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Nate C.
03-25-2007, 04:18 PM
I looked for the old thread someone started on this years ago and couldn't find it.

Enjoy!
Post!
Lust!
Repeat!

Nate C.
03-25-2007, 04:20 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/lander3000/18picsbookandcomicbookcollection200.jpg

the three bookcases in my living room

Nate C.
03-25-2007, 04:22 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/lander3000/18picsbookandcomicbookcollection-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/lander3000/18picsbookandcomicbookcollection-2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/lander3000/18picsbookandcomicbookcollection-3.jpg

a few here and there

Nate C.
03-25-2007, 04:23 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/lander3000/18picsbookandcomicbookcollection-4.jpg

bedroom books

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/lander3000/18picsbookandcomicbookcollection-5.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/lander3000/18picsbookandcomicbookcollection-6.jpg

Nate C.
03-25-2007, 04:25 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/lander3000/18picsbookandcomicbookcollection-8.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/lander3000/18picsbookandcomicbookcollection-7.jpg

stairway books

Nate C.
03-25-2007, 04:27 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/lander3000/18picsbookandcomicbookcollection-9.jpg

tub books :p (there's more where this one came from)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/lander3000/18picsbookandcomicbookcollection-10.jpg

comic book room books

Ed Cunard
03-25-2007, 04:31 PM
I think you've just given me an erection.

Again.

mgs
03-25-2007, 10:14 PM
whoa! are you a collector or do you just read a lot!?!? O.O

Nate C.
03-25-2007, 10:23 PM
whoa! are you a collector or do you just read a lot!?!? O.O


the latter. Bad enough that I collect comics, I don't need the "gentle madness" as well.

Nate C.
03-25-2007, 10:23 PM
I think you've just given me an erection.

yes!!!!


Again.

ummm........

Crash-Man
03-26-2007, 12:33 AM
Awesome stash, Nate. I don't even think all that stuff would fit in my apartment.

i_mmmchocolate
03-26-2007, 04:25 PM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y150/lena212/books.jpg

My photo is small because I used it for my blog a few months ago.

I've added 10 new books since then, but I still have plenty of space for future purchases. In total, I have a little over 200 books. There are two half-filled shelves devoted to comics stuff.

I have a lot of nonfiction (mostly history and geography) books.

TransformersFan
03-26-2007, 04:26 PM
Nate are those Transformers I see on top of your bookshelf? A Classics Bumblee and Hot Rod?

Donald M.
03-26-2007, 05:15 PM
I'd post pictures but I don't have a digital camera. This thread did get me curious to count all the books I own though and I came up with 498.

Mind you, when I'm done reading a book they either go in in the trash (I'm none too gentle on books, especially paperbacks.) or get donated to one of the local charity stores when a big enough pile builds up. I'm a reader, not a collector. If I were a collector (and took better care of my books) I'd have three, maybe four times that many right now.

Of course, I know that even that's nothing compared to what some of the folks who frequent this board have amassed.

i_mmmchocolate
03-26-2007, 05:20 PM
Mind you, when I'm done reading book they either go in in the trash (I'm none too gentle on books, especially paperbacks.) or get donated to one of the local charity stores when a big enough pile builds up. I'm a reader, not a collector. If I were a collector (and took better care of my books) I'd have three, maybe four times that many.

Of course, I know that even that's nothing compared to what some of the folks who frequent this board have amassed.

That's great-- it helps them out and you out (during tax season).

I have read all of my books at least two times and I take very good care of them; you wouldn't even know they were owned at all. A few folks on CBR can back me on this because they've received books (specifically TPBs).

Donald M.
03-26-2007, 05:39 PM
That's great-- it helps them out and you out (during tax season).


Hell, not only do I regularly donate the books I've read to those stores, at least 3/4 of the books I currently own are bought from those same stores.


I have read all of my books at least two times and I take very good care of them; you wouldn't even know they were owned at all. A few folks on CBR can back me on this because they've received books (specifically TPBs).

Oh, my TPBs are typically in good condition because I mostly read those at home, and most of my hardcovers are in good condition, it's mostly the paperbacks I'm hard on, carrying them around in my back pocket and reading a few pages whenever I get a spare moment. Often by the time I'm done with one the spine is so creased you can't read the title, the front and back pages are missing and pages are falling out.

I remember one time I dropped a book I was reading in the tub and it swelled up to about three times its previous size and it was already a pretty thick book to begin with. I kept reading it anyway as I was only about halfway done at the time. I got some weird looks on the bus, let me tell you.

Jonathan Bogart
03-26-2007, 06:44 PM
Small images, yes. People on slow connections are grateful.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/435820879_142a4b4e2a.jpg
The third row from the top contains all my standard comic-book-sized graphic novels. The stack of papers to the right is all loose photocopies of public domain stories I still intend to do something with.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/174/435820877_3011e2fae3.jpg
Most of my comics: strip collections, European stuff, artcomix. The wall-mounted shelf contains my books on music. (The shelf above that is DVDs, which don't pertain, so I cropped them out.)

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/180/435820875_81abaf3c4e.jpg
Shoddy Target bookshelves to house an ever-growing collection. None of this is filed in any order.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/176/435820871_e4193bc37b.jpg
Bookshelves in another room, full of mostly old, good-to-look-at books.

When the pictures were taken, my library was in its usual state of disarray; I have more books floating around the house at various places, but these are the major structures.

And I've had about half again this number of books in my time, sacrificed to rent money and one count of larceny. I only wish I had the money to buy the books I really want...

Aaron Kashtan
03-26-2007, 06:57 PM
Since I would rather be doing anything other than working, I counted the books in my two-room apartment, and it came to 216. Those are only the books that I own. I also have 40-50 books that belong to the library or to other people.

Back at my parents' house, I have at least twice that many books.

Nate C.
03-26-2007, 08:40 PM
will post/respond to other posts later, but have to say this now to Jonathan,

you're a book to the front of the bookshelf guy!:D I think that's cool.

For anyone interested in the history of the bookshelf, it's evolution and the people who love this sort of thing (I'm looking at you, Lena), let me offer this

http://www.amazon.com/Book-Bookshelf-Henry-Petroski/dp/0375706399/ref=sr_1_9/002-8387780-0563234?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1174966737&sr=1-9

great book for booklovers, and starting at 1.05!!!!!

Aaron Kashtan
03-28-2007, 11:30 PM
will post/respond to other posts later, but have to say this now to Jonathan,

you're a book to the front of the bookshelf guy!:D I think that's cool.

For anyone interested in the history of the bookshelf, it's evolution and the people who love this sort of thing (I'm looking at you, Lena), let me offer this

http://www.amazon.com/Book-Bookshelf-Henry-Petroski/dp/0375706399/ref=sr_1_9/002-8387780-0563234?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1174966737&sr=1-9

great book for booklovers, and starting at 1.05!!!!!

I read that book last semester for my seminar on "The Digital Desktop." It was fascinating, although I wish he'd gone deeper into the implications of the relationship between the design of book technology and the content of books.

Jade69/Legolaslady
03-31-2007, 12:00 PM
Sadly, until I get all these sorted out and we buy a bookshelf, most of my books are
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f288/jadie_lady/boxes.jpg
(sorry for crappy quality - the camera's part of the laptop so trying to hold it still while click the mousepad is a little difficult*
Here's one of my prized ones though.
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f288/jadie_lady/cookbooks.jpg

Nate C.
04-01-2007, 01:28 PM
I read that book last semester for my seminar on "The Digital Desktop." It was fascinating, although I wish he'd gone deeper into the implications of the relationship between the design of book technology and the content of books.

I wonder why they chose that book as a text? It seems an odd fit. (Digital, desktop, not Paper, bookshelf)

Yeah, content wasn't really his thing. But I sure loved seeing the evolution from book case, to chained books (that you will note some of in the Harry Potter movie in their library!) to modern bookcases.

OT- I started reading through some of the new anthology Hernendez bro's. material, and am enjoying it. (haven't spotted any magical realism yet)

i_mmmchocolate
04-02-2007, 10:33 AM
There's not much of an order for my stuff, except that I like to keep collections together. I only have one collection though (Sherlock Holmes), so that's easy enough.

I do like to keep the books that I read frequently in the middle shelves, and the ones that I don't read that often in the very top or bottom.

Aaron Kashtan
04-02-2007, 06:28 PM
I wonder why they chose that book as a text? It seems an odd fit. (Digital, desktop, not Paper, bookshelf)

The title of the seminar was "The Digital Desktop," but it was also about the way that the computer desktop both emulates and differs from physical desktops, as well as other study spaces. So it was important to have some background on those pre-computerized study spaces.


OT- I started reading through some of the new anthology Hernendez bro's. material, and am enjoying it. (haven't spotted any magical realism yet)

Which stories are you reading? The magical realism is right there in the original "Heartbreak Soup"... but otherwise, just wait until you get to any of the stories that revolve around Izzy.

Nate C.
04-13-2007, 06:37 AM
Which stories are you reading? The magical realism is right there in the original "Heartbreak Soup"... but otherwise, just wait until you get to any of the stories that revolve around Izzy.

was it when the photographer entered the cave?

forgive my memory, but I was reading it in a library, so I didn't have time to really soak it all in.

Yes, the "Heartbreak Soup" volume was the one I read thru.

Ed Cunard
04-13-2007, 11:18 AM
I should be able to post here soon. I've started moving books into the new place, and have moved about a third or half of my books in over the past two nights. I'm kind of sore and achy from carrying things upstairs and downstairs over and over and over again, but I should have at least half my books set up by Monday--it would have been two-thirds, but I have to paint one of the bookcases, and it's not going to be nice enough for the paint to go on properly this weekend.

Ed Cunard
04-13-2007, 07:56 PM
Ok, I'm not anywhere near done yet, but I have my one of my pride-and-joy sets on shelves. Yay for the Oxford English Dictionary!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/edcunard/100_0058.jpg

Ed Cunard
05-06-2007, 06:19 PM
Ok, more pictures of books.

Here's the OED, Fiction, and Poetry shelves:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/edcunard/100_0071.jpg

Here's the comics shelves:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/edcunard/100_0073.jpg

Here's the books in the family room:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/edcunard/100_0074.jpg

And some of the film books are in the living room with the DVDs and such:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v435/edcunard/100_0076.jpg

No one probably cares about the cook books (and assorted jazz books) from the dining room, and the bedrooms aren't ready to really have pictures taken, but they have a bunch of books, too.

Nate C.
05-07-2007, 01:30 PM
1. green was a great choice

2. great set of books

3. I want your tv

4. I notice you have put books on you bookcases all out of order and it pleases me.

5. I care about seeing the rest of your books. and by "care", I mean, "demand to see".




No one probably cares about the cook books (and assorted jazz books) from the dining room, and the bedrooms aren't ready to really have pictures taken, but they have a bunch of books, too.