• Posts Tagged ‘books’

    Sticky Stories: The Tolkien Legendarium

    7 January, 2013 • 1 Comment

    There are some stories that just seem to stick. Some stories that latch on, and stay with me, never leaving my brain, and resurfacing every now and then to make me ponder the intricacies and details and themes they explore. Stories that I periodically just have to read or see or experience again. The...

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    19 November, 2012 • 3 Comments

    I greatly enjoyed Gregory Maguire’s Wicked. I am by no means an Oz aficionado. I have vague memories of checking the Norwegian translation of the original Oz book out of the library as a child, but I have no memories of actually reading it, so it cannot have made a big impact. I actually...

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    A Post with a Foolish Conclusion

    24 September, 2012 • 2 Comments

    Blog posts are pretty disposable things, really. I’m typing this in a simple little input box in the WordPress back-end; it hardly feels permanent. It’s all bits in the end, little ones and zeroes stored on one hard drive or another, ready to be copied and accessed and viewed whenever convenient. I feel like...

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    I Am Not a Librarian: The Conclusion

    3 September, 2012 • 2 Comments

    Although this little project will probably never reach a completely finished state, I’m aiming to wrap up talking about it in this post – at least for now. After a bit of back and forth, I decided to keep a category for General Works, and forego Applied Sciences, based on an educated guess as...

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    I Am Not a Librarian: But I Try

    30 August, 2012 • 6 Comments

    OK, so let’s look at top-level categories. You’ll remember the MDS from last time, but let me line it up with some other systems as well, just to get an idea of the variation. Melvil Decimal System Universal Decimal Classification Library of Congress Classification Bliss bibliographic classification General Works and Information Sciences Philosophy and...

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    I Am Not a Librarian: Classification Redux

    27 August, 2012 • 0 Comments

    About six months ago, I complained about my dissatisfaction with the Dewey Decimal System as an organisational tool. I bitched and moaned about its nonsensical hierarchy, and generally expressed a desire for something that made a bit more sense for organising my shelves. While I’ve managed to keep quiet about it since, the dissatisfaction...

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