your taste in books is shit because you're reading them for the wrong reasons. probably just read some "11 books to read before you die!" clickbait shit. learn to feel for yourself.
Throw out The Familiar and almost that entire top shelf and you have some okay entry level books.
>all the /lit/ written meme books
This is fucking embarrassing lmao. Do you browse this board everyday and only buy books that are talked about on here?
islamic law bans risk and usury, both of which are the cornerstones of the modern financial/banking system. collecting interest would fall under this. as such, finance in islam countries have a lot of weird workarounds and regulations and stipulations to make them halal. for example there's a specific type of bond, sukuk, that plays with ownership and intermediaries to make it compliant.
read on my cellphone, can read in the dark in my bed and basically every single place I go, since cellphone is one of the few things people never go out without. Also, all those books got for free
>>bookshelf contains most of OP's shelf
...and a bunch of fantastic books that OP doesn't have
stay salty OP
>having the edition of the schrodinger's cat trilogy that has all the sex removed
Whoops, not my most recent pic actually.
Oops, uploaded the low-res. here's the shitty high-res
>Author has to include their PhD suffix to boost their reputation rather than allowing their work to speak for itself
>Actually thinking that having a PhD sets you apart nowadays.
The Hobbit is a library book and the top two books are a friend's.
I like to only possess books that I'm actively (or soon to be) reading
A religious view is not an ethnicity, they are a chosen set of beliefs like a political party.
It is literally impossible to be "racist" against Muslims. One could be against racist against Arabs I suppose
Not gonna make a own thread for this right now but how do you guys feel about self printed books?
I have quite a number of books I don't really want to buy but I have them as pdf/etc
Does someone here print out books for their shelf?
I've fucked with the settings per people's advice online for 15 minutes and all the pictures come out blurry as fuck. How can I know how patrician my book collection is when my camera is so pleb?!
My favourite Orwell novel, so underrated.
There was a guy here, I think he was from Russia or Eastern Europe, and could not afford shipping to his country so he printed pdfs out and stapled them together. Pretty crappy looking.
You might try something like coptic stitch but I've never done it and something tells me ordinary printer paper wouldn't be that nice to spend a long time reading. Wouldn't it be hard on the fingers? It might be less effort in the long run just to shell out for a paperback.
He picks strange parts of his career to talk about it but honestly he knows as well as we do that the historians have more to write about his golden period than he does. It's pretty interesting, he takes a bunch of time to tell us about producing Oh Mercy with Daniel Lanois and goes really in depth about what his life was like when be first experienced New York. It doesn't cover any of the famous/seminal moments in his career but it should give you a pretty good idea of where his head is with regard to culture and his tastes especially.
I can't find any info on this anywhere, can you give me a source for that, or point me to an uncensored version or something?
Besides, I have that edition and there was plenty of sex
welp, i'm done. fuck it. the rest is russians and greeks. nevermind. i gib up
one last upside down shelf, for those desperate to see the top level, i know you are. that's wax on the right, btw.
Why do you? You assume that everyone is your age, your level and is well, you. This could be the best they could afford, be able to understand, just started out, learned to read a year ago. You just don't know, but you like to denigrate other people because it makes you feel bigger "look someone else hasn't come up to my presumed standard", why complain someone else is trying? Fucking child.
Not that anon but I think the original poster had decent taste. (Burgess is very good). However, Tbf people bait these threads all the time with The Martian and Ready Player One. That bookshelf was very obviously not bait though.
That sounds boring af desu senpai-o I would rather just read something interesting and inspired, being genuine, I usually don't enjoy when it's from the point of view of someone wealthy or well off. My favorites are Bukowski, and Vonnegut, I also like a lot of beat generation stuff like on the road. I'd like to find new things to read
i posted mine, all upside down.. but no one said anything. i.. i thought i was at least a little p-patrish
Don't make fun of Atlas Shrugged, I didn't enjoy it either.
well OBVIOUSLY I'm excluding genre shit. /lit/ seriously has no clue. there's a thread right now that's like "does anyone else hate anything contemporary" and people are commenting "yeah anything after 1950 is shit" seriously BRANCH OUT. find out what influenced the writer that influenced your favorite writer. read Donald Barthelme's entire syllabus or something. DO NOT JUDGE A BOOK BASED ON ITS PLOT OR SUMMARY
Does anyone have folio edition books? Theyre like twice the cost but I wonder if its worth it, the greater books are even more expensive
Like 500$ for the fucking bible? I can't imagine how they could justify it, but I'm also really drawn to getting them. I love leather or ivory books and gold trim.
quality wise they're prob the best paper books you could buy. whether or not that's "worth it" to you is entirely your decision. they're luxury goods, you're not buying for a 1:1 exchange of price for quality. there's a substantial markup/diminishing marginal returns aspects to it.
ill not take literary suggestions from a shlomo with turn of the century furniture
What is it with people taking photos upside down or sideways?
Now, I'm assuming that the ones which are either upside or sideways and are also 3264x2448 in resolution are taken from iPhones, since that's the same resolution I get from my pictures.
How do you guys post your pictures? Do you not plug your phone into your computer or use iCloud or something to import the pictures from the phone to the hard drive? And then do you not you take the time to open the images in windows photo viewer to see the orientation of the image, and if it's upside down or sideways, you just rotate them with the click of a button or two.
I mean, fuck, how hard can it be?
Hello, anonymous. I would like for you to know that you share a practice in common with my father. Both you and my father are incorrect in this common practice of yours.
Like you, my father maintains his very large bookshelf by setting the spines flush with the shelf. This is incorrect; rather, appropriate book storage requires the books to be flush with the back wall of whatever shelving solution they are contained in. The reason why this is so is because then the books are "pushed in" as far as they can go, and are consequently easily "fixed" if you or someone else should push them or pull them off-kilter. In your system, you have to pull the books out in a goofy way using both hands in order to "present a face", which although it might look nice, is not the primary purpose of having a library. The primary purpose of having a library is to have hard copy to one's self, and the back-wall solution is arguably (though admittedly not necessarily) more aesthetic.
Furthermore, when you're short on shelf/counter space, it provides a little place to put things. No, I'm not talking about plebeian figurines, stuffies or tchotchkies. Let the women decorate with those. I'm talking about a temporary spot for immediate stuff. Lately I've been putting my keys on my shelves sometimes, as well as a few oranges before they turn. The odd beer bottle makes its way there before I deal with them. As I check just now, the only things are few Canadian quarters I need to get rid of.
Furthermore, dusting is a bit easier; you can just swiff out the fronts on a spot sweep when you're in the mood.
Glad you like it, anon. Have a picture of a cat.
The Everyman's Library books were all between $20 and $40, with the War & Peace boxset running about $50, if I remember correctly. Same with the Modern library stuff.
The various paperbacks were all pretty cheap, and the children's books were from my childhood.
The most expensive editions were the Library of America volumes (each were about $40). The Easton Press leather bounds were picked up used, mostly, with prices around $30 each (though, some as low as $10, and one around $80). In fact, a good 50% of everything on those shelves are used.
My biggest investment was the copy of Atlas Shrugged on the far left. It's a first edition that I paid roughly $300 for.
>The reason why this is so is because then the books are "pushed in" as far as they can go, and are consequently easily "fixed" if you or someone else should push them or pull them off-kilter.
That's a bad practice as well. While it is true that book should not be that close to the edge of the shelf, it is better for books to have some flux of air in the back.
The books should not be at the front nor the back or the shelf, but in the middle, leaving a space both behind and in front of the books when possible.
>Surprised to see conservative books on /lit/?
Not surprised to see conservative books, just baffled that you would read so many books on the same subject. Judging by the titles they don't even seen to be academic in nature, just political thoughts regurgitated through all your books.
Hogg is very enjoyable but it's more a less an introduction to conservatism. If you imagine Scruton's books but written in the 1940s, that's what it is. I'd recommend it highly if you like that kind of thing anyway.
Schmitt and de Maistre are next on my list in terms of conservative authors, but right now I'm caught up reading a lot of history lit.
Have a bretty big folio collection, but my smaller drama section is probably my favorite
>mfw I have both figurines and stuffies on my bookshelf
>muh stemfags cant into art
im good at everything i do m8
wow this trolling is either getting real subtle or you're dead serious
assuming you're serious, the point is that reddit seems to care whether their misogyny is true or false, we just think it's jokes
(to be fair, his joke was kind of shitty, but not for the reasons you point out, it was just laboured and boring)
I don't really have a shelf. I have a lot of books and a nice library nearby so I don't plan on buying many any time soon.
Just one wall, I have about 2000 books with the garage combined.
Beautiful. How did you organize your collection, by publisher? I've considered doing this as mine is strictly alphabetical atm and looks a bit scattered despite being ordered in a logical manner.
It is somewhat by publisher, yes. I've racked my brain a fair bit over different ways to organize, and this is the best I could come up with.
There's usually some odd reasoning connecting each book within said publisher block, ranging from author, theme, style of writing, or even nationality.
I've tried to achieve a balance between something visually pleasing and uniform, with a practical system that makes sense to look at.
Considering reddit misogynist is something that only turbo lefties do, but I'm assuming this is just quality bait. In case you're serious, reddit is considered nauseatingly politically correct by most people on 4chan.
What? It's not misogynist, it's a wholly innocent fact. Women tend to care more about decorating the home with little things, whereas men tend to invent things, shape history and create civilization.
>Conservative book called The Abolition of Liberty
I don't get that. Most conservatives I know of are confirmed to hate freedom. They abhor the freedom to snort MDMA out of a gay man's asshole during orgies, for example.
But tell me, now that you've read them, why is it that they hate freedom?
there are only ten books, some used as pseudo wall hangings, and an encyclopedia set in your picture
the thread is about bookshelves, not cabinets
on the other hand, you can be proud of your child; cute kid
It's mine as well. I can still say the first page by memory.
The only author I've found that comes even a little close to that mythic-chant storytelling in Watermelon Sugar is Peter Markus. If you're looking for any recs, you might like his Bob, or Man on Boat.
I'm pretty sure I used to have that exact model ship, except mine wasn't white but a varnished wood color, with cloth sails and a little union jack. Is it supposed to be the Bounty? Just a hunch.
Also mirin that Typee, such a comfy read. tfw no Fayaway gf.