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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    Holy crapy! I'm not entirely shure we have many more than that in the warehouse right now.
    That's because you guys foolishly send your lovely books away!!! LOL!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tito_Villa View Post
    Christ 6,000 books? Really?
    I'd say that's a low estimate, really. I brought over 2,000 with me from Ireland in the early '90s, and when I first came to the US I went nuts buying books. I used to hit the bookstore every Tuesday at lunchtime (the new books came in on Tuesday) and I would easily buy 10+ books a week. I've slowed down a lot now, mainly because our local library is so good, but I still bought at least 30 books in the past month.

    I'd love to catalog all the books and see what I have. I bought a barcode scanner and software years ago that was supposed to help with that, but I found that it wouldn't scan any of the older books from the UK, and even the newer books were a problem because you had to pick the right edition from a list pulled back from the Internet.

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    If i had that many books my girlfriend would make my life a misery!
    Last edited by Tito_Villa; 09-02-2011 at 02:38 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tito_Villa View Post
    If i had that many books my girlfriend would make my like a misery!
    I just did a quick estimate of what I have and it's around 300! I'm out of room with this number so congrats to Dave for literally having a library in his house.

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    Try Librarything. I have most of my collection on there. It's pretty good.
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhatchett View Post
    Try Librarything. I have most of my collection on there. It's pretty good.
    Mike
    Sounds interesting and useful. I'll have to check it out.

    And 6000 books! I'd like to reach that number some day...

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    Librarything helps me keep mine straight!

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    Hey,
    We can Friend up on librarything if Y'all want.
    http://www.librarything.com/profile/mhatchett

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    Hi Mike - Appreciate your sharing the librarything link, I've been procrastinating and generally dithering about cataloguing my modest collection for some time now, and you've provided a bottler of an answer - sweeeet

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    I spent Saturday culling books from my collection. Just too many for the space I have. And I still have books sitting on the floor waiting for some place to go.....

    Hunter

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhatchett View Post
    Try Librarything. I have most of my collection on there. It's pretty good.
    Mike
    Funny, I typed in librarything.com, and I already signed up there back in 2006, I think it was. It's the same user name as here. My problem is that there's just too much data...I don't have time to sit down and type in all those book. I see I entered a few, and then gave up. I need to hire someone to sit there and do it for me

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    I have Excel spreadsheets on all my DvDs, BD, laserdiscs, and books (except the paper backs, which I need to get around to doing--all those harlequin romaces and Victoria Cartland books that my sister, mother and grandmother donated to my collection are pretty scary, tho.) I registered with LT, but I doubt I'll use it. I'm a pretty private person; I don't like the idea of just anybody having access to my lists.
    "I'm a vegan. "

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    Type in the isbn and it'll pull up the information. pretty easy. You don't have to type all the info.

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    You can make it private if You like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    ...all those harlequin romaces and Victoria Cartland books that my sister, mother and grandmother donated
    Oh thosee...no, I did't buy those...they were gifts.....sure......

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsaenz24 View Post
    Oh thosee...no, I did't buy those...they were gifts.....sure......
    Hahaha

    But I'm pretty sure I remember Squire saying that besides those, his grandmother left him decent books as well, right?

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    Senior Member Ok, I really can't come up with anymore of these stupid things... srboone's Avatar
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    She left me whole shelves of old mystery dime novels and and old SF paperpacks by vance, sturgeon, heinlein, siverberg, etc. Then there's the mystery BCEs; but those Harelquins...<shudder>
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhatchett View Post
    You can make it private if You like.
    I know, but just the idea that it's out there in cyberspace...
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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    I know, but just the idea that it's out there in cyberspace...
    Yeah, scary!

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    I am definitely a reader first, but thanks to CD, I'm now a bit of an amateur collector as well..and much lighter in the wallet because of it.

    I will read all of my books though, time permitting. I don't think they are meant to just sit there and collect dust, no matter how great they look...

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