Friday, February 12, 2010

What I'm Up To

I've taken a couple days off from work (using a few of last year's vacation days), so that I can take some time and cross some things of my very long to-do list. Here's what's on tap:

- Write my review of the two-volume Oxford Companion to the Book for the April (print!) issue of Fine Books & Collections.

- Make some serious progress in my current capacity as one of three non-fiction judges for the Massachusetts Center for the Book's 2010 non-fiction prize (the tenth year of the award). We received 58 books for this contest, and are charged with creating a shortlist (see last year's here) and then a winner, based on these guidelines. I'm pretty excited about this project - among the books are many I probably wouldn't have picked up otherwise, so it's nice to be able to read in areas outside my usual zone of focus.

- Catch up on housekeeping for the LibraryThing Legacy Libraries project, including creating a breakdown of the subjects by home country, among other things.

- Plug through some more of Dr. John Jeffries' library.

- &c. &c.

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