03 January 2009

What's On The Shelf?

Kris Reisz recently posted a pic of his shiny new desk, and when I complained I couldn't read all the titles of the books on the shelf behind it, we discovered a mutual addiction - checking out other people's books by desperately trying to see the titles in the background of any pictures they post. After I whined, Kris was kind enough to make it easy, and post a photostream of his ShelfPorn. Then he challenged us all to reveal our own stash.

I don't have the ambition to photograph all my shelves right now, but I did one and a half and pieced my pics together in a faux shelf, as Kris did. Since I have seven of these book cases, I figure eventually I'll photograph a few more, although one is filled with DVDs and video games from Playstation 2-3, XBox-XBox 360 (Christmas present from eldest child) and Wii. Entertainment is important in our house. You can never have too many copies of Halo, Battlefront, or Guitar Hero. (There's a damn good reason I'm not a musician...) So here are the contents of one and a half bookshelves residing in my dining room - since my laptop is on the table and I'm inherently lazy, I keep most of my need now research materials here. And if it seems a bit excessive, well... Amazon Prime is instant gratification for those of us living in remote areas. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it, like a Corgi on a treat.

As always, click the pic for the absurdly large image...

Poetry


More Poetry and War Psychology


History, Mythology, Strays


Byzantine and other history


Religion, Warfare, more History


Philosophy, Sociology, Science


some Fiction


Knitting, Printmaking, Art


Art and More Art


I haven't gotten to the psychology, architecture, adult education, more art books, and gaming tomes yet. That would require cleaning... Oh, and in case you didn't realize, there isn't a book on Corgis in sight. Imagine that...


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10 comments:

Kristopher said...

Wow. Those are some sweet-looking shelves. Thanks for letting me peek, Constance.

For whatever reason, Emily Dickinson sharing cramped shelfspace with Charles Bukowski fills me with no end of glee.

Constance said...

I think Emily could take him. Maybe she is a civilizing influence, though I rather doubt it when it comes to Charles.

I still covet your new desk, though...

Carla said...

I recognise a few items from the Fiction shelf - one being my latest review :-) Coincidence or what?

Constance said...

Carla - great minds think alike? *g*

Anonymous said...

What does that "Property of BSU" mean on some of those books?

Constance said...

Anon - you mean the Property of a Better Student than U sticker? :P

Scott Oden said...

Ooh . . . naughty, naughty shelfporn! I recognize a couple of those, and one is uncomfortably close to Pressfield!

Constance said...

Scott,
I'm sure the 'book that shall not be named' that makes you uncomfortable can be relocated to a safe space between Emily Dickinson and Charles Bukowski. Although it might be a bad influence on one of the two....

(You're giving me an idea for an involved photo shoot of the set-up persuasion. Bad author!)

Scott Oden said...

Or, you know, it might dominate them with a barbaric yawlp :) Kick Charles to the curb and do naughty things with Emily . . .

I'm fairly proud of the fact that I have more split skulls per page than Charles and Emily combined :)

Constance said...

Scott, don't make me stick Men of Bronze between The Pokey Little Puppy and New Age Meditation Techniques. The consequences could be... dire.

Here, give this Billy Collins poem to MOB to read...

Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes
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Apparently no one writes poems about taking off Charles Bukowski's clothes. Probably a good thing...