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I envy your 266 collection.
I don't however envy your tiny little brain that can't comprehend a single book on that shelf.
Want to know how I know?
You can't even rotate a fucking picture.
It's a hardboiled crime book, pretty good. They just made a Liam neeson movie out of it.
I envy your rise and fall of the third reich. Can't find a copy for under 20 bucks and have been wanting to read the mother of all nazi books.
Thanks, I wrapped all my cormac mccarthys in plastic myself because I read them all about every two years and want them to hold up forever, but I dunno im thinking bout taking it off.
Lol I've just always been fascinated by Cuba in general. #1 place I want to go. I actually just got Che tonight, haven't read it yet. Can anyone recommend me some good books about Cuba, non-fiction or fiction would be great?
For Lydia Davis and Yates the paper separates the books since they are collections. In Ada or Ardor they are for the family tree, chapters, and endnotes. Lydia Davis's story collections are so enjoyable. Just open to any page for fantastic mixes of realism, minimalism, and stories so tight that they seem like poetry
Fucked if know, its got some great illustrations in just the right spots though, enough to keep me looking forward to them but not enough to interrupt my reading. Is Kent special or something?
you sound upset :^(
you're probably one of those fags who thinks he's just like the underground man, fag.
Unfortunately, almost all of this is in boxes until my next move. These are from a few months back.
Here you go! Sorry for everything being blown out and blurry - my phone's camera is sucky and had to use flash. The TARDIS is there to hold the place for more Draginriders of Pern and Xanth books. Plan on getting more soon.
I don't get a lot of these pics... how many of these books are you going to read more than once? If you're not going to read them more than once, why keep them on a shelf? If you are reading them more than once, isn't there a new book you've never read before you'd be better off reading.
I don't know, I only save the really good stuff. No sense in having a shelf of everything you've read unless you're an insecure college professor or something.
I've bought/received a lot more since, but they're just laying anywhere. And most of it is just more specialized Japanese literature monographs, so prob not interesting to you guys.
Yes, it's beautifull in it's own way. There is a lot of poverty, of course, and you can see how the fake communism has damaged society. Go before it's to popular and you are just another tourist.
We're assholes to each other all the time here, when somebody makes a joke about a proclaimed girl poster though, that's when you choose to stand up and protect her honor
I get that you are probably ironic shitposting though, keep up the good work 6/10 2 replies
I made this wall into a shelf for some paperbacks I've accumulated
I like to read the scholastics. I think the summas from Thomas Aquinas are my most important ones.
All relevant literature like Dostoyevsky, Kafka, Shakespeare I also read in ebook form.
My bookcases are beyond photographing, but here's my Calvino stack.
No, I have over 5000, many of them in cases that are partially blocked by furniture and/or double-rowed. As I said, impossible to reasonably photograph. This should give you the sense of the problem.
This is the nearest collection of books to my current location in my house.
Sorry to hear that. Was it my daughter's Care Bears? Here's a close-up of my D&D books to help.
we have pretty similar taste. I can't tell if you like minimalism or postmodernism more. I'm jealous that you can enjoy Faulkner AND Hemingway.
I'm simple creature, I like what I like. And I don't really like post-modernism that much, the Delillo books I got as a lot for like $5. I liked Infinite Jest and I love Cormac McCarthy though. Hemingway>Faulkner in my book, just because I dig the adventure stories. But sure, I enjoy Faulkner alot too.
Tyler's is a big improvement on McCullough; there's no need for you to pick up the older one too. I like Tyler's Genji best also, and Morris for Pillow Book if you want more opinions.
>I don't get a lot of these pics... how many of these books are you going to read more than once?
You never know. One day, a book will catch your eye on the shelf and you take it down and start reading it again. It's fun. It's nothing to sperg out over.
Ha! You got me. Well, university part-time prof, but still. Well spotted.
I have both (4 degrees total), but medievalism is a secondary field for me. I was tagged last-minute this term to teach a medieval intro course and felt insecure (my recent research has been mostly Victorian/Modernist stuff), so I maxxed out my examination copy requests from publishers (most of the books in that shot were sent to me free: I love the perks) just to give me more on-hand primary sources for planning lectures. I'm poor and happy to teach any course they offer me (we survive by being "generalists" and course-whores), but this was a lot of fun. Next month I'm teaching a modern American lit course at another university, so it's another abrupt paradigm shift.
Bible, To the Lighthouse, City of God, Silmarillion, Pope book, The Great Divide, On Contemplation, Wisdom of the West, Universe Next Door, Divine Comedy and The Brothers Karamazov.
Dune, Peridio Street Station, Best Sf stories, Leviathan, Core of Things, Orthodoxy, Shadow and Claw, Sword and Citadel, There are Doors, Best of Gene Wolfe stories
Ghost in the Shell, Maus, Screwtape s letters, I am Legend, Reading Matoš, Reading Shakespeare, Claymore 1-6
Ancient (40ish), two kids. I have some publications, etc., but with 300 qualified applicants vying for each of the dozen tenure-track postings in one's specialty every year, academia is a fool's game now.
Dafuq are you doing here? And r8 my shelves, posted 3 pictures before one obligatory pepe.
Trying to bridge the generation gap? A former student suggested I check this board out, and despite the endless half-assed philosophy debates and inordinate love of Wallace and Pynchon, it is addictive and gives me a stramge sense of what my undergrads might be thinking. At least, when I'm procrastinating from the stacks of essays I have to mark. I'd try rating your shelves, but I don't know which posts were yours. Most of these have lots of worthy titles on them.
Some good stuff here. Of course Hobbes, Maus and Ghost, and Dune, Tolkien, Lewis, Woolf, Gene Wolfe. I enjoy Mieville usually (a friend of mine used to have sex with him a lot, and introduced me to him). You seem to have a decent mix of SF/Fantasy and classics here.
I've never had a student mention Green to me (and I haven't read him), but everyone is reading Martin. However, a lot of the same students are giving me great work on Chaucer and Nabokov, so it doesn't seem to be an issue. Some are much more focused on highbrow lit to the exclusion of popular culture, but by grad seminar level, most people are more relaxed again. Also, I get the feeling this board is largely male, and in my courses, the majority is always female, so that changes the dynamic somewhat.
My favorite on the shelf, came with "Civil Disobedience" and some poetry as well.
Thanks m8, on my other shelf I got "The Family" which is decent too.
I love Rand and Ron and the book was only $3 from amazon (weird sale). I also got Trudeau's and Hillary's books as well for cheap.
That white Book "Modern Japanese Stories" with the red bar at the top and the black design going down the spine. I just remembered I got a copy of that for a dollar at a garage sale and never read it.
Pic related is what I have with me at school. I have maybe twice that at home but it's mostly young adult fiction, high school assigned reading, and scifi paperbacks I got from my father.
Perhaps, though I might just be in for a series of insults and disbelief. Of course, that happens even when I don't identify myself.
Sadly, the bookshelves are such a chaotic mess right now that most of the academic work is hidden. I'll sort it all once we move into larger accommodations.
About 8-12 months, I think (not overly regularly). I asked a student in my Horror Fiction class about some strange assertions he'd made on Lovecraft, and he said it had derived from a discussion here, so I investigated.
It's my favorite general anthology of modern Jlit. Read "Tattoo" by Tanizaki, "Seibei's Gourds" by Shiga Naoya and "Autumn Mountain" by Akutagawa from it when you next get time.
I like your Tain and Red Pine. And you should definitely grab the full Genji if you enjoyed and got through the abridged version easily. The biggest hindrance to reading it is those who think it's "boring," it seems.
Ah, the paperback of the Necronomicon. I'm enjoying Gollancz's "black books," but I really recommend the hardcovers for a few dollars more. Much tougher and nicer.
No, I've mostly focused on the earlier weird fiction, but I am curious about Aickman. Any starting point you'd suggest?
Duly noted and added to my amazon wish list (1600+ and growing).
I liked White Noise and Point Omega alot. Cosmopolis was meh. I started Underworld, but couldn't bare the prospect of a million rambling pages of "muh prose!" Some artists have a style that lends well to doorstoppers, DeLillo doesn't.
Oh, I see. No idea: I don't get around to reading everything I buy, but I still support buying books. Publishers are struggling, and once you have a book in your home, someone may read it some day. I like having a selection available for the family.
>not having a personal library of both read and unread books so you can pick whatever you're in the mood for without hesitation
This morning I woke up and wanted to read some hemingway, so I picked out the snows of Kilimanjaro I bought two years ago and never read
>feels good man