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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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Julia: A Latin Reading Book | Maud Agnes Reed
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In a fancy hotel in Honolulu writing up homework for my son to learn Latin. (Inspired by Julia but not copying it.)

Chrissyreadit Have you loved Latin? 2d
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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Snaps, Slughorn, Moody #halloween

Tanisha_A Love this 2w
julesG 👏👏👏👏 So cool! 2w
Soubhiville Perfect!!! 2w
ValerieAndBooks Awesome 👏!! 2w
Bookzombie This is awesome! 2w
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Yes.

AmyG No. She‘s a tad stinky. 😳 3w
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Byron: Poems | G Gordon Byron
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Three years ago at Monserrate palace in Sintra, beloved by Byron, reading Liam Byron. @lisacarey

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Just finished making yoğurt çorbası, yogurt soup, from Classical Turkish Cooking. My late mother‘s marginal note was that I first made it on New Year‘s Eve 1997. Made it many times since—a damn fine soup!

ValerieAndBooks “A+++” — that made me smile! Perfect soup weather now. 3w
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Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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That‘s Golden Compass—and especially the audiobook of the Golden Compass—is so remarkably good. I‘d be a better person to listen to something new, but a relisten is just what I need now.

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Portland Public Library | Portland, ME (Library)
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Library Haul!

jelsie Enjoy The Inquisitor's Tale, it is a great read for young ones. 1mo
Suet624 Nice!!! 1mo
Emilymdxn Woooo Chaucer! 1mo
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I‘m divided on this one. An insider account of various startup and Silicon Valley situations appeals to me, and there‘s a walk-on by Paul Graham, whom I know slightly and whose work I know well. But the style, voice and content are that of a world-class, and only half self-aware asshole.

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Mermaids Singing | Lisa Carey

This is á. This is a é. And a ñ.

julesG Are you going to try the German Umlauten next? They sometimes don't display in the comments especially. I'll give it a try now: an ä, an ü, and an ö - - - and what about the Scandinavian ø and å? 2mo
Susanita Also ç and ã 2mo
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Started listening to Rebooting AI, after reading a portion about it on Wired. It's all about how computers cannot, actually, read books. https://www.wired.com/story/adaptation-if-computers-are-so-smart-how-come-they-c...

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After four days without leaving the house, I deserve this!

Blaire Gorgeous! And great book choice! 3mo
ValerieAndBooks Great reading spot! 3mo
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In St. Malo, reading All the Light you Cannot See. As they say: “#goals

julesG Enjoy! 4mo
britt_brooke The descriptions in this book are breathtaking. Hope you enjoy! 4mo
tammysue This is one of my all time favorite books, enjoy! 4mo
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Atala and Ren | Franois-Ren de Chateaubriand
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Loved this quote.

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Shakespeare and Company (Paris) | Paris, France (Bookstore)
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❤️

ValerieAndBooks Lucky !! On my bucket list. 4mo
Suet624 Love this!!! 4mo
Leftcoastzen Yay for you ! My bucket list too! 4mo
marleed I would love to be you in your photo! Have fun! 4mo
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Brushing up for France. Cinderella is kicking my ass.

tournevis Peau d'Âne! Peau d'Âne! Peau d'Âne! Peau d'Âne! Peau d'Âne! Peau d'Âne! 4mo
IamIamIam Hit up YouTube for some good old TeleFrancais! "Je suis un ananas!" BTW, I can't believe I spelled that right after all that years.... ??? 4mo
HappyLitsyversary I've moved on to the Gospel of Matthew. Not only do I know it better, which makes it easier to recover from incomprehension, but in France as in America the Bible is read in “THE BIBLE VOICE,“ which is stupid and wrong-headed, but also clear and slow! 4mo
HappyLitsyversary (Oh, that was me, Tim.) 4mo
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Blue Hill Books | Blue Hill, ME (Bookstore)
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“What‘s the name of your bookstore.”

“Used books.”

(Somewhere bear Blue Hill.)

Leftcoastzen There is one in my town named “Books” 4mo
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Blue Hill Books | Blue Hill, ME (Bookstore)
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Lovely bookstore. Got three Paris books.

TheSpineView So cute!💜 4mo
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LibraryThing/Litsy meetup at #ala #alaac

Chrissyreadit So fun! 5mo
annahenke Fun! 5mo
CouronneDhiver Hi everyone! 👋🏽👋🏽👋🏽 5mo
ness Sad I missed it, but hi fellow librarians at ALAAC19! 5mo
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Signed for my son. Karim Friha is officially the best.

BlameJennyJane Very cool! 5mo
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#ALA! Come to the Litsy / LibraryThing meetup tonight. See @Litsy for details!

Reviewsbylola I wish I were there! 5mo
GypsyKat Fun! 5mo
Aimeesue I wanted to do the meetup, but am now exhausted from walking around the exhibit hall Enjoy Busboys and Poets for me! 5mo
TimSpalding @Aimeesue nooooo! I‘ll buy you coffee! 😀 5mo
tjwill I hope you all had fun! I had an event that overlapped and couldn‘t make it. 5mo
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tournevis I see you.

FYI, my issue with the web interface is that I can post if I don't try to post an image, just like at the very beginning a few weeks ago.
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TimSpalding Thanks. We just discovered this. We're diving in. 5mo
IamIamIam 👋👋👋 5mo
TimSpalding Fixed yesterday. Thanks! 5mo
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Can We Trust the Gospels? | Peter J. Williams
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A #bookexpo freebie. Read it on the bus back—short book, long trip. I'd love to get into it. As a Greek-reading former ancient history grad student frustrated by facile nonsense about the New Testament (“how do we know Jesus even existed?“ “Aren't ancient manuscripts just games of telephone?“), I've wanted such a book for some time. And it *mostly* delivers. But this 451 business is irritating. If I can't form a complete thought, why bother?

tpixie Lol 😂 you wrote a great thought! Within 451 😆😂🤣😳 5mo
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Took me a sec—and worse with the glare. It‘s a parody... Milk and Money by Rupi Boor. 😀 also, a Maine publisher I didn‘t know about! #bookexpo

rachelk That sounds hilarious! 5mo
sisilia Bwahahaha 🤣 5mo
tpixie Ha! 😆 5mo
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Thank you Skyhorse for a free copy of the Mueller report—although I‘m conflicted about their introduction-writer... #BookExpo

AmyG ...as you should be. 5mo
TimSpalding He lived around the corner from my mother. Never met him. Asshole. 5mo
Birdsong28 Currently listening to this. It's hard going but it needs to be read. 📚📖 5mo
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Free book!

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I've never been that interested in the Reformation or counter-Reformation. But I should know it, and, of course, getting into it a bit demonstrates to me yet again that interest scales with knowledge.

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Portland Public Library | Portland, ME (Library)
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My municipal library has and offers a lot of great stuff but large parts of their book collection are really languishing, with old, beat-up books. My son and I combed vainly though two sections today, and it‘s was one yellowed book from 1940-1980 after another. Depressing.

LibrarianRyan I hate when libraries don‘t weed. 6mo
TimSpalding @LibrarianRyan Yeah. When most of your shelves aren't full, as here, the problem isn't weeding. A portion of older books is okay. Having almost nothing but old books is a sign of not acquiring books. But that's okay, they have a machine that extrudes plastic shit. 6mo
LibrarianRyan @TimSpalding uggghhh. My last library we weeded over 10,000 books and it allowed the newer stuff to shine. People kept asking where the money came from. No new money, still tiny collection budget, but easier. As for 3D printers, I like them and they are easy to get grants for. It‘s hard to get grants for your collection. Every few years my state gives out Back to Books grants. Super popular, but when fed cuts library funding, no grants. SUCKS 6mo
baes I remember a library truck (that we had visit our elementary school) was like this. No one wanted to check anything out. Our local library has a good mix, but still never has what I‘m looking for if I‘m browsing. I wonder if this is because of libraries sharing books? It is almost guaranteed that anything newer has a waitlist. I almost always get a book through the state system, borrow ebook, or end up buying. 5mo
baes Ugh I wrote a comment and it isn‘t showing??? 5mo
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Heroes of the Dustbin | Tyler Whitesides
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Son finished a series—five books!

Leftcoastzen Nice!📚👍 6mo
Dragon Excellent! 📚 6mo
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LibrarianRyan Excellent series. 6mo
Nute Way to go! 5mo
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I have such a love/hate relationship with this book. The hate is that it's annoyingly written, glib, shallow, chipper. It's an airport-bookstore quick read for stupid marketing people. I'd pay cash money to avoid having dinner with the author.

Even so, it sends off sparks here and there in my mind, as to how @LibraryThing and @Litsy can grow. And that's valuable.

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I one gave a talk on Hellenistic history and I wasn't 100% on one point. Someone caught me, and I'll die remembering how I wanted to hide.

This clip of Wolf discussing her new book on the BBC is 1,000% times worse. It makes me want to jump into a well. Basically, a major part of her thesis falls apart on air, revealed to be, among other things, misunderstanding a legal term.

The discussion overall is very interesting. The cringe is after 21:00.

TimSpalding Link at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00057k4

A summary of subsequent developments is here https://twitter.com/DrMatthewSweet/status/1131628734279294981 . Wolf is indeed being rather generous in her reactions. Yipes.
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SW-T Oh dear....😳 6mo
shanaqui I can't bear to look/listen. Gaaaaah! 6mo
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SW-T I listened to part of it yesterday and the whole thing today. Wow. You saw bad things coming but couldn‘t stop them.... 6mo
Arbol I read about this earlier today and experienced such acute embarrassment by proxy. I can't imagine listening to the interview. 6mo
TimSpalding I feel for her; yesterday it was a fringe story, today it's everywhere! But it's bad. People make mistakes, but if you're a half-trained, non-specialist American who thinks they've found out something major and never-before spotted—that all previous historians have missed “dozens“ of Victorian homosexual executions, long after they were believed to have ceased—have the humility to check with some experts first. 6mo
Theaelizabet I just read about this. She is absolutely at fault, but where were her editors? 6mo
TimSpalding @Theaelizabet Well, HMCO is a non-academic press. For things like this you need peer review, or at least peer input. 6mo
Theaelizabet @TimSpalding Point taken. I forget that book publishing isn't the same process as, say, publishing in the New Yorker, for example.

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Theaelizabet FYI: “A Houghton Mifflin Harcourt spokesperson offered this statement: “While HMH employs professional editors, copyeditors, and proofreaders for each book project, we rely ultimately on authors for the integrity of their research and fact-checking. Despite this unfortunate error we believe the overall thesis of the book Outrages still holds. We are discussing corrections with the author.”“ 6mo
TimSpalding @Theaelizabet Thanks. I saw. I used to work for HMCO. Blech. 6mo
AceOnRoam I just heard that the publisher has RECALLED this book in the US. Its garbage. 5mo
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Haul from the Bryan Mawr back in my parents‘ old neighborhood. We‘re going to Brittany in July; the Locmariaquer book is to learn more about the region.

Caterina Oh I love Being Christian! I'm rereading it right now for my church's Bible study. It's one of my favorite little books on Christianity. ❤️ 6mo
TimSpalding @Caterina Good. I'm looking forward. Williams has a talent for something rare among theologians and churchmen—BREVITY! 6mo
TimSpalding I forgot to tag the location… 6mo
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I'll never get over that sentence.

rretzler 😂💕 6mo
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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! 💜💜💜 6mo
TimSpalding @TheSpineView Hopkins is an acquired taste. I've acquired it. 😃 6mo
TheSpineView @TimSpalding Agree!😊 6mo
Aimeesue One of my all time favorites. ❤️ 🐄 🦒🐆🦓🐞🍄 (edited) 6mo
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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! 6mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Thank you for adding this new feature to Litsy @TimSpalding! Such a great idea! 6mo
vivastory This store sounds fantastic & I love the new feature! 6mo
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Theaelizabet This is a terrific new feature! Thanks! 6mo
heikemarie Amaaaaazing that bookstore looks rad af. Next time I‘m in the neighborhood I‘ll have to stop by. 6mo
TK-421 Wow, looks like an amazing store! LOVE this new bookstore & library tagging feature 💕Thank you!!! 6mo
TimSpalding @TK-421 (and others) Thanks! 6mo
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? 6mo
TimSpalding @ValerieAndBooks Nope. Go to LibraryThing, which has a “local“ tab, and add it there. Cheers, Tim 6mo
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! 6mo
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. 6mo
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 😊. 6mo
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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!!! 6mo
riversong153 So awesome! I didn‘t know...I also don‘t know my password lol. Haven‘t had to login since foreverz 6mo
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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!“ 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm Awesome! Must check it out! 6mo
TheSpineView Fantastic! Thank you!💜💜💜💜 6mo
Lauram 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
dgingo Yay!!!! 6mo
staci.reads Love this! 6mo
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 :) 6mo
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! 6mo
Litsy @4thhouseontheleft Thanks. Do you have an example to hand? 6mo
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. 6mo
TimSpalding @4thhouseontheleft Got it. Good example. Thanks! 6mo
nu-bibliophile I got the notification from your tagged just now. I don't know if that helps. 6mo
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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 😂 6mo
CouronneDhiver Awesome. Joys of technology 6mo
Swe_Eva 🤣 6mo
TimSpalding @vanderwal Since Litsy has no DM, I'll leave the note here :) — Don't know if you remember me; long-time no see! 6mo
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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. 7mo
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. 7mo
ReadingRover This is pretty impressive! 7mo
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lorannen Testing a non-tag of Litsy briefly (edited) 7mo
Foxnorth Testing comment 6mo
Foxnorth Testing comment too 6mo
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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!!! 😳😱😱😱 7mo
C.Perone 😵 7mo
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Leftcoastzen That is a lot of books! 7mo
AmyG Wow! 7mo
GondorGirl You've been busy! 7mo
Kappadeemom Oh my gosh!!! 7mo
Leftcoastzen I noticed books listed as “ destroyed “ were they damaged by water, mold ,etc. Just curious. 7mo
TimSpalding Yeah. Messed up in some way. 7mo
timtest_006 Test 7mo
BarbaraBB Definitely not book related but I love that you mention Kas in your bio! I have such good memories if that place too! 7mo
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. 7mo
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! 7mo
TimSpalding @BarbaraBB It is a lovely town. 7mo
RadicalReader @TimSpalding what‘s LibraryThing? 7mo
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. 7mo
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 😊 7mo
wordzie Wow ❤ 7mo
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. 7mo
lorannen So many boxes! An impressive sight on litsy today. 7mo
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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) 7mo
Suet624 Love this photo. 7mo
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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. 7mo
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. 7mo
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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) 7mo
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) 7mo
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!! 😯 7mo
saresmoore That‘s pretty neat! 7mo
Crazeedi Cool!! So great to know the stories of ones family 7mo
Leftcoastzen What an interesting history! That is an amazing story. 7mo
DarcysMom So awesome! 7mo
TNbookworm Fascinating family history! 7mo
wordzie So 😎 7mo
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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 7mo
Bklover 😳🤨👎 7mo
RidgewayGirl And yet it remains just slightly more popular than the collected speeches of Vice President Spiro Agnew. 7mo
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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. 🙌🏽 7mo
RadicalReader @TimSpalding what a mammoth book!! 7mo
ValerieAndBooks @Kaye umm to us deaf people, the term deaf-mute is offensive. Just letting you know. Just “deaf” is enough. 7mo
Kaye My apologies @ValerieAndBooks (edited) 7mo
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Birthday present to myself!

Leftcoastzen Coolness 7mo
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! 7mo
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. 7mo
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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. 7mo
TimSpalding @shanaqui Greek is (IMHO) the more interesting language. More nice stuff written in it too. But don't trust me! 7mo
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! 7mo
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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! 🤣 8mo
LisaCarey Are they about losing bread and making out? 8mo
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Ehrm… okay. #cataloging

tammysue 😆😂😂 8mo
tournevis I love those kinds of books. Love them hard. I have quite a few. They are hilarious! 8mo
Leftcoastzen 😀 8mo
Aimeesue I have Town and City Seals of Massachusetts, Volumes 1 AND 2 from the State Street Trust. They are awesome. 😄 8mo
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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! 8mo
TimSpalding And… another one, only slightly larger. I suppose these things are more important in a culture that celebrates name days? 8mo
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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 8mo
LisaCarey Preeeety 8mo
jillrhudy I have an old hardcover of the tagged book! 3w
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