Saturday, April 2, 2011

booknerd.

I own a lot of books.
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Not pictured: two and a half other bookcases.

I've always earmarked a certain amount of my money as book-buying funds. Our library has one of the best used bookstores I've ever visited, which means I can spend $20 and come away with almost that many books, even twice as many during the sales! I'm also lucky to be surrounded by people who pass books along and give them as gifts.

As a result, there are a lot of books on those shelves that I haven't read yet. I've made it my goal to read all of them before I turn 30. That way I'll still have time to read (and, undoubtedly, buy) new books, too.

PS: After yesterday's post being a hit (WHAT?! THANKS YOU GUYS!), I got scared that today's entry was tame in comparison. I mean, look at the title! It's a nerdy post! So I'd like to link my new Best Of page, which you can see in the menu bar under the header. I picked my favorite (and funniest) posts, so if you're bored by today's post and want some funny, check it out!

29 comments:

  1. Ooo, you have such a wonderful collection! I love reading too, though I find reading will often give me a headache. So I try to read in spurts, which is hard when you're a fast reader! :(

    I have a lot of books I am eager to read this year! Can't wait to get started. :D

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  2. Your books remind me of mine. I have loads I haven't read, but I'm working on that. My post is on books too...guess we'll have a lot of those from the writer-bloggers! Mine is fiction though :) ...and I love your post.

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  3. I have an apartment that friends claim is really a library : six bookcases - all filled. Thank goodness for Kindle which now has 244 titles stored neatly in its tiny, organized innerds.

    You have a fun blog, Roland

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  4. Angie - Post about the books you read!

    damyantiwrites - Thanks for the comment! Hopefully we'll both get through our collections...

    Roland - Your apartment sounds like heaven! I have a nook, and I'm not sure how many titles I already own on it! A majority I haven't read, either... Whoops.

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  5. Some of my best friends are books! I love my books. I especially love used books that has notes in the margins and underlined sentences.

    There is a bit of humanity left in those dog-eared, written tomes.

    Love your blog!

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  6. Thanks, Observer! I often prefer books to people, also! Especially written-in, well-loved books!

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  7. I thank you for telling me about half.com years ago or I wouldn't be able to get cheap books. I also do used on amazon. hehe. I hate owning things though so I'm trying to do a book swap through my facebook. . do you have a facebook now again or not yet? anyway that is a LOT of books but I think you could own far more the way you read!!!! I'm surprised you haven't your own full roomed library. haha.

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  8. I'm a booknerd myself. I always ask for books for Christmas and my birthday. It's fun to see what people think I'll like. I'm proud to say my daughters are both booknerds as well. In fact, they are bugging me as I type to take them to the library because they don't have any new books to read at the moment. Another great post!

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  9. I always feel as if I'm a failure if i don't read a book as soon as I buy it... so I'm a failure. I've got whole shelves of unread books but one day I'll get around to it. Oh yes, and don't worry about running out of time to read after you're 30. There'll be loads of time left ;-)

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  10. Victoria - Half.com is the best for affordable books! I don't have Facebook anymore, but I'm interested in your book swap! I was thinking of starting something like that here.

    Tim - That's great your daughters love reading so much! I have great memories of going to the library with my dad.

    Rosalind - I feel that way too! And I know I'll still have plenty to read, but I kind of want to be able to start "fresh," haha.

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  11. how stylishly your books are organized!

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  12. I'm a book nerd too Thanks for stopping by in the challenge today! I'll look forward to checking out some of the titles on your bookshelf. I just read Room by Emma Donoghue...I wasn't expecting to like it but I read it in one sitting.

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  13. My husband works at our local library so he has first pick out of all the donations and discards that the library doesn't want and we get them for free. It means we end up with a ridiculous amount of books that we "might possibly read someday" or want "just for reference". There are full bookshelves and piles of books all over our house. I wish ours were as neat as yours!

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  14. Allison,
    I'm glad to know some book nerds still exist in the technological age. I love books and I love to have what I call "impromptu book club" when I meet someone and we discover we've recently read the same book.

    Good luck with reading your entire collection before the age of 30.

    Sincerely,
    Lucy

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  15. ooooh books books books books... *drools*

    I've vowed to buy no new books for lent, so I'm slightly desperate at the moment... *sigh*

    Thanks for popping in on my blog!

    Tessa.x

    ps. unfortunate A I came across this winter, as per my nephew: abdominable snowman

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  16. I used to have huge collection of books earlier. But moving was such a pain and people who borrow never bother to return it back so Kindle and Ipad are a boon for people like me..

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  17. Book nerd I be!!
    Just stopped by from the A-Z Challenge!!
    gigglelaughcry.blogspot.com

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  18. major booknerd, and part comic nerd too.

    I stopped in from the A to Z, think I'll stay a while
    http://baygirl32.blogspot.com

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  19. I need to build another room for my books. Then another house to put the room.

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  20. Nothing makes me quite as happy as my books. I love to be surrounded by them... the smell of them. It is nerdy indeed, but I totally embrace it. Glad you do too.

    Even though I have hopped on the ereader bandwagon, I will still continue to buy books and buy digital copies of ones I already have and love... just so I can keep them close.

    ~2

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  21. Yep. There's lots of us book nerds out here. Here's another one (me) clicking over from A to Z.

    that rebel, Olivia

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  22. Ohhh, so nice to meet a fellow booknerd! I wish I had room for a big bookcase like that...someday I hope to have a room of wall-to-wall books but I'd settle for a shelf like that! It would fit where my bed is...who needs a bed when you can have books?! lol

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  23. The problem with my bookshelves is that I keep finding books I know I have read but can't remember what they are about. The ones I like are those where the story comes back when I just read the title. What's an unread book?

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  24. I am definitely a booknerd too. Your bookshelves look so neat and it looks like you have room for even MORE books. Mine are all full. Boo.

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  25. I think it's great to buy used books. I'm on overload with books. I've tried to follow the rule, bring one home, a book goes out. I try.:)
    Manzanita
    Wanna buy a duck

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  26. pretty bookcase!

    I also have collected a lot of books, particularly from used book stores. However, most of my collection is still at my parents' house because I didn't want to move it across the country. (slight exaggeration)

    I go through my books every few months and donate ones. My rule is if I lost it in a fire and wouldn't be upset, it's gotta go. I don't have room for books I don't absolutely love to hang about.

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  27. This is why I am so grateful for EReaders; all my books can be carried in one hand.
    This might make you feel a little better about your books though. I will often get Braille books on loan from a library, and to give you an example of their size, Gone with the Wind was delivered in five boxes that stood two and a half feet tall when stacked up. Altogether, the books probably weighed ten pounds! :-)
    I'm glad to be following your blog, thanks to the A to Z challenge.

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  28. Those are some really well organized bookshelves.

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  29. Those are some really well organized bookshelves.

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