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Finally I have my copy of Terry Pratchett’s “Making Money”.

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In his unlimited generosity Neil Gaiman opens up another of his short stories on his site. (Off course, this story being shortlisted for a Hugo award may also have influenced his decision).

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Finally I got myself Riddley Scott’s Blade Runner. This is probably the best science fiction movie ever made and even can be considered one of the best movies of all time.

They managed to take a brilliant short story by Philip K. Dick (“Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?“) and add a twist of bitterness to it that even Dick did not managed to include in his story although he’s no stranger to it.

On top of the increasingly biting storyline, there is the visual wealth in the setting of the world at the time. This, together with the excellent acting of Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Daryl Hannah and Edward  James Olmo, gives a great movie. An absolute must see, even for non-scifi fans.

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close, but no sigar


New kid on the block in the world of online library sites is Shelfari.
Assuming things could only get better (after my initial search for a book version of last.fm), I checked out Shelfari as recommended by Lifehacker, but alas …

I tried

But the result was not great. The import of my miserable 76 books on Librarything failed to the extend that only 23 of them were loaded on my shelf.

The sad thing is that I couldn’t even bring myself to find out why it didn’t work.
Maybe in better times?

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Now that I found a nice home for my music habbits, next thing on my list is my collection of books.
While searching for a last.fm for books I stumbled upon www.librarything.com, which I will give a try.
The fact that they intend to charge money for this service may be a drawback, but the initial 200 books you can load for free should give you a headstart with a modest collection like mine.

update: et voila! Here is my profile and here my catalogue (at least the first 67 ones, the rest will require some manual entry)

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