It sure has been cold here the past few days. What they call a hard freeze. Here in Sac we usually do not experience days of sub 32 deg’s this time of the year. I made sure the exposed water pipes were covered and have not been outside since other than to take trip to a local bookshop. Burr . ..
My book project is coming along. I spent the past few days clearing them out of the closet and piling them up in the corner of the bedroom. We so need a bookshelf! The library-thing is my favorite site for cataloging , reading reviews, and getting recommendations. I tired goodreads once and never really got into it. It seems more of a social site to me, prompting me to connect to facebook, something I do not wish to do. I guess it personal preference. I prefer the cataloging features features that librarything offers. What I discovered is that there really is not bookshelf type android app for the librarything. Goodreads yes, Librarything no, that will update on my tablet.
Since it cold out there and I am bored . … I scanned every book I found into goodreads and the librarything. I realize that scanning ISBN codes into an app is not everyones cup o tea. Modern technology sure saved me on this one though. Reading all the tiny numbers of so many books an almost impossible task for me anymore – scanning them in a major time saver. I now have most of my books stacked along the wall and in the goodreads and librarything databases. I imported the librarything database into goodreads and I can now scan books as I find them into the tablet and update goodreads and librarything.
I found a wonderful local bookstore the other day. One that carries used and new books not found easily in today’s box stores inventory. They had works by Colin Cotterill, Hakan Nesser and Arnaldur Indridason to name a few I have been having trouble finding. Yeah for the independent family owned stores! It pains me to say that my mom has mentioned this store to me before but I never paid much attention. The folks running the store were so nice and knowledgeable. They did not treat me like an idiot when I had trouble coming up with authors names and titles with my confused MS brain. I was looking at my tablet and said oh I would hate to mispronounce the authors name and show my ignorance and the gentleman just giggled and said he had been selling books for years and still had troubles.
He then asked to look at my tablet and he started looking down my list of what I had been reading. You have some nice books here he says. Then the lady that was sitting behind the counter reading asked to take a look. They made me feel comfortable – not stupid – something that does not happen in the big box stores. I am sure that when KRP and I first entered the store first impressions as I hobbled about in my jeans and worn out tennis shoes and had trouble remembering names and titles was not the greatest. Rather than write me off they in a most natural way started suggesting books and found some I needed. I have few books that they are trying to locate for others and almost have me talked into trading them in – I am still thinking that one over.
It was a pleasure shopping in their store. It is the first book store I have managed to leave in a long time not feeling like an idiot because of my multiple sclerosis chicken walk and brain farts. This afternoon if the television repair person arrives and finishes in time we are going to take Miky to the books store – grin – maybe she will buy some books I need to read – as I have her hooked on a few the series I enjoy.