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Shelfie

Shelfie

Look, it’s not a dog!

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Weekend Reading

Weekend Reading

It’s going to be another research weekend, starting with some light reading.

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Shelfie 

Shefie

It’s library shelfie day. I totally failed at taking a photo at work, but luckily I brought half the library home with me.

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Goodwill Haul

Goodwill Haul #books #thrifting #goodwill #kiddielit

The last few times I’ve been to Goodwill, they haven’t had any books I wanted. Today I found a bunch.

8-track, BayBEE #goodwill #thrifting #8tracks

I also saw, but did not buy(!), a bunch of 8-track tapes.

Begface #dogs #boxerdog #begface #beggingbeggardogs

And bonus begface. Did you know that cute aggression is a real thing? I just want to squish him and nibble on his adorable ears.

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Shelfie with Mack

Shelfie with Mack

I got Mack the hood ornament in a white elephant Christmas swap several years ago.

Bookend #bookend #oldthings

And one of a pair of old hand-painted folkart bookends I found at Goodwill. Kitschy-cute.

I spent the afternoon dusting and tidying up bookshelves. You can’t even tell that I did anything. Hmf.

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Marginalia

Dog-ear and Marginalia #work #books #cataloging #libraries #marginalia

I worked today, because I will need to take time off Tuesday to pick up my car. One of the books I cataloged was a gift, and it was full of marginalia and annotated dog ears.

I know writing in books makes some people break out in hives I love it, though.

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Goodwill Haul

Goodwill Haul #books #thrifting #goodwill

The baby books are for my niece, Hazel.

Frances with her new step #dogs #pitbulls #pitbullterriers #dogsteps #oldladydog

I also got a super cheap step for Frances. I attached a piece of carpet to the top, and she’s used it about fifty times already today, to get on and off the couch.

Between her crappy knees and the arthritis in her spine, she’s been really reluctant to get on the couch and the bed. I’ve been worrying about how to help her out, so I’m glad she’s willing (and eager!) to use her new step.

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Research

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My life is all about Québec these days. I also have a request in for a historic atlas of Canada. Maps are always helpful.

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Seriously, Agatha?

Seriously, Agatha?

Sweep, sweeping, swept. The curving bits are only marginally better. Was she sleepwriting? Was her editor drunk?

I don’t read Agatha Christie often. The racism, sexism, and classism may be dismissable as typical for her social group at the time, but the older I get, the more appalling they become. But it was $1.99 in the Kindle
store, so I thought, “What the hell?”.

The hell, indeed. It has plenty of our old friends, sexism, racism, and classism, along with some new isms. It also contains some shockingly bad writing.

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Mountain of Work

Sunday's Work #gsd

A couple of those items needed completely new records. All but a few had required at least some (and often a LOT) of editing. And that doesn’t include the stack of things that went to our NACO person to have authority work done.

If you’ve done national level enhance cataloging, you will understand that that’s a lot of books to chew through in one day.

Please file under G for “getting shit done.” I’m going home now to partake of an adult beverage.

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