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Is it an unhealthy obsession to be taking photos of your books? I'm thinking it might be...

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This week's pile of books acquired... well the last couple of weeks anyway. I'm blaming nakeisha for the top two, the TV series, Waking the Dead, for the next two, someone, but I can't remember who, for the book of essays by Ursula Le Guin, and anglersrest for the last one. None of it has anything to do with me. That's my story and I'm sticking to it...

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The books in my Chunkster challenge minus two - one of which has been read and one of which is being read.

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Part of Mount To Be Read. Though some of these have been read, the Pratchetts for instance. And what's weird is that I had no idea I had two copies of The American Boy by Andrew Taylor until I looked hard at this pic. Anyone want one?

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More of Mount To Be Read... but not all... it's a mountain that's spread itself (again *I* had nothing to do with it) all around the house. Both these bookstacks are in my study. I'm kind of weird in that I like to keep my treasured books close. I stand and look at them sometimes and they make me smile. I'm either easily pleased or this obsession is indeed becoming unhealthy.


I'm not sure whether it's an unhealthy obsession or not, but since I'm enjoying your photos and your obsession as well, I think it should carry on! I found myself peering at the spines, thinking ooh, yes, that one! and what is that pale blue one in the middle of the first pic.... Nearly as good as wandering around people's bookshelves when you visit! *g*

One of the worst things about being temporarily (well, since 1999...) itinerant is having my books in boxes on the other side of the world, rather than right here on shelves where I can gaze at them and feel happy. In fact I keep thinking that maybe, since I'll be back for 8 months, I should get them all out, just to sort of... make sure they're okay...

And isn't Shopaholic great!
If I visit people and they have bookshelves it's the first thing I head for. With almost indecent haste...

The blue book in the middle of the first pic is The Wave in the Mind by Ursula K. Le Guin. It's 'Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader and the Imagination'. I saw it talked about *somewhere* and as I like the author and enjoy essays and needed another book to get me up to £15 free postage on Amazon... that was what I got, along with the holocaust books.

And isn't Shopaholic great!

I don't know yet, but suspect they will be. *g*