Out on a dike

Out on a dike phr. [mid 19-C] (US) going out in one's best clothes. [DIKED DOWN] I'm out as a dyke, occasionally out with a dyke. What I do when I'm out on a dike can become your business once I write about it here.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Books are for life

I started cataloguing my book collection once. My lesbian-themed book collection, that is. At the time I started doing this (1993) it was probably seen as a particularly nerdy thing to do, especially using bibliographical software. That did take a certain amount of commitment, and I abandoned the project a few years later. But nothing will dispel my belief that lesbians and libraries really go together very well!

Now, with the help of the latest online tools, it's so much easier for everyone to be a would-be librarian. So I'm trying out LibraryThing, and you can see my most recently acquired books by scrolling down the page and checking out the righthand margin of this blog.

Congratulations to Julie R. Enszer who has two poems published in Queer Collection: Prose & Poetry 2007, and very kindly sent me a copy. This anthology is well worth a read, and the editor is already on the lookout for submissions for the 2008 collection.



  • At 3:56 pm, July 08, 2007, Blogger Julie R. Enszer said…

    Thanks, Nicki, for the kind mention. Glad you enjoyed your copy of Queer Collection!

    LibraryThing is on my list of future ToDos, but I'm not seeing it in my near future. . . .it's such a cool application, though. I recently read about GoodReads.com as well. . . . .


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