Membrejohnandlisa

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9,813
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early modern europe (1,811), logbc (1,315), primary source (1,266), lisa's office (980), germany (885), art history (791), childrens (764), old binding (728), ultb (724), fhreh (643), france (498), history of science (439), united states (438), modern europe (427), travel guide (418), fiction (388), biography (386), reference (371), english literature (349), history of medicine (333), thirty years war (312), baseball (307), monica's (297), exhibition catalog (291), middle ages (290), fhrm (288), poetry (269), england (254), intellectual history (246), basement (226), nature (222), ancient (211), little kids (206), drama (198), philly (195), enlightenment (193), alice's (188), american literature (187), modern art (177), humor (159), fgtnj (151), italy (150), tbdo (147), old europaische wanderbilder (138), popular culture (135), fantasy (132), mystery (131), german literature (131), reformation (129), rural society (124), scotland (120), psychology (119), gender (118), museum catalog (115), renaissance (114), jewish (110), cookbook (108), jtywold (100), economic history (99), low countries (97), freud (95), britain (95), french literature (91), manga (90), language (87), baroque (82), urban society (79), music (76), criticism (73), travel (73), signed by author (71), old baedeker guide (71), jtywpamph (70), sociology (67), french revolution (67), spain (64), pamphlets (64), little leather library (64), military history (62), reviewed by john (62), heritage edition (60), hiking guide (60), great books (58), family (57), old travel guide (57), marxism (56), war (56), birds (55), architecture (55), facsimile (54), environmental history (54), philosophy (52), old grieben guide (52), field guide (51), 27E (51), nobility (51), religion (50), netherlands (50), game (49), african american (49), hessen-kassel (48), nazism (48), comics (48), russia (47), japan (43), anthology (43), women's history (43), aaa guide (42), european expansion (41), world war ii (41), india (40), asia (39), native american (39), china (38), geography (38), old guide diamant (37), latin america (37), mythology (37), fmp (36), family inscription (36), crime and punishment (36), old medical guide (35), atlas (34), russian literature (34), old ward lock guide (34), holy roman empire (33), photography (31), historical methods (30), puzzles (29), board book (29), old blue guide (29), belgium (29), old michelin guide (28), old meyers guide (28), political thought (28), michelin (27), psychiatry (27), old guide joanne (27), new york (26), africa (26), edinburgh (25), anthropology (25), memoir (25), habsburgs (24), exploration (24), civil war (23), christianity (23), aha pamphlet (23), history of technology (22), romanticism (22), switzerland (21), holocaust (21), folio society (21), warriors series (21), irish literature (21), louis xiv (20), modern library (20), old thomas cook guide (20), weimar (20), metropolitan museum of art (20), spy (20), cartoons (20), world history (19), rise of modern europe series (19), scottish literature (19), tintin (19), philadelphia (19), islam (18), english civil war (18), world war i (18), sweden (18), witchcraft (18), computers (18), historiography (18), science (17), music history (17), asterix (17), old murrays guide (17), mathematics (17), journal (17), old blacks guide (17), tdtstockton (16), scandinavia (16), bible (16), medieval (16), archaeology (16), cartography (16), impressionism (16), pre-1960 paperback (15), portugal (15), london (14), old so you're going to... (14), demography (14), middle east (14), old woerls guide (14), pop psychology (14), law (14), technology (13), universities (13), burke and hare (13), tokaido road (12), stories (12), italian literature (12), astronomy (12), british literature (12), business (12), photocopy (12), spanish literature (12), environmentalism (12), dictionary (12), for dummies (12), coloring book (12), food (11), philosophy of science (11), cinema (11), harvard classics (11), conder (11), latin american literature (11), gazetteer (11), recipes (11), revolution (11), slavery (11), literary criticism (11), cold war (10), images (10), current events (10), austria (10), the whole story (10), crafts (10), museum of modern art (10), history of education (10), plumb history of europe series (10), games (9), canada (9), penguin great journeys (9), dinosaurs (9), propaganda (9), prussia (9), satire (9), eyewitness guide (9), true crime (9), activity book (9), hitler (9), eastern europe (9), labor (9), rough/real guide (9), greece (9), dutch revolt (9), existentialism (9), crusades (8), scandinavian literature (8), international relations (8), czech (8), scifi (8), industrial revolution (8), old baddeley thorough guide (8), egypt (8), diplomatic history (8), landscaping (8), geology guide (8), norton history of europe (8), pelican history of england (8), loveless (8), catalog (8), pma (7), theatrum europaeum (7), yiddish literature (7), folklore (7), bizenghast (7), hungary (7), essays (7), anima (7), village chronicle (7), bismarck (7), wales (7), environmental studies (7), british empire (7), maximum ride (7), graphic novel (7), turkey (7), history of european civilization library (7), sculpture (7), drawing (7), japanese literature (6), have at home already (6), access guide (6), dissertation (6), oral history (6), gakuen alice (6), blue guide (6), mammals (6), sports (6), prehistory (6), gone (6), barnes gallery (6), w.i.t.c.h (6), autobiography (5), karate (5), seymour (5), american heritage junior library (5)
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Mar 30, 2006
Sobre la meva biblioteca

It's actually several libraries cobbled together. There's John's working library in history, especially early modern German history. There's Lisa's working library in history, especially the history of science and medicine. There's John's and Lisa's general purpose reading library which includes classic fiction and recent fiction and non-fiction. John and Lisa each have a few collecting concentrations from their antiquarian bookstore wandering days which sometimes overlap with our historical interests and sometimes don't. These collections contain a few books of genuine antiquarian interest. We also have a number of books inherited from parents, grandparents, etc. And then there are our children's books which we've also included.

So have we read them all? Short answer: no. Slightly longer answer: This is the collection of books that we currently own. It maps only imperfectly onto the list of books that we have owned in our lifetimes, and even less well onto the list of books that we have read. On the rare occasions that we do give away a book, we delete it from the library. Overall, I'd say that there are quite a few more books that we've read that are not in our library than there are books in our library that we have not read. (Using "we" generously, since it is mostly Lisa who has read practically every classic mystery ever written, though we have only a handful in our library.)


If you are interested, I (John) have been keeping up a running commentary on how our collection has developed since we first joined library thing back in 2006. The comments used to be below in the "Leave a Comment" section until those were made non-public. Now, they can be found in the Group "Too Obscure" https://www.librarything.com/ngroups/1399/Too-Obscure (If you wish to follow from the beginning scroll up from the start of the topic "Ten Years On..." then shift to "Eleven Years On..." for the rest.)

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Two historians, one specializing in the history of early modern Germany, the other in the history of medicine and science.
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Voorhees, New Jersey
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