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23 July 2010 @ 10:18 pm
my library was dukedom large enough  
Or too large. I saw a preview for an upcoming news report on the "tiny house movement." Because my mom is a big fan of HGTV, I've seen these tiny houses before, every now and again--and I always think, "Dude, my *books* wouldn't even fit in one of those things."

Of course, I live in a tiny studio apartment, so they don't fit here, either. I dream of someday having an extra bedroom (though I suppose I'd need to have *a* bedroom, first), to handle some of the overflow. My dreams, they are small. :)

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Jay the Nerd Kid - Elitist Internet Royaltybewarethespork on July 24th, 2010 08:44 am (UTC)
Whenever Andy and I talk about our dream house, the one thing that remains consistent between discussions is that we want a huge study/library with wall-to-wall bookcases. :D
tempestsarekind: freema reading is sexytempestsarekind on July 25th, 2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
A very important feature! The people on home improvement shows never seem to have any books, which means that I can never take them seriously when they're trying to explain how to have more space in small apartments, or whatever. I cannot use an entire shelf of a bookcase for one picture frame, a vase, and a few decorative rocks, you know?
Jay the Nerd Kid - Elitist Internet Royaltybewarethespork on July 25th, 2010 08:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, my bookshelf at home was crammed with books in every available space. If they couldn't all fit side by side, some of them were piled on top, or even piled up in front. No way I was going to waste shelf space by leaving a whole shelf free for decoration! (Of course, now I'm not at home any more and my books are mostly just in boxes, so it's a moot point.)
tempestsarekind: books and flowerstempestsarekind on July 25th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
I suppose there probably *are* people who live like that, but I'm not sure I know any personally. And I definitely couldn't--I've already got books stacked in front of the books on my shelves. And, er, some stacked on the floor. Though most of these are books from the university library, because I can check them out for a whole semester. This is not, perhaps, a privilege I should be allowed. :)
Jay the Nerd Kid - Elitist Internet Royaltybewarethespork on July 25th, 2010 08:25 pm (UTC)
Sadly, I'm not in a degree where I need to check out lots of books - I have computer copies of most things, and the other stuff I need is usually just journal articles, which I can find easily online. My books are a small collection of medical texts and a whole lot of fantasy titles. :D
tempestsarekind: viola readingtempestsarekind on July 25th, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC)
There are a lot of journal articles I need, too, but most of the less recent material is still in book format. The problem is that I check out more books than I can actually read, so I can figure out which ones I need and take the rest back--and then I decide that I might only need two, but the other four have chapters I'd like to read, when I get the chance...and they never go back. Sigh.

My personal books are lots of history books I've bought for eventual reference and reading, and a lot of fantasy and YA. The one saving grace is that I tend not to buy fiction unless I know I'm going to want to read it more than once, or have already read it and am adding it to my "favorites" collection. Otherwise I'd be in even more of a mess!

Neaneadods on July 25th, 2010 01:20 am (UTC)
One of the things that sold me on this house was a bookshelf *in every single room.*
tempestsarekind: books and flowerstempestsarekind on July 25th, 2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
*is jealous*