Anyway, I suddenly remembered/cursedoutloud and here is installment two of Dead White Guy's #ff, where I recommend super awesome things that may or may not be web related but have been so far because I've only done one. And this week's shameless attempt to get everyone to like the same stuff as me goes to....LIBRARY THING!
Library Thing is a book nerd's frickin' frackin' fantasy. It's a book cataloging site where you can enter every book you own by ISBN, title, author, or search for it on Amazon or in the Library of Congress. Once you enter your books, you can create tags for them and read reviews of the books done by other members. You can even buy your own fancy shmancy barcode scanner and input them that way. But that would make you irreparably nerdy and we might never talk again.
As a side note- I hear some of you asking, why would you need to catalogue your books? Aren't they sitting right in front of you? Well, yes, but they're also sitting under my bed and in boxes in the closet and wherever else so it's nice to have a master list. Also, if you tend to buy a lot of new or valuable old books, a catalogue is great for insurance purposes.
Anyway, the best thing about Library Thing is the community. It alerts you of upcoming book-ish stuff going on in your area, including book signings and classes. And there are sooo many groups you can join, from Victorian literature to those Twi-hards- I'm glad they're in a group so when the apocalypse comes, Jesus knows where to go first.
Next week I'll be talking about Goodreads, which is another rad cataloging site with way cool book clubs, in one of which I will be co-moderating an upcoming discussion on John Milton's Paradise Lost.
And I'm still working on Agemem-whatever. Actually, I'm still working through the introduction. I'm not an expert on Greek plays and I'd like to know what's going on historically speaking, but this intro wants me to know what the playwright used to wipe his butt with, so it's taking awhile.