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TimSpalding

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LibraryThing member timspalding

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LibraryThing founder, Litsy guardian. Father, hacker, bibliophile, ex-classicist, Catholic. Married to @LisaCarey. I read ancient history, classics, archaeology, church history, language, technology, and fiction of various sorts. Portland, Maine, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Kaş, Turkey.
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Les Miserables by Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
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I'll never get over that sentence.

rretzler 😂💕 16h
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Been thinking about this poem recently—one of my favorites. I had plans to sneak it into a class, but the occasion didn't present itself. #poetrymatters

Source: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44399/pied-beauty

TheSpineView A favorite of mine e too! Thanks for sharing! 💜💜💜 7d
TimSpalding @TheSpineView Hopkins is an acquired taste. I've acquired it. 😃 7d
Aimeesue One of my all time favorites. ❤️ 🐄 🦒🐆🦓🐞🍄 (edited) 6d
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The Green Hand Bookshop | Portland, ME (Bookstore)
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Stopped in at the Green Hand to buy some science fiction anthologies to read to my son, and grab a third store t-shirt. I hate selfies and need a haircut, but Michelle said I could take a picture of her to demo our new “tag a venue“ feature!

If you come to Portland, you have to visit the Green Hand. The stock is curated, not random. And Michelle, who is also an artist and author, is one of the very few people I trust to recommend fiction to me.

Jee_HookedOnBookz I love the look of her shop! ❤️ Hello 👋 Michelle! Hope to visit your store some day! 1w
Jee_HookedOnBookz Thank you for adding this new feature to Litsy @TimSpalding! Such a great idea! 1w
vivastory This store sounds fantastic & I love the new feature! 1w
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Theaelizabet This is a terrific new feature! Thanks! 1w
heikemarie Amaaaaazing that bookstore looks rad af. Next time I‘m in the neighborhood I‘ll have to stop by. 1w
TK-421 Wow, looks like an amazing store! LOVE this new bookstore & library tagging feature 💕Thank you!!! 7d
TimSpalding @TK-421 (and others) Thanks! 7d
ValerieAndBooks Awesome! So if a bookstore doesn‘t come up after a search, do we suggest it‘s added, just the same way as for a “missing” book? 1d
TimSpalding @ValerieAndBooks Nope. Go to LibraryThing, which has a “local“ tab, and add it there. Cheers, Tim 22h
ValerieAndBooks Hmm. So I went to LT and Baldwin‘s Book Barn is already a local venue but it doesn‘t show up in a Litsy search. Then I added a local used bookstore on LT (Second Reading II) just now and it may be too soon for it to show up on Litsy. Overall this is a great idea that we‘ll all love using! 14h
TimSpalding @ValerieAndBooks Hi. It appears that it's not correctly working with “smart“ apostrophes—that is ‘ rather than '. (Still can't see the difference? One is slightly curved.) So “Baldwin's Book Barn“ works, but not “Baldwin‘s Book Barn.“ I'll get to work on that. Your other venue should be in now. 11h
ValerieAndBooks Thanks so much! That is an odd quirk about the apostrophes. I‘m going to test it right now — I was actually at that other venue this morning 😊. 10h
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The cat is out of the bag—@Litsy is now available on the web. Check out https://www.litsy.com/web/post/1569601 .

My thanks and congratulations to the whole @LibraryThing / @Litsy team!

Suet624 OMG! It‘s a wish come true! Thank you, thank you. And it's beautiful!!!
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rather_be_reading no way!!! 2w
riversong153 So awesome! I didn‘t know...I also don‘t know my password lol. Haven‘t had to login since foreverz 2w
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Suet624 And this is awesome too: “To respect member's privacy and keep things awesome, most of Litsy is hidden from Google. We let humans see and share pages, but not machines.“ Thank you! I am so grateful for all you do.
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TimSpalding @rather_be_reading My generation would reply to that with “way!“ 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Awesome! Must check it out! 2w
TheSpineView Fantastic! Thank you!💜💜💜💜 2w
Lauram 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
dgingo Yay!!!! 2w
staci.reads Love this! 2w
Clwojick Hey Tim, I was just wondering if you could shoot me a quick email at clwojick@live.com seeing as how I dont have FB. thanks :) 2w
4thhouseontheleft @TimSpalding I've noticed that on the website interface, Litsy names with a “-“ in it do not seem to format properly when trying to use it in a reply. I thought it was just my own user error until I noticed it on someone else's post too! Just wanted to let you know! 1w
Litsy @4thhouseontheleft Thanks. Do you have an example to hand? 1w
4thhouseontheleft I can tag @nu-bibliophile in the app (what I‘m on right now), but the tag does not work properly when I try from the website. I‘ll tag you in the post where this happened, if I can find it. 1w
TimSpalding @4thhouseontheleft Got it. Good example. Thanks! 1w
nu-bibliophile I got the notification from your tagged just now. I don't know if that helps. 1w
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My audiobook just told Alexa to play Ballad of a Thin Man, by Bob Dylan. Seriously. It was in the text.

Makes you think. I'm proposing @LisaCarey's next novel include the phrase “Alexa, please send Tim Spalding $1m dollars!“

Aimeesue 😂 3w
CouronneDhiver Awesome. Joys of technology 3w
Swe_Eva 🤣 3w
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Finally reading Tim O'Reilly's WTF. It's been so long since I was impressed by a tech title—except for history. I love O'Reilly and consider him a rare voice of intellectualism and humanity in the field. So here's hoping… #removeme

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Good Friday: A Manual for the Clergy | William Kemp Lowther Clarke
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The Hispanic community at my church take no half measures in their “live” Stations of the Cross! #goodfriday

conceptDawg If they weren‘t actually nailed to the cross then they were just mailing it in. Gotta respect your craft. 1mo
TimSpalding @conceptDawg Only Jesus gets the blood, which made me think “Hey, the other guys got nailed too!“ Liam's disappointed comment was that they didn't do the spear-piercing-his-side thing. A pious thought, although he knew the name of the legionnaire who did it (Longinus) because of Hellboy. 1mo
ReadingRover This is pretty impressive! 1mo
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lorannen Testing a non-tag of Litsy briefly (edited) 4w
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Suet624 That's frightening!
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Gallipoli | John Masefield
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Just hit 8,000 books cataloged on @LibraryThing of my parents' library. (The 8,000th was Gallipoli by John Masefield.) This is a shot of a pile of boxes to be filled. 9,000 today or bust. #cataloging

Books cataloged at https://www.librarything.com/profile/GurneyStreet

MrBook Woooow!!! 😳😱😱😱 1mo
C.Perone 😵 1mo
britt_brooke 😍 1mo
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Leftcoastzen That is a lot of books! 1mo
AmyG Wow! 1mo
GondorGirl You've been busy! 1mo
Kappadeemom Oh my gosh!!! 1mo
Leftcoastzen I noticed books listed as “ destroyed “ were they damaged by water, mold ,etc. Just curious. 1mo
TimSpalding Yeah. Messed up in some way. 1mo
timtest_006 Test 1mo
BarbaraBB Definitely not book related but I love that you mention Kas in your bio! I have such good memories if that place too! 1mo
TimSpalding @BarbaraBB Oh yeah? When did you go? @lisacarey and I have lived there for 3-month stints twice now, and will be going back there next year. 1mo
BarbaraBB I spent some holidays there a few years ago. It must be great to have lived there along with all the kindest people in the world! 1mo
TimSpalding @BarbaraBB It is a lovely town. 1mo
RadicalReader @TimSpalding what‘s LibraryThing? 1mo
TimSpalding @RadicalReader Ha. LibraryThing ( https://www.librarything.com ) is a website for cataloging books and talking about them. It's the site I created LONG before I took over Litsy. 1mo
ValerieAndBooks Whatever happens with all these books, I love that you‘re cataloging them on LT for posterity. I share about 200 books with GurneyStreet 😊 1mo
wordzie Wow ❤ 1mo
TimSpalding @ValerieAndBooks Yes, just for posterity. Except for a box or two, they're all going to my brother, who is estranged from all the rest of us. 4w
lorannen So many boxes! An impressive sight on litsy today. 4w
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As some might have noticed, I've read two books on Apple in a row. There are at least two other well-known ones I should read. But for now I'm watching a Netflix documentary on him while I catalog my parents' library on LibraryThing. Here's a shot they showed, an outtake really, with the Anchor Steam just out of the intended crop. :) 🐌

Leftcoastzen Yummy Anchor Steam! I really liked insanely great. (edited) 1mo
Suet624 Love this photo. 1mo
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Comfort read, but not without good advice. The early chapters are pure macaroni and cheese. For me, it was like reviewing old photo albums—albums I now only understand fully. But Levy goes comically wrong thinking about his present (1993, with an afterward from 2000) and the future. Reporters can gather and synthesis others‘ wisdom about technology, but I'm afraid they can‘t manufacture their own.

rabbitprincess Even the font of the title is visual mac and cheese! I love indulging in tech nostalgia so may have to try to find this book. 1mo
TimSpalding @rabbitprincess Yeah, it's nostalgia. But also, for a tech person like me, brain food. Unfortunately, as with the last Apple book I read—Creative Selection—the differences between the Mac team and teams I work with is too high. I mean, we simply don't have the extra bandwidth to make demos for everything we do, yet that's the center of the Apple process. 1mo
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The World's Unrest and Its Remedy | James Field Spalding
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In the course of cataloging my parent's library, I've cataloged a few embedded, 'mini' libraries. I knew mother's father's library was in it. But I did not expect to come across books from my father's great grandfather, James Field Spalding (1839-1921), and I'm a little amazed. (cont'd) #cataloging

TimSpalding Spalding was a comer—Harvard and Oxford educated, a writer of theological books. They made him rector of Christ Church, the tony Episcopal church right next to Harvard—and he left it all behind, giving a final sermon announcing his intention to join the Catholic church, and walking right out the door. In late 19th century Boston society, this was NOT DONE! (edited) 1mo
TimSpalding To high-class Bostonians then, going Catholic was about the worst thing you could do. As he put it, one would better 'become anything else, Deist, Buddhist, or Agnostic' than Catholic. To the tired English attacks on Papists such Bostonians added siding with the Irish, who cleaned their houses and were just then, by dint of sheer numbers, wresting Boston government from the the WASP elite! (edited) 1mo
TimSpalding Anyway, his family didn't follow him. He made do by tutoring BC students, and later got a job there. But the shame didn't fade. My father wrote that his grandmother “made no secret that she thought it was a stain on the family to be hidden as completely as possible,“ and that his father never mentioned him. Note: They were not religious.

Four generations later, all three Spalding children turned Catholic, and I married a Boston Irish woman! 😄
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Caroline2 Wow, how fascinating!! 😯 1mo
saresmoore That‘s pretty neat! 1mo
Crazeedi Cool!! So great to know the stories of ones family 1mo
Leftcoastzen What an interesting history! That is an amazing story. 1mo
DarcysMom So awesome! 1mo
TNbookworm Fascinating family history! 1mo
wordzie So 😎 1mo
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Panpan

Did not finish. This book was a decided blast from the past--it was almost a convention of people who were wrong about AI in 1985, and are still wrong. Asks the wrong people the wrong questions. Boring!

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TimSpalding My God, has anyone in the history of humanity ever read this cover-to-cover? #cataloging 2mo
Bklover 😳🤨👎 2mo
RidgewayGirl And yet it remains just slightly more popular than the collected speeches of Vice President Spiro Agnew. 2mo
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Aimeesue Let us now take a moment to praise and acknowledge the historians, who wade through such dreck so that the rest of us don't have to. 🙌🏽 2mo
RadicalReader @TimSpalding what a mammoth book!! 1mo
ValerieAndBooks @Kaye umm to us deaf people, the term deaf-mute is offensive. Just letting you know. Just “deaf” is enough. 1mo
Kaye My apologies @ValerieAndBooks (edited) 1mo
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Birthday present to myself!

Leftcoastzen Coolness 2mo
shanaqui Happy birthday! Has this edition got a facing translation (wondering because it mentions editing the Latin text)? I only ever read an old Penguin translation when I was studying this, since I was an undergrad -- I'm going to be learning Latin soon, so if this is a facing translation, I think I want to go find a copy! 2mo
TimSpalding @shanaqui Yeah, Latin on the other side, like a Loeb. And not too difficult, especially if you skip past introductory throat clearing to narrative. Are you in grad school? What's up with starting Latin? Very exciting. 2mo
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shanaqui @TimSpalding More of a perpetual learner -- planning on doing a BA in classics in my spare time, and the first year starta you off on Latin or Greek (sadly not both)... but my MA was Medieval Lit (Norse and British, mostly, some French) and I still feel bad I've hardly read any of the originals. 2mo
TimSpalding @shanaqui Greek is (IMHO) the more interesting language. More nice stuff written in it too. But don't trust me! 2mo
shanaqui @TimSpalding Since it has to be one or the other, I decided on Latin because it overlaps with my other degrees more, but I might well take a starter course in Greek at some point as well! I'm a dabbler, though, as you can tell! 2mo
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At the Hong Kong in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Book from the Harvard Bookstore. I‘m going to miss this town.

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Corpus Iuris Civilis: Novellae, Recognovit Rudolfus Schoell | Paul Krueger, Theodor Mommsen, Rudolf Scholl
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Soubhiville Rules are meant to be broken! 🤣 2mo
LisaCarey Are they about losing bread and making out? 2mo
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Ehrm… okay. #cataloging

whatshesreadingnow 😆😂😂 2mo
tournevis I love those kinds of books. Love them hard. I have quite a few. They are hilarious! 2mo
Leftcoastzen 😀 2mo
Aimeesue I have Town and City Seals of Massachusetts, Volumes 1 AND 2 from the State Street Trust. They are awesome. 😄 2mo
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Lives of the Saints | Albon Butler
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“Calendrier Lilliputien, 1931" — A Lilliputian calendar of saints for 1931. I am struggling to imagine a world in which anyone needs a 1-inch calendar of saints. #cataloging

Leftcoastzen Awwwww! 2mo
TimSpalding And… another one, only slightly larger. I suppose these things are more important in a culture that celebrates name days? 2mo
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English Country Houses | Vita Sackville-West
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#cataloging A set "Britain in Pictures," from my grandfather's library. Being from the 1940s, "in pictures" is rather oversold—there aren't a lot of pictures! But the covers are still pretty brilliant today. Some of the authors, like Betjeman and Sackville-West were a big deal then, and maybe now.

Leftcoastzen ❤️I have the Rose Macaulay 2mo
LisaCarey Preeeety 2mo
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This was among the best things we found in my grandfather's papers—a letter to him from T. S. Eliot. (Eliot was at the time an editor at Faber and Faber, and he wrote my grandfather a one-page letter about an article my grandfather was supposed to write.)

Chrissyreadit Wow! 2mo
whatshesreadingnow What a special keepsake to have! ❤️ 2mo
DivineDiana What a treasure! 😲 2mo
LisaCarey Considering that I named my first book for one of Eliot‘s poems, I think I married into the right family. 2mo
Gezemice Wow! So cool! 2mo
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#Cataloging my parents' library, which contains my grandfather's library, I came across this. Mind you, my grandfather was no Nazi; he was an officer in the OSS during World War II, working with the Free French in London.

Anyway, at some point he picked this up—a Nazi book touting the virtues of the Waffen SS—presumably to encourage volunteers for the "Charlemagne Regiment"—with lots of pictures of SS soldiers smiling, shooting, &c. Yipes.

Suet624 Yikes! 2mo
tournevis Wow. 2mo
TimSpalding As with other Nazi propaganda, this really raises the famous Mitchell and Webb question: Are we the baddies? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JOpPNra4bw 2mo
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SqueakyChu Tim, among my dad‘s books I found a book in German about Adolf Hitler. I have no idea why he saved it as he escaped Nazi Germany as a Jewish refugee to the USA in 1938. I still save that book because he saved it. 2mo
TimSpalding @squeakychu I hate that you'll never know. I'm having a lot of that these days, going through his books. A Duke librarian was at our house for two days, packing up my grandfather's papers. He was famous because he was an economist, but he was in the OSS. We found two folders of OSS memorabilia; both opened more questions than they answered. He's long dead, and my mother didn't know much about his OSS service. So it's probably really lost. 2mo
TimSpalding @squeakychu I think my book is ultimately pretty explicable. They were lost in the 80s—stolen by a neighborhood child—but my grandfather also had a German officer's gun and a fancy Nazi map of the world printed on silk. Soldiers collect trophies. Perhaps refugees do too. They know whose side they were on, more than anyone. 2mo
Leftcoastzen That‘s amazing!I think people who were in the war sometimes save an object.A friend of mines dad captured a nazi flag as big as a bedspread.He kept it for years ,I think someone stole it. 2mo
SqueakyChu @TimSpalding Come to think of it, I remember my dad having a kitchen knife (which cut really well!) that had a an eagle head and swastika on its handle. I have no idea what happened to it, but I still have a clear memory of that knife handle. My dad was a US soldier but remained stateside as a cook. War trophies, I guess. He survived; Hitler didn‘t. (edited) 2mo
TimSpalding @SqueakyChu Excellent. 2mo
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Pilgrim's Way | John Buchan
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Remarkable that Harvard still uses this on at least some of their Press books in 1940. #cataloging

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67 years later, still a pretty funny title #cataloging

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What Maisie Knew | Henry James
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Oh, that‘s a good Gorey. #cataloging

Bookwomble Love it ❤ Though Gorey hated James, saying he explained *everything*, leaving nothing to the imagination. Gorey's work, in contrast, explains little and lets the imagination wander. I wonder how he felt about this commission? 2mo
TimSpalding That's an interesting observation; I'm not sure I agree with it, though! 2mo
TimSpalding I am now tagging @Jennick2004 to see if this changes her notifications. 2mo
TimSpalding @Jennick2004 I am stumped about your problem. 2mo
LisaCarey I hope you kept this one. 2mo
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The Secret Agent | Joseph Conrad
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A classic Edward Gorey cover. A half-dozen of these have gone by as I cataloged my dad‘s books. But I‘m not a collector per se; I can‘t see the point in keeping a book for its cover. #cataloging

Bookwomble Ok, send them to me, then 😁 2mo
Leftcoastzen love those old anchor books. 2mo
Mdargusch I would have a hard time getting rid of that one. 2mo
TimSpalding @Bookwomble Snort. Come by and pack 50 boxes and you can take one away :) 2mo
Bookwomble @TimSpalding I'll swing by next time I'm crossing the Atlantic 😂 2mo
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Vanity Fair | William Thackeray
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Leafing through my father's heavily marked up copy of Vanity Fair—which I haven't read, a little bit of Greek jumps out at me. So odd to see now. I read that only one of George Eliot's books can be printed without Greek type. #randomthought #cataloging

Leftcoastzen You should read it , it is (so far) my favorite Victorian novel. 2mo
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DARKNESS AT NOON | Arthur Koestler
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#cataloging I love the misleading covers of this era.

Leftcoastzen Love early Signets , low number? 2mo
TimSpalding @Leftcoastzen Yes, I think. Already packed in a box, alas. 2mo
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Rabelais seems to contribute about 30% of it.

Will go nicely alongside The Latin Sexual Vocabulary. #cataloging

TimSpalding Suffers from the problem of a similar work on Aristophanes. Just because someone in a work of fiction says "Hey, check out by long umbrella," clearing meaning their dick, doesn't mean that "umbrella" was a slang word for dick. (edited) 2mo
TimSpalding Testing, but apposite. 2mo
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About half of these pieces are fundamentally concerned with or unknowingly about questions of classification. So many go wrong on this score.

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Lent: One Day at a Time for Catholic Teens | Katie Prejean McGrady, Tommy McGrady
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Dust to dust? We don't need the reminder. Happy Lent to all who're doing their best to live in Easter, and whose child still laughs at their dumb jokes. #ashwednesday

Bklover I love this photo! 2mo
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Princess Bride party drinking game.

lorannen Sounds like a wild time! I'll have to try this at my next party. (edited) 3mo
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Working on Princess Bride signs.

Leftcoastzen 😂👍 3mo
hjreviews In the book there aren‘t shrieking eels, and it was honestly such a disappointment. Just plain old man eating sharks… smh 3mo
TimSpalding @hjreviews Ha. But there are SO many more great things in the book. The Zoo of Death, for starters. (edited) 3mo
hjreviews @TimSpalding soooo true! But personally that makes this difference more disappointing because I love shrieking eels! 3mo
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I bless your timeline with Tim Curry.

tournevis I want to live in Montana. 3mo
TimSpalding @tournevis I love that movie. 3mo
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LibrarianRyan Always a good blessing. 3mo
Soubhiville ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
TimSpalding 😃 3mo
RadicalReader Still love watching him in It can‘t believe he also voiced Nigel Thorberry in The Wild Thornberrys 1mo
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“I swear on the soul of my father, Domingo Montoya, you will reach the top alive.” (legos with my son)

jenniferajanes That‘s awesome! 😂 3mo
Leftcoastzen Love it! 3mo
TimSpalding @Leftcoastzen @jenniferajanes We did a lot more together, including the Fire Swamp. I'll post pictures as we finish it. 3mo
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jenniferajanes @TimSpalding I can‘t wait to see the other scenes! 3mo
saresmoore My heart is FULL. This is a thing of beauty. 3mo
JacqMac As you wish. Love this! 3mo
Soubhiville I love LEGO! 3mo
Bookzombie I love this! 3mo
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Finally reading Ohanian's "Without Their Permission." It's fun to read, but the animating idea—the fundamental equality and opportunity of the internet ("all links are created equal")—was already shopworn in 2013. It's a fossil now.

It would be great if someone like Ohanian, or a thought-leader like Shirky or Weinberger, dug deep and analyzed how and why so much went wrong, to put alongside the many descriptions of things going right.

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Testing | Joelle Charbonneau

App test

tournevis I see you 3mo
Crazeedi When are there going to be updates for android???? Like stickers and other things iOS has 3mo
IamIamIam 1-2-3... 3mo
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TimSpalding @Crazeedi @conceptdawg is working on it. It's a struggle—we've never managed to push an update out for Android—but we'll get it out eventually. (edited) 3mo
Crazeedi @TimSpalding I really wish that would be a focus for a change instead of always iOS just sayin 3mo
Crazeedi @TimSpalding and thank you for your work on litsy, it's really my main app now, I love it here 3mo
Birdsong28 @Crazeedi We do get stickers on Android it's the 4th option along on the picture option 😀📚📖 3mo
Crazeedi @Birdsong28 thank you! I didnt notice that for some stupid reason! I apologize! 3mo
Birdsong28 @Crazeedi No need to apologize, I'm just as bad I didn't notice we had the share button until a few weeks ago!! 😂📚📖 3mo
Crazeedi @Birdsong28 🙄😁 3mo
Crazeedi @Birdsong28 the share button???not sure I know about it?!🙄 3mo
Crazeedi @Birdsong28 oh never mind I know what it is, I dont really use it, maybe I should! 3mo
TimSpalding @Crazeedi We do need to get the Android version updated. There are a few differences we're like ironed out. For example, we can easily add stickers to iOS, but the Android doesn't allow it. But, as I said, we've never successfully built the Android app, so we're at a bit of a disadvantage... 3mo
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Nineteen Eighty-four | George Orwell
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Saw this, the edition I read, for the first time in years. Wow, that book had a huge impact on me. #cataloging

Caroline2 Ohhhh 😯 what a fab edition! 3mo
meghan2714 Sweet edition 3mo
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Testing | Joelle Charbonneau
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Testing

TimSpalding Test 3mo
tournevis That Bear! 3mo
LT_Kirsten Testing comment count with blocked user 3mo
kgriffith Testing blocked user view of comments 3mo
TimSpalding Just in case anyone is wondering, this is a sculpture of a polar bear eating a sealu2014or, as my son likes to imagine, giving the seal mouth-to-mouth. We believe it is from Alaska. It is one of the weird pieces my parents had which I never gave a second thought to until they died and we had to divide up the stuff. I'm taking it. 3mo
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I have my doubts. #cataloging

ju.ca.no がんばってください!💪🏼 I think it‘s indeed possible to learn basic japanese in a short time, the basics are actually easier than one might imagine! 3mo
Bookwomble Three hours left and counting down! 🕒😀 3mo
Soubhiville Wow! Good luck! 3mo
TimSpalding @ju.ca.no No, I hear you. You can learn *something* in a few hours. I've done it a few timesu2014Bosnian, Danish, Dutch. But you can't get much past learning the numerals, yes, no, colors, etc. And that wouldn't involve a lot of grammar or understanding of replies. I gather, for example, that Japanese is agglutinative, like Turkish, but I doubt I'd learn much in four hours. 3mo
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New book | Maja Gal Štromar
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Another new title—or rather Harvard has a copy. You‘d think it would be dreadful. (I‘ve spent enough time in Mt. Auburn with sick and dying relatives; the food is NOT great.) But it contains a candied almonds recipe my mother loved to make at Christmas.

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New book | Maja Gal Štromar
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This book—little more than a pamphlet—isn‘t in WorldCat, the LC. Amazon or anywhere else I can fine. New book! #cataloging

tournevis Fried seal flippers are indeed very good. 4mo
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Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language | William Allan Neilson, Thomas Albert Knott
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Deaccessioning from my parents‘ library. For at least 20 years we kept this dictionary near the kitchen table, to resolve debates. Goodbye to that. @LisaCarey #cataloging

Crazeedi I still love my dictionary...😏 4mo
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Testing | Joelle Charbonneau

This mentions @Foxnorth and @conceptDawg .

TimSpalding And now I am tagging @Soubhiville. Hello @Soubhiville 2mo
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Testing | Joelle Charbonneau

This is a test post with tagged people.

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Unexpectedly relevant #ALAMW2019

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Herakles | Edouard Cour
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More ALA Midwinter books for my kid. 50% off. #alamw2019

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Iliad | Gareth Hinds
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ARC of Gareth Hind‘s new Iliad for me and for the kid! (At the American Library Association meeting in Seattle.) #alamw2019

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Cape Cod Kitchen Secrets | Cape Cod Hospital Aid Association. Monomoy Branch
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Mom‘s books. I love privately printed cookbooks. #cataloging

TimSpalding Testing. (edited) 4mo
Foxnorth A test comment for editing. Edit 1. Edit 2. Edit 3. Edit 4 from Safari. Edit 5 from Safari. Edited from chrome, comment click. 2nd comment click, edited from chrome. (edited) 4mo
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Turbo Pascal | Richard Mojena
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Deaccessioning: my god, this book was so important to me at one point. #cataloging

julesG 🙈🙈🙈 Goodnees, that's one of the languages I've definitely forgotten all about. 4mo
TimSpalding @julesG Pascal, or Turbo Pascal? Back in the day, Pascal was taught in schools, and available for APs. My own language progression went Basic > Pascal > Perl > PHP, with excursions off into Hypercard's language (Hypersoft?) and of course JS. 4mo
julesG Probably most computer languages I have learned. Basic > Pascal > Turbo Pascal.... Learned to use Linux/Unix (we only had white on black text only computers) and later HTML 4mo
julesG But since I've never needed all of it for the past 15 years at least, I've forgotten most of it. 4mo
julesG Just remembered that I even wrote a seminar paper using Latex, back before 2k. 4mo
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