Linda's Professional Journey

An Academic Librarian's experiences and notes

Archive for July 2008

Amazon release of “The Ballard of the Bard”

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Oh my.. well what have we have here.. I was looking at my mailbox today and guess.. what… “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” on sale by Amazon and what price differences there is!

Now I will probably read this book, but it has rode on the hype of being the book after J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. From that Lexicon court case that she was invovled in..  (sighs)…. I remember how that librarian fan cried.

Still a whopping $100 for the collector’s to the $7.59 paperback mass market copy.. is there even such a discrepancy? I mean how can there not be a standard hardcover copy? I wonder how fans would react?

Collector’s Edition
Standard Edition

X-posted from hobby blog. Wonder when will NYPL have it?

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July 31, 2008 at 8:52 pm

Books, Cataloging, Web 2.0

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Currently I am enrolled in my summer class and yesterday the Professor was speaking about three websites that are useful to keep to keep track of books read. I never thought about it in that light before, but I figure I can mention it here…

Goodreads.com, Librarything.com, Shelfari.com. I love Librarything, since I got my first reviewing job from there and I feel that there is a semi-community there. Goodreads is something I joined because a classmate/friend uses their services, so I use it to semi-keep track of books I am reviewing there. Shelfari is the newest in the listing book one, and so far it’s iffy on selecting books owned and have read. There is accessibility in allowing people to chose the editions for what they have read.

I remember when i was young and before the computer, my sister and I role play and we would be pseudo-librarians, pretend making loan cards. Mostly I remember writing lists of books I owned and have read. So perhaps Shelfari can be that list keeper now.

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July 9, 2008 at 11:44 pm

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