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Title: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Lionwalker on July 27, 2012, 09:52:17 AM
As someone who is physically unable to go past a book shop without popping in and buying a book, I have amassed a rather large library at home.
Second-hand bookstores and sales are even worse as the books are so cheap!

Anyway, I decided to post a picture of my bookshelves - they only contain my recent purchases, I have more tucked away on other shelves in cupboards and boxes filled as well...

I thought it might be interesting if everyone who wanted to took a photo of their own book stash and posted it here....

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s720x720/538989_10151959727105088_1358815497_n.jpg)

Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Lionwalker on July 27, 2012, 09:53:39 AM
Haha, here's a little game: see how many you can identify!
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Idlewilder on July 27, 2012, 09:55:21 AM
Love your bookshelf - unfortunately I have sloped walls, so my bookshelf is very low and small. My TBR pile really is just that. Actually, it's more of a mound really. I'll try and get a picture later.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Lionwalker on July 27, 2012, 09:58:34 AM
My books were a mound as well, everything piled up and mixed up, as long as it was on the shelves I didn't care :)
Then I went a bit OCD a few weeks ago and arranged everything properly...it was exceptionally satisfying.

I'm moving overseas in 5 weeks, and I'm already getting separation anxiety. It's a permanent move, and I have no idea how I'm going to get all my books across. They would take up the most space by far.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Francis Knight on July 27, 2012, 10:59:26 AM


Here's my SFF/historical/current reading bookcases - the one on the left is a double - the front part slides across and there's more books behind

(http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w482/francisknight1/2012-07-27103641-Copy.jpg)

Here's my non-fic/memoir/reference bookcase (with a bit of SFF overspill)

(http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w482/francisknight1/2012-07-27103704-Copy.jpg)


And that's not counting the other genre bookcases, of which there are several (one for crime/thriller/mystery frex).

I used to have more books, but I ran out of space so I had to have a clearout
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Lionwalker on July 27, 2012, 12:18:10 PM
Nice collection :)
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: pornokitsch on July 27, 2012, 12:23:46 PM
We've had a slightly nomadic life, so most of our collection is still in storage - four different places, too (two in california, two in Missouri!). I'll try to snap some shots of our bookcases though, although everything is double-shelved and stacked, so it is a little misleading!

Sigh. Someday, I'm owning a barn. Or a fire station. Something properly spacious, dammit.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Overlord on July 27, 2012, 12:29:56 PM
Mine has literally overrun our house and we've therefore had to convert the second bedroom into a book room =/

I'll get a picture up over the weekend O : )
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Lionwalker on July 27, 2012, 12:37:39 PM
You lucky reviewers getting all your ARCs and whatnot...  :P
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Idlewilder on July 27, 2012, 12:45:35 PM
Mine has literally overrun our house and we've therefore had to convert the second bedroom into a book room =/

Man - Overlord even has a library in his evil castle.  :P
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: J. Mark Miller on July 27, 2012, 02:54:24 PM
I'd love to participate, but I've moved most of my books up to the attic. I've only got one bookcase worth of speculative fiction downstairs in the open at the moment.

Honestly though, I doubt I'll ever get those books back down. I've been nearly exclusively buying ebooks for the last few years. The only physical books I still buy are Steven Erikson's.

I think if there's anything in the attic I want to read again, I'll just buy the ebook instead of digging through the boxes. (Yeah, I'm that lazy.)
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: AlmightyZael on July 27, 2012, 03:58:09 PM
I only really started reading properly about 2 years ago. So my shelves are mainly packed with manga :D

However, I got a Kindle last year, so most of my collection is on there. Around 200 books so far, exclusively fantasy and sci-fi :O
I wonder how much room that would take up in real life...
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Nyki Blatchley on July 27, 2012, 07:04:27 PM
My bookcases are all over the flat, and at least half my collection is stashed in boxes.  My flat is the place where my books live and allow me to stay and look after them.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Elspeth Cooper on July 27, 2012, 07:39:25 PM
Two-thirds of my spec fic shelves - or as much of them as I could fit into the shot, anyway. There's more I haven't photographed.

(http://www.elspethcooper.com/img/bookshelves.jpg)

And the Masterworks, although to be fair these are my husband's:

(http://www.elspethcooper.com/img/masterworks.jpg)

I think I need an intervention.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Francis Knight on July 27, 2012, 08:05:24 PM
I feel a sudden need to tidy my bookshelves....
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Elspeth Cooper on July 27, 2012, 08:10:05 PM
I just did mine, to make room for new acquisitions (and sadly, thin the herd a little). I was so proud of what I'd achieved in terms of making space that I took a picture just to remind myself that I am capable of tidiness when I try.

My husband is naturally uber-neat. It's a miracle he hasn't yet whacked me over the head and buried me under the patio.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Lionwalker on July 27, 2012, 10:49:16 PM
@Elspeth Cooper

Very very jealous! Especially the Masterworks...I have a sudden urge to find a bookstore right now!

@Francis Knight

There is something oddly satisfying about having all your books properly arranged on your shelves, I think I do have a problem as sometimes I just like looking at them  :D   I don't even like having trade backs and paper backs on the same shelves...  :-[
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: CaMarshall on July 28, 2012, 12:12:33 AM
These are all beautiful. It really makes me miss my bookshelf back in Australia, I'm confined to packing all my books in boxes at the moment. Very nice collections though.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Lionwalker on July 28, 2012, 12:47:24 PM
Two-thirds of my spec fic shelves - or as much of them as I could fit into the shot, anyway. There's more I haven't photographed.

And the Masterworks, although to be fair these are my husband's:

(http://www.elspethcooper.com/img/masterworks.jpg)

I think I need an intervention.

I'm as bad, I zoomed in on the book titles and began listing in my head which I have read, and which I still need to get.
We're all enablers here :)
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Elspeth Cooper on July 28, 2012, 08:53:59 PM
That is the complete Gollancz SF Masterworks collection, in order, in matching editions (some of which are near medical-grade unobtainium in that binding now). We have a thing for completeness in this house.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Lionwalker on July 29, 2012, 03:18:29 AM
That is the complete Gollancz SF Masterworks collection, in order, in matching editions (some of which are near medical-grade unobtainium in that binding now). We have a thing for completeness in this house.

any time you want to get some shelf space; give me a call....I would take that collection off your hands at any time, including 5am winter solstice....call me the book orphanage and it works out for all of us....
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Lejays17 on September 03, 2012, 02:41:56 PM
We've just done another tidy of our library, and shelved the books we've bought since the last shelving (a month ago).  We've got 8 bookshelves of various sizes in 4 rooms of the house, and i think 4 tubs of books in the garage.

I do love it when the books are all nicely stacked on the shelves, unfortunately it doesn't seem to last long.  Our aim is to get the books off the couch so it can be used for sitting on rather ythan temporary storage.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Noona on September 03, 2012, 07:23:51 PM
Ok, someone's gonna have to teach me how to put pictures in :P


Elspeth, your shelves of books are so pretty :)
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: xiagan on September 03, 2012, 07:38:53 PM
Ok, someone's gonna have to teach me how to put pictures in :P

Just upload your picture on a site like http://imgur.com/ (http://imgur.com/), then enter the link provided (be sure to take the link with a proper image ending: .jpg or .png) between the image tags [ img] [ /img]. You get them with the button over this smiley:  ;D
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Jeni on September 03, 2012, 11:52:29 PM
This is the bulk of my collection.  :D


(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/102597268/20120828_153511.jpg)

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/102597268/20120828_154049.jpg)
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Fallen One on September 04, 2012, 12:14:16 AM

 Very nice indeed, Jeny ^_^.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Ashes on September 04, 2012, 12:33:49 AM
This is the bulk of my collection.  :D


(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/102597268/20120828_153511.jpg)

The first thing I noticed is Brent Weeks Night Angel trilogy is split up. :O My shelves have, have, to be in order.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Elfy on September 04, 2012, 05:50:58 AM
Great looking shelves Jeni, they're all neat and put away. Ours look like a library exploded.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Jeni on September 04, 2012, 06:26:52 AM
@A.T.Parkinson - They are not split up, it is just an incomplete set. The charity shop I got those in only had the first 2.  ;D

@Fallen One + @Elfy - Thanks!  ;D

Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Jian on September 04, 2012, 07:33:28 AM
This is the bulk of my collection.  :D


(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/102597268/20120828_153511.jpg)

The first thing I noticed is Brent Weeks Night Angel trilogy is split up. :O My shelves have, have, to be in order.

You'd probably go nuts at the sight of mine. I only have the 1st and third book of the Night Angel Trilogy... AND THEY ARE STORED IN DIFFERENT BOXES. xD
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Lionwalker on September 04, 2012, 07:51:02 AM
I just packed all my books away! Now, my separation anxiety just got worse, thanks! :P

Very nice, Jeni! I think if we all got together, we could open our own library or bookshop. It would only take about 5 of us, I reckon! :)
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Hierath on September 04, 2012, 12:48:32 PM
Mine are scattered all over the flat, two floor-to-ceiling bookshelves in the hall, one and a bunch of odd shelves in the Pit, a couple in the lounge, and all the special / pretty / signed books live in the bedroom so I can keep an eye on them.  I'll try and get some pictures up later.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: myyrdneopia on September 04, 2012, 02:05:17 PM
Man, mine won't seem like they have any overall order, but I swear, they do!  I'll hide most of the detail pics under spoiler tags for easier loading of the page for those with not-quite-so-buff internet connections.

Note:  a goodly number of my books are missing, especially the first installments in a number of series, as they are out on loan.  Also, my hardcover copy of Jim Butcher's GHOST STORY.

Without further ado, PICDUMP:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8296/7928164696_a5f6825b5d_z.jpg)

Black shelf:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8033/7928173548_3286e4bfdf_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8301/7928171440_eb8fd9fa71_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8037/7928144368_7f0b0f342b_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8435/7928147628_0ab8e56f50_z.jpg)

Tall shelf:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8031/7928167212_67f92519c3_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8033/7928122448_af4d6b5637_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8438/7928140766_cee50a6aa2_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8438/7928150526_548168951d_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8452/7928118704_7db1c5db7a_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8461/7928157964_47312d0984_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8316/7928172276_3d38f43c76_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8455/7928113866_2b30bf187d_z.jpg)

But wait, there's more! On the other wall:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8435/7928127524_00a82f28be_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8169/7928136176_b8be8f6427_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8178/7928170468_c242767cf2_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8178/7928153798_210dca21d0_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8297/7928102346_c4e3e5149b_z.jpg)

But my pride and joy of book obsession is my Jim Collection:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8310/7928107924_0f173e5f37_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8031/7928175004_afbb18df2c_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8435/7928161134_ca2dd8f625_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8032/7929409196_d76894a43c_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8322/7929409510_2cce867689_z.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8309/7928168922_045a5d53d5_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Richard Ford on September 04, 2012, 02:44:32 PM
Are any other authors desperately looking for their novels in these photographs?

No?

Just me then.  :(
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Jeni on September 04, 2012, 02:56:34 PM
Are any other authors desperately looking for their novels in these photographs?

No?

Just me then.  :(

I had to resize my pics to make them a more viewer friendly size so  they get a bit fuzzy if you enlarge them too much, but Kultus is there - the middle set of shelves of the triple set, 2nd shelf down, 9th from left.  :)
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Richard Ford on September 04, 2012, 03:43:11 PM
I had to resize my pics to make them a more viewer friendly size so  they get a bit fuzzy if you enlarge them too much, but Kultus is there - the middle set of shelves of the triple set, 2nd shelf down, 9th from left.  :)

Nice one Jen!!
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Hierath on September 04, 2012, 03:49:56 PM
I posted mine on the blog because I know how to post pictures there :)  Some of mine are still in boxes from the move, but most of them are out.

http://hierath.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/ill-show-you-mine/ (http://hierath.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/ill-show-you-mine/)

Funny how you can see from this which people are very neat and tidy and OCD with their books, and which of us...aren't ;)
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: myyrdneopia on September 04, 2012, 04:38:11 PM
 
Are any other authors desperately looking for their novels in these photographs?

No?

Just me then.  :(

I tried boosting the resolutions, hoping that the forum would automagically shrink it to fit until you actually clicked on the image, but it didn't work in firefox. :-\
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: thremnir on September 04, 2012, 08:52:01 PM
This is about one fifth of my stash but it's the most photogenic shelf :D(http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/profile_pictures/21628_1346788043.jpg)
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Noona on September 04, 2012, 09:57:09 PM
Thanks Xia!!

I had to take a few pictures to get everything in.
(http://i.imgur.com/kdwsE.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/9UCmq.jpg)
(My hardback Pratchett collection will soon be complete!!)
(http://i.imgur.com/9ZDJr.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/YFkGU.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/b9MiX.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/WeMyX.jpg)

(Not pictured, a few I have lent out, plus a few shelves are double stacked, so the Harry Potters, David Gemmells and David Eddings are hidden, but there. You can see some of the childrens books hidden at the back by the Jacqueline Wilsons along the top of one shelf, nowhere else to put them.)
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Noona on September 04, 2012, 09:58:35 PM
Jeni, I love your book/shoe alcove. :D
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Idlewilder on September 04, 2012, 10:00:48 PM
Ok - Wow. Noona wins!   ;D
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Jeni on September 04, 2012, 11:20:41 PM
Jeni, I love your book/shoe alcove. :D

Thanks  ;D 

I cant decide whether to put an armchair or a (round) table in there.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Elfy on September 04, 2012, 11:58:35 PM
Anybody else hate it when they switch cover design partway through a series, so then the collection doesn't match anymore?
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Jeni on September 05, 2012, 12:11:42 AM
Anybody else hate it when they switch cover design partway through a series, so then the collection doesn't match anymore?

I used to, but I'm not as bad these days... I can't afford to always buy brand new books anymore, so I have learned to get over it - a bit.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Elfy on September 05, 2012, 12:20:47 AM
Yeah, I do too, but it still bugs me. We were reshelving the other day and I picked up on it and it's just such a visual clash. I'm a little OCD with some things and that appears to be one of them, although I can deal with it.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Funky Scarecrow on September 05, 2012, 01:03:52 AM
I'd post a picture in this thread, but frankly I'm embarrassed after seeing everyone's bookshelves. They're all so tidy, neat and well organised. A lot of our book 'storage' is somewhat ad-hoc in nature including, but not limited to, piles of books on the coffee table, drawers in the bedside cabinets filled with books (and a fair few Ellery Queen magazine back issues), carrier bags of books shoved under the bed, other carrier bags of books meant for redistribution which we never get around to getting rid of lying at random on the bedroom floor and storage boxes of books kept in the front porch which block it so completely that we can only enter and exit by the back door. Even the shelves are untidy, since we have books lying down across the top of the properly shelved ones.

Also, we need to redecorate. There's no way I'm letting you all see what appear to be magnolia painted walls until you expand the image and realise it's just white paint gone manky. No way in hell.

EDITED TO ADD: Before anyone makes a comment along the lines of "I'll bet you can put your hands straight on any book, though!" No, no I bloody can't. I've been known to spend upwards of 30 minutes hunting for a specific book. This wouldn't be so bad if our bungalow wasn't smaller than some people's, and not rich people either, front rooms.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: myyrdneopia on September 05, 2012, 01:33:28 AM
Noona has Jim Books.  Noona now has Garrett Stamp of ALL THE APPROVALS™.

Anybody else hate it when they switch cover design partway through a series, so then the collection doesn't match anymore?

Depends on the covers, honestly.  Take the American release covers for Jim Butcher's THE DRESDEN FILES.  I like the artwork by Chris McGrath a lot more (even if it /is/ inaccurate, the only ones to "blame" for that are the publisher, since they wanted something that said "P.I. Wizard"—thus, hat, coat, and staff) than the originals.  However, I do have copies of all the original covers for the first six DF novels.  Looked on it as a collecting opportunity—especially since there's a very good used book store in town that periodically gets Jim books in.

So, if the cover change is for the better, in my opinion, I'm not going to have an issue with it.  Sometimes, I like both styles equally (take Naomi Novik's TEMERAIRE series as an example of this).  It really boils down to my own personal taste in cover art.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Elfy on September 05, 2012, 04:05:06 AM
I'd post a picture in this thread, but frankly I'm embarrassed after seeing everyone's bookshelves. They're all so tidy, neat and well organised. A lot of our book 'storage' is somewhat ad-hoc in nature including, but not limited to, piles of books on the coffee table, drawers in the bedside cabinets filled with books (and a fair few Ellery Queen magazine back issues), carrier bags of books shoved under the bed, other carrier bags of books meant for redistribution which we never get around to getting rid of lying at random on the bedroom floor and storage boxes of books kept in the front porch which block it so completely that we can only enter and exit by the back door. Even the shelves are untidy, since we have books lying down across the top of the properly shelved ones.

Also, we need to redecorate. There's no way I'm letting you all see what appear to be magnolia painted walls until you expand the image and realise it's just white paint gone manky. No way in hell.

EDITED TO ADD: Before anyone makes a comment along the lines of "I'll bet you can put your hands straight on any book, though!" No, no I bloody can't. I've been known to spend upwards of 30 minutes hunting for a specific book. This wouldn't be so bad if our bungalow wasn't smaller than some people's, and not rich people either, front rooms.
That sounds like us. Spookily so.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Lejays17 on September 05, 2012, 08:00:45 AM
I'd post a picture in this thread, but frankly I'm embarrassed after seeing everyone's bookshelves. They're all so tidy, neat and well organised. A lot of our book 'storage' is somewhat ad-hoc in nature including, but not limited to, piles of books on the coffee table, drawers in the bedside cabinets filled with books (and a fair few Ellery Queen magazine back issues), carrier bags of books shoved under the bed, other carrier bags of books meant for redistribution which we never get around to getting rid of lying at random on the bedroom floor and storage boxes of books kept in the front porch which block it so completely that we can only enter and exit by the back door. Even the shelves are untidy, since we have books lying down across the top of the properly shelved ones.

Also, we need to redecorate. There's no way I'm letting you all see what appear to be magnolia painted walls until you expand the image and realise it's just white paint gone manky. No way in hell.

EDITED TO ADD: Before anyone makes a comment along the lines of "I'll bet you can put your hands straight on any book, though!" No, no I bloody can't. I've been known to spend upwards of 30 minutes hunting for a specific book. This wouldn't be so bad if our bungalow wasn't smaller than some people's, and not rich people either, front rooms.
That sounds like us. Spookily so.

But it's getting better!  You can almost see the couch seats now...

And Dad took a box of books for his charity sale, the the cairs are spare too.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: xiagan on September 05, 2012, 08:57:30 AM
You're welcome, Noona. Nice collection. :)

Anybody else hate it when they switch cover design partway through a series, so then the collection doesn't match anymore?
Me! Me! Especially when I buy at Amazon and they displayed the British cover and then send me the American or the other way round...
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: simonster on September 05, 2012, 09:40:58 AM
Me! Me! Especially when I buy at Amazon and they displayed the British cover and then send me the American or the other way round...

Even worse: Matching covers but one of the books is a super-size trade edition, three inches taller than the rest.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Lionwalker on September 05, 2012, 10:42:41 AM
Anybody else hate it when they switch cover design partway through a series, so then the collection doesn't match anymore?

Especially if they change it something you prefer.

Most of my long series are a combination of tradeback and paperback with at least two cover theme variations. I've trained my brain not to see it anymore otherwise it just hurts :)  My other issue is I just can't shelve different sized books next to one another so some of my series are spread out over different shelves..

And thanks again to everyone for posting more photos of their shelves literally the day after I packed up every book I own and am now staring at empty shelves. :P

Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Noona on September 05, 2012, 04:40:08 PM
Ok - Wow. Noona wins!   ;D
Noona has Jim Books.  Noona now has Garrett Stamp of ALL THE APPROVALS™.
You're welcome, Noona. Nice collection. :)

Thanks guys! :D
I wish it was all together though, I'd love to have a little alcove like Jeni's (I vote for armchair, by the way! A big comfy one).
I need more space, eventually I will have a book room :D


Oh, and I hate it when they change the design, or do different sized paperbacks. Or if I've started collecting something in a hardback, then they switch to just doing trade sizes *twitch*
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: xiagan on September 05, 2012, 09:41:14 PM
Jeni, I vote for an armchair too. I have one next to my books and it's awesome. :)

The only pic I have of my books has no worth for you because there is a big pirate in the way. ;) Maybe I'll make another without the pirate when I'm back home (in two weeks).
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Elfy on September 06, 2012, 12:29:46 AM
Ok - Wow. Noona wins!   ;D
Noona has Jim Books.  Noona now has Garrett Stamp of ALL THE APPROVALS™.
You're welcome, Noona. Nice collection. :)

Thanks guys! :D
I wish it was all together though, I'd love to have a little alcove like Jeni's (I vote for armchair, by the way! A big comfy one).
I need more space, eventually I will have a book room :D


Oh, and I hate it when they change the design, or do different sized paperbacks. Or if I've started collecting something in a hardback, then they switch to just doing trade sizes *twitch*
The size doesn't bug me quite as much, but we do have a collection of Pratchetts that's split between paperbacks and hardbacks. The really weird one is Mira Grant's Newsflesh trilogy. We have all 3 and the jacket designs all match, but they're all different sizes, it's so trippy, and we can't get rid of Feed and Deadline because they're both signed.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Idlewilder on May 29, 2013, 07:53:41 PM
Reviving this (very) old thread because I finally have my own set of bookshelves, and want to show them off!  ;D

(http://i40.tinypic.com/67qzit.jpg)
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: xiagan on May 29, 2013, 08:29:29 PM
Awesome! Even more so since you built it yourself. :)
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Autumn2May on May 29, 2013, 08:41:01 PM
Wow that's nice! Is it sad that I can tell what certain sections of books are by their spines, without enlarging the picture? :)
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Charlemagne on May 30, 2013, 12:07:29 AM
That's one nice shelf! I wonder how long it stays so neat and organized... ;)
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Elfy on May 30, 2013, 12:09:00 AM
Wow that's nice! Is it sad that I can tell what certain sections of books are by their spines, without enlarging the picture? :)
No, it just means you're a hardcore bibliophile or you and Idle have very similar taste.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Idlewilder on May 30, 2013, 08:31:53 AM
That's one nice shelf! I wonder how long it stays so neat and organized... ;)

I'm loathe to touch it for this exact reason!  :D
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: xiagan on May 30, 2013, 09:16:11 AM
That's one nice shelf! I wonder how long it stays so neat and organized... ;)

I'm loathe to touch it for this exact reason!  :D
Better put some glass doors in front of it and throw the key away then. ;)
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: hyptonize on May 30, 2013, 09:31:57 AM
Wow, there are some really nice pictures in this topic. I only started a few years back (I think 2 or 3?) so my collection is not as big as many that are shown here, but I'm proud of it nonetheless.

An 'amusing' fact:
I live in a student home with some good friends, and when I moved in my room I saw in the corner there was a closed-down hearth (I don't know if that's the right word for it), and I instantly decided that that would be a very cool place for my books shelves. Too bad the shelves are already full, and if I purchase another book I have to buy another bookshelve aswell...

(http://i.imgur.com/lzYHhdKl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/lzYHhdK.jpg)
Click image for larger image.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Lejays17 on May 30, 2013, 10:10:03 AM
That's a very cool use for the empty fireplace!  :)

We are thinking of converting the wardrobe in the library into another set of bookshelves, to house our "good" books.  At the moment, it's got piles on the floor of the cupboard, a spare chess board, and some other junk  ???  On the good side, we cleaned up enough the last time that we can finally close the doors on it after 2 1/2 years.

I'll try and take a photo of one of our shelves this weekend, or maybe the library as a whole - it will depend on how much of a junk-room it looks like... ;D
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: EricaDakin on May 30, 2013, 08:19:54 PM
Hmm, the only image I have which has some of my bookshelves in it is this one:

(http://lmdavid54.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/erica-profile.jpg?w=300&h=225)

Ignore the ugly mug in front, I needed an author picture and I figured it'd look suitably bookish to sit in front of my bookshelves for it.

What you see there are classic Ikea Billy bookcases, in this case the 2 metre tall version. I have 5.5 of those in total (the half is a narrow one) and then one wide short one. Slowly filling them up...
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Elfy on May 30, 2013, 11:41:42 PM
That's one nice shelf! I wonder how long it stays so neat and organized... ;)

I'm loathe to touch it for this exact reason!  :D
You can't help it, though. If you love books, and I think many of us here do, bookshelves just explode at some point.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Ashes on July 02, 2013, 10:36:49 PM
The only books I can have on display at the moment.
(http://i1364.photobucket.com/albums/r722/PageMaggot/Books/dfda40e8-fc14-434b-8498-606fdf7ec9ff_zps29098996.jpg) (http://s1364.photobucket.com/user/PageMaggot/media/Books/dfda40e8-fc14-434b-8498-606fdf7ec9ff_zps29098996.jpg.html)
The horizontal pile on the left are to be read/reread. My shoe box shelf (yeah, innit awesome!) is holding most of my most precious books.
Loving all your shelves. Including the messy ones.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Stars Cascade on July 03, 2013, 11:14:35 AM
The first of my two bookshelves - this is *mostly* not fantasy, some crime, historical, and other stuff. - oh, and comedy ie: Darwin awards, Passive aggressive notes & more.
(http://i.imgur.com/Fh4OHiO.jpg)

This is my fantasy shelf. Lovelovelove it.
(http://i.imgur.com/xNx2LYL.jpg)

Manthing made both my shelf units, the dark wood sides are a large piece of driftwood he found on the beach, the shelves are Ash. They're much prettier in person. The driftwood sides are gorgeous & unfinished, just laquered.

The smaller set is 4ft wide & 6ft(ish) tall. The bigger set is 6ft by 7-8ft. (I can't reach the top to measure the hight accurately)

Plus several hundred books on my kindle.

:)
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: sabrok on July 03, 2013, 11:40:27 AM
Looking through this thread makes me sad I bought a kindle. Books are so beautiful
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Lejays17 on July 07, 2013, 09:05:15 AM
After promising a couple of times, I took photos this afternoon of the bookshelves in our library.  They're in reasonable condition (for once!), so are suitable for public viewing.  ;)

(well, I'm useless at inserting pictures, I've been fiddling for a bit, and I just can't get them to work properly without being sodding enormous, so I've put in links to my Pintrest board.)

Our shelves are organised alphabetically by author, then by series and title (if not part of a series).  We can then find our books again when we want to.

http://pinterest.com/pin/468304061223075694/ (http://pinterest.com/pin/468304061223075694/)
he big bespoke bookshelf - you can't see the bottom of it, but it has cupboards where we "hide" the graphic novels & comics.
This is A-K

http://pinterest.com/pin/468304061223075698/ (http://pinterest.com/pin/468304061223075698/)
The smaller bookshelves on the other side of the room from the big one.
These ones are K-T  (T-Z are in the other room and not suitable for viewing at the moment  ;D)

http://pinterest.com/pin/468304061223075729/ (http://pinterest.com/pin/468304061223075729/)
The Terry Pratchett shelves - there are a couple more books on the shelf above (the Bromeliad & Johnny books specifically)

http://pinterest.com/pin/468304061223075732/ (http://pinterest.com/pin/468304061223075732/)
Finally, the GRRM books - with the shared Plot Bunny creeping into shot...
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: xiagan on July 07, 2013, 10:17:51 AM
Yay, I finally know what your plot bunny looks like! :D

Here are my shelves. As I've said before - nobody will ever help me move again.

(http://ubuntuone.com/1GErPgbA2vc7VifWfm7SdQ)
mostly German fantasy books

(http://ubuntuone.com/2SJ0pobwuxOOSWqpxbadHn)
use every space you have

(http://ubuntuone.com/7H9NyTOxX2iSTLsujCaiXR)
cook books, children's books, nonfiction books, old books, song books, ...

(http://ubuntuone.com/0yMMxuNTCgAIGMC2j6BT67)
English books, mostly fantasy/sf
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Mark Lawrence on July 07, 2013, 11:11:55 AM
We're messy...

(http://princeofthorns.com/shelves.jpg)
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Elfy on July 08, 2013, 12:21:08 AM
Oh you've done it now! You put Bronwen on the internet! It's kind of scary how many books Lejays and I do actually do have between us. That's only the one room by the way. There are full shelves in at least two other rooms.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Lejays17 on July 08, 2013, 10:06:33 AM
She photo-bombed the shot - you know what she's like!  :P

There are two chockers bookcases in my room, then two little ones in the spare room, and one in the upstairs hall. 

And that doesn't include the hmm four? tubs of books in the garage, and maybe two in the storage unit - we really should check out what's in there one day!
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: ScarletBea on March 01, 2015, 10:21:54 AM
Thanks Idlewilder for linking to this thread from the other one - this way we can keep everything nice and tidy ;D

My limited shelf space (3 sets, photo frames removed hehe) - several are double-stacked, which I don't like much, I want to see them all:

Bookcases 1 (fantasy on top 2 shelves, including my proofreads on plastic folders over the real end books, non-fiction on the 4th) and 2 (all fantasy):

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-EEtWwDFw9uY/VPLjrpD-XPI/AAAAAAAAEbI/ieCMf0ti2v4/s512/Shelves%25201.JPG)

Bookcases 2 (as before) and 3 ('normal' fiction, including the books brought from the library waiting to be read, the horizontal ones):

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ltTqRSrI6Iw/VPLjsndb_aI/AAAAAAAAEbI/IL_prtxGHA0/s512/Shelves%25202.JPG)

The bookcase in the office room has got one shelf with a few portuguese books, my business books/travel guides, and german study books and dictionaries.

Not shown are all the books I've read from the library, hehe
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Lejays17 on March 01, 2015, 11:48:54 AM
Ypu're shelves are super-tidy!  puts ours to shame...

I agree with the double-stacking on the shelves, we could do that, but then we'd never see what we've got behind them!


(i must chat to Elfy about tidying up next weekend - I don't have sport on, so we've got more time  :))
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Elfy on March 01, 2015, 11:14:31 PM
Ypu're shelves are super-tidy!  puts ours to shame...

I agree with the double-stacking on the shelves, we could do that, but then we'd never see what we've got behind them!


(i must chat to Elfy about tidying up next weekend - I don't have sport on, so we've got more time  :))
It's probably about time we did another rationalise/clean up, we may find Charming and I may encounter another author starting with E for the series I'm doing on the blog.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Raptori on March 01, 2015, 11:30:47 PM
It'll probably take us years to build up a nice big collection like that, since we're only buying physical copies of books we rate as four stars and up. Wish we could steal all of yours :D
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: AzWingsFan on March 04, 2015, 07:20:43 PM
It says my file attachments are too large but I have 4 bookshelves to show. I'll post when I access my computer.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Hedin on June 17, 2015, 04:50:05 PM
Digging this one back up for a very important question:  Paperback or Hardcover?

Paperback - Cheaper, can fit a little more on the shelves
Hardcovers - More expensive, takes up more space, but generally look better
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: ScarletBea on June 17, 2015, 05:51:20 PM
Paperbacks.
Mine look perfect (see above ;))
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Raptori on June 17, 2015, 06:11:31 PM
Definitely prefer paperbacks, but hardcovers do look better so we're not all that picky. We're partway through making our shelves, will post some pictures once they're done (so probably in a month or two).
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Lejays17 on June 18, 2015, 11:03:09 AM
I love the look of hardcovers, but we've really struggling for space so we tend to get paperbacks.  I only have (had) two authors that are must-buy in HC which makes things easier.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: DrNefario on June 18, 2015, 01:40:12 PM
I tend to prefer ebooks these days for space reasons. I recovered several feet of shelf space when I replaced my Wheel of Time and Song of Ice and Fire books with ebooks. I might buy a new hardback of something I really like and like the cover of, but these days paperbacks are usually second-hand and get passed on again when I finish them. A lot of my older books are getting sun-damaged, too.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: ScarletBea on June 18, 2015, 01:49:42 PM
A lot of my older books are getting sun-damaged, too.
Ah, see (in summer only) my shelves get hit by the sun from around 5pm, so I have a little old curtain, almost see-through, that I hang in front of the shelves for protection :D

I let plants die, but I protect my books 8) ::)
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Raptori on June 18, 2015, 02:36:11 PM
I tend to prefer ebooks these days for space reasons. I recovered several feet of shelf space when I replaced my Wheel of Time and Song of Ice and Fire books with ebooks. I might buy a new hardback of something I really like and like the cover of, but these days paperbacks are usually second-hand and get passed on again when I finish them. A lot of my older books are getting sun-damaged, too.
We mostly read ebooks, but love physical books so we buy anything we really enjoy (and the occasional series when we find a bargain). At the moment our new bookshelves are only about 1/3 full...  :-\
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: DrNefario on June 18, 2015, 04:31:46 PM
A lot of my older books are getting sun-damaged, too.
Ah, see (in summer only) my shelves get hit by the sun from around 5pm, so I have a little old curtain, almost see-through, that I hang in front of the shelves for protection :D

I let plants die, but I protect my books 8) ::)
I don't tend to let a great deal of sun in, myself. I have a sort of paper screen that I always use in front of the patio door, but I guess it's just very bright in that corner where my bookcases are. I don't think there's much I can do about it except move the whole lot to a north-facing room. I try to keep my favourites in the shady areas, or on the back row.

I'm not really much of a re-reader, so I probably don't need to hang on to most of them anyway. They just stop me moving house because I can't face packing them all up.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Haselgrove on June 25, 2015, 03:59:51 AM
Can't express how much love for this thread i have!

I love the sight of walls and cases full of books constantly boring all my friends with pictures of my newly resorted books! Since starting to read books properly at 14 i've steadily been growing my book collection and having to find new bookcases or make them from thing like old stereo speakers to hold my graphic novels to making new shelves in the chimney breast indent.

Only recently with a newly built set of shelves have i been able to untetris all my books, used to spend hours trying to stack them properly to fit on the space i had, but with the addition of new shelves they can all be stacked properly with some space for more new books!

I'm completely terrible for buying far more books than i can read at once whenever i go down to the bookshop, to the point where i'm known by my first name at the one in town for spending hours looking through books to buy and ordering tons at once. Joke that if i ever break a leg and cant get about for a few months that id have plenty to read!

PS. Sorry for the crappy quality had to reduce the size loads to be able to upload, or at least was the only thing i could find to reduce the file size enough to upload. Heres a link for the full sized images if anyones interested.
Link: http://imgur.com/a/W2htc
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: ScarletBea on June 25, 2015, 08:41:25 AM
Love your pics, Haselgrove! :D
And I see room for double stacking, hehe - which is what I will now have to do again after my last bout of shopping, after getting a new Billy bookshelf, hehe
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Haselgrove on June 26, 2015, 03:07:51 AM
Love getting new bookcases! Lots of fun reorganising all your books, or in my case sitting staring at them for hours trying to work out how to reorganise them!
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: m3mnoch on August 06, 2015, 10:15:19 PM
the post in which i tickle your nerd bones with this corner of my office shelf.

(https://igcdn-photos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t51.2885-15/11327224_491409044342112_328013894_n.jpg)

from the glories of vax/vms to the original screenplay from the mike meyers' "the guru" back before it came out renamed "the love guru".

while much, much larger, my fantasy shelf is much, much less interesting.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Raptori on August 06, 2015, 10:28:21 PM
the post in which i tickle your nerd bones with this corner of my office shelf.

(https://igcdn-photos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t51.2885-15/11327224_491409044342112_328013894_n.jpg)

from the glories of vax/vms to the original screenplay from the mike meyers' "the guru" back before it came out renamed "the love guru".

while much, much larger, my fantasy shelf is much, much less interesting.
I would like your post, but one of your books is upside-down.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: m3mnoch on August 06, 2015, 10:29:57 PM
I would like your post, but one of your books is upside-down.

um.  it's physics.  duh -- gravity points down.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Raptori on August 06, 2015, 10:45:45 PM
I would like your post, but one of your books is upside-down.

um.  it's physics.  duh -- gravity points down.
Touché.  ;D

I've never read a book on coding in my life. Okay, that's a lie - I did skim through PHP For Dummies once. I've only read one book on coding in my life. I've always wondered if they're actually useful...  :o
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: m3mnoch on August 06, 2015, 10:48:15 PM
I would like your post, but one of your books is upside-down.

um.  it's physics.  duh -- gravity points down.
Touché.  ;D

I've never read a book on coding in my life. Okay, that's a lie - I did skim through PHP For Dummies once. I've only read one book on coding in my life. I've always wondered if they're actually useful...  :o

oh, you're not missing anything.  google is waaaay handier than any programming book.  i only keep those for their 'classical' appeal.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Raptori on August 06, 2015, 11:00:30 PM
I would like your post, but one of your books is upside-down.

um.  it's physics.  duh -- gravity points down.
Touché.  ;D

I've never read a book on coding in my life. Okay, that's a lie - I did skim through PHP For Dummies once. I've only read one book on coding in my life. I've always wondered if they're actually useful...  :o

oh, you're not missing anything.  google is waaaay handier than any programming book.  i only keep those for their 'classical' appeal.
Good to know! Stack Overflow seems to cover most problems, Google solves the rest.  :P

We reeeeally need to finish making our shelves. Only a couple of things left to do, and we haven't touched them for something like two months now.  :(
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Rostum on October 14, 2015, 05:12:44 PM
I have moved my TBR pile downstairs for the moment having dreamed of being crushed under piles of books. I have 40 odd physical books and at least 20 more on the kindle. Lean times are a comin so I have been stocking up.

(http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/soggybiker/Fantasy%20in%20the%20Court/DSCF1032_zpsae4nnpka.jpg) (http://s791.photobucket.com/user/soggybiker/media/Fantasy%20in%20the%20Court/DSCF1032_zpsae4nnpka.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Eclipse on October 14, 2015, 06:28:11 PM
I have moved my TBR pile downstairs for the moment having dreamed of being crushed under piles of books. I have 40 odd physical books and at least 20 more on the kindle. Lean times are a comin so I have been stocking up.

(http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/soggybiker/Fantasy%20in%20the%20Court/DSCF1032_zpsae4nnpka.jpg) (http://s791.photobucket.com/user/soggybiker/media/Fantasy%20in%20the%20Court/DSCF1032_zpsae4nnpka.jpg.html)

I want to reorder those books lol
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Rostum on October 14, 2015, 06:40:09 PM
The OCD is strong with this one.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Mr.J on October 14, 2015, 07:20:48 PM
Good lord and I thought I was bad :O

There are so many books in that pile I want to read too, but seriously as your book-psychologist I'm here to say STOP BUYING ANY MORE BOOKS HOLY BALLS.

So many pretty books :( so little time.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: ScarletBea on October 14, 2015, 07:44:40 PM
Don't buy any more! Read those first!
 ;D
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: night_wrtr on October 14, 2015, 07:50:50 PM
Don't buy any more! Read those first!
 ;D

The TBR pile must be allowed to grow!
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: xiagan on October 14, 2015, 07:56:11 PM
I know how you feel, @Rostum (http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=40251).

I posted this: http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-book-discussion/help-my-tbr-pile-is-intimidating-me! nearly two years ago and have only read eight (!) books from that pile and added many, many new ones...
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Rostum on October 14, 2015, 11:07:08 PM
I have rules.

No work reading or reference makes that pile. They live downstairs and are only touched during daylight hours.
Books I have read don't go in the pile unless I have bought them again. Some of those books have been there a while, several years for some. There is no rush and I don't start them in any order.
I have bought a lot recently as I may not be able to buy books for a while so a bit to read wont do any harm and probably a lot of good. I keep books and when I have read them they insulate my walls and gather dust until I chose to read them again.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: night_wrtr on October 15, 2015, 01:46:37 AM
Here we go. Not as big as I thought once I got them all out.

(http://i57.tinypic.com/rvvdrc.jpg)

I guess this means I can buy a lot more.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Mr.J on October 15, 2015, 10:07:21 PM
Here's my pile, torn from their safe place on the bookshelf and stacked in a wobbly pile. It's mostly not fantasy but there is some so that's my excuse! I read a bunch of other stuff. :)

(http://oi58.tinypic.com/28s8zt5.jpg)

I'm determined to buy no more books for the rest of the year, I will try! I swear it! I went into a Waterstones today and didn't even buy anything, not even Saga Volume 5!
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: ScarletBea on October 16, 2015, 10:22:27 AM
^ "Image contains errors" :-\
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Rostum on October 16, 2015, 11:17:39 AM
You can never have enough books. How else are you supposed to insulate your walls and make every room seem smaller?
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Mr.J on October 16, 2015, 11:26:42 AM
^ "Image contains errors" :-\
Oh :( But I can see it.

And I can't attach anything because the 'folder is too full'. *shrugs*
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Rostum on October 16, 2015, 11:33:50 AM
Try hosting the image on photobucket or the like. If it is held locally we won't be able to see it.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Mr.J on October 16, 2015, 11:42:24 AM
Changed it, if it doesn't work then meh, doesn't matter.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: ScarletBea on October 16, 2015, 11:47:45 AM
I can see it now!
You can't build proper pyramids, though ;)

If you read other stuff too, can I suggest "The Universe Versus Alex Woods", by Gavin Extence? I almost stopped reading non-fantasy because it kept disappointing me, but I got this one last year (I think, maybe 2 years ago), and it was absolutely great.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Mr.J on October 16, 2015, 12:41:49 PM
I can see it now!
You can't build proper pyramids, though ;)

If you read other stuff too, can I suggest "The Universe Versus Alex Woods", by Gavin Extence? I almost stopped reading non-fantasy because it kept disappointing me, but I got this one last year (I think, maybe 2 years ago), and it was absolutely great.
Oh was only stacked that way so it remained in alphabetical order. ;) Didn't want to spend ages putting them back in the wrong places.

And I think I've heard of that book before, not sure it appealed but I'll add it to be 'very' long TBR list :P
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: ScarletBea on October 16, 2015, 02:20:40 PM
Oh was only stacked that way so it remained in alphabetical order. ;)
They're not ;) (look where Half a War is! - anyway, what's that edition? I don't recognise the plain brown-ish, did you win an ARC?)
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Mr.J on October 16, 2015, 02:49:30 PM
Oh was only stacked that way so it remained in alphabetical order. ;)
They're not ;) (look where Half a War is! - anyway, what's that edition? I don't recognise the plain brown-ish, did you win an ARC?)
I have my hardbacks lined up on my desk as they don't fit on my teeny bookshelves. :O

Yea it's an ARC I won, it's actually entirely gold, though I was a bit disappointed when it arrived as the image for the competition was the released hardback, now it doesn't match the others. :(

Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Rostum on October 16, 2015, 02:59:59 PM
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Yea it's an ARC I won, it's actually entirely gold, though I was a bit disappointed when it arrived as the image for the competition was the released hardback, now it doesn't match the others.

I also won a good reads ARC for Half a War. I will be mugging Joe to get it SL&D at some point in the near future. Both myself and the sprog have signed UK hardback editions.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: m3mnoch on October 16, 2015, 03:12:45 PM
Oh was only stacked that way so it remained in alphabetical order. ;)
They're not ;) (look where Half a War is! - anyway, what's that edition? I don't recognise the plain brown-ish, did you win an ARC?)
I have my hardbacks lined up on my desk as they don't fit on my teeny bookshelves. :O

Yea it's an ARC I won, it's actually entirely gold, though I was a bit disappointed when it arrived as the image for the competition was the released hardback, now it doesn't match the others. :(



whoa.  super cool.

i see wool in there too.  i don't remember from where, but i've heard it was amazing.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Rostum on October 16, 2015, 04:48:30 PM
Wool actually belongs in the self published thread. It was put out on the web then picked up by a publisher.
Wool is great. Overall the trilogy is patchy but good. I have Sand by Howey in my TBR on the strength of that series.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Mr.J on October 16, 2015, 05:35:01 PM
Yea Wool has intrigued me for a while, was when I was completely annoyed and frustrated with The Walking Dead, it sounded a good alternative.

And since then I've read Station Eleven which was so good and clever and brilliantly written its sort of ruined other apocalypse stuff. Makes them seem very poor by comparison.

But I picked Wool up for £2 in an Entertainment store called 'Head'. They have a bunch of (mostly pretty shit) books in there for £1 or £2 so I check it out now and then for any good bargains. :)
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Eclipse on March 14, 2017, 09:32:25 AM
Show me your books! Have you made a library yet?
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: XanderSloan on March 14, 2017, 12:15:59 PM
I'm a minimalist, so I live with as few things as possible.  A task made infinitely difficult with three children.

So I own a kindle, and I allow the kids to own paperback books of which they have hundreds.  Mostly Roald Dahl (the boys are 5, and the daughter isn't even 1. All her books are waterproof/made from felt/generally rubbish)
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Wol on March 17, 2017, 07:22:34 PM
Ooh, can I play? I'm new, hello!

This is my reading nook/bar and it makes me happier than most things. :)

(http://i.imgur.com/WJjhiKT.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/rAKxFrh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/x67kfIt.jpg)
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: ScarletBea on March 17, 2017, 10:02:02 PM
Oooooh looks nice and comfy :D

And welcome!!!
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Nora on March 17, 2017, 10:42:14 PM
I've slowly started turning the inside of my locker into a hide-away library, but that's still me doing my best to resist attempts at building a physical one.

(https://image.ibb.co/i4mhyv/IMG_2662.jpg)
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: The Gem Cutter on March 17, 2017, 10:49:08 PM
@Wol Lovely nook there! I especially liked the star fighters on the walls and the longship :)
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Wol on March 18, 2017, 03:05:00 AM
Thank you for the kind words and the welcome! I love the longship too, I made it when I decided to have a wild flirtation with model building which lasted exactly one third of the time it took to build my first model. I swear nothing in this world has ever made me swear as much as building that bloody longship did. ;D
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: XanderSloan on March 20, 2017, 10:31:34 AM
Ooh, can I play? I'm new, hello!

This is my reading nook/bar and it makes me happier than most things. :)

(http://i.imgur.com/WJjhiKT.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/rAKxFrh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/x67kfIt.jpg)

With respect, less pictures of the books and more of the bar.  What Ale do you have? Is it draught or beer? is it SESSION?
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Wol on March 20, 2017, 03:41:01 PM
With respect, less pictures of the books and more of the bar.  What Ale do you have? Is it draught or beer? is it SESSION?

I'll be sure to get on that for you when I get home. ;D

The bar contains mostly liquor at the moment, though eventually as sort of a life goals type thing I hope to sort out a kegerator to fit in there and set up tap handles. We homebrew, but we're not quite advanced to the kegging stage yet so I'm still stuck washing bottles. Last thing I brewed was a black IPA, about 5%. Living in the PNW it's basically considered a crime to not like IPAs, and I do, but truth be told given the choice I prefer a good stout or porter (particularly the imperial variety). Right now Cavatica Stout by Fort George is a big favorite of mine. :D
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: XanderSloan on March 20, 2017, 03:46:08 PM
@Wol you are my favourite person.  My favourite.

My favourite person.
Title: Re: Book-hoarders Anonymous - display your wares
Post by: Wol on March 20, 2017, 03:59:57 PM
@XanderSloan well hooray! Always happy to meet a fellow beer and fantasy fan!