The Penelopiad: Introduce Yourself
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Now I've rejoined w a different account id. But I don't feel up to re-entering all those books into my Library Thing library again.
So I'm starting slowly by joining the One Book read for Penelopiad. Andhave entered this book as my first entry for my new account! At least I've started this new beginning!
I ordered the Kindle version and it should be there on my Kindle Fire already. I also dropped it into my Kindle 2nd edition which sometimes I find easier to read.
AND - I've ordered the ppb edition, which should get here by Saturday!
I've always been fascinated by the Penelope character from the Odyssey. But I'm curious to see if there is more besides the faithful wife angle. Because I'm really having a difficult time being one - even after 40+ years of marriage to one man. Not so much physically - although I have trespassed ONCE in that area; but more on the intellectual, emotional & spiritual areas. I'm just having a lot of problems with the derivative "wifey" identity!
I hope to find some answers or at least insights from this book & stop feeling so guilty about not feeling guilty at all!
I am also a member of Club Read, ROOT Challenge, and TBR Challenge.
That said, I'm a bit confused, as you mention joining in the late 90s, since LibraryThing definitely wasn't around until 2005.
I felt the same way about Jane Eyre when I finally read it. I had to stop and take the time to remember that when it was written there was no cliche.
tee hee -- although it's a pretty good substitute isn't it? Do not seek the treasure!
I'm also glad to actually *read* The Odyssey and stop pretending like I have, cribbing from a Wishbone episode way-back-when. Tim recommended the Robert Fitzgerald translation for me and I'm enjoying going to the park by the water and reading it.
You can. Some of them require membership in the group but most just require that you chime in when you want to do so.
This particular group is going to be discussing one book "The Penelopiad" starting in June - hence it's group name, On Librarything, One Book. If you explore around on the tabs take a look at the tab with the word "group." This will show you all of the different groups LT has to offer. I am sure you will find yourself having to limit the possibilities - just as most of us have had to do. Otherwise you will find LT being a giant time suck. :-) Good luck. And check out that "Welcome to Librarything" group. There is lots of helpful stuff on there.
Yes, you can post links to other sites if:
- they are of general interest to the LT community (eg. "Best Books of the Century")
- they are not soliciting money, votes, etc.
- they are not commercially benefitting from the traffic
- You are not commercially benefitting from the traffic
- they are not competing with LT
- they are in good taste
When we joined LT, we all agreed to abide by the Terms of Service (TOS) which I'm sure are much more explicit. I can't find a copy of them online, but my experience has been that if you use good common sense and stay on topic, you will be OK.
That list of what's not okay is much too long. People are free to post links to sites that are offensive*, boring, of interest only to a few, and/or competing with LT. They just can't post links trying to sell something.
However it needs to be pointed out that that includes authors trying to sell their books. There are a couple groups where authors self-promoting their own books is explicitly permitted, most notably Hobnob With Authors; elsewhere, it's forbidden.
* There may be an edge case here if someone were to create an external site to attack a specific, named LT member or members. Links to a site like that would probably fall under the "personal attacks" prohibition - so a link to a anti-gay hate site would be okay. A link to a site saying "lorax is a big meanie" probably wouldn't. Tim's site, Tim's rules.
I loaned to my 16 year old grandson's English teacher. She teaches the mythology classics. When our school made cutbacks she was let go & it was all so rushed that she was unable to get it back to me. I immediately ordered another copy. So I am ready to join you in this, my first 'One LibraryThing, One Book'.
I also may or may not have written my masters thesis on the Penelopiad ;D
So that's the hard part - you either check it out of your local library, borrow from a friend or buy it. LT doesn't help you get the book.
Whoops, krazy4katz beat me.