Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Library Thing Tuesday (3)

The question for this week is:

How many books do you have cataloged in your LibraryThing account? How do you decide what to include- everything you have, everything you've read- and are there things you leave off?

Well, I currently have 364 books in my LT library. These are only the books I have gotten around to entering. The first books I entered were all the novels that I've read in the last 5 years (because I've kept a list), then all the 1001 Books to Read before you Die that I've read and then most of my writing non-fiction and dystopian fiction books. I still have to enter most of my design and art books, most of my children's picture books, and various other non-fiction titles. I will never be able to enter all the titles that I've ever read.

I usually do not enter a book until I have read it (those marked TBR are actually in my TBR stack or they are signed by the author), but I do not discriminate against books that I borrowed from the library or friends or those which I no longer have because I've donated them. As far as leaving things off, I will probably never enter all my Lonely Planet guidebooks or my ton of foreign language learning guides.

Oh, and I just wanted to mention that my husband and I are celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary today! We are going out to Higematsu - a delicious but pricey Japanese restaurant downtown. Definitely not as exciting as last year when we were in Africa, but at least we have a cat, right?

Here is a funny picture of Emmy getting her fur brushed this morning - enjoy!


16 comments:

LisaMM said...

OMG that picture is a crack up!! Thanks for the laugh!

Marie said...

happy anniversary!!!
love the kitty, that's an awesome picture! :-)

tracy said...

How cute and funny:)

weina said...

looks like she is blowing up!!!

My Journey Through Reading... said...

Happy Anniversary! Your cat is adorable, that pic is priceless.

karenvanuska said...

Happy Anniversary! My husband and I will celebrate 20 years on 4 June! We'll be just going out to dinner too ... but with 3 kids, that's all the treat we can squeeze in! Have a wonderful celebration!

Linda J said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! And the picture of Emmy is priceless!

kbookreviews said...

Happy anniversary! & Cute kitty!

SheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

Happy Anniversary! (will you bring home a "kitty bag" for Emmy?)

rainbowdarling said...

Kitttttyyyyy!

You know, I think I'd have more useful things to say if you stopped posting pictures of Emmy. ;)

Happy anniversary!

It's interesting to see the different angles that people take to entering their books.

Jacquie Reaville (The Book Imp) said...

I love the fact that she's sticking out her tongue!

I add all my books read or unread, unfortunately I have that many that I have to read that I'd get lost without a list of them.

The printed page said...

Love the kitty picture. Our household has 8 feline lords and ladies of the manor.

Happy (belated) anniversary!

Literary Feline said...

Happy Anniversary! A little late, but the sentiment is there. :-)

I use my LT account to catalog books I actually own, read or unread.

Lisa said...

Love the kitty picture! And a belated Happy Anniversary.

It is interesting that we all have different ideas about what should be in our catalogs. My favorite thing about LT is that it lets you enter what you want, the way you want, tagged in a way that's meaningful to you, so that it is truly your library.

Lenore said...

feline lords and ladies of the manor! that comment cracks me up :) i nominate it for best comment of the year! (a few others are in the running as well)

The printed page said...

The lords and ladies of the Larsen manor thank you for kindly acknowledging the wise words of their humble servant.