeitgeist page and the tags, but only if you’re prepared to spend some time.

2 Replies to “just a quick note re: books”

  1. If you are looking for another book to read, I have one that I recommend highly.

    The book is titled “The Fall of Lucifer”, written by Wendy Alec.

    The book opens with the three Angelic brothers, Lucifer, Michael and Gabriel, in heaven before the fall. Over the course of the book, the essence of the angels is developed. The controversy arises when God created man to be higher than the angels, in that we are created in the image of God. Lucifer was embittered to the point of rebellion.

    Various historical events are incorporated, and the plot offers the perspective of an angel into the events. The novel develops the beauty of heaven and the grotesque quality of hell, the depths of evil, and the beauty of grace. It communicates these themes through beautiful imagery and an intriguing plot. The beautiful imagery would make for amazing scenery!

    This is a fast read, 300-page novel that is consuming to the imagination and penetrating to the heart. I hope they make this book into a movie. It would be amazing. If you have time, I hope you enjoy it!

  2. I really need to get all the books in a database. We have thousands. I’ve been sorting them back on shelves after the recent move and have a box at ready for the duplicate copies I come across.

    The youngest gave us some book DB s/w he found at the NYPL gift store.

    Hadn’t heard about Library Thing.

    I’ve been over there playing with it and can see how it could be addictive. “could” being the operative word there because Library Thing is gen’ing mySQL errors due to scaling problems.

    Being the kind soul that I am, I decided to leave it be until the scaling issues are resolved, so that those who’ve developed a Jones for the app won’t have to go cold turkey just because all us newbs are playing with it.

    Oh, wait! Looks like he has it fixed. … something to do with the widgets. … Off I go!

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