Post your book shelf!
Posted 08 April 2013 - 10:28 PM
They say what's on your bookshelf says a lot about the person you are. More so in the books you choose to keep after having read them.
Here's my modest collection of books on two shelves at home.
Take it away folks.
Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:06 PM
Nice idea, unfortunately the majority of my books are stacked in crates while we decide to build more shelves or get another bookcase. We have quite a lot of books. I might put up a pic of the pile I keep by my bed which is about as big as one of mafiaman's shelves.
Incidentantally I own but 2 of that lot, Catcher In The Rye and Catch 22 (Of which I once owned the same edition as you, but I gave it away because I had 2 copies), actually I may have The Shining in a compendium and I think the missus has To Kill a Mockingbird.
Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:54 PM
I didn't want to post mine earlier because I'm missing so many of my favorite books that have either been shipped back home or lent out. Starting with the lower row, it's a bit of street art stuff and some stuff on music. There's two Liverpool books as well. If you're into hip-hop, "Check the Technique" and "Ego-trip's Rap Lists" are both essential. Then there's a bit of fiction. Not much. The ones in the 2nd row are some favorites of mine. Except "Things Fall Apart" — I enjoyed it but I wouldn't call that a favorite. Then mixed in with the bottom row is a bit of recent social issues stuff. My pick of the bunch has to be Jane Mayer's "The Dark Side" and Hedges' "War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning." Up to the top row, there's a small painting I bought from a homeless artist in Seattle. And the rest of the bit of fiction. Then there's about half of my collection of philosophy books from college. I didn't bring all of them with me. Most notably, I have about a dozen more books by Nietzsche or on him that isn't here.
Posted 15 April 2013 - 05:19 PM
Excellent thread.Though I read a lot, I prefer to use the library instead of buying books.Here in Mumbai, we also have street vendors (who for ages have been selling second hand/used books for cheap rates and they buy them back after you finish reading them) who I frequent.
But I rarely have them for keeps.I pass them along or sell them after I am done reading them.So no collection to show.
Must say I am impressed by both mafiaman20 & No Men in the Box Redux collection.Nice to spot Milan Kundera there in the latter's collection.I am trying to find 'The Joke' here after enjoying Unbearable Lightness of Being & Life is Everywhere
But you two need a bit of Puzo.And no I am not going to say Godfather.I preferred his Dark Arena and Fortunate Pilgrim.
Posted 15 April 2013 - 06:08 PM
If I posted my bookshelf I would get mocked, besides my books are all over the place, I have hundreds and they are split between 2 houses, I have a small bookshelf at my parents with stacks of books piled on top aswell and then at my own house I have a whole under bed full and 3 shelves. I have a slight book buying obsession, just got a Kindle for Christmas but it hasn't stopped the book buying.
Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:04 PM