Saturday, May 12, 2007

Cataloging

I've been cataloging my books in Library Thing for a long time now but I'm feeling like it's a project that's never going to be finished. I have rooms of books but I only have 416 in my catalog. I'm glad to have a place to do this because it makes the neat, organized freak in me happy (and it also ensures that I won't buy another copy of a book I already own) , but it makes the person inside me who wants instant gratification very impatient. I feel like the Pope asking Michelangelo, "When will it be done?" "When it is finished." the Michelangelo in me replies to the Pope in me. Secretly I know it will never be finished because there are always new books out there, but I like to think of it as something that will one day be ended and I can say to myself, "Now I know what I have."

Friday Shuffle (the not really late edition -- it was 12:07 when I started)
  1. Cheated Hearts: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs from Show Your Bones
  2. India's Song: India.arie from Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship
  3. Question: Son Volt from Wide Swing Tremelo
  4. You're All I Have: Snow Patrol from Eyes Open
  5. Baby: Shelby Lynne from Identity Crisis (I love this album)
  6. I Turn My Camera On: Spoon from Gimme Fiction
  7. Children of the Night: Cassandra Wilson from Blue Light Til Dawn
  8. Hot Knives: Bright Eyes from Cassadaga
  9. Strangers: Martina McBride from Greatest Hits
  10. Planet Telex: Radiohead from The Bends

6 comments:

nutmeg said...

Yes! It's just like The Long March isn't it? I think I am up to about 550 books on Library Thing (known as anothernutter over there) and I have just vetoed the idea of adding all my husbands books - I'm running out of puff! I think I will do the girls books as well as my own but that's it! I see that you can search your Library Thing catalogue on your sidebar but I can't find what you are known as over at LT - I would love to see how many books we overlap in!

And to music - have you heard of an Australian artist called Missy Higgins? I think she would be right up your alley. She sings in a very Australian voice/accent - very heartfelt and beautiful. If you can't find a copy I would love to send you one.

Katya said...

It's Katya over there too. I looked at yours once too.

No, I haven't heard Missy Higgins, but I would love too -- I love hearing new music.

Iamthebookworm said...

I keep meaning to catalog my own personal library there but never seem to get around to it.

Katya said...

I love it but it's as nutmeg described -- the Long March.

BabelBabe said...

i am stalled at around 600...but I plan to add the boys' books and my hub's too.

have I mentioned I LOVE Radiohead too?

Katya said...

You actually introduced me to Radiohead -- you gave them to me for Christmas on your blog and I asked my son about them -- he had some on his computer and downloaded it to my iPod. I love them.