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Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by The waveguide, Mar 13, 2008.
Me too... But people here are either too shy or too lazy...
People, are you lazy?
Lol--yes, I read it.
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 ;-)
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.
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
Madame Bovary -Flaubert
Pride and Prejudice -Austen
20th Century Ghosts -Hill
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.
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?
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.
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.
The picture isn't working for me.
I just put in a link. That should do it.
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.
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.
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!
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:
And the rest.
"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.
I enjoyed it but not as much as The Great Gatsby.
Whales on Stilts!
"The Everything Wine Book"
I want that!
I read a lot of Stephen King and true crime..also dramas and Biographies.....so who am I?
Out of your 10 posts, 6 have been about Whales on Stilts.
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