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Olenka

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Re: Book Addicts R Us
« Reply #285 on: May 07, 2011, 01:20:35 pm »
I second the implications of "front row"  ;) :D

On my nearest shelf:
Non-fiction (28)

A.D. 500

A Short History of Slavery

Teach Yourself Gaelic

gaelic dictionary

Colloquial Scottish Gaelic

How to Learn a Foreign Language

The Holy Bible

Jesus the Jew

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth

Latin Grammar

Cambridge Latin Anthology

The Latin Language

Mind the Gaffe

Teach Yourself Chinese Astrology

Teach Yourself Origami

Teach Yourself Speed Reading

Teach Yourself How to Study

The Which? Guide to Pensions

Be Your Own Financial Advisor

Customs of the Black Country

The Pursuit of the Millennium

Albecht Durer

Windows XP Hacks & Mods for Dummies

Fibromyalgia for Dummies

The Origins of Tolkien's Middle Earth for Dummies

Dictionary of Christian Denominations

Celtic Names for Children

Sophia-Maria

Fiction (5)
Pagan in Exile

Red Shift

Vinni Ille Pu

Domus Anguli Puensis

Aeneid

Most of my bookshelves are themed. This isn't. Nor is it particularly representative. But it IS a fairluy random sample.

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« Reply #286 on: May 07, 2011, 01:23:29 pm »
Winnie the Poof in Latin? Or Italian? Either way, I'm impressed. Pretty good teaching him another language, he's a bear of very little brain ...  LOL LOL LOL

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Re: Book Addicts R Us
« Reply #287 on: May 07, 2011, 01:44:40 pm »
Ita vero. In linguam Latinam. >D

Actually this is my favourite very free adaption of Winnie the Pooh:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmDBTX31mB0
(or maybe you have to have watched enough bad gangster movies? :-\)
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« Reply #288 on: May 07, 2011, 06:02:14 pm »
LOL that was good

I'm glad I'm not the only one with themed bookshelves.

Well, they're themed by shelf (Animal books on the bottom shelf of my metal bookcase.  Travel books on the bottom shelf of my loft bed.  Fantasy non-series on one shelf.  Everything by my top few authors goes on shelves three and four (eye level) except Brian Jacques books, which get shelf two (because they take up almost an entire shelf). 

Within shelf they're alphabetical by author's last name.

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Re: Book Addicts R Us
« Reply #289 on: May 07, 2011, 06:06:04 pm »
All my bookshelves are themed, they have books on them! That's the theme! And wedged in there is the occasional plushie, though most of them live else where, some of them like to read ...  O) :-whistle

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Re: Book Addicts R Us
« Reply #290 on: May 07, 2011, 06:06:16 pm »
I've got a bit of that going on; very erratic for the most part. 
Most of the hard cover "saver" books are on/in the barrister's case if they're down in the garage.  Upstairs, they're heaviest/tallest on bottom shelf, and up from there a mix of HC & pb, shoved together by author.
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« Reply #291 on: May 07, 2011, 06:17:54 pm »
well srsly? I have a bunk bed, the whole bed is elevated by eight inches. Under the bed is plastic tupperware-like boxes with lids, all of which are full of paperbacks, in no particular order. The upper bunk is likewise full of boxes, without lids, in which live plushies. I am allowed to sleep in the lower bunk, when I've been good.

Also in my bedroom are three other bookshelves, each seven feet tall-ish and between 3-4 feet long by about 15 inches deep, filled with  mix of HB and PB.

In the living room is about 10 feet by seven feet by 15 inches of bookcase, which is where MOST of the non-fiction live. Earlier my post was one shelf, end to end. Not one bookcase, one shelf, front row.

Everything that won't fit in the house is in a storage unit in boxes. Unit is 10 feet by 15 feet by however tall. It's about half full, in a sort of  U shape. Have no idea what is where. Mom's books, almost every one of which I still have, are in her room, just the way she had them. 5 bookcases of various sizes, all roughly seven feet tall, all full.

My brother, has almost as many as I do, without the storage unit. His house has a basement, mine doesn't.

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Re: Book Addicts R Us
« Reply #292 on: May 08, 2011, 06:50:01 am »
Greetings, wizardbear!

I'm glad to meet someone else whose house looks like mine - what's the point of having fancy wallpaper, when you can have bookshelves to cover your walls?  :D

No storage unit, but there is the chest of drawers unit, where every drawer opens to reveal paperbacks, sorted spine-upwards....

And yes, my post was just one shelf of the nearest bopkcase too. There are 26 such shelves in this room (the other 20 shelves here contain DVDs, documents, files etc.) +2 crates.

All the bedroom shelves are themed. And the two-deep shelves are in there too.  :-whistle

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« Reply #293 on: May 08, 2011, 02:29:00 pm »
Someday, I shall have a house with a spare bedroom.  In this spare bedroom, there shall be bookcases on every wall. 

...or possibly...

has anyone ever seen a house converted to a bookstore?  COOLEST HOUSE EVER.  I want to live there.

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Re: Book Addicts R Us
« Reply #294 on: May 08, 2011, 02:40:13 pm »
A couple of them.
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« Reply #295 on: May 11, 2011, 08:44:10 pm »
We have two very old houses on Whidbey Island that are Antique Book stores now. It's really interesting to go inside them as they both have little spires and look like something you would expect a wizard or witch to live in. No offense to any current wizard's or witches. ::Ahem:: :-whistle
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« Reply #296 on: May 13, 2011, 10:41:54 pm »
I have a lot of science books - a sampling below:
 Predictably Irrational
 Mistakes Were Made, But Not By Me
 Outliers
 Blink
 Guns, Germs, & Steel
 Collapse
 The Science of Intuition
 Spook: Science tackles the afterlife (I LOVE Mary Roach's books).

Below that are my poetry books by Billy Collins (who just came out with a new one, "Horoscopes for the Dead"), Marge Piercy (e.g., "The Moon is Always Female"), several compilations edited by Roger Housden (e.g., "Ten Poems to Last a Lifetime"), Alice Walker (e.g., "Her Blue Body, Everything We Know"), and several Kahlil Gibran (e.g., "The Prophet"), Audre Lorde, etc.

Then below that are my mythology books, mostly focused on Joseph Campbell
 The Power of Myth
 Hero With a Thousand Faces
 Transformations of Myth Through Time
 Myths to Live By
 Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor
and some non Joseph Campbell, including Once and Future Myths by Phillip Cousineau, etc.

These either all go together really well or not at all, depending upon how you look at it :)
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There are many people – happy people, it usually appears – whose thoughts at Christmas always turn to books. The notion of a Christmas tree with no books under it is repugnant and unnatural to them. – Robertson Davies (1997)

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Re: Book Addicts R Us
« Reply #297 on: November 23, 2013, 07:01:50 am »


"It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness."
-Leo Tolstoy

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« Reply #298 on: December 08, 2013, 10:55:40 am »


"It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness."
-Leo Tolstoy