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Re: Attraction(s) -- HAF Photo Challenge Poll
« Reply #75 on: October 12, 2017, 02:12:31 AM »
I didn't believe this, so I googled it. You are right, they do make bookshelf wallpaper.  :snicker:


That looks so weird. Not only because it's a photograph of shelves of books, but because it's behind the bed.  :headscratch:
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Re: Attraction(s) -- HAF Photo Challenge Poll
« Reply #76 on: October 12, 2017, 05:31:54 AM »
I didn't believe this, so I googled it. You are right, they do make bookshelf wallpaper.  :snicker:


That looks so weird. Not only because it's a photograph of shelves of books, but because it's behind the bed.  :headscratch:
Yes, that's a big NO here in LA with all the earthquakes!  :twitch:


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« Reply #77 on: October 12, 2017, 09:34:17 AM »
So, who needs booky wallpaper over the bed?

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« Reply #78 on: October 12, 2017, 10:23:04 AM »
So, who needs booky wallpaper over the bed?



I think I see a book on Charles Rennie Mackintosh? I like him very much. I also see The Strangest Man, which is on my shelf as well.

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« Reply #79 on: October 12, 2017, 11:57:27 AM »
I didn't believe this, so I googled it. You are right, they do make bookshelf wallpaper.  :snicker:


That looks so weird. Not only because it's a photograph of shelves of books, but because it's behind the bed.  :headscratch:
Yes, that's a big NO here in LA with all the earthquakes!  :twitch:
That's funny that you mentioned earthquakes.... It's the first thing I think of when I see anything that can be knocked off over a bed, on a fireplace mantle, on a shelf.....
Growing up in Alaska, we had our fair share of earthquakes, and although I live in a pretty solid place now, I can't escape that paranoia when decorating.
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« Reply #80 on: October 12, 2017, 04:26:49 PM »
Dud not realise thenpucture woukd ckme out xo dark, should not have leftvthe lughtbon either!

Yes, Rene Macintosh is there, along with "Bauhaus" , Art Deco and Art Nouveau. And Dirac was a very strange man! But a genius.

I have actually "thinned out" my books, some on art and photography went to the local secondary school library and those on the Anglo-Saxons to a self employed peripetatic history teacher friend who wants to make them her specialist subject. Better they be read and used than just gather dust.

The books have spread out to other surfaces as well, many from Geoff's 2h book shop, which I visit on most trips to town. Think there are 24 plus dictionaries and similar there now, going back to the 1890's, interesting to see how the use and meaning of English has changed since then.

Better version of first one


Most of the rest
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« Reply #81 on: October 12, 2017, 04:49:46 PM »
This is my bookshelf.  ;D

The books are all hermetically sealed in supermarket plastic bags because humidity can get quite high (the shelf is near a door which leads outside) and so as not to collect dust. The books I'm currently reading are in my closet, in my room, also in plastic bags.



Not an attractive cabinet but I feel too protective of my things to expose them.
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« Reply #82 on: October 12, 2017, 05:00:41 PM »
I once heard of a doctor in Malaydia who kept his most important books in the fridge, along with his drugs!  Careful though, super dryness can make paper brittle.
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« Reply #83 on: October 12, 2017, 05:22:45 PM »
Yes, Rene Macintosh is there, along with "Bauhaus" , Art Deco and Art Nouveau. And Dirac was a very strange man! But a genius.

I had the surreal experience in the mid-70s of having a former student if Dirac's enroll as a student in a 30-lecture organic chemistry course I was presenting. He wanted to do the course to keep his mind active. This charming gentleman was then about 80 and I was less than half his age. He was very humble and contributed by asking some excellent questions, so I really enjoyed having him in my class.  I loved hearing his many interesting anecdotes about Dirac.
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« Reply #84 on: October 12, 2017, 06:08:18 PM »
This is my bookshelf.  ;D

The books are all hermetically sealed in supermarket plastic bags because humidity can get quite high (the shelf is near a door which leads outside) and so as not to collect dust. The books I'm currently reading are in my closet, in my room, also in plastic bags.



Not an attractive cabinet but I feel too protective of my things to expose them.

Books do smell, you're better off without them as long as civilisation doesn't collapse.
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« Reply #85 on: October 12, 2017, 07:44:17 PM »
The books I've read end up in a box, before they end up in a box, they go onto the lower shelves. The top shelf is where my book queue is. My favorite books get their own shelf as well.

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« Reply #86 on: October 12, 2017, 09:08:16 PM »
My bookcases.  The big one and its annex are the books I decided to keep after reading.  The small is "to be reads".  Until recently I had a habit of thinning my books out, but I've realized I just end up re-buying most of them at some point so I've accepted that I'll just have to start finding more wall space once these bookcases get full.

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Re: Attraction(s) -- HAF Photo Challenge Poll
« Reply #87 on: October 12, 2017, 09:48:17 PM »
I once heard of a doctor in Malaydia who kept his most important books in the fridge, along with his drugs!  Careful though, super dryness can make paper brittle.

In the fridge? Why there? :lol:

I doubt it will ever get too dry here.
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Re: Attraction(s) -- HAF Photo Challenge Poll
« Reply #88 on: October 12, 2017, 09:55:05 PM »
Books do smell, you're better off without them as long as civilisation doesn't collapse.
I've got a tablet my daughter bought years ago and abandoned, it's probably worth $5.
I've got lots of stuff I've dubiously procured from the net but you can't judge me, it's a cultural thing.
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Is this the dark side of the net we're talking about? :chin:

So is Brazil! *high five*
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Re: Attraction(s) -- HAF Photo Challenge Poll
« Reply #89 on: October 12, 2017, 09:58:09 PM »


Where have I seen those aliens you have on the right?  :scratch: Are they from some movie?
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