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Subject: This is what PBS does to me...
Date Posted: 3/28/2009 12:55 PM ET
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http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff221/davesmsperfect/IMG_2445.jpg

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff221/davesmsperfect/IMG_2446.jpg

I just got the second shelf & already need a third....



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Date Posted: 3/28/2009 1:01 PM ET
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LOL!  That's why I keep very few books.  I have a few series I keep but swap the rest.  It will be years before I would want to read them again, so I'll just get them again when I do.

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 1:04 PM ET
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I had to look at your join date 'cause that looks like mine after 6 months- once I found I could buy credits things got way out of control esp discovering the book bazaar! If I took photos of what it looks like now you'd run away scared to death!



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Date Posted: 3/28/2009 1:27 PM ET
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That is my bookcase in my dining room exactly.  Same books, and same bookcase.

Debbie - ,
Date Posted: 3/28/2009 1:53 PM ET
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I like Paula keep very few books.  I love to give them to other people to read.  It makes me happy!!!

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 2:22 PM ET
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I have shelves that look like that too!  My shelves are between my office and bedroom and are overflowing.  LOL  I like to have all the ones for a series before I start reading and that adds up quickly.

:)
Kelli

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 2:29 PM ET
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I want to go shopping on your shelves!! You have some I have, and some I want. I'm like Kelli - I want as much of a series as I can before I start and then read it straight through, but it does add up. I just cleaned up my office today and the piles of books are now actually on the bookshelf. joanna
Date Posted: 3/28/2009 2:42 PM ET
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But - they look so neat and organized!!!!  And you can actually SEE all the books......  I wish I could!

I am slowly getting rid of some of my old "keepers".  Think I may take some of them back to the UBS - there are usually lots of the mystery/thriller books already listed here - but some of the authors tend to be bought pretty quickly at my UBS - even the older ones. 

I do have a couple of authors that I will be keeping.  LKH, Terry Goodkind, F. Paul Wilson, Kim Harrison, Sunny(?), Joey W. Hill....

My bookshelves are ATROCIOUS!!!!  I probably have 115 MMPB and 15 or so TSPB on ONE shelf - my PnR shelf.  I have 2 shelves of Erotica - probably about 150 total????  Almost all TSPB  Then I have 1 1/2 shelves of HB misc books, 1 full shelf of YA, ARC's, and books that I don't have room for on the correct shelf, another shelf double stacked with misc MMPB and about 12 boxes in my bedroom......I know there is more in the garage - just can't get to them!

I'd call one of those organizing shows - but they would try and make me get rid of them.....

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 2:42 PM ET
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Oh.  That is nothing.  My shelves are 2 or 3 books deep.  The whole dining room is now walled in bookcases.  (No windows, book heaven.)  Have a small folding bookcase of TBR and another only posted books. 

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 3:08 PM ET
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Sadly these are just my keepers & Paranormal. The rest are in the basement.

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 5:07 PM ET
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LOL!!!!

 

Oh, how I can relate!   

 

Vicki 

 

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 7:18 PM ET
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my shelves are out of control. Mine are all also filled to the edge of the shelf, crammed into every space available. That is on 16 shelves in 3 bookcases lol That is all my tbr.

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 7:23 PM ET
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Is it normal to have bookself envy? Because I totally do.

I noticed your Stephanie Meyer section is missing The Host.... I hope that is not intentional?

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 8:06 PM ET
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Oh funny you should bring this up....we just but a book case like that in my bedroom and I put all my TBR trade paper backs (and a few hard covers) on it, around 236 books! Its so nice to have them where I can see them instead of in boxes! I think I will put another one in my room, then I can get all my paranormal MMPBs on it! All grouped by author, and semi-alphabetical! I laid my trades down flat, and covered each stacked shelf with a pillow case to keep the dust off (plus hides the naked people on a lot of the covers LOL) Maybe tomorrow I'll do a picture!

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 8:22 PM ET
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There are NO bookcases in my bedroom.  I'd never sleep.  Of course, I do live in an earthquake zone.  But I'd be up all night reading.

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 8:48 PM ET
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my shelves are out of control. Mine are all also filled to the edge of the shelf, crammed into every space available. That is on 16 shelves in 3 bookcases lol That is all my tbr.

Ditto and a 5 drawer filing cabiniet and 3 boxes!  I'm too embarrassed to take a photo.



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Date Posted: 3/28/2009 9:04 PM ET
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I wish mine was that simple and neat. 

These are all unread books: I have 6 large shelves that stand on the ground. All but one of those are two books deep.  I have 11 shelves that are four levels on my walls - they hold 20 paperbacks per level. I have a deep three drawer table filled with books. I have six accent shelves that have "displays" of more unread books. You know, artfully arranged .... but really disguised! lol

ETA: I forgot the ones on my floor next to the shelf because there is no place to put them yet. They'e all hardbacks. I have colored crates I use like bookshelves for these. I've had to get creative so I don't have stacks of them every where! lol

I have them in two rooms and do not allow book shelves in my living room because I would look just as ecentric about books as I am! lol

I have my PBS books and the books I Keep out in the garage on floor to ceiling built-in book shelves. My daughter is also on PBS but her bookshelves in her room look more like Erin's. Neat and tidy! :)



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Date Posted: 3/28/2009 9:39 PM ET
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I want to shop your shelves too.  I am going through the pics thinking -- read that, read that..... hmmmm. wonder what that is....

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 9:41 PM ET
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I have 'The Host' in my WL. :)

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 10:07 PM ET
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Hey Erin, What is the collection of yellow books on the next to bottom shelf in the first picture? Can't quite read it, and don't recognize it, so now I'm curious. I have and read The Host, but it's been taken hostage by my neighbor who keeps putting off reading it. Once she does its going out the door, as it was not a favorite by far. I'm pleased that I got my TBR on the bookshelf today, but I just remembered the drawer of books under my bed. Oops. Joanna
Date Posted: 3/28/2009 10:16 PM ET
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hell, I have over 1000 books in my tbr, and thats not including hundreds of ebooks lol

Hey Erin, What is the collection of yellow books on the next to bottom shelf in the first picture? Can't quite read it, and don't recognize it, so now I'm curious.

I think those are the rogue angel books by alex archer



Last Edited on: 3/28/09 10:17 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/28/2009 10:17 PM ET
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Those are Rogue Angel books. :)

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 10:29 PM ET
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ok I got bored, I can't get a pic of my whole bookcase but here is a section of it, so you can see how crammed they are lol This isn't even all of them, since I am rearranging them, they aren't all on the shelf.

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f95/ashsheroine/snow014.jpg

they go up to the ceiling lol http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f95/ashsheroine/snow012.jpg

Date Posted: 3/28/2009 11:02 PM ET
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Here are two of my bookshelves that are in my room.  I have one more bookshelf in my room that's not in the pictures because I didn't have it at the time that I took the pictures. The rest of my TBR pile is in lots and lots of boxes. 

http://public.fotki.com/ChicagoCubs2000/paper_back_swap/img0144.html

http://public.fotki.com/ChicagoCubs2000/paper_back_swap/img0142.html

http://public.fotki.com/ChicagoCubs2000/paper_back_swap/img0140.html

This was last July btw.  My bookshelves look nothing like this anymore.  They are in desperate need of organizing!  lol

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 1:07 AM ET
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LOLOLOL  this is hilarious!  I love all the pics! 

Ashley, btw, your ability to recognize books from descriptions and images is astounding.

I just joined PBS in late December and my TBR is really amazing.  Realizing that I could buy credits was the most terrible thing!  Realizing that PBS can cut you off from buying credits was even MORE terrible!  LOL. They actually cut me off last month.  I got a message saying I needed to get credits by swapping books not just by purchasing credits!  Ugh.  Apparantly, I am not supposed to just COLLECT these books... I am supposed to read them.... I guess I will give that a whirl.  ;o) 

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