Thursday, December 13, 2007

BTT - online book cataloging

Well, I haven't answered in a long while but this one is up my alley:

Do you use any of the online book-cataloguing sites, like
Library Thing or Shelfari? Why or why not? (Or . . . do you have absolutely no idea what I’m talking to?? (grin))
If not an online catalog, do you use any other method to catalog your book collection? Excel spreadsheets, index cards, a notebook, anything?

I didn't like Shelfari (and I tried something else I didn't like as well) but I do use LibraryThing. I started using it to keep track of the books I read and listened to in 2007 so I basically use it as a catalog, I don't use it as a social tool. I don't post reviews or rate or tag my books. There's a new site, Bookbump that looks promising. I am waiting for them to come up with an application that allows me to import my library from another program (LibraryThing) so I don't have to enter them all by hand. Although most of my books come from the library I also use Bookmooch and Paperbackswap to get rid of books (mostly paperbacks my husband buys when traveling) that I don't want to keep.

It's that time of year again

I found this great post on Penolope Trunk's Brazen Careerist blog titled Five things people say about Christmas that drive me nuts. All I can add to her post is amen. My radio station plays Christmas music exclusively and they don't play Grandma got run over by a reindeer that often (thank goodness for my audiobooks) and yesterday I bought a Chanukah gift bag and the cashier STILL asked me if I've done my Christmas shopping yet. I cannot wait for this season to end.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Me, me, I’m it!

This is so exciting – I’ve been tagged by Carolyn at Juggling Frogs to list 7 weird/random things about myself and then tag others. Although I am usually the first to delete these types of things when they show up in my inbox, in honor of finishing my second semester (and handing in all my assignments) and feeling like a full fledged member of the blogosphere, I’m going to play.
The Rules:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs
4. Let them know they are TAGGED by leaving a comment on their blog
So here goes:
1. I have 3 holes in my left ear, the second of which was done by my friend Melissa with a needle when we were 15 (hey, we sterilized it first, kind of).
2. I’ve never voted in a U.S. election. Before you get on my case, I was in Israel the year I was 18 (1984), made aliyah to Israel October 31, 1988, and lived there till last summer. Will have to see what happens next November. So far, I am NOT a registered voter.
3. I have a Hebrew name (used by my family) that Americans can’t pronounce and an English name (that I started using when I went to school) that Israelis can’t pronounce ensuring that I spend my life trying to figure out what I want to be called and never remembering what name I use with whom.
4. I once had a poem published in Teen magazine.
5. I have signed myself out of the hospital against medical advice.
6. I subscribe to 127 blogs in my Google Reader.
7. I’m addicted to the internet.

So who do I tag? Not seven others but these lucky four: Chava, at Wanna be there - trying to live here, A mother in Israel, JMC at 4 weddings and a funeral, Me-ander.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

How Do You Spell Channukkahh

It's that time of year again. In the midst of all the X-mas carols, commercials, themed tv shows, and shopping we get to celebrate Chanukah. So for your listening enjoyment, the Leevees want to know how do you spell Chanukah. The rest of us know that's why you make aliyah - 'cuz there's only one way to spell it: חנוכה!
One week left till the semester is over - will write more then.
Happy Chanukah! חנוכה שמח!