Is a Library Thing related to a Vision Thing?

Oh no — I’ve discovered another way to sink untold amount of time into the internet: LibraryThing, a website for cataloging your personal library online and then networking with others whose geekiness mirrors your own.

For those of you who are interested, here is my (as of this writing still very much under construction) personal library:

Seven Essential Thomas Merton Books
Entering the Year of Mercy: Are You Willing to Take the "Rahner Challenge"?
Meet the Newest Doctor of the Church: Saint Gregory of Narek
Happy St. Hildegard's Day!
About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.

  • brigidsblest

    I added you to my watch list; I’m BrigidsBlest there just as I am here. ;)

  • ogam

    Welcome to the joyful, positive addiction that is LibraryThing, ! I’ll be sure to add you to my watchlist there. I’m ogambear there as I am here.

    (And when next you should see (Séarlas Whitenberg), please give him a good hug. Thank you for being an anam chara to him. It is through him personally as well as your books that I am acquainted with you.)

    • Carl McColman

      Thanks. is one of the most beautiful people I know. Curious factoid: the monastery where I work is just a few miles away from his home, and the store where he works is just about a mile and a half from my home. But there’s 22 miles between these two neighborhoods, so we both have horrendous commutes — in opposite directions. The irony…