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Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are

Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by The waveguide, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. The waveguide

    The waveguide Member

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    Me too... But people here are either too shy or too lazy...

    People, are you lazy?
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  2. Wells83

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    Lol--yes, I read it. :)
     
  3. bartleby

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    You can also tell a lot about a person by...

    OK I'm going to ask the question - who is in the picture in the small photo frame? You can really tell a lot about a person by the photos that adorn their place of habitation.

    The book that jumped out at me was the one on Fish Fossils - now who else but a Frickhinger would write such a tome ;-)

    Bart.
     
  4. sparkchaser

    sparkchaser Administrator and Stuntman Staff Member

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    Don't know who is in the photo. I collect original wartime photography and I have always liked that pic and frame. Ever since I purchased it, I have had it on that bookcase. I think it looks good there. :)

    Yeah, that Frickhinger book is pretty cool.
     
  5. BeerWench13

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    I have only my TBR (or reread) books exposed. They are on my desk organized by size and color between two deep blue geode bookends. Currently it contains the following:
    The Picture of Dorian Gray -Wilde
    Complete Tales and Poems -Poe
    Persuasion -Austen
    Madame Bovary -Flaubert
    Emma -Austen
    Pride and Prejudice -Austen
    20th Century Ghosts -Hill
    Lost -Maguire
    The Ravenscar Dynasty -Bradford
    Bancroft Strategy -Ludlum
    The Iliad and The Odyssey -Homer

    Everything I've already read is tucked neatly out of sight.

    Now, what kind of person does that make me? I'd post a pic but the hubby's on the other computer with the software.
     
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    i read transparent things and despair by vladimir nabokov. really liked both. also all harry potter books. very entertainiing, good characters, clever/fun/engaging dialogue. hard to put down as well, just after the end of the last books especially i was disappointed because the plot just doesnt really hold up that well.
    Also read perks of being a wallflower. really liked it. thought the secret regarding the aunt (i think) at the end was just a little bit too trite but i liked how the book made me think about how to treat people and not to blame people for anything because everything is just a product of something else.

    also liked neverwhere.

    So - who am i? what cna you tell about me lol?
     
  7. SevenWritez

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    While I find judging someone based off the books on their shelves is an idiotic thing to do, I like the idea of this thread. Seeing as I'm a high school kid who lives with his parents, I don't have the sort of "book den," I wish I did, nor do I own all the books I wish I did, but I still like my collection.

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    There's the top (and a half?) row of my little makeshit bookshelf. Bring on the judgement! Am I insecure? Dull? Intrepid? Arrogant? I MUST KNOW.

    EDIT: The image system on this forum sucks: ImageShack - Hosting :: dscn0147kg8.jpg. Hopefully that works.
     
  8. Wells83

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    The picture isn't working for me. :(
     
  9. SevenWritez

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    I just put in a link. That should do it.
     
  10. bartleby

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    Three stand out from the wide spread of english classics and history:

    House Made of Dawn: N. Scott Momoday - wonderfully lyrical yet haunting commentary on American Indian life.

    Alias Grace: Atwood - one of my best reads of last couple years - I love the crossover between fact & fiction.

    Probability for Dummies - well, you just had to give it a go, didn't you :)

    Looking forward, Bart.
     
  11. Wells83

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    The Probability book is my fiance's. He's into that stuff. I don't have the patience!

    Even though there's only a shelf and a half shown, I still see quite a few books I would borrow, although I'm not a Stephen King fan really. Your bookshelves are a lot more organized than mine too.

    I should post more pictures--I actually got rid of a good number of my books, mostly the fluff stuff that I would never read again, and replaced them with classics and other more interesting books. Plus I got another bookshelf. :)
     
  12. SevenWritez

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    I could never get rid of my old books, for the same reason it's hard for me to sell old movies, games, CDs, etc. I just like having the memories.

    For example: I can't stand Stephen King anymore, but two years prior to now I was obsessed with his books, and I have plenty of them. The paperbacks litter my shelf, but I never plan to touch them again. Still, they're all there.

    And yes, post pictures!
     
  13. Wells83

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    If I had the money to buy new books, I wouldn't get rid of my old ones, but I can't afford to buy new books, so I swap them on paperbackswap.com

    I can't find the cord to my camera to upload new pictures, but here are my old ones:

     
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    And the rest.

     
  15. SevenWritez

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    "Probability for Dummies." Haha, that's definitely the first book I'd pick up after seeing the rest of your titles. And wow, you do have a pretty messy shelf/shelves. Nice collection, from what I can see.

    How is "Tender is the Night," by the way? I've been meaning to get back to some "classic," authors after finishing the memoir I'm currently on.
     
  16. Wells83

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    I enjoyed it but not as much as The Great Gatsby.
     
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    Whales on Stilts! :)
     
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    I want that!
     
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    I read a lot of Stephen King and true crime..also dramas and Biographies.....so who am I?
     
  20. sparkchaser

    sparkchaser Administrator and Stuntman Staff Member

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    Out of your 10 posts, 6 have been about Whales on Stilts.

    Just sayin'
     

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