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Writer's Block: Open book test

Based on the books on your bookshelf, what conclusions would people draw about you?


That we have enormously wide and various tastes ranging from Old West history to English Royalty to Religion to mental health to science. "Steven Hawkings in my library," yes, indeed. Of course, all our fiction is currently packed away, so the shelves are ALL research/non-fiction/history/etc., except for some favorites, comic collections, and just about everything by Tolkien.

I'm not sure exactly what other people would think about our book collection, other than my mom, who wondered why we needed SO MANY (Mom is a "read 'em and get rid of 'em" sort -- it's not that she doesn't read, she doesn't KEEP).

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cornerofmadness
Oct. 7th, 2010 03:31 am (UTC)
i'm becoming a non-keeper
wildrider
Oct. 7th, 2010 03:59 am (UTC)
I'm starting to get that way with some of my music, although considering I lost so many things when I lost that hard drive, I'm rather glad I DID keep them...

(I can't find Little Shop of Horrors, and it's driving me crazy.)

There are a lot of them I want to keep, but yeah, there are some I'm sort of like, "I KNOW I'm not going to read that again..."
cornerofmadness
Oct. 7th, 2010 04:12 am (UTC)
I barely have time to read something new so I'm keeping series I loved, non fiction i can use again and manga that doesn't suck. i can't keep moving all these books and I no longer have room. I mean I have it here. my bedroom back home, mom's basement, grandma's upstairs bedroom, grandma's basement. I think I have a problem...
wildrider
Oct. 7th, 2010 11:46 am (UTC)
Same here. It's SO HARD, though! (Imagine -- we've been living in the same house for over twenty years; we have books crammed EVERYWHERE...)
cornerofmadness
Oct. 7th, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC)
it is hard but once you start it seems to get slightly easier. i just donated 3 more to charity today
nutmeg3
Oct. 7th, 2010 03:57 am (UTC)
I need to emulate your mom. (I have yet to get started on my brilliant plan to fill up one box per night with books to get rid of.)
wildrider
Oct. 7th, 2010 04:00 am (UTC)
I wish I could be as un-cluttery as Mom is. She doesn't keep much of ANYTHING. (Of course, the last decade or so, that usually means she gives it to ME...)

My Mom is supernaturally tidy, so I'm pretty certain I'm some sort of mutant.

sillymagpie
Oct. 8th, 2010 02:40 am (UTC)
You're a better person than I am. I want to fill some boxes with books to get rid of at some point. Possibly this week. I've made a start...
nutmeg3
Oct. 8th, 2010 02:43 am (UTC)
You're better than I am, then. I plan, but so far I haven't done anything about it. *sigh*
ljs
Oct. 7th, 2010 10:51 am (UTC)
Out of sheer curiosity, which you needn't satisfy ;-) -- why is your fiction packed away?

[hugs]
wildrider
Oct. 7th, 2010 11:48 am (UTC)
Because we have no space. Most of the paperbacks were originally shoved into the "dead space" in our closet (a design which defies understanding and is difficult to explain, but there it is), and then we simply needed more living space. Research and non-fiction needed to be closer to hand than fiction which had been read but wanted to be kept (although naturally there are a number of things I want to go out to the shed to FIND because now I want to re-read them).
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