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1Maybelle Premier message
Mar 16, 2007, 9:20pm

i'm a newbie here on librarything, and i figured what the hell, might as well start a group for other people who think reading, libraries, and smarty-pants people are sexy.

so welcome! introduce yourself. i'll see if this group takes off, hopefully it does.

2kageeh
Mar 17, 2007, 9:40am

I'll join! Of course, reading is sexy, even though I'm "of a certain age". I love the camaraderie on LT and all the book-loving people, single or not.

So, if anyone else out there is interested in true crime and most non-fiction, let me know.

3SimonW11
Modifié : Mar 17, 2007, 3:13pm

Oh what the hell I have joined practically every other group. I cannot see any of us being irresistable attracted to each other at the moment though bookmasterjmv just isn't my type something tells me a quick glance at not Mabelle's profile suggests I m not her type and and skittles profile shows someone is too shy to reveal anything at all. Still that leaves you Kageeh. Have I ever told you how much I admire your collection? No? thats because I have never looked at it. I had better go and do it now.

4SimonW11
Mar 17, 2007, 3:30pm

ah yes it seems your the one for me kageeh we have the most books in common on the other hand nearly all of them seem to be off my why did I get that ? list of unread books so may be not.

5skittles
Mar 17, 2007, 5:11pm

SimonW11, in your post-mugging addled brain, you forget that we've "chatted" via the forum already.

To give you an idea of what kind of shy idiot I am, I also belong to the Green Dragon, LT anonymous, Bookcases, Combiners, Romance, and a couple of others... that are very quiet right now.

I'm not really "shy"... just quiet (sorta) and private.

Out of your almost 2300 books & my almost 900 books, we only share 6: Pride & Prejudice, Outlander, Ishmael, Get your act together, Dance of the Gods, and the Screwtape Letters.

You'd think with all of the books both of us have (I've not finished entering mine) that we'd share more... but I suppose that there are quite a few books still left in the world.

6SimonW11
Mar 17, 2007, 5:33pm

Okay skittles I take it back you are not shy but simply to private to reveal anything at all on your profile. We dont have a lot in common do we especially when you consider we both belong to romance and the green Dragon both of which are should indicate some commonality of interest. Now presumably we all agree to some extent with the group banner that reading is sexy. but reading what is sexy something Tells me kageeh does not think true Crime books are sexy or she would not have hidden them when the photographer came round but perhaps I am wrong. I know I dont think of my choice of reading as particularily sexy but the thought of going out with someone who did not just does not compute for me. Thinking about it my ideal reader my sexy reader is someone who is not snobish freelly admiting to not rubbish if the mood takes them but not afraid to try something intelectually challenging if so moved. book snob no thanks I just don't get people highbrow or lowbrow who think their taste are a model of perfection.

7streamsong
Modifié : Mar 17, 2007, 6:19pm

I'm onboard, too. Another 'woman of a certain age' here, but the kiddos will need some chaperones, right?

kageeh--yay for true crime and other nonfiction! Along with horses, cats, dogs, mysteries. I also have two grown kids, both just on the starting side of college. 34 books in common--although one of them is one I swear I don't have--perhaps librarythingamystery.

simonw11--maybe you have an older brother or father hanging around?

maybelle--fun idea!

greetings to skittles the private.

8skittles
Mar 17, 2007, 11:06pm

Hello, streamsong!! Thank you for your greeting!!

I'm private because I work around & with children & teenagers and both groups are extremely curious about the adults around them! They are also extremely good at attempting to find out any "good stuff" they can find out about the adults around them. (also each other)

I really don't want them to find out about ALL the books that I have. (just like they don't know my age either... and they have tried & tried to find that out!!)

I also have family that if they saw that I had this book or that book, they'd either expect to be able to borrow them or some books would just disappear from my shelves. (they do live a good drive away, so I'm reasonable safe) Also, I have a lot of cookbooks & if someone needed a recipe, they'd just grab the cookbook & I'd never see the book again. They aren't really bad, just forgetful!! and I can be that forgetful, too... it must be genetic!! But I buy my own books or go to the library... it's easier.

9SimonW11
Mar 18, 2007, 1:03am

Now thats a reason I can understand. I can just imagine a classroom of teenagers discovering I had read Devil in Winter. May they never discover your online persona skittles.

10legallypuzzled
Mar 18, 2007, 9:33am

I'll say hi to the group. I'm still hoping Cascada will stop in to my library (if you haven't seen the video yet, it's here on YouTube).

11XenaBallerina
Mar 18, 2007, 10:07am

Okay! If age isn't a factor I'm in.

And for the record, I am nowhere near finished entering all the books I have stashed here - just in case the Simon person goes looking.

12SimonW11
Mar 18, 2007, 2:53pm

then you could be the lucky one XenaBallerina. You're already looking good to me we share the sort of books I don't mind admitting I possess to strangers.

13SimonW11
Mar 18, 2007, 2:55pm

hang on you live in the Bahamas its definite then, this is love.

14Jargoneer
Mar 18, 2007, 3:09pm

Why would you want someone with the same books, if they have a completely different library then you both have a lot of new books to read without the financial cost. :-D

15cookbookkid
Mar 19, 2007, 12:25am

Glad to know there are other people out there who look at a persons book collection before making some kind of commitment. I have to say I use LT to spur my reading inspiration and to keep my TBR in one place.

16kageeh
Mar 19, 2007, 1:36pm

Message 6: SimonW11 -- I hid my true crime psychopathic serial killer books from the photo because I did not wish to have the FBI for dinner. Besides, I don't cook.

I do not require similar reading interests in any "significant other; he merely has to be a reader and somewhat similarly addicted. At the very least, he cannot even think about asking:

Have you read all these books?
Why don't you give some of these away?
Why do you keep books after you've read them?

17Editrixie
Mar 22, 2007, 9:47pm

Hi, everyone!

Gosh, I don't know what to say. *digging toe into ground and blushing furiously*

Er, hi, everyone!

18phillybrarian
Mar 22, 2007, 10:40pm

Hey, All!

Small Collection at the moment: still entering.

More later...just wanted to say hey!

:)

19starkradio Premier message
Mar 23, 2007, 4:56pm

Hello and greetings to all,

Nuub here, still entering books.... you will notice I favor SF and Lit. Doesn't matter, though, I will read almost anything well-written.

Still figuring out this site too.

Must be off - thanks!

20bleuroses
Mar 23, 2007, 5:28pm

simonW11....is that really you dancing? You like Persephone Books? Tell me, can you cook??

21SimonW11
Mar 23, 2007, 6:15pm

Yes that is me dancing last year. There were two shots taken that night. and I look better in the other one but I was dancing with a friend in that one and we look just a bit too friendly:^) I didn't think she or her husband would appreciate me starting rumours all over the Internet. Of course I can cook. nothing fancy but I can make a sauce from a roux base or a decent casserole. roast or stew,I don't faint at the sight of unprepared vegetables or an unskinned rabbit, and I am always happy to try a new recipe. I rarely bake and even more rarely pick up after myself, but (shrug) no one is perfect:^)

22bleuroses
Modifié : Mar 23, 2007, 11:56pm

You don't faint at uncooked vegetables....hmmm...

Most Brits ( if I assume correctly) are deathly afraid of vegetables unless in a strong curry.

You've given me a good chuckle....

23jenknox Premier message
Mar 26, 2007, 6:13pm

What the hey...I'm in. Seems like a fun list :)

24SimonW11
Mar 27, 2007, 3:19am

Oh look someone else for me to stalk!

25SimonW11
Mar 27, 2007, 3:25am

Oh no. Even Your tags are too intellectual for me. Please tell me you have not got round to adding your Harlequin Silhouettes yet or our love is doomed!

26jenknox
Mar 27, 2007, 7:49am

uh, ok... "I have not got round to adding my Harlequin Silhouettes yet" ?
Better? :-)

27XenaBallerina
Modifié : Mar 27, 2007, 11:48am

Simon! Simon! Simon! - what a fickle creature you are! :))

28bleuroses
Modifié : Mar 27, 2007, 1:10pm

Hey...is Simon the only guy here? Where are all those bright literary types in tweeds and goatees?

29SimonW11
Mar 27, 2007, 5:12pm

I know I know I am trying to catch two rabbits with one stone, no three, no F...
lots of rabbits with one stone.

But it will be worth it if i do it!

30legallypuzzled
Mar 27, 2007, 7:18pm

is Simon the only guy here?

No. There are some of us who are awkward in social situations :)

31bleuroses
Mar 27, 2007, 8:22pm

Oh, Legallypuzzled, don't fret..you're safe here in virtual bookland!

Simon - you're as Wile E. as ever...

32SimonW11
Mar 28, 2007, 2:42am

Gosh Jenknox You dont know how glad that makes me, not because I was not willing to talk about Camus. About whom I share the same opinion as the asylum street spankers.



but because i would have to read him.

33jenknox
Modifié : Mar 28, 2007, 8:26am

Har. har. :-)
Seriously, Camus isn't hard...kind of like a shorter French version of Crime and Punishment. And if you are seriously too lazy to read it, listen to the Cure's "killing an arab". it does for the stranger what "dont stand so close to me" from the police does for...whichever book from Nabokov that was...
but, of course, you don't want to talk about Camus :-)

34reading_fox
Mar 28, 2007, 6:49am

Of course reading is a bit of an individual passtime, whilst one can have good discussions afterwards a significant amount of time needs to be spent with your head between the pages first.

If you should chance upon your significant book-mate, try reading a book aloud to them - somewhere cosy - and reading becomes and experiance to share.

35Jargoneer
Mar 28, 2007, 7:50am

"Don't stand so close to me" from Lolita. Never particularly liked that song, although didn't mind the Police. Sting has always been a pretentious prat.

I'm not sure that a booklover should partner up with another booklover. Best to find yourself someone with lots of nervous energy who will do the household chores when you are reading.

36SimonW11
Mar 29, 2007, 2:56am

I liked the upbeat redemption at the end of Crime and Punishment, Its not that I am afraid that my brain is not big enough, Its just that its an "improving book" and one that I would be reading to out of a sense of duty. two things that I rebel against. I would find it hard to read where the wild things are under that double pressure.

I am trying to work my way through sorcery and cecelia at the moment for the Young Adult Group It is a fun read but everyone else finished it in January! and I am less than a third of the way through once I start reading out of a sense of obligation I slow right down.

37jenknox
Mar 29, 2007, 3:02pm

Noone should read out of a sense of duty, anyhow...did you have a traumatic existentialist moment related to the book or what? :-) :-)
Never heard of Sorcery and Cecilia...what's it about?

38SimonW11
Modifié : Mar 30, 2007, 3:31am

Nah that existential stuff never made much sense to me as an enlightened individual I know that the universe does not care about me. so why worry about it. If it is irrational that is its problem.
Before enlightenment, chop wood, draw water.
After enlightenment, drink beer, eat pizza.

Sorcery and cecelia? it is about a magic choclate pot.
Its an epistollic novel the authors started it as a writing game each would write the other a letter in character. and a plot emerged. so they cleaned it up and published it. the setting is a regency romance with added magic. One can see the two authors vieing to outdo each other at period detail and language. while at the same the time they are cooperating in drawing on each others thread while trying not to stamp on the others plotlines.

The only other novel it reminds me of is Steven Brust and Emma Bull's collaboration. Freedom and Necessity though this is a lot lighter.

39jenknox
Mar 30, 2007, 8:51am

Well, you've just summed up Existentialism quite nicely. Thats *exactly* what its about...

Sorcery and Cecilia sounds fun! I might have to pick that up next month... Summer's coming and I need some fun books to read on the balcony!

40SimonW11
Mar 31, 2007, 9:10am

Instead of Buddhism and and existentialism. Ii could have summed up stoicism and epicureanism with much the same words Buddha or Wittgenstein i can bluff it with the best of them.

41SimonW11
Avr 1, 2007, 9:33am

If people are really bored they might like to pick out the other picture of me http://www.7solutions.co.uk/Galleries/BCZF2006%20Gallery/index.htm

Any guesses

42jenknox
Avr 1, 2007, 10:50am

I know, I know! its picture number two. nice cowboy hat :-) :-)

43XenaBallerina
Avr 1, 2007, 11:11am

On no jenknox, it must be # 52, the man in the leather pants. That must be Simon!

44jenknox
Avr 1, 2007, 11:17am

Oh yeah... I didn't see that one. I got to picture two and decided that must be the one. I have to learn to consider all the options before making a decision :-)
Too bad. the cowboy hat is rockin'.

45SimonW11
Avr 1, 2007, 12:56pm

Last time I danced with his daughter she told me the bloke with the cowboy hat keeps six spare hats in the car at all times. That's Mad dog davis in the leather pants his gf has extensive "tribal" tatoos over her breasts. Nice woman, but I can't dance with her without finding myself trying to imagine her topless.
so you were both wrong I am the guy hiding behind the blonde in number 13.

46jenknox
Avr 1, 2007, 4:00pm

I can't tell you how jealous I am that you actually know someone named 'Mad Dog Davis'. Imagine the stories..."So no s%&t, there I was, matching shots with Mad Dog Davis..." It's like being friends with a pirate! I mean, I've got friends in the circus, but their stage names aren't exactly designed to inspire fear or anything. *And* you know a guy with 6 *spare* cowboy hats. My social life suddenly seems so boring
:-)

47SimonW11
Avr 1, 2007, 8:41pm

Don't tell me you know normal people Jen, I am so jealous! How did you manage that? I thought they only existed in Romantic comedies:^) Odly enough the one with the hat's SO has tattoos as well .Flowers climbing up her calves. So I guess its obvious what you have to do to fulfil your dreams.

If you want to know how Mad Dog got his name I suggest you listen to

something from zydecomotion his band online. he barks and growls.

Phil Underwood the man with the hats is much too middle class english to fool anyone even if he wore them all at once. Every time he comes back from Louisiana with tales of seedy dancehalls I have have visions of the locals gawping and treating him out of pure confsion with the bemused respect that used to be the lot of a Briton in the colonies

48Tim_Watkinson
Mai 18, 2007, 2:27pm

takes the mic.

"hello?"

"anybody home"?

49gautherbelle
Modifié : Mai 18, 2007, 3:16pm

Okay, I'd like to join. I've cataloged about half my books. I've taken a break from cataloging because I've had to blaze a trail through my living room from the books I've cataloged but not yet returned to their place. My allergy to housework makes it all that much worse. And for my sins I've stubbed my toe. Ouch.

Oh my yes, intelligence is sexy.

50jenknox
Mai 19, 2007, 2:48am

Still here :-)
What are you all up to this weekend?

51kageeh
Mai 22, 2007, 6:14am

Message 49: Gautherbelle -- Now I know what that feeling of unease is whenever I contemplate "cleaning". It's an allergy! Is it fatal? Is a floor considered the equivalent of a bookshelf?

52gautherbelle
Mai 22, 2007, 9:37am

#51 May not fatal but definitely chronic. One of my favorie lines from any movie is Susan St. James in Love At First Bite. Dracula comes home with her and the house is a mess. She says, "I hate housework, it killed my mother."

53Arwenya
Juin 9, 2007, 7:21am

Hi everybody,

Ok you can see I'm a science-fiction & FANTASY fan
but I also read other books: adventures, crime fiction & chick lit.

54tontine2
Juin 9, 2007, 11:33pm

#51 My favorite housework quote comes from a British movie of years ago, The Naked Civil Servant in which the lead character says, "dust doesn't get any thicker after three years."

55gautherbelle
Juin 9, 2007, 11:58pm

Picasso would not let his housekeeper clean his studio and it seems the dust protected his art. Praise be to dust.

56bleuroses
Juin 10, 2007, 12:03am

I second that, guatherbelle!

57Dreamtime
Mar 1, 2008, 12:54am

OK, I am in. I sense this group could use some DREAM energy to liven things up.
I sometimes dream that I can find different books in my library than I can when I am awake. I usually don't actually read them there, however.

Probably should. May never find them again.

Was the last message really way last June of 2007. Jeez!

58Phantasma
Mar 7, 2008, 5:52pm

Books are sexy when used as accessories.

When a man is carrying a book, he's almost as irresistable as when he's walking a dog...or carrying a baby...

Does it make me nuts to think this? *laughs*

59heinous-eli
Mai 7, 2008, 3:31pm

Hello, all.

I am the type of girl that lurks in libraries and bookstores, admiring any good-looking men in glasses that pass by. I suppose that this is the next best thing.

60GeorgiaDawn
Oct 19, 2008, 1:51pm

Hello, everyone! I'm recently divorced and finally able to put all that hurt and anger behind me. I love books, any books! Probably like most of you here, I don't have as much time to read as I would like. I also love watching movies so I find myself in front of the television with a book many times.

I'm in the middle of World Without End by Ken Follett and just beginning Mudbound by Hillary Jordan. I'm also reading Carrie for the King's Constant Readers group read.

61robbieg_422
Oct 24, 2008, 7:19pm

This isn't a very lively group, is it:)

But, I just found it, and since I seem to be in a group-joining mood today; here I am.
I live in the U.S. (the Midwest). I LOVE books (duh), and dabble at writing here and there. Even though I live in a highly populated area near a major city, I can't seem to find anyone who READS....

My ideal job (I just walked away from the corporate world--ask me in a month or two if that was a good idea) would be at Barnes & Noble, only because there are no privately owned bookstores here where strip-malls reign supreme. In my hometown downstate, I'd choose Jane Addams Book Shop, with my favorite coffee shop, Aroma Cafe, right next door. Ah, that would be bliss:)

62softwhitebaps
Jan 8, 2009, 8:02am

Hi All. Just found LT and it's a great idea! Will take me some time to get up and running though! And as a slightly lonely academic type who has not found her soul-mate yet this seems like a good place to be....

63RitaFaye
Jan 15, 2009, 10:12pm

Hi everyone. New here, and somewhat new to LT. I've been addicted to books since I can remember, and to reading since kindergarten. My library, which I've only begun to catalog, would be even larger but for the prime location of a public library a block from my house.

I'm a widow, raising a teen (ack), work somewhere between part and full-time, and would read for days if left to my own devices.

64worldcupfever
Mar 31, 2009, 6:23pm


Yeah, finding someone who reads at all, much less shares your interests, is a bit tough. I guess you just have to look at ANY reading by a potential date/mate as good, as hard as it might be sometimes. A lot of friends think it's dumb that I put reading so high on my list of wants in a gal, but I'm a dork.

65setnahkt
Mar 31, 2009, 7:01pm

It's OK; we're all dorks here. Of course, we have Dork Pride now; you should see the parades.

66worldcupfever
Avr 7, 2009, 7:30pm

We will need t-shirts for the parade. And a nice float.

67missrabbitmoon
Avr 26, 2009, 1:04am

Well, this group looks a little dead to be honest, but I might as well introduce myself anyways. I'm 24 years old and I currently live in Washington state. All my friends have said that I'm exactly like Elphaba from Wicked. I've always loved reading and writing (duh), movies, theater, and art (I have a degree in illustration). In perfect-world-land I would be somehow involved in all of those things except maybe movies. I'm shy with new people and very sarcastic.

So here I am. Where are all of you hiding?

68setnahkt
Avr 26, 2009, 2:50pm

Pale green with flying monkeys? Brave and loyal? Coverse with goats? Covers a lot of ground.

69AlabamaBookWorm
Août 19, 2009, 9:24pm

Anyone still post here? I think reading is sexy.

70setnahkt
Août 19, 2009, 9:50pm

I don't find "Hey Babe, want to go to my place and --- read a book?" works very well.

71ragingaddgirl
Août 22, 2009, 9:15pm

"I don't find "Hey Babe, want to go to my place and --- read a book?" works very well."

I think it would work better then "I lost my phone number, can I have yours?"

72setnahkt
Modifié : Août 25, 2009, 12:33pm

""I don't find "Hey Babe, want to go to my place and --- read a book?" works very well."'

"I think it would work better then "I lost my phone number, can I have yours?""

Wouldn't know; never tried that one.

Now that I think about it, though, if I were actually any good at sort of thing I wouldn't be in a library singles group, would I?

73AlabamaBookWorm
Août 30, 2009, 11:50pm

Works way better than, "What's your sign, babe?"

74setnahkt
Sep 26, 2009, 11:10pm

Anybody who thinks their sign means anything about themselves is an immediate reject.

75ragingaddgirl
Oct 3, 2009, 2:20pm

Or somehow stepped through a time warp from the 1970s. Which may be a cool conversation.

76setnahkt
Oct 4, 2009, 1:21am

Oh, I suppose it might be interesting. Having a wisdom tooth extracted is interesting, too.

77bookishbunny
Déc 29, 2009, 10:09am

What about people who brag about their erotica collection?

78setnahkt
Déc 29, 2009, 12:45pm

Well, I suppose if you have nothing else to brag about...

79bookishbunny
Déc 29, 2009, 12:49pm

Well, I wouldn't want to intimidate anybody....

80setnahkt
Déc 29, 2009, 1:20pm

Well, looking through the tag listings I have enough to be embarrassing put not enough to brag about.

81goodharbor
Sep 8, 2010, 11:55am

Hello. Is this group still active? Phillip from St. Paul. 43. I love to read and talk with other book lovers.

82tiffanybamar
Sep 13, 2010, 1:27am

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