This is now a "show off your bookshelves" thread. I demand to see your entire collection!
But they're on my ugly dirt brown shelves, not newly stained Jacobean.
My history shelf is a better indication of what's on sale at the library than what I actually read. I've barely touched the WW2 stuff, and have no clue why I own 6 separate books on Teddy Roosevelt.
If it was still winter, there'd be Calvin and Hobbes or Onion archives in place of the fan.
Ah, pretty!! It's about them
, not where they reside!! I sorely, sorely regret not keeping my childhood and adolescent Calvin and Hobbes collection, which was damned near complete... but like you, I buy faster than I can read. I've probably read 60% of the words on my shelves.
Do you have particular tastes toward the books you buy on impulse?
(Pretty and old is an easy sell for me, but especially so if it's classic literature that I've read or would like to read, and/or have anything to do with science or music)
^WWII history, outdoor survival, skepticism and philosphy, hard science, and classic fiction
^Music, fiction, LPs, comics, and a stack of "nowhere to put these"
^Pile of old and pretty books recently found at an antique store ranging from a first edition Shirer Berlin Diaries
, to a 1906 Alice in Wonderland
with some gorgeous illustration. That was a glorious day.