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Mar 5, 2009, 1:55pm

I have 40 unique library thing books right now.


Mar 5, 2009, 2:13pm


Mar 5, 2009, 2:46pm

I disambigged the Quiz Book, but you got me on the Reverend O'Brien. :-)

Mar 5, 2009, 2:53pm

You should probably put that in the book's Disambiguation notice field, not the author's.

Mar 5, 2009, 3:29pm

Will you teach me how to do that? I can never see the difference between those, but I know it is important. I think I have made several mistakes. /cringing/

Mar 5, 2009, 3:39pm

Go to your Quiz book's page and either scroll down to the CK fields at the bottom or click on the CK link on the left. There's a disambig. field there you can edit with book specific info.

Mar 5, 2009, 4:06pm

Thanks, fleela. I see now why I could not find it before. The disambig is the last thing on the author page, but it is not the last on the book page, so I thought it wasn't there.

Mar 6, 2009, 9:18am


Does that make me an overachiever or underachiever?

Admittedly, I haven't checked them all lately.

Mar 10, 2009, 1:47am


Phaedra, it makes your whole life worthwhile. ;)

Mar 10, 2009, 8:42am

What's worse, is that I get bummed entering all my husband's SF titles, 'cause they skew the book obscurity rating.

Mar 10, 2009, 9:34am

I'll just go sit in the order with my 85/427 ratio. And my lovely incomplete library.

Mar 10, 2009, 10:00am

...lovely incomplete library :) I was just deliberating whether I should go shopping for more books, or continue cataloging the rest of my collection. I really don't have all that much to go, and then what am I going to do? :s

Mar 10, 2009, 2:17pm

Read them! Tag them! Add CK, add covers... :)

Mar 10, 2009, 7:18pm

Covers! I had half the collection boxed up before I got the scanner. I think once everything is entered, I'll go start over at Box 1 and clean up the data (driving Spousal Unit mad in the process!)

However, still have a good 20 boxes completely uncatalogued ...

Mar 11, 2009, 2:31am

I have 45 at the moment, not including the 200 or so Chinese titles.

Editado: Mar 11, 2009, 11:37am

45 boxes? I don't know if you have my sympathies or admiration. The one virtue of re-boxing is that each box is numbered. It's actually easier to find the right box than to find the book on the danged messy shelves ("I know it's in this section here, I'm sure that's where I saw it last ..."). Right now, I've got over fifty books tagged "~verify location."

As for Chinese, I have enough trouble cataloging Himself's Irish Gaelic books. How the heck do you alpha-sort Chinese? :-)

You have my admiration learning Chinese. I have enough trouble with German. Worse yet, when we went to the Netherlands last year, I learned I have just enough German to get myself in trouble in Dutch.

edited for typo

Mar 11, 2009, 10:26pm

16: Sorry for the confusion: I have 45 books, not boxes.

How the heck do you alpha-sort Chinese?

There are two ways to sort: You could sort by pinyin, which uses western characters, or sort it by the numbers of strokes in the first character (e.g. 朱 "zhu" has 6 strokes)

Mar 13, 2009, 6:31pm

117 ultbs, currently - whenever I go through and correct new books, I do ultb search and a Sharing sort and make sure all my ultbs really are. Took one off yesterday. Less frequently, I do a Sharing sort of the full library (or library - ultb) and make sure all my uniques are tagged...or combine them, when they've gone wrong. That got so frustrating recently with all the auto-uncombining that I kind of stopped checking. Should get back to it now that things are better.

I pulled all the SF books that I haven't read or can't remember what they're about off my shelves and into boxes - that's my TBR pile. (Need to do it for other genres, too.) 8 boxes of TBR. Fun. Oh, and three of romances - haven't tagged those properly in LT, though. And I haven't even looked at mysteries or animals, let alone non-fiction...sigh.

There's always more stuff to do. Covers, yes, and adding/correcting the DDC numbers, and series, and...and then there's CK...and just keeping up with what I'm reading, and putting in the ratings and reviews as well as the dates...but I still go to library sales and the like and come home with a box or two of books to enter. Never ends. Isn't it great?

Mar 13, 2009, 7:59pm

It is great, jj. :) Right now I have stopped cataloging new ones until I have at least a certain set of info about the ones I have up. There is so much to do!

Mar 13, 2009, 8:57pm

428 unique LT books here. Not counting some which I'm certain should be combined but are too complicated to worry about. I have to adjust the numbers every week or so. Today two ultb books became twins, and one formerly twinned book is unique again.