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Thursday, November 20, 2008

How do you Dew(ey), Bookworm?

I found this little bit of library-classification fun via Kylee.

I'm hard to classify, it appears - although I prefer to see it as being "multi-faceted." This quiz gives you up to three results, and I think there's something to every one of them, so I'm posting them all.


Florinda's Dewey Decimal Section:
560 Paleontology; paleozoology
Florinda = 62589441 = 625+894+41 = 1560

Class:
500 Science

Contains:
Math, astronomy, prehistoric life, plants and animals.

What it says about you:
You are fascinated by the world around you, and see it as a puzzle worth exploring. You try to understand how things work and how you can make them better. You might be a nerd.
Find your Dewey Decimal Section at Spacefem.com

I MIGHT be a nerd?!? That's charitable. Obviously these folks have never met me, or they would understand that there's no doubt about it.

Florinda's Dewey Decimal Section:
293 Germanic religion
Florinda's birthday: 3/29/1964 = 329+1964 = 2293

Class:
200 Religion

Contains:
The Bible and other religious texts, books about the general philosophy and theory of religion.

What it says about you:
You don't mind thinking about the unknown or other very big ideas. You will never feel like your work is finished. The 200-series is dominated by Christian topics, so you may feel like you're constantly surrounded by Christians.
Find your Dewey Decimal Section at Spacefem.com

Actually, since I work for an organization with historical ties to the Jewish Federation, that last sentence isn't quite true. On the other hand, I'm a former churchgoer from a family of pretty active Catholics and a former resident of the Bible Belt, so maybe it's not totally off-base, either.

Florinda's Dewey Decimal Section:
042 [Unassigned]

Class:
000 Computer Science, Information & General Works

Contains:
Encyclopedias, magazines, journals and books with quotations.

What it says about you:
You are very informative and up to date. You're working on living in the here and now, not the past. You go through a lot of changes. When you make a decision you can be very sure of yourself, maybe even stubborn, but your friends appreciate your honesty and resolve.
Find your Dewey Decimal Section at Spacefem.com

Well, I hope they appreciate it. And it depends on the decision - where to live is a bigger, but somehow easier, choice to make than what to have for dinner.

What section(s) of the library do you belong in? Please share!
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Kylee has also presented me with the Bookworm Award - and so has Gautami! Thank you both very much!

 The award has certain conditions:

Open the closest book to you, not your favorite or most intellectual book, but the book closest to you at the moment, to page 56.
Write out the fifth sentence, as well as two to five sentences following there.
Pass this on to five blogging friends.

 Weird. The book actually opened to Page 56 when I picked it up!

This excerpt is from Thursday Next: First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde.
"...Speedy Muffler is a bit of a megalomaniac, and both Feminist and Ecclesiastical thought containment was better than out-and-out conflict. The problem is, Racy Novel claims that this is worse than a slow attritional war, as these sanctions deny it the potential of literary advancement beyond the limited scope of its work."
"I can't say I'm very sympathetic to that cause."
"It's not important that you are - your role in Jurisfiction is only to defend the status - "
OK, I have NO idea what's going on there...I just started the book and am only in chapter 2. My husband has already read it, but he is firmly anti-spoiler and won't tell me anything, so I guess I'll just stay confused a little longer!

I'm not going to pass this on, since from what I've seen, a lot of people already have done the meme part - but if you haven't yet and want to, I hereby nominate you Bookworm and wish you well! (Just throw me a link back, please!)

7 comments:

  1. Congrats on your recent (well-deserved) awards. Sorry I haven't commented in a while. Writing my knuckles off for this crazy thing called NaNoWriMo. I promise to name a character after you. :)

    Thanks for commenting on my blog today. Actually, would you please give me a bad review and then I can respond poorly? I'd like to start building my reputation as a diva-author now, you know. What do you think?

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  2. Congrats on the latest award. You are going to run out of room on your sidebar soon. :)

    Sounds like you had a fun weekend. That's cool that you got together with all the people you've talked to for a while now.

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  3. Karen H (Scobberlotcher) - Hope NaNoWriMo is going well. You have my permission to name a character after me :-).

    I will only give your book a bad review if it REALLY deserves it. I doubt that will be the case.

    Mike - Oh, yeah. Guess I'd better put it up on the sidebar too, huh?

    It WAS a fun weekend!

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  4. wow mine was all language, communication, and knowledge...I'm up-to-date, love to communicate with even those different from me, and I'm creative

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  5. Serena - This was a fun one; glad you tried it out too!

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  6. Hi, Florinda! I hope things are well with your new home. :-)

    When I first took the Dewey test, I hadn't realized it gave me choices. I'm still getting the first main result:
    700 The arts; fine & decorative arts

    Class:
    700 Arts & Recreation

    Contains:
    Architecture, drawing, painting, music, sports.

    What it says about you:
    You're creative and fun, and you're good at motivating the people around you. You're attracted to things that are visually interesting. Other people might not always understand your taste or style, but it's yours.


    The other is
    033 In other Germanic languages

    Class:
    000 Computer Science, Information & General Works

    Contains:
    Encyclopedias, magazines, journals and books with quotations.

    What it says about you:
    You are very informative and up to date. You're working on living in the here and now, not the past. You go through a lot of changes. When you make a decision you can be very sure of yourself, maybe even stubborn, but your friends appreciate your honesty and resolve.


    I have to say, I love the names in your book excerpt! Haha! Racy Novel, indeed.

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  7. Wendy (Literary Feline) - I love Jasper Fforde. I hadn't realized how much I missed Thursday Next, and I love all the meta stuff about what REALLY happens behind the scenes in books :-).

    I finally got to Page 56. As it turns out, Speedy Muffler is the only "character" in that conversation - Racy Novel and the rest are all literary subgenres. Racy Novel is trying to infringe on some of the other subgenres' territory.

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Now it's YOUR turn - speak your piece, please! Or just let me know you were here; I always like that. But you'll have to leave a name - I've disallowed anonymous comments due to some recent spam problems. Thanks!