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30 April 2013 01:45 - "My friend bids me come and see"
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Xtina is continuing the project of cataloging all our books in LibraryThing. Our initial estimate was that we had around 4000 volumes, but the catalog is at over 2600 and not yet done with the living room, so it might be closer to 5000.

Since most of the books are mine, X occasionally IMs me with questions.

Xtina: i got to a couple of magazines, then make electronics, and now something in russian
Rose: it's new worlds
Rose: the cover says "novi miri" but that's "new worlds" in russian
Rose: why it's in russian, i have no idea
Xtina: what in the hell is this thing
Rose: a magazine from the dawn of time
Rose: by which i mean, the 1970s
Xtina: oh, no, apologies; i didn't mean "what am i looking at"
Xtina: i meant, "what the hell am i looking at"
Rose: right, that's sort of where i was going... "because the 1970s and drugs" is the answer you're looking for, i think

Xtina: a kung fu: the legend continues fanzine
Xtina: i'm judging you, you know
Rose: that's josh's
Xtina: i judge the both of you
Xtina: freely and without reservation

Xtina: there are two types of "complete guide to middle earth"
Rose: different authors?
Xtina: nope
Rose: what makes them different?
Xtina: talent

Xtina: did anyone sort the uh metafiction books?
Rose: not to my knowledge
Rose: they might be in some sort of vague "books about fictional universes" "maps" "bestiaries" grouping
Rose: like the cookbooks*
Rose: but beyond that, no
Xtina: welp
Xtina: awkward
Rose: if you feel compelled to alpha by author, i won't stop you
Xtina: i feel compelled to sort them by author
Xtina: if someone wants to rearrange them by latitude and longitude, they may do so only if there are index cards
Xtina: or some other indication of wtf this-all is
Rose: if you feel compelled to sort them by dewey decimal number i will stop you
Xtina: awwww
Xtina: but whyyy
Rose: because LCC is clearly superior!
Xtina: oh, fair

* The cookbooks are not grouped into "fictional universes" "maps" "bestiaries". They are, however, grouped into "nationalities" "gadgets" "vegetarian/vegan" and so on.

Xtina: 2627 books so far
Rose: awesome
Xtina: projected 2750 by end of the living room
Rose: then i get to sort my romance novels
Xtina: yep!
Rose: i assume you'd break out in a rash if you had to catalog those
Xtina: i can do any number of things so long as i don't gotta read them
Rose: well, i did have my heart set on this heterosexuality indoctrination program
Xtina: read one romance novel, and bam! slippery slope down to 0-Kinsey-ville

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30 April 2013 07:41
you guys are way too cute sometimes :)

also ROTFL at the guide to middle earth bit
30 April 2013 11:35
Oh is that what happened to me! I did read one romance novel once! I remember now!
30 April 2013 13:43
<3 so cute.
30 April 2013 14:01
The one time I read a romance novel (old-timey romance novels notwithstanding) it made me want to swear off men forever. Kind of like when my mother put that "don't-bite-your-nails" shit on my nails and I thought it was delicious.

Also, for a second I thought that you had bestiaries with your cookbooks. Delicious manticore souffle.
30 April 2013 14:11

This is a useful reminder to me to update my LibraryThing soon so I can shelve my last six months' worth f books.
30 April 2013 15:15
The cookbooks are not grouped into "fictional universes" "maps" "bestiaries".

There ought to be such cookbooks.
1 May 2013 00:42 - This
I very thoroughly enjoyed this whole post and concur about LLC
1 May 2013 01:17
If you snap a picture of the russian thing (or of any Russian thing), I would be happy to translate. In fact, if you can spot the table of contents, I'd be happy to translate that part, too, and then you might know why you have it.

If it's a magazine, I'd expect it to be called Новый Мир, aka New World (singular), which would make it a rather good literary magazine. (Solid light-bluish cover, no?)
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