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abr. 22, 2008, 2:00pm

So, looking at the complete list of groups and arranging it by numbers of members, it reads:

San Diego Bibliophiles (18 members, 28 messages)
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We are actually higher in membership than most groups within LT. And, we are not even one week old.

Keep it up!

maig 13, 2008, 10:35am

Now we are 30! What I can't believe is that we have so few shared books! I went and added SD Afoot and Afield, even though I haven't catalogued nonfiction yet, just so there would be one book that 3 of us have, but can't get it to show up.

maig 13, 2008, 11:20am

There are more shared books than appear. Take a look at the group zeitgeist. The unweighted list is far out of date, but I see the top shared books list update regularly.

Top books cataloged by us as of May 13:

16 - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
14 - Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
14 - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
14 - The Hobbit
13 - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
13 - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
13 - The Da Vinci Code
12 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
12 - Harry Potter and the Prince of Azkaban
10 - Jane Eyre
10 - Little Women
10 - The Golden Compass
10 - American Gods
10 - Catch-22
10 - The Kite Runner

Editat: maig 13, 2008, 1:14pm

Yes, I noticed that, too, on both of your comments.

What I find funny is that only two of us share The Ancient Track: The Complete Poetical Works of H. P. Lovecraft and somehow it makes the weighted list.

maig 14, 2008, 5:19pm

Agreed - it doesn't look like that rare of a book with 54 LTers, although it's now down to #69 in the weighted list.

maig 14, 2008, 6:37pm

Yeah...it has...


maig 15, 2008, 11:47am

Now we are 31.


juny 17, 2008, 5:40pm

Remember on April 22nd when i thought 18 members was a big number...?


juny 17, 2008, 6:17pm

So what are we going to do with this big heap of people?

juny 17, 2008, 6:26pm

Build a lovely reading park in San Diego, like on the original plans for the new Library before PetCo Park came to be?


juny 17, 2008, 6:27pm

There was supposed to be a library there! Oh that's awful!

We were supposed to get a new library in Ramona. A structure so dazzling that it promised to outshine Poway's, but it did not come to pass.

juny 17, 2008, 6:38pm

Well, not there exactly; here's a conceptual picture: http://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/graphics/newmain3a.jpg

Here are some facts:

Project: New Central Library
Location: Downtown, between Park Boulevard, 11th Avenue, and J and K Streets
Architects: Rob Wellington Quigley, FAIA and Tucker Sadler & Associates
Construction Manager at Risk: Turner Construction
Size: 497,652 square feet (nine stories including 2 levels of parking, auditorium and coffee bar)
Dates: Scheduled to be completed in 2011
Estimated Cost: $185 million (2005 estimate)

And because the page is no longer up, here is a cached page from goggle:

juny 17, 2008, 7:24pm

There was a piece in the paper a couple weeks back about library staff cuts:


City library hours have been slashed since I first moved to San Diego. It upset me that the city could shell out the money for a Chargers ticket guarantee but not for the libraries.

juny 18, 2008, 12:03pm

That is sad.

My best theory as to why the library's funds are cut is that it is not a cash cow. The Chargers is a fat, fat cow full of cash...it is also a very expensive cow to maintain and keep from feeling useless about itself when it doesn't perform.

juny 18, 2008, 1:03pm

Did you just equate our Chargers with fat performing cows? Granted, some of those boys pack on a lot of beef, but... ;)

juny 18, 2008, 1:12pm

Yes, I equated to bovine. I am a bovine equator.

juny 18, 2008, 6:03pm

C'mon guys you're comparing apples to grapes. Both are delicious but fulfill different aspects of the emotional spectrum. Personally I would hate it if we didn't have libraries or our sports teams.

But as to the library it actually looks like the main branch might finally be gaining momentum, they have 30 million in donations right now, almost enough to break ground.

In the meantime my Rancho San Diego branch is rather nice.

juny 18, 2008, 6:55pm

Too true, too true.

jul. 10, 2008, 5:42pm

We are up to over 36,000 books :-)

I'm impressed.

jul. 17, 2008, 2:37pm

La mesa got a new library near where the old one was. It opened on the 16th of June. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony with politicians sat July 19th. From the outside it looks like a two story which would have given much needed space. But is only one floor and my husband says is close to the same sq footage as the old La mesa Library. I have not yet been on the inside of it myself as I am at work alot.

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