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Old 06-04-2012, 04:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So it's a pretty slow day for me and I've had this idea for a little while. Show off your bookshelf either by pictures, descriptions, poorly drawn images in mspaint, interpretive dance, etc.

Here's mine in all its glory.



Now here it is shelf-by-shelf

My top shelf, containing all my Role-playing game rule books and supplement books.



Next is my comic shelf, which is sadly pretty empty as most of my collections are loaned out to various people. Also, a shot of Cards Against Humanity, the greatest game to play when you're drunk with horrible people.



Next is a collection of non-fiction and a few fiction books. I've found that a shelf organized by size is quite pleasing to look at.



More non-fiction/ fiction.



Here's my bottom shelf, which is pretty much just a mix of my used fiction and non-fiction. I had to stack it this way so I could fit it all on this shelf.



And here's the stuff behind the last picture. Again, mostly junky pulp novels, the odd sci-fi title, or really good book.

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Old 06-04-2012, 09:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My desk "bookshelf"



My bedroom bookshelf - full mostly of YA galleys I've accrued from work over the years.



My display bookshelves - On the bottom shelf to the left is my collection of Dickens with inscriptions dating between 1898-1902 (No, they're not real leather)



My living room bookshelf



And my other living room (communal) bookshelf - the repeats are due to my roommate and I having similar taste.

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Your collection reminds me a lot of mine before I moved back to the US in 2009 and subsequently had to sell A LOT of books to make room for the car. That Dali clock you have is awesome too, totally something I would expect from someone who owns a Rubik's cube coffee mug.
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Wish I'd taken pictures of my bookshelves before I moved.
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What a pity that only two people have posted their bookshelves so far. I find these snapshots interesting because they don't just show what people read, they show in what kind of squalor people live, haha. !
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Funny timing, since I just did a major purge yesterday and traded a whole bunch of books away. Too much stuff that I know I'm never going to read or re-read.

Here's what's left. I only started reading more seriously a few years ago, hence the slim pickings.

Pictured: My main bookshelf. Right side and left side, close enough that you can read the titles.
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My brother has borrowed one of my Foster Wallace essay collections, so that's missing.

Not pictured: My art books and comic books.
Also not pictured: Christopher Hitchens - Mortality, since it's outside of the frame to the right
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I don’t keep books after Ive read them. Instead I frequently verbally remind people that I’m by far the most well read person in the room. It doesn’t take up any space and it’s even more obnoxious and pretentious. And when I’m talking to someone with money, I really shove it down their ****ing throats.
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Wow! that is some serious reading, MicShazam! David Foster Wallace seems to be a favourite of yours, and I've never heard of him! At least with Sontag I do better because I've read her novel The Volcano Lover a couple of times. It's a very interesting read; a historical novel, packed, as you may imagine, with ideas about life, art, etc.

My living room bookcase: biogs on the top shelf, novels under. For some reason the image has got turned round, but I'm sure you get the idea:-
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Wow! that is some serious reading, MicShazam! David Foster Wallace seems to be a favourite of yours, and I've never heard of him! At least with Sontag I do better because I've read her novel The Volcano Lover a couple of times. It's a very interesting read; a historical novel, packed, as you may imagine, with ideas about life, art, etc.
I love reading essays about interesting topics and I want to read the thoughts of creative, smart people like Wallace and Sontag. The problem is that they sometimes operate at the limits of my intellectual capacity. Sometimes well over
Wallace's books on philosophy and math especially put my poor brain through the wringer. Progress is slow, but I'm patting myself on the back for having read well over a 100 pages of each... phew...
Still, despite this, Wallace and Sontag's essay collections are probably my favorite books so far.

Hitchen's can also be hard to read, but that's more because he's needlessly obtuse in his writing style, than due to his ideas being complex. I'm getting a bit tired of him, actually. Although his short book on cancer and mortality is very much worth reading.

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My living room bookcase: biogs on the top shelf, novels under. For some reason the image has got turned round, but I'm sure you get the idea:-
I see a lot of novels, the titles and/or authors of which I recognize, but I have read absolutely none of them! I don't know what is wrong with me, but try as I might, novels just aren't clicking with me. I don't own a single novel anymore, shameful as that is.

I've got plenty of comic books though
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I love reading essays about interesting topics and I want to read the thoughts of creative, smart people like Wallace and Sontag. The problem is that they sometimes operate at the limits of my intellectual capacity. Sometimes well over
Wallace's books on philosophy and math especially put my poor brain through the wringer. Progress is slow, but I'm patting myself on the back for having read well over a 100 pages of each... phew...
Still, despite this, Wallace and Sontag's essay collections are probably my favorite books so far.
^ I've done my share of reading stuff that was difficult to digest, but these days I don't have much patience with authors that are too challenging. But yes, I also like the essay form; it's a sober, under-the-radar form that never gets much attention. I have to say, though, that my favourite essay collections are by journalists, not academics.

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I see a lot of novels, the titles and/or authors of which I recognize, but I have read absolutely none of them! I don't know what is wrong with me, but try as I might, novels just aren't clicking with me. I don't own a single novel anymore, shameful as that is.
^ I wouldn't worry about that MicShazam: you sound like my dad, who once justified not reading novels by saying, "Well, they're not real, are they?"
Today I probably read two non-fiction for each novel I read, although in the past novels absolutely dominated. My attitude used to be, "Non fiction = school text book, so I'm not reading it unless a teacher tells me to"!

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