Friday, February 8, 2008

Groundhog's Day - A Little Late

I'm completely in love with LibraryThing. I mean, yes, I have been a hardcore reader my whole life, and I am in library school now, so I am slightly predisposed to loving something as geeky as a website where you catalog your own books. But for me, it's more about the community where I can talk about what I'm reading - be it the latest bestseller or some obscure tome. I've been a LT member since June 2006 and have managed to get all 640 of my books cataloged.

Besides all the cataloging fun, LibraryThing also runs book pile contests every once in a while. These are my first entries, to this month's Groundhog's Day pile contest. While the books themselves aren't particularly in step with the holiday, I hope the pictures are at least a little amusing.

All the entries can be seen here.

The books on top are the Archaologische Bibliographie 1990-1993, from the library in my office. The books on the bottom are my Dark Tower books, an amazing series by Stephen King. I just started rereading the series for the first time since it was finished. If you haven't read them, now's a good time ;)

Monday, February 4, 2008

A place to consider the daffodils...

So I talk about food all the time at Cave Cibum. But I occasionally have something other than food to discuss (I know, highly doubtful, but somewhat true). As a voracious reader and a current library school student, books seem like a natural next step. Let me know if you have books to suggest!

The title of this blog comes from the Jack Handy Deep Thought "Consider the daffodil. And while you're doing that, I'll be over here, going through your stuff." I had a hard time deciding between that and "Potato Worship", from the Deep Thought "Worship the potato? The idea seemed silly to me. But then I thought, what else is more deserving of worship? It's simple, it comes from the earth, and it can kill you if you disobey it."