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Title: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Asharah on July 26, 2010, 08:52:56 PM
One house up the street from us was Ms. I've Never Seen A Book Before. My husband and I have an extensive library, and as we moved in, we carried numerous boxes of books into the house, along with a relatively small collection of furniture, since I was still in college. We had the necessities: bed, kitchen table, sofa, a few chairs, tons of bookshelves of course. And, as we were moving, we didn't exactly wear designer suits or dresses to carry boxes around--jeans and T-shirts seemed appropriate attire for that task, or so I thought.

Our landlord called us the next day, distraught. It seems the neighbor-lady didn't know what was in all those boxes (clearly marked, "Books-Biochemistry," "Books-American History" etc. in three-inch-high letters), wasn't sure if we were both men or both women or what, but in any case decided that we must be drug peddler hippies looking to ruin the neighborhood (as if that was possible), and she had drawn this conclusion from 1. our many boxes, which could only contain a drug lab 2. our lack of furniture and 3. my small, C-cup bra size. She called the landlord's mother (not him, his mother) and told her she'd better get, and I quote, "those dirty fag hippies outta the neighborhood yer son is rentin' to" or she'd call the cops, and explained her line of reasoning.

The landlord instructed his mother to simply hang up on future calls, but sure enough, not much later, a police officer did indeed show up at the door. He asked politely if everything was all right. I said it was, he looked vaguely around the living room and said a neighbor had called saying "strange people" were creating a disturbance, breaking into a house. I replied that it was our house, he could confirm it with the landlord if he liked, he said that wasn't necessary and went back to more important tasks, like keeping the community safe from arsonists. We later heard her on her front porch, loudly discussing our "offenses" with another neighbor: Other guy: "Well, they in college--seems like I saw books in there when we took the kids trickertreatin'." Rude Neighbor: "Nonsense. Who would ever have so many books? No one needs that many. Besides, license plate says Ohio. Why would anyone from Ohio move here?" Yes, I confess, Ohio is indeed a cultural Mecca. George Voinovich has been trying to keep it a secret, but...  Neighbors0704-02
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Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: blue2000 on July 26, 2010, 09:20:49 PM
Your... bra size... indicates your drug/gender/furniture preference??

That is a new one.

Is there a chart anywhere I could refer to? Because I'd hate to be using the wrong end table for my chest measurements. :P
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: TylerBelle on July 26, 2010, 10:12:07 PM
Sounds as though 'Ms. I've Never Seen A Book Before' was the type looking for offense and actually hoped the new neighbors were at least in part like what she feared just so she'd have something to watch, gossip over and generally wail to anyone who'd listen ::).
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: KenveeB on July 26, 2010, 10:41:19 PM
Goodness, I wonder what the neighbors thought whenever I moved into a new place.  When I was in apartments, my books took up more of the U-Haul than the furniture!  Now that I'm in a house, the balance has shifted, but I do have a whole room that's nothing but books. (And bookcases.  And a chair. :))
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Lisbeth on July 26, 2010, 10:43:48 PM
Sounds as though 'Ms. I've Never Seen A Book Before' was the type looking for offense and actually hoped the new neighbors were at least in part like what she feared just so she'd have something to watch, gossip over and generally wail to anyone who'd listen ::).

I think she'd have filed complaints with her landlord and the police even if the person moving in was her identical twin sister.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Clara Bow on July 27, 2010, 12:04:01 AM
Evil bosoms!!! *nod to Granny Annie*

Good grief. She'd have a duck if she saw my parents' book collection. It take up and average of one wall per room in every room of a nine room house...and three walls in Daddy's downstairs office (room 10 if you're technical).
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Nora on July 27, 2010, 02:46:42 AM
Evil bosoms!!!

I love Annie the office Granny! ;D
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: sisbam on July 27, 2010, 06:43:52 AM
Cavorting Snowpeople for Dummies
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Jolie_kitten on July 27, 2010, 07:31:05 AM
Oh deaaaar.....

Do beware of people who bring books into their house: they're dangerous communist anarchists anti-patriotic atheists who promote sexual liberation and druge abuse; you know, they're...what's that terrible word... intellectuals. They're a menace for Ms.Neighbour says so- and it's a truth universally acknowledged that this kind of neighbour knows everything.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Amava on July 27, 2010, 07:42:08 AM
Sounds like the Dresser Queen has struck again.

I have a lot of books and a small bra size, too.
Come to think of it, I have a "drug lab", too. My lab(rador) is my happy drug!! :D
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Venus193 on July 27, 2010, 07:44:37 AM
By the gods.  I have no other words for this.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: KitFox on July 27, 2010, 07:52:17 AM
I have just one question:

When did C-cup turn into "small?" I always thought C was average.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Mopsy428 on July 27, 2010, 08:16:46 AM
I have just one question:

When did C-cup turn into "small?" I always thought C was average.
I thought she was being sarcastic.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Evil Duckie on July 27, 2010, 09:16:17 AM
That neighbor better never look in my house we have books in every room and lot of book cases and are still adding.  ;D

Wonder what that makes my family. :P
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Ygraine on July 27, 2010, 09:53:11 AM
I have tons of books, and a D cup.  What does that make me?   ;)
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: readingchick on July 27, 2010, 09:57:50 AM
That neighbor better not look in my car.....I keep books in there too.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: KitFox on July 27, 2010, 10:01:15 AM
I have just one question:

When did C-cup turn into "small?" I always thought C was average.
I thought she was being sarcastic.
D'oh...sorry.
I have tons of books, and a D cup.  What does that make me?   ;)
Gorgeous?
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Winterlight on July 27, 2010, 11:47:25 AM
I have tons of books, and a D cup.  What does that make me?   ;)

My twin, apparently.  :D
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Lisbeth on July 27, 2010, 11:50:03 AM
I have tons of books, and a D cup.  What does that make me?   ;)

My twin, apparently.  :D

My triplet-although I think I'm still a C.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Bibliophile on July 27, 2010, 11:52:17 AM
I have tons of books, and a D cup.  What does that make me?   ;)

My twin, apparently.  :D

My triplet-although I think I'm still a C.

Quadruplet...
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Fleur-de-Lis on July 27, 2010, 11:56:15 AM
I have tons of books, and a D cup.  What does that make me?   ;)
Quints.

Except I'm going to be voted back out when I lose weight and drop back to a c cup. 

Emma

My twin, apparently.  :D

My triplet-although I think I'm still a C.

Quadruplet...
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Winterlight on July 27, 2010, 11:59:13 AM
I have tons of books, and a D cup.  What does that make me?   ;)
My twin, apparently.  :D

My triplet-although I think I'm still a C.

Quadruplet...
Quints.

Except I'm going to be voted back out when I lose weight and drop back to a c cup. 

Emma

I think we can agree to keep you.  ;)
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Bibliophile on July 27, 2010, 12:02:08 PM
I have tons of books, and a D cup.  What does that make me?   ;)
My twin, apparently.  :D

My triplet-although I think I'm still a C.

Quadruplet...
Quints.

Except I'm going to be voted back out when I lose weight and drop back to a c cup. 

Emma

I think we can agree to keep you.  ;)

I think you can consider us a "litter" now. 
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: atirial on July 27, 2010, 12:40:18 PM
I have tons of books, and a D cup.  What does that make me?   ;)
My twin, apparently.  :D

My triplet-although I think I'm still a C.

Quadruplet...
Quints.

Except I'm going to be voted back out when I lose weight and drop back to a c cup. 

Emma

I think we can agree to keep you.  ;)

I think you can consider us a "litter" now. 
Here's another one...*Waves from over a pile of books and goes back to reading*
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: drebay on July 27, 2010, 12:46:26 PM
Ooh, I wonder what would happen if we (count me in as a C+) all brought lawnchairs and read books in the front yard?   >:D 
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: VorFemme on July 27, 2010, 12:49:40 PM
What a bunch of book loving, bra wearing clones we are - excuse me, I need to put away my five library books (on reserve - no time to go through shelves - the ceiling is leaking again)............

Oops - forgot to get a book on do it yourself home repairs.............might have to run back to the library!
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Yvaine on July 27, 2010, 01:18:53 PM
I have tons of books, and a D cup.  What does that make me?   ;)
My twin, apparently.  :D

I'll be your DD-cup septuplet, or octuplet, or whatever we're up to now.  ;D

My triplet-although I think I'm still a C.

Quadruplet...
Quints.

Except I'm going to be voted back out when I lose weight and drop back to a c cup. 

Emma

I think we can agree to keep you.  ;)

I think you can consider us a "litter" now. 
Here's another one...*Waves from over a pile of books and goes back to reading*
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Amava on July 27, 2010, 01:19:06 PM
Y'all, I'm starting to feel left out.  :'(
j/k
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: sisbam on July 27, 2010, 01:30:15 PM
Y'all, I'm starting to feel left out.  :'(
j/k

Me too...

I'm pretty sure we can pull up a chair and a book or twelve, though. :)
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Sanity Lost on July 27, 2010, 02:01:31 PM
I have tons of books, and a D cup.  What does that make me?   ;)
My twin, apparently.  :D

My triplet-although I think I'm still a C.

Quadruplet...
Quints.

Except I'm going to be voted back out when I lose weight and drop back to a c cup. 

Emma

I think we can agree to keep you.  ;)

I think you can consider us a "litter" now. 
Here's another one...*Waves from over a pile of books and goes back to reading*
Septs! (I;m bigger, does that still count?) :-D
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Asharah on July 27, 2010, 02:04:46 PM
I heard Catherine Hickland got implants when she was already a C. And then got them removes because it was causing back problems. And I thought "What the heck were you thinking getting them in the first place?"
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Kimblee on July 27, 2010, 02:12:21 PM
I have tons of books, and a D cup.  What does that make me?   ;)

Me?

Octoplets!

Whee! Give us a Discovery reality show!
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: sisbam on July 27, 2010, 02:14:05 PM
I have tons of books, and a D cup.  What does that make me?   ;)

Me?

Octoplets!

Whee! Give us a Discovery reality show!

You mean TLC?  >:D
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Kimblee on July 27, 2010, 02:16:45 PM
I have tons of books, and a D cup.  What does that make me?   ;)

Me?

Octoplets!

Whee! Give us a Discovery reality show!

You mean TLC?  >:D
Even better,
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Elfmama on July 27, 2010, 03:44:50 PM
 :o  There might even be ... oh, dear, shall I whisper?  ... Heinlein books in there.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Suze on July 27, 2010, 05:07:53 PM
Oh lordie - not Heinlein books -- the horrors of it all

well I guess you just have to take two Asprin (Robert that is) and call back in the morning......
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Ms_Cellany on July 27, 2010, 05:34:15 PM
I have tons of books, and a D cup.  What does that make me?   ;)

A well-rounded reader?
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: drebay on July 27, 2010, 07:18:23 PM
I have tons of books, and a D cup.  What does that make me?   ;)

A well-rounded reader?

Badum  Dump
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: GoldenGemini on July 27, 2010, 08:33:19 PM
She'd love me as well.  I just got another bookshelf yesterday, because I have a spare room full of boxes of books, plus my current bookshelves are full and over-flowing and over-stacked, and I have more boxes to bring in and I accidentally just bought more books.

I think we'd be dectuplets by now - but I am DD.  We definitely need our own show!!
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Suze on July 28, 2010, 04:35:44 AM
lets see - line us all up by "size" and number of books

my house is full too

and my nephew used to call my car a portable libiary
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Ygraine on July 28, 2010, 06:28:28 AM
Can I count the books I have on my Kindle, too? 

I told my DH, when he gave me the Kindle as a present, that I hoped he didn't think this would stop me from buying "real" books.  He sighed.  Silly man.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Corbin on July 28, 2010, 12:04:54 PM
If I have over a thousand books on my shelves, but only a B-cup, can I still join the family? Baby got back, but not much front... ;)
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: TheBardess on July 28, 2010, 12:13:48 PM
Can I count the books I have on my Kindle, too? 

I told my DH, when he gave me the Kindle as a present, that I hoped he didn't think this would stop me from buying "real" books.  He sighed.  Silly man.

Hehehe. Makes me think of my DH. He travels a lot for work (basically, he lives in a hotel during the week and comes home on the weekends), and finally got himself a Barnes & Noble Nook, because he figured that would be easier to cart around on the road than cartons of books. When you ask him how he likes the Nook he always says "Oh, it's really handy and I like it. But there's really nothing like looking up and seeing a wall covered with books."

I totally agree with him.  :)
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: blue2000 on July 28, 2010, 02:32:11 PM
If I have over a thousand books on my shelves, but only a B-cup, can I still join the family? Baby got back, but not much front... ;)

Not a problem! Baby got book! ;D ;)
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Coralreef on July 28, 2010, 03:05:58 PM
If I'm allowed to join in, we'll be a herd.  My sister, her DH and their friends were ready to cry when they saw the number of book boxes they would have to carry around when I moved. 
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Lady Snowdon on July 28, 2010, 03:48:59 PM
I'll join the herd!  We have no more room for bookcases, so the books are just piled everywhere they'll fit...floors, couch, chair, bed, in the car, etc.  Every couple of months, I make a concerted effort to sell some of my books back to make more room.  Course, I usually just end up buying more books, so that doesn't always work.  My DH is happy I have my Kindle because I buy fewer physical books than before, not because I don't buy physical books at all!  ;)
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: eclecticgrrl on July 28, 2010, 04:22:40 PM
If I'm allowed to join in, we'll be a herd.  My sister, her DH and their friends were ready to cry when they saw the number of book boxes they would have to carry around when I moved. 

If we're a herd, can I moo? 

I haven't moved in seven years and I'm STILL hearing about the number of book boxes that came into the house.  By the same friends who give me books as gifts though.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: HeebyJeebyLeebee on July 28, 2010, 04:25:15 PM
I'm joining the club.  Our dining room is slowly being taken over by the adjacent "library" (which was supposed to be our office).  F cup.

Is there a club for owning over 1000+ DVDs?
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Venus193 on July 28, 2010, 08:08:00 PM
Despite having donated 3,000 books last year I still have six bookcases in the living room and cartons in the closet.

Watch out for the unshelved stacks; they quickly get out of control.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: HonorH on July 28, 2010, 08:31:29 PM
Can I count the books I have on my Kindle, too? 

I told my DH, when he gave me the Kindle as a present, that I hoped he didn't think this would stop me from buying "real" books.  He sighed.  Silly man.

I love and adore my Kindle--when you're living in a non-English-speaking country, it is a blessing to be able to get fresh books--but nothing can replace the feeling of walking into a brick-and-mortar bookstore and seeing all those books!  I intend to build up a very large library when I get back to the States.  And my cup size is . . . very, very large. *sob!*
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: wendelenn on July 28, 2010, 08:49:32 PM
Oh lordie - not Heinlein books -- the horrors of it all

well I guess you just have to take two Asprin (Robert that is) and call back in the morning......

You're such a Card. . .
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: aventurine on July 29, 2010, 01:18:53 AM
If I have over a thousand books on my shelves, but only a B-cup, can I still join the family? Baby got back, but not much front... ;)

Not a problem! Baby got book! ;D ;)


I want the bolded on a (plunging V-neck, another D for the club) tee shirt! 



You're such a Card. . .

Hurr hurr hurrrrrrrrr   ;D
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Winterlight on July 29, 2010, 08:03:12 AM
I think we're a murder or a charm rather than a herd, but if you are a bookloving EHellion, you're in!
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: readingchick on July 29, 2010, 08:13:46 AM
Woohoo.....I've got several boxes of books and stacks of books in my room.....in addition to the books in my car.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: wendelenn on July 29, 2010, 08:37:47 AM
I have tons of books, and a D cup.  What does that make me?   ;)

Me?

Octoplets!

Whee! Give us a Discovery reality show!

You mean TLC?  >:D
Even better,

"Books and B00bs", Coming soon to TLC!
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Ambrosia Hino on July 29, 2010, 08:47:03 AM
I'm jealous of the OP "only" having a C cup. I wear a quad-D. I'm hoping for a reduction in my future >:D

Books? I have books. Just grabbed 3 more at the used bookstore down the street earlier this week. Mommy VorFemme made a "mistake" teaching me to read...at least, if she wants to keep me out of her personal library! >:D

I remember when I was moving from one roommate's house to another. One of my friend's boyfriends picked up a box (printer paper carton) and groaned:

Guy: "What do you have in here? Rocks?"
Me: "Books"
Guy: "But you don't read!"

The world spontaneously combusted. Oh, wait, no, that was just everyone else there hitting the garage floor when they fell over laughing. ;D

"Books and B00bs", Coming soon to TLC!
I would sooooo watch that show!

I want a T-shirt that says "Yes, these ARE my brains"
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Corbin on July 29, 2010, 10:19:53 AM
I have spent so much of my life being seen as odd for how much I read, and then I find all the other readers...on ehell! Seriously, this place seems to be disproportionatly readers, nerds, Renn Faire folk, etc. It's like someone took all my favorite things and crammed them into a polite website!!
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: snowfire on July 29, 2010, 10:36:18 AM
Another ehellion with lots & lots of books & generously sized.....brains. 

DH & I are both book junkies.  We have bookshelves in every room & still have books stored in the crawlspace.  And I just donated over 400.  We are also both nerds & I used to do SCA. 
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: bookworm317 on July 29, 2010, 12:11:56 PM
I have spent so much of my life being seen as odd for how much I read, and then I find all the other readers...on ehell! Seriously, this place seems to be disproportionatly readers, nerds, Renn Faire folk, etc. It's like someone took all my favorite things and crammed them into a polite website!!
And geeks. Don't forget the geeks!  ;D
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Coralreef on July 29, 2010, 12:42:31 PM
I have spent so much of my life being seen as odd for how much I read, and then I find all the other readers...on ehell! Seriously, this place seems to be disproportionatly readers, nerds, Renn Faire folk, etc. It's like someone took all my favorite things and crammed them into a polite website!!
And geeks. Don't forget the geeks!  ;D
I knew there was a reason I liked this site.  ;) :-*
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: sisbam on July 29, 2010, 12:46:57 PM
I have tons of books, and a D cup.  What does that make me?   ;)

Me?

Octoplets!

Whee! Give us a Discovery reality show!

You mean TLC?  >:D
Even better,

"Books and B00bs", Coming soon to TLC!

*high five*
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Sanity Lost on July 29, 2010, 02:25:40 PM
What I want on a tee shirt

I have the 3 "B"s

Books
Brains
&
Boobs

 ;D
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Little Jo on July 29, 2010, 02:34:06 PM
I am laughing sick I have books on books on books I have all shelves covered I have several large boxes along the hall about three deep in books and I have four on the go at once.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: eclecticgrrl on July 29, 2010, 05:32:45 PM
<threadjack>
At Pennsic one year, some doofus was attempting to impress me and began listing all the honors he'd received.  Which...  meh.

Casting around to find something else to make himself sound wonderful and exciting, he looked at my chair and noticed the book I had laying next to me.  Asked me if I read.  I admitted that I have done once or twice.

He pulls himself up to his full 5 feet and 3 or so inches and proudly announces that if I ever came by to the house where he lives with his mom, he would show me his library.  He had THIRTY-FIVE books.  (pauses to make sure that I understand the import)  THIRTY-FIVE!!!

While I was trying to find something nice to say about his 35 books, one of my campmates - who is even more lacking in tact than me if such a thing is possible - laughed out loud and said "Hey, be careful.  She's probably got 35 books just in her car right now."

Boy didn't believe him so avoided having his ego smooshed.  I excused myself, whapped my friend on the head and went and hid in the tent until it all passed.

But I wish that *I* had THIRTY-FIVE books.  That would be keen.

</threadjack>
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Elfmama on July 29, 2010, 06:00:14 PM
So Baron Master Sir Biggstuff has THIRTY FIVE books? (http://www3.telus.net/smile/images/rofl-k2.gif)
He doesn't go to other SCA people's houses, does he?  I have thirty five books on heraldry alone!  Yes, real books, with pages and everything!!!!

That's my favorite thing about the SCA -- other people with personal libraries rivaling the size of mine.  ;D
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: aventurine on July 29, 2010, 06:36:21 PM
Just for grins and giggles, I decided to count the books on the bookshelf closest to me, which is the entertainment center.  I got to 35 before I finished the second shelf.    

We probably have at least that many lying around in clutter at the moment, not even counting the unshelved stacks that we need to buy more shelves to contain.  

(eclecticgrrl, be prepared for someone to ask you what Baron Master Sir Bigstuff's height has to do with anything  ;) )

Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: VorFemme on July 29, 2010, 07:02:31 PM
Just for grins and giggles, I decided to count the books on the bookshelf closest to me, which is the entertainment center.  I got to 35 before I finished the second shelf.   

We probably have at least that many lying around in clutter at the moment, not even counting the unshelved stacks that we need to buy more shelves to contain. 

(eclecticgrrl, be prepared for someone to ask you what Baron Master Sir Bigstuff's height has to do with anything  ;) )



As a sci fi character/author oft quoted or paraphrase here is supposed to say "everyone is the same height when lying down" - my guess is that Baron Master Sir Bigstuff's package (and I am referring to his appearance and personality ONLY) was not really that good a deal, even "sweetened" with a library of thirty-five books.  Living with his mother in her home - well, that is a shortcoming that would take a lot more to overcome.........

Possibly thirty-five eReaders all full with no overlap, Mom lives in a mansion & he is the only heir AND has his own seven room suite, and............well, a few other things going for him.  Plus I'd have to be single and care two hoots about anything other than laughing at the cliched situation in the first place!

Sheesh.............talk about shooting yourself in the foot..........he has no idea how to impress the human female, does he?
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Venus193 on July 29, 2010, 07:11:04 PM
We should all have this:

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Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: sisbam on July 29, 2010, 07:20:26 PM
Can I still be in the club because I patronized my library every other week? I'm sure you'll appreciate that I wanted, ya know, lights and a roof over my head...
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: VorFemme on July 29, 2010, 07:28:11 PM
Can I still be in the club because I patronized my library every other week? I'm sure you'll appreciate that I wanted, ya know, lights and a roof over my head...

I represent that remark (five book from the library day before yesterday - finished one late last night), a thousand or so ebooks on my computer AND CD AND eReader (wouldn't want to loose any of those files), plus I don't care to count how many books on......um, four bookcases, a stack in the sewing room, sewing books in the sewing room, another stack in the guest room, and a couple in a tote bag in case I get stuck somewhere with ten minutes to spare for reading (short story collections).

A DD or DDD cup size, depending on the band size, and raising a daughter who likes to read and a son who also likes to read - although a narrower range of subjects.

Mom likes to read, too - but I got my bosom from further back in the family tree (two of the great-grandmothers one on each side - not mother or either grandmother).  Bosoms must be recessive.........
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: hopeful4 on July 29, 2010, 10:20:47 PM
When we were moving, my DH got a lot of boxes from a store on his route - he is a delivery man.  The store happened to be a liquor store.  Can you imagine what she would have thought about us?  ;D
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Evil Duckie on July 30, 2010, 09:12:14 AM
I am also in the Books, Brains and Boobs Club.

As I said before we have lots of books in the house. I refuse to count how many. I have a BS in Chemistry and I am a DD. So I guess I qualify for the club. My entire family loves to read.

I just checked my ipod and counted 37 books on my ereader app and I am looking at adding a couple of more books.

What is the name of the club for the guys? :P  Books, Brains and Boxers?
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: eclecticgrrl on July 30, 2010, 09:20:32 AM
(eclecticgrrl, be prepared for someone to ask you what Baron Master Sir Bigstuff's height has to do with anything  ;) )

Oh, I can tell you right away - his height doesn't have to do with anything!  For me, it just sort of set the visual image.  Since he was still almost an inch taller than me, it's not like I can mock.

Well...  I can mock about the books, right?  The living with his mom and their 35 books?  Please tell me I can mock a little here in the safety of the BBB Club.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Hushabye on July 30, 2010, 09:42:39 AM
I am also in the Books, Brains and Boobs Club.

If we can change that to the Books, Brains and Booty Club, I would totally seek membership!  (I am a proud member of the Itty Bitty Committee; all my junk is in my trunk.)  We have two six-foot bookshelves that are solidly full and overflowing, with enough books to fill a third.  Not as many as some on here, but I'm 25; I have time to grow the collection.  :D
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: mamakinz on July 30, 2010, 10:06:32 AM
I guess I'll "fess up to being a member of the BBB club!!   And I enjoy Ren Faire, and have geek tendencies!!!   ;D  As of my current inventory list of all the books I own -- I'm at 1400 -- and that does not include the 6 I bought this week, and all of the books in my DD's room (2 six foot bookshelves primarily filled with books) and my DS's room (1 4 foot shelf full plus a few piles) plus the little kid books from when they were little and I can't bring myself to get rid of.


I have a king size bed -- there is no space under the bed -- it is FULL of my books -- paperback books fit very nicely in paper grocery bags and slide very nicely under my bed -- I need more book shelves.


2 good quotes for all my "book" friends:

"Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?" -- Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

"Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them."   Arnold Lobel
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: pierrotlunaire0 on July 30, 2010, 10:18:29 AM
Years and years ago, I went to a furniture store to buy a bookcase, but they had none.  The sales rep however was determined to make a sale.  She steered me to an entertainment center that had space to hold a large screen TV, and that was it.

"I have a lot of books I need storage for."

Oh, that was easy, she assured me.  All I had to do was pile them in the TV spot, right on top of each other.  I could probably jam about 30 paperbacks in there!

"What if I want to read a book on the bottom of the pile?"

This obviously threw her for a loop, and she asked me a question that has haunted me to this day: "You read your books?"

No, lady, I eat them!  Great source of fiber.  (Well, I didn't say the last, but I wanted to).
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: bookworm317 on July 30, 2010, 12:14:03 PM
I'm kinda lacking in the boob department--can I still join the Books, Brains, & Boobs Club? 'Cuz I have a LOT of books! So many, in fact, that some of them are currently living on the floor. And on top of the dresser.


So, can I join?
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: blue2000 on July 30, 2010, 12:37:07 PM
Stuff a few pocket anthologies in there. Instant cleavage, and very handy for reading emergencies!
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: hermanne on July 30, 2010, 02:08:32 PM
My books are currently packed away in our storage unit while our house is on the market. :'(
 
(We have a bid! and counter-bids going back and forth... :-\)
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Corbin on July 30, 2010, 02:30:55 PM
I have spent so much of my life being seen as odd for how much I read, and then I find all the other readers...on ehell! Seriously, this place seems to be disproportionatly readers, nerds, Renn Faire folk, etc. It's like someone took all my favorite things and crammed them into a polite website!!
And geeks. Don't forget the geeks!  ;D
I knew there was a reason I liked this site.  ;) :-*

I would never forget the geeks. They are fun, interesting, and really darn handy to have around!  :-*
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Sophia on July 30, 2010, 02:31:31 PM
...
This obviously threw her for a loop, and she asked me a question that has haunted me to this day: "You read your books?"...

Yeah, and if you were to buy books for display purposes used paperbacks is what you would pick.  

Years ago there was a used bookstore near my house.  It was like the best bookstore ever.  I used to "rent" books a lot.  I'd buy them for half retail from a used bookstore, and then sell them back for half of what I paid.  I almost never reread books and only keep the few thousand books I can't part with.  This bookstore was 95+ percent books I wouldn't part with.  Great selection.  I eventually figured out it was someones private library being liquidated.  They had some of the leather Easton Press books.  I negotiated a discount on them by pointing out I actually wanted to read the books.  
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Yarnspinner on July 30, 2010, 02:58:01 PM
...
This obviously threw her for a loop, and she asked me a question that has haunted me to this day: "You read your books?"...

Yeah, and if you were to buy books for display purposes used paperbacks is what you would pick. 

Years ago there was a used bookstore near my house.  It was like the best bookstore ever.  I used to "rent" books a lot.  I'd buy them for half retail from a used bookstore, and then sell them back for half of what I paid.  I almost never reread books and only keep the few thousand books I can't part with.  This bookstore was 95+ percent books I wouldn't part with.  Great selection.  I eventually figured out it was someones private library being liquidated.  They had some of the leather Easton Press books.  I negotiated a discount on them by pointing out I actually wanted to read the books. 


Waaaay OT:  In one of my favorite fantasy novels a character is stunned when his paramour brings him a book from a popular bookseller.  What makes it apropos is his rant following the reception of the book "...the rich buy his books for decorative purposes only!  They don't read them.  It's 'oh, you don't have Birdbrain's Philosophy on Chicken Breeding in Red?  All right, then, what DO you have in red?  Fine,  I'll take enough to fill thirty seven inches.  Now about the blue..."

That isn't the exact quote, but I can see the customer potential for a store like this....
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: aventurine on July 30, 2010, 03:04:26 PM
(eclecticgrrl, be prepared for someone to ask you what Baron Master Sir Bigstuff's height has to do with anything  ;) )

Oh, I can tell you right away - his height doesn't have to do with anything!  For me, it just sort of set the visual image. 

I share your opinion that details like that help set the image; I'm also an adder of extraneous details, and I don't mean a thing by it.  I just wanted to point out that, especially here on e-hell, sometimes folks take exception to this habit of ours.  And I can see their point; obnoxious behavior is obnoxious no matter what the person looks like. 

So, in short, your detail didn't bother me personally, but I wanted to make you aware in case it came up.   8)

Now back to your regularly scheduled thread....
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: VorFemme on July 30, 2010, 03:53:04 PM
(eclecticgrrl, be prepared for someone to ask you what Baron Master Sir Bigstuff's height has to do with anything  ;) )

Oh, I can tell you right away - his height doesn't have to do with anything!  For me, it just sort of set the visual image.

I share your opinion that details like that help set the image; I'm also an adder of extraneous details, and I don't mean a thing by it.  I just wanted to point out that, especially here on e-hell, sometimes folks take exception to this habit of ours.  And I can see their point; obnoxious behavior is obnoxious no matter what the person looks like. 

So, in short, your detail didn't bother me personally, but I wanted to make you aware in case it came up.   8)

Now back to your regularly scheduled thread....

True, but Sir God's Gift to the Female Bookworm might be more interesting if he were five or six inches taller, could dance, and looked more like Captain Jack Sparrow................instead of Wilbur Milqutoast who lives with his mother............  And a digit or two in front of that 35 (135, 1135) might not hurt either..........

But even Captain Jack Sparrow has been known to quote books at the females he is trying to impress - granted that he may not be trying to impress them for more than a night (and he does have his own ship - no mention of "mother").
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Suze on July 30, 2010, 07:09:50 PM
(eclecticgrrl, be prepared for someone to ask you what Baron Master Sir Bigstuff's height has to do with anything  ;) )

Oh, I can tell you right away - his height doesn't have to do with anything!  For me, it just sort of set the visual image.  Since he was still almost an inch taller than me, it's not like I can mock.

Well...  I can mock about the books, right?  The living with his mom and their 35 books?  Please tell me I can mock a little here in the safety of the BBB Club.

ok - maybe he was "playing persona" and talking about a time when 35 books were a huge deal.

on the other hand

nah
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Elfmama on July 30, 2010, 09:30:06 PM
(eclecticgrrl, be prepared for someone to ask you what Baron Master Sir Bigstuff's height has to do with anything  ;) )

Oh, I can tell you right away - his height doesn't have to do with anything!  For me, it just sort of set the visual image.  Since he was still almost an inch taller than me, it's not like I can mock.

Well...  I can mock about the books, right?  The living with his mom and their 35 books?  Please tell me I can mock a little here in the safety of the BBB Club.

ok - maybe he was "playing persona" and talking about a time when 35 books were a huge deal.

on the other hand

nah
If he was playing persona, he wouldn't have been title-stacking.  And unless Mummy was the Queen of somewhere, he wouldn't have been living with her -- she would have been living with him.  (Yes, there's a difference.)
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: HonorH on July 30, 2010, 10:52:14 PM
This obviously threw her for a loop, and she asked me a question that has haunted me to this day: "You read your books?"

Read, re-read, re-re-read . . . a good book is like an old friend, one you can return to time and time again.  And when a book series you love comes out with a new book, it's like a reunion with old friends.  There's supposed to be a new Discworld Watch book coming out in the next few years, and I can't wait to see what Vimes and co. are doing.  How's Young Sam growing?  Is Angua still trying hard not to be friends with Sally?  What's happening in the slacking-off department with Colon and Nobby?  Will we see Gaspode again (oh, please)?  Who's annoying Commander Vimes today?  And what's Vetinari's latest Xanatos Gambit?  I simply must know!
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Fliss on July 31, 2010, 03:23:22 AM

I have one of those memories that remembers everything I've read. While it's nice party trick to be able to recite swathes of Pratchett and Feist, it's even more amusing to be able to go visit the parents, have someone ask for a reference, and be able to pull out a book I haven't read in 20 years and go straight to the page/chapter I'm after.

Of course, the partners comment is "You've read them all a thousand times! How many books does one person need?"

To which I usually reply "as many as the house can hold without violating health and safety."
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: purplemuse on August 01, 2010, 08:13:29 AM
I'm a bookworm who married a bookworm.  We try to keep the numbers to a manageable level... it hasn't worked very well.

Still, I've been trying to visit the library more often...

And the last time we moved was interesting-- instead of cardboard boxes, we use those huge, plastic bins.  A lot of the conversation was along the lines of:

"What's in this one?"
"Books."

repeated over and over...
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Suze on August 01, 2010, 09:53:45 AM
a friend of mine has moved a personal libiary several times

hers is caculated by weight -- 4 tons of books

they have two rooms in their house set like library stacks and FULL

there is also a fold out bed in one for guests -- it is very hard to sleep with all those books screaming READ ME at you all night --- giggle
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Betelnut on August 01, 2010, 11:07:05 AM
One of my favorite quotes by Cicero:

"A room without books is like a body without a soul."

True that.

Edited to fix quote!
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: KenveeB on August 01, 2010, 12:13:38 PM
A book without books is very strange. :)

I was putting together some of my favorite book/library quotes to try to put together a little decoration for my newly renovated library.  My two favorites:

Book lovers will understand me,
and they will know too that part of the pleasure
of a library lies in its very existence.


She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Suze on August 01, 2010, 01:30:33 PM
my fav book quote is by Groucho Marx

Outside of a dog a book is man's best friend
Inside of a dog it is too dark to read

oh and a bumper sticker I found once

They got the libiary at Alexandra - they are not getting mine
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Pinky830 on August 01, 2010, 01:56:12 PM
I spent the night at a friend's house once and woke up before anyone else, as I so often do. I was telling my mother about it later, saying the worst part was that I was bored, because there were absolutely no books in the house.

Mom: "No books? Really? They don't read books?...What do people even think about, if they don't read books?"
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Asharah on August 01, 2010, 05:42:10 PM
I spent the night at a friend's house once and woke up before anyone else, as I so often do. I was telling my mother about it later, saying the worst part was that I was bored, because there were absolutely no books in the house.

Mom: "No books? Really? They don't read books?...What do people even think about, if they don't read books?"
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Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Suze on August 01, 2010, 05:46:28 PM
yeah but a DVD is hard to take to the bathroom with you.  >snicker<

and watch anyway.

I've been in houses with almost no books - they feel not right to me.  I guess growing up with books in almost every room of the house - yeah bathroom too.

I hate to think about the tonage I would need to move.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: workingmum on August 02, 2010, 07:04:35 AM
I have tons of books, and a D cup.  What does that make me?   ;)

My twin, apparently.  :D
Mine too  ;D
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: workingmum on August 02, 2010, 07:06:49 AM
I have tons of books, and a D cup.  What does that make me?   ;)

A well-rounded reader?

Badum  Dump
you know you have been on facebook too long when you go looking for the "Like" button on Ehell!
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Ambrosia Hino on August 02, 2010, 08:50:54 AM
I feel like I've won a major triumph. DH does not enjoy reading, but told me yesterday that whenever we eventually move to a bigger house, he wants one room set aside as a library/office. LOL He jokes about guys needing a "man-cave" but he wants to give me my own retreat! He has finally started to understand that getting me a stack of used paperbacks is a perfect present, and that I enjoy reading on the level he enjoys fishing. ;D

I think I'm doing good - it only took 5 1/2 years for this to sink in, with our 3rd wedding anniversary!
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Ygraine on August 02, 2010, 10:22:27 AM
Can I still be in the club because I patronized my library every other week? I'm sure you'll appreciate that I wanted, ya know, lights and a roof over my head...

I represent that remark (five book from the library day before yesterday - finished one late last night), a thousand or so ebooks on my computer AND CD AND eReader (wouldn't want to loose any of those files), plus I don't care to count how many books on......um, four bookcases, a stack in the sewing room, sewing books in the sewing room, another stack in the guest room, and a couple in a tote bag in case I get stuck somewhere with ten minutes to spare for reading (short story collections).

A DD or DDD cup size, depending on the band size, and raising a daughter who likes to read and a son who also likes to read - although a narrower range of subjects.

Mom likes to read, too - but I got my bosom from further back in the family tree (two of the great-grandmothers one on each side - not mother or either grandmother).  Bosoms must be recessive.........


Bolding is mine:
There is nothing "recessive" about my bosoms... ;D

And does anyone else remember the movie "Auntie Mame"?  "Books are so decorative, aren't they?"  Rosiland Russell's expression was unforgettable.

Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: VorFemme on August 02, 2010, 10:31:07 AM
Can I still be in the club because I patronized my library every other week? I'm sure you'll appreciate that I wanted, ya know, lights and a roof over my head...

I represent that remark (five book from the library day before yesterday - finished one late last night), a thousand or so ebooks on my computer AND CD AND eReader (wouldn't want to loose any of those files), plus I don't care to count how many books on......um, four bookcases, a stack in the sewing room, sewing books in the sewing room, another stack in the guest room, and a couple in a tote bag in case I get stuck somewhere with ten minutes to spare for reading (short story collections).

A DD or DDD cup size, depending on the band size, and raising a daughter who likes to read and a son who also likes to read - although a narrower range of subjects.

Mom likes to read, too - but I got my bosom from further back in the family tree (two of the great-grandmothers one on each side - not mother or either grandmother).  Bosoms must be recessive.........


Bolding is mine:
There is nothing "recessive" about my bosoms... ;D

And does anyone else remember the movie "Auntie Mame"?  "Books are so decorative, aren't they?"  Rosiland Russell's expression was unforgettable.



Mine aren't recessive by a long shot - but with all the relatively flat chested women on Mom's side of the family, I got my genes from Maternal Grandfather's Mother and Great-Grandmother (or is that two greats?) Altdorf on Dad's side of the family (need to see a written tree to see where she is on it).  A great many of the women are B or B- with a few A cups.  Well - not on the German side of the family - but Great Grandmother Altdorf (GGMW) is their ancestor, too.............I'd say that the bosomy are a sizeable minority of about a third (all of us are related to GGMA - but some of them are by marriage and others had a parent from a line not blessed by the Bewb Fairy).
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Ambrosia Hino on August 02, 2010, 10:40:12 AM
Can I still be in the club because I patronized my library every other week? I'm sure you'll appreciate that I wanted, ya know, lights and a roof over my head...

I represent that remark (five book from the library day before yesterday - finished one late last night), a thousand or so ebooks on my computer AND CD AND eReader (wouldn't want to loose any of those files), plus I don't care to count how many books on......um, four bookcases, a stack in the sewing room, sewing books in the sewing room, another stack in the guest room, and a couple in a tote bag in case I get stuck somewhere with ten minutes to spare for reading (short story collections).

A DD or DDD cup size, depending on the band size, and raising a daughter who likes to read and a son who also likes to read - although a narrower range of subjects.

Mom likes to read, too - but I got my bosom from further back in the family tree (two of the great-grandmothers one on each side - not mother or either grandmother).  Bosoms must be recessive.........


Bolding is mine:
There is nothing "recessive" about my bosoms... ;D

And does anyone else remember the movie "Auntie Mame"?  "Books are so decorative, aren't they?"  Rosiland Russell's expression was unforgettable.



Mine aren't recessive by a long shot - but with all the relatively flat chested women on Mom's side of the family, I got my genes from Maternal Grandfather's Mother and Great-Grandmother (or is that two greats?) Altdorf on Dad's side of the family (need to see a written tree to see where she is on it).  A great many of the women are B or B- with a few A cups.  Well - not on the German side of the family - but Great Grandmother Altdorf (GGMW) is their ancestor, too.............I'd say that the bosomy are a sizeable minority of about a third (all of us are related to GGMA - but some of them are by marriage and others had a parent from a line not blessed by the Bewb Fairy).

didn't your little sister AND your mom used to accuse you of having taken their share of "bewbage"?  >:D I still wish you'd taken mine too...

I'm off to go update my list of "Books Wanted" so that DH has referances for the future. He prefers cover photos but I keep telling him that with the title and author's name, he can always get help from the desk. He's so lost in a bookstore ::)
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Sophia on August 02, 2010, 11:05:44 AM
... He prefers cover photos but I keep telling him that with the title and author's name, he can always get help from the desk. He's so lost in a bookstore ::)

Ha Ha.  Now that is a non-reader. 
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: VorFemme on August 02, 2010, 11:29:52 AM
He might like a book on fishing!

My sister has found, as she ages and her sight changes that reading is not as easy & fun as it was in our youth.

We have come to a dim understanding that maybe, just maybe, people who find that it strains their eyes might not LIKE to read as much as we do.

She used to stitch on 22 to the inch (22 to the 2.54 cm>) fabric and could SEE the fibers in the threads of the fabric and the embroidery floss.  No longer - she is now stitching on 14 ct and thinking that the next few projects will need to be 11 count.  She is also noticing a strain at work (engineer - lot of reading - both paper and computer screen) and isn't reading as much "for fun" when she gets home.

I am refusing VorGuy's offer of eye surgery as I still have pretty good close vision and don't want to risk loosing it when the doctor tries to "adjust" my vision to be better overall - the results are not guaranteed  (I like to sew, embroider, knit, and read).  VorGuy was the next thing to legally blind without his glasses - so he risked very little and is THRILLED not to have to wear anything but sun glasses any more!  He has three pairs (unless he's lost another pair - we've bought five pairs since the surgery).

Sometimes you can convert a non-reader to a reader if you offer a really, really good book on the right subject.

My favorite subjects are myriad - but I'm a known addict.  VorGuy "discovered" science fiction with DUNE - but hates The Cold Equations (spoiler - he insists that there had to have been a way for the stowaway to stay on board and live). 

All wonderful SonInLaw might need is the right book - his alma mater, fishing, or possibly football might do it - but AFTER he finishes his degree.  Nobody wants to distract a student from his school books...............
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Clara Bow on August 02, 2010, 03:06:52 PM
I just got a package from Barnes and Noble online....wonder what the neighbors think?
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Hushabye on August 02, 2010, 03:13:54 PM
I'm getting one from Amazon soon... Uh oh...
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: K_Bear on August 02, 2010, 04:41:16 PM
Hmmm...so, I'm packing to move as we speak(type?). I'm only bringing some of my furniture, and all the rest is art supplies & books...lots of books...tons of books. In fact I think more books than furniture. Not even bringing the books shelves(an excuse to get new ones ;) )

I wonder what my new neighbors will think of me and my DDs with almost nothing but books? ::)
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Suze on August 02, 2010, 05:09:41 PM
Hmmm...so, I'm packing to move as we speak(type?). I'm only bringing some of my furniture, and all the rest is art supplies & books...lots of books...tons of books. In fact I think more books than furniture. Not even bringing the books shelves(an excuse to get new ones ;) )

I wonder what my new neighbors will think of me and my DDs with almost nothing but books? ::)

if you pile them up "right" and toss an old blanket over them

they could be furniture.....
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Sirius on August 02, 2010, 06:19:41 PM
That neighbor better never look in my house we have books in every room and lot of book cases and are still adding.  ;D

Wonder what that makes my family. :P

We have books everywhere and lots of bookcases.  Plus I work at home, so if someone sees that I rarely leave...  I do not, however, have a C cup. (Go further up the alphabet.)  Not only that, Mr. Sirius is bald with a beard so it should be obvious which genders we are unless someone is trying to be obtuse.

(Loved your "She'd have a duck", Auntie.  While I have no desire to be hospitalized, I hope I end up with a nurse like you.)
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: LEMon on August 02, 2010, 07:56:18 PM
I have enjoyed so many of the ehell 'conversations' about books.  Just get us all going and enjoy the talk.

Love my books.  DH and my boys have learned my wish list is for books and more books.  And if you can't do that, give me a gift certificate to a bookstore and get outta my way.

This years Christmas present from DH was a bookshelf.  He figured I would fill it gradually.  He looked a little stunned when I roped my sons into carrying books from my hiding spaces to the new bookshelf.  Yep, full.

(Another proud member of the BBB club)
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Ambrosia Hino on August 03, 2010, 08:37:53 AM
DH's younger step-sister just asked for a gift card to Books-A-Million for her birthday (I had asked what she wanted first). ;D She so tiny that she wouldn't qualify for the BBB club, but she definately has the books and the brains. At 5' even and less than 100lbs, I don't think I'd mind missing the last qualification either (she turns 16 this Saturday).

Her mom is a teacher, and is currently finishing up her degree (I think she's either almost done with her Masters or just started her doctorate...).  SMIL also likes to read for pleasure. Thanks to them, FIL and DH are begining to realize that maybe I'm not so odd afterall (still odd, just not AS odd, LOL).

VorFemme - DH says he used to read alot when he was younger, before he got to the point he needed glasses. Apparently, he used to do the same 'read by the nightlight' that I did, but suffered the consequences, while I haven't (yet). He'll still read his stuff for school, when he can't get around it, but I can understand the eyestrain and discomfort. Subject-wise, he likes alot of the same things I do, but settles for the TV/movie versions so that he doesn't have to read. I might look into audio books for him. Its not the same, but it might do some good. Maybe.

... He prefers cover photos but I keep telling him that with the title and author's name, he can always get help from the desk. He's so lost in a bookstore ::)
Ha Ha.  Now that is a non-reader. 

The problem with the cover photos is well, sometimes they change the cover art. And he doesn't know anything else in the series, so he just looks for the one book in the picture.

I just made up a list of my favorite book series (is there a plural for series? I need that word) and authors, with the titles for each book. Now I'm crossing out the ones I already have. Once I finish getting this together, I'm giving it to him to make shopping for birthday/Christmas/anniversary/surprise gifts for me easy. All he'll need to do is hit the bookstore (used or new) or amazon, and not have to worry about whether or not I like it...plus, if he shows the list to someone at the store, they can probably make recommendations to him for other things I may like.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Sophia on August 03, 2010, 10:23:37 AM
...I might look into audio books for him. Its not the same, but it might do some good. Maybe....

Do the unabridged.  They aren't cheap, but go to the library. 
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: squashedfrog on August 03, 2010, 10:31:14 AM
Hmmm...so, I'm packing to move as we speak(type?). I'm only bringing some of my furniture, and all the rest is art supplies & books...lots of books...tons of books. In fact I think more books than furniture. Not even bringing the books shelves(an excuse to get new ones ;) )

I wonder what my new neighbors will think of me and my DDs with almost nothing but books? ::)

if you pile them up "right" and toss an old blanket over them

they could be furniture.....


LOL!! I  did this at uni once, when I had a room so tiny that I'd taken up window sills and books shelves, , and then forgot it was just for show and leaned back after a hard day.  T'was an unglamourous position to be in, legs in the air under a sliding pile of books ...
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Ambrosia Hino on August 03, 2010, 11:27:54 AM
...I might look into audio books for him. Its not the same, but it might do some good. Maybe....

Do the unabridged.  They aren't cheap, but go to the library. 

I'll talk to him about that idea. If I can start with some of my favorites, then I can finally conquer that problem of wanting to read while cooking or in the tub/shower (the stereo can easily stay out of the slash zone). Hmmmm...
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Hushabye on August 03, 2010, 11:35:44 AM
...I might look into audio books for him. Its not the same, but it might do some good. Maybe....

Do the unabridged.  They aren't cheap, but go to the library. 

I'll talk to him about that idea. If I can start with some of my favorites, then I can finally conquer that problem of wanting to read while cooking or in the tub/shower (the stereo can easily stay out of the slash zone). Hmmmm...

I recently got Southern Honey turned onto it (there are also a lot of books available online for downloading to MP3 players and such for free or cheap), and he couldn't dislike reading anything longer than a short story more if you made him!
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Ambrosia Hino on August 03, 2010, 12:07:08 PM
...I might look into audio books for him. Its not the same, but it might do some good. Maybe....

Do the unabridged.  They aren't cheap, but go to the library. 

I'll talk to him about that idea. If I can start with some of my favorites, then I can finally conquer that problem of wanting to read while cooking or in the tub/shower (the stereo can easily stay out of the slash zone). Hmmmm...

I recently got Southern Honey turned onto it (there are also a lot of books available online for downloading to MP3 players and such for free or cheap), and he couldn't dislike reading anything longer than a short story more if you made him!

Right now, the longest I've ever seen him read (other than for school) is newspaper articles. But college requires enough reading that I cut him some slack, especially since he still pulls better grades than I do.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Yarnspinner on August 03, 2010, 06:01:16 PM
He might like a book on fishing!

My sister has found, as she ages and her sight changes that reading is not as easy & fun as it was in our youth.

We have come to a dim understanding that maybe, just maybe, people who find that it strains their eyes might not LIKE to read as much as we do.

She used to stitch on 22 to the inch (22 to the 2.54 cm>) fabric and could SEE the fibers in the threads of the fabric and the embroidery floss.  No longer - she is now stitching on 14 ct and thinking that the next few projects will need to be 11 count.  She is also noticing a strain at work (engineer - lot of reading - both paper and computer screen) and isn't reading as much "for fun" when she gets home.

I am refusing VorGuy's offer of eye surgery as I still have pretty good close vision and don't want to risk loosing it when the doctor tries to "adjust" my vision to be better overall - the results are not guaranteed  (I like to sew, embroider, knit, and read).  VorGuy was the next thing to legally blind without his glasses - so he risked very little and is THRILLED not to have to wear anything but sun glasses any more!  He has three pairs (unless he's lost another pair - we've bought five pairs since the surgery).

Sometimes you can convert a non-reader to a reader if you offer a really, really good book on the right subject.

My favorite subjects are myriad - but I'm a known addict.  VorGuy "discovered" science fiction with DUNE - but hates The Cold Equations (spoiler - he insists that there had to have been a way for the stowaway to stay on board and live). 

All wonderful SonInLaw might need is the right book - his alma mater, fishing, or possibly football might do it - but AFTER he finishes his degree.  Nobody wants to distract a student from his school books...............

CRUD MONKEYS!, VorFemme, the Cold Equations KILLS me every time.  I saw a Twilight Zone version and cried like a fool knowing what was coming.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: kherbert05 on August 03, 2010, 06:06:18 PM
...I might look into audio books for him. Its not the same, but it might do some good. Maybe....

Do the unabridged.  They aren't cheap, but go to the library. 

My library (Harris County) system has audio books available for Download.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Minmom3 on August 03, 2010, 10:38:31 PM
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She used to stitch on 22 to the inch (22 to the 2.54 cm>) fabric and could SEE the fibers in the threads of the fabric and the embroidery floss.  No longer - she is now stitching on 14 ct and thinking that the next few projects will need to be 11 count.  She is also noticing a strain at work (engineer - lot of reading - both paper and computer screen) and isn't reading as much "for fun" when she gets home.
****

At the local embroidery store we used to have, I got a magnifying glass that is 5x, that sits on the boobage.  Hangs on a cord around my neck, and has a small central spot that is 25X.  That's what I use to do my embroidery these days.  I used to be able to focus WAY close, for short periods, but can no longer do so, so I NEED that glass when I'm doing handwork.  I could still quilt without the glass, but I would not be able to get the names and date of birth on the baby quilts without that nice glass that sits there so nicely.  Like this, but mine has no light in it - http://www.jdr-be.com/N6865.htm

Oh, I think the household count of books here is about 1500 - 2000, and about 1000 - 1500 will be leaving with me when I move sometime next month, and my chestular count is DDD...  My tacky paperback scifi's are leaving with me, my even tackier paperback romances are leaving with me, and my not-so-tacky-so-they-can-go-in-the-living room books with pretty pictures and covers are going too.  DH will have his oh-so-lovely faux leather with gilt edges and his trade publications and texts, but there aren't that many of them, he has mostly DVD's and the TV!
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Sophia on August 04, 2010, 01:01:57 PM
...I might look into audio books for him. Its not the same, but it might do some good. Maybe....

Do the unabridged.  They aren't cheap, but go to the library. 

My library (Harris County) system has audio books available for Download.

Mine, too.  It totally rocks.  The best part is, no late fees
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: magician5 on August 04, 2010, 04:01:44 PM
I'm only bringing some of my furniture, and all the rest is art supplies & books

Books are bad enough, but ART SUPPLIES??? The neighbors will be mobbed at your door with torches and pitchforks before you finish unloading! You gotta watch them artists, they're sneaky!
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Sanity Lost on August 04, 2010, 10:38:56 PM
Favorite Quote : "That which money I have goes to books; anything left over pays for food and home" Erasmus

Fortnately I married a non reader who supports my addiction  ;D But insists that we pay for food & bills before the books siggghhhhh.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: libraryliz on August 04, 2010, 11:00:12 PM
Saw on a tshirt today: "Don't lead me into temptation... or bookstores."
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: KenveeB on August 05, 2010, 06:57:42 AM
Saw on a tshirt today: "Don't lead me into temptation... or bookstores."

Well that's just redundant, isn't it?
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: VorFemme on August 05, 2010, 08:35:14 AM
This is a good case for an ebook reader - how is the nosy neighbor to know if you got fifteen books on it or 500 (assuming the memory holds that much) with another 4500 backed up somewhere?

Why are you looking at my external hard drive like that?  No I'm not telling you how many books are on there!  I have them organized three different ways (folder by author, folder by series, and individual files) so it looks like a lot more books than it really is, honest!
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Carnation on August 07, 2010, 11:09:57 AM
It was Andrew Carnegie building all them libraries that ruined this country! >:(
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: magician5 on August 07, 2010, 12:02:05 PM
"New neighbors movin' in, Bessie. Let's go see if they wanna go to the meetin' to ban Tom Sawyer from the school... wait a minute ... AAAAARGH! THEY'VE GOT A KINDLE!"
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Eisa on August 08, 2010, 03:57:38 PM
*giggles*

I definitely belong in the BBB Club. I'm a D-DD, and I have books everywhere. Every week, I check out 20-30 books from the library. At one time, I've had more than 100 books checked out...and I've never lost one. :D My bookshelves are so full that I've jammed every book possible into the space on each shelf, then stacked books on the front part of the shelf on each, and then there's a mess of books around the bottom because there's no room for them. *sighs happily* I love reading. Nobody who knows me likes getting me books anymore because I read them so fast, too. :P Even when I was a kid lol. One time, my parents bought me a book. I read it in the car and finished it before we got home. They weren't happy...
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: gmatoy on August 08, 2010, 10:22:50 PM
I own books...lots of books. And I have (highlight at the risk of jealousy) two library cards.  Yes, I do max them out, why do you ask?
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: kitty-cat on August 08, 2010, 10:29:24 PM
*giggles*

I definitely belong in the BBB Club. I'm a D-DD, and I have books everywhere. Every week, I check out 20-30 books from the library. At one time, I've had more than 100 books checked out...and I've never lost one. :D My bookshelves are so full that I've jammed every book possible into the space on each shelf, then stacked books on the front part of the shelf on each, and then there's a mess of books around the bottom because there's no room for them. *sighs happily* I love reading. Nobody who knows me likes getting me books anymore because I read them so fast, too. :P Even when I was a kid lol. One time, my parents bought me a book. I read it in the car and finished it before we got home. They weren't happy...

And that is why mom said the book had to stay in the bag until we got home. At least if I got it home chores would distract me for a bit... The book might last 2 days then :P
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Eisa on August 09, 2010, 03:07:24 AM
I own books...lots of books. And I have (highlight at the risk of jealousy) two library cards.  Yes, I do max them out, why do you ask?

:o Two? *envious look*

I'm not sure my library card actually has a book limit...:D

And my parents probably should have instituted that "it must stay in the bag until we get home" lol.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Fliss on August 09, 2010, 05:24:57 AM

Pete wandered by the computer earlier and picked up my current reading material, which happens to be 'The Far Pavilions' by M.M. Kaye - which then promptly disintergrated into chunky blocks in his hands. The first I knew about it was when he called out "this book's just fallen apart, I'll throw it out."

He says that he's never seen me move so fast, the scream was deafening, and he swears he heard a sonic boom. I rescued it from the bin, but it's bad enough I'll need to get another one.

Somehow I don't think I'll tell Pete this is my 3rd copy though.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Corbin on August 09, 2010, 12:12:32 PM
When I was a kid and got into trouble, my mother would go into my room and box up all my books. I would start getting a little desperate after a few days, and she would catch me reading the back of the cereal box, the lables on cans in the kitchen, the phone book...anything.

Being in Iraq was hard because I couldn't find new books very easily, and the heat made paperbacks fall apart (although that meant three people could read the same book at the same time). And I didn't have much room for the books I did have. FH has promised to get me a Kindle or a Nook before my next deployment so I can have a whole library!  :D
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: HonorH on August 09, 2010, 08:35:49 PM
Being in Iraq was hard because I couldn't find new books very easily, and the heat made paperbacks fall apart (although that meant three people could read the same book at the same time). And I didn't have much room for the books I did have. FH has promised to get me a Kindle or a Nook before my next deployment so I can have a whole library!  :D

I live in Japan, and my Kindle is my best friend.  You want to check, before you get an e-reader, that you can download books outside the US on it.  I can download directly to my Kindle here in Japan, but last time I looked, you couldn't do that with a Nook.  In other words, research your options.  Happy reading!
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Minmom3 on August 09, 2010, 10:00:16 PM
Saw on a tshirt today: "Don't lead me into temptation... or bookstores."

Well that's just redundant, isn't it?

There are other kinds of temptation, you know.  Like fabric stores.  Or baking supply/restaurant supply stores.  Or really good nurseries and garden supply stores.  There's lotsa temptation out there!  I couldn't possibly pick just one...   ;D
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: KenveeB on August 09, 2010, 10:06:07 PM
Saw on a tshirt today: "Don't lead me into temptation... or bookstores."

Well that's just redundant, isn't it?

There are other kinds of temptation, you know.  Like fabric stores.  Or baking supply/restaurant supply stores.  Or really good nurseries and garden supply stores.  There's lotsa temptation out there!  I couldn't possibly pick just one...   ;D

Yeah, but it's kind of like "I"d better avoid dessert... and chocolate."  It just leaves me thinking you're some weird chocolate and bookstore hating freak. ;)

And you left out scrapbook stores!  I'm not allowed to step foot inside one anymore.  Blows the budget.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Sirius on August 10, 2010, 06:12:29 PM
Saw on a tshirt today: "Don't lead me into temptation... or bookstores."

Well that's just redundant, isn't it?

There are other kinds of temptation, you know.  Like fabric stores.  Or baking supply/restaurant supply stores.  Or really good nurseries and garden supply stores.  There's lotsa temptation out there!  I couldn't possibly pick just one...   ;D

A fabric store I went to in California was right next door to a used book store.  So, Mr. Sirius would go to the book store while I shopped for fabric, and then I'd join him.  He was usually sitting in one of their overstuffed chairs, his feet up on a hassock, reading some of his finds.  But he wasn't ready to leave yet.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: baglady on August 11, 2010, 09:41:33 PM
A few years ago, I helped a friend move. Friend was splitting with Spouse, so we moved both of them into their respective new digs on the same day.

Friend e-mailed all those who had offered to help with the move, to let us know we would be moving both Friend and Spouse, and pointed out as fair warning that Spouse had Forty. Boxes. Of Books.

Friend has quite a few books, too, but nothing approaching 40. The heaviest things Friend needed moving were a ginormous computer monitor and a box of rolled coins. Seriously -- Friend had about $400 in coins!

We gamely schlepped Spouse's 40 boxes.

I've moved a lot over the years so have purged my book inventory on many occasions. If I'd kept all the books I'd ever owned, I'd probably be a 40-boxer, too. As it stands, I probably have about 300. Can I still join the BBB Club? (I definitely qualify on the other two B's.)
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: KenveeB on August 11, 2010, 09:43:53 PM
I've moved a lot over the years so have purged my book inventory on many occasions. If I'd kept all the books I'd ever owned, I'd probably be a 40-boxer, too. As it stands, I probably have about 300. Can I still join the BBB Club? (I definitely qualify on the other two B's.)

Yeah, I only have about 550, but I'm real strict about making periodic trips to Half-Price Books.  Otherwise they take over my whole house. ;)  However, I'm an F.  Do I still qualify?
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Ygraine on August 12, 2010, 07:43:34 AM
KenveeB and Baglady:  Of course you both qualify, and are cheerfully welcomed to our club.   
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Ygraine on August 12, 2010, 07:43:34 AM
KenveeB and Baglady:  Of course you both qualify, and are cheerfully welcomed to our club.   
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Winterlight on August 23, 2010, 02:29:32 PM
I have buttons that say,

I gave my books their own room.  Now they want the whole house.  Mine do!

Naturally you're out of book space.  Everyone is always out of book space. If you're not out of book space, you're probably not worth knowing.  Yep, that's me.

I believe in libraries.  Everybody should have one. I do!
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: VorFemme on August 23, 2010, 02:36:02 PM
What is the Beatles' song about silly love songs?  Well, I want to fill the world with books.  There can't be too many, people are still writing and publishing NEW ones!

Same thing for silly love songs, there was a new one on the radio just the other day!
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: White Dragon on September 06, 2010, 01:08:28 PM
*submitting application for membership*

G reduced to D, boxes of books in closet from a move 3 years ago.
All bookcases full and ready for reading keptin!

Just donated another bag of books to the library yesterday.

Am I in? huh? huh?
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Rosgrana on September 06, 2010, 01:30:18 PM
I own books...lots of books. And I have (highlight at the risk of jealousy) two library cards.  Yes, I do max them out, why do you ask?

I work in the library, so I solved the card-limit problem by making up cards for all the household... including my hamster! Well, why shouldn't hamsters have library cards? There's nothing on the form about what species you are! The nearest thing is "ethnic origin", so I put "Syrian". It doesn't ask how many legs the applicant's got!
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: bookworm317 on September 06, 2010, 05:11:08 PM
I own books...lots of books. And I have (highlight at the risk of jealousy) two library cards.  Yes, I do max them out, why do you ask?

I work in the library, so I solved the card-limit problem by making up cards for all the household... including my hamster! Well, why shouldn't hamsters have library cards? There's nothing on the form about what species you are! The nearest thing is "ethnic origin", so I put "Syrian". It doesn't ask how many legs the applicant's got!

Well, if you want to get technical, you COULD say hamsters have 2 legs & 2 arms(they DO use their front paws as HANDS, after all!).
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Corbin on September 07, 2010, 12:35:55 PM
I own books...lots of books. And I have (highlight at the risk of jealousy) two library cards.  Yes, I do max them out, why do you ask?

I work in the library, so I solved the card-limit problem by making up cards for all the household... including my hamster! Well, why shouldn't hamsters have library cards? There's nothing on the form about what species you are! The nearest thing is "ethnic origin", so I put "Syrian". It doesn't ask how many legs the applicant's got!

That might be the funniest, most awesome thing I have ever seen, anywhere. You are my new hero (I thought I was slightly deviant for using my children's library cards when I run out of space on mine...)  :D
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Suze on September 07, 2010, 02:32:31 PM
oh heck - I live in small town central (lots of little towns close)

I just go to a different libiary and use one of my other 6 cards.....
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: mechtilde on September 07, 2010, 02:34:33 PM
The nearest thing is "ethnic origin", so I put "Syrian". It doesn't ask how many legs the applicant's got!

Hmm- I have two Norwegian Forest cats, but one is Black and White, and the other is Ginger so I can't exactly tick the box marked "White Other"!
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Twik on September 07, 2010, 02:48:20 PM
They're Norwegian, they're of European origin, right?

Your library really asks about racial background? Is that of any particular interest to them?
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Sophia on September 07, 2010, 02:54:06 PM
What kind of library limits do you guys have?  I've had 50-ish books out at a time, and haven't hit the limit, although I know there is one.  There is a limit of 20 for the hold list.  I've come close to that. 
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Amava on September 07, 2010, 02:58:37 PM
What kind of library limits do you guys have?  I've had 50-ish books out at a time, and haven't hit the limit, although I know there is one.  There is a limit of 20 for the hold list.  I've come close to that. 

Mine is 10.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Rosgrana on September 08, 2010, 09:14:13 AM

Your library really asks about racial background? Is that of any particular interest to them?

Yes, it's something almost all public services in the UK try to keep track of. If, say, 20% of City X inhabitants are Kumquat, but only 3% of library users are, then we're either not providing what the Kumquat community want, or not publicising what we provide well enough. Having a service that isn't seen as sufficiently inclusive is a good way to get your funding slashed.

(The Mountain Rescue Service has real problems with this. For whatever reasons, mountain activities are significantly less popular with almost all the UK's minority fruit types, and the Mountain Rescue Service catch heck for not rescuing enough Kumquats. But if no Kumquats get into trouble on the mountain, they're a bit stuck. ::))
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Hushabye on September 08, 2010, 10:00:24 AM
What kind of library limits do you guys have?  I've had 50-ish books out at a time, and haven't hit the limit, although I know there is one.  There is a limit of 20 for the hold list.  I've come close to that. 

Mine is 10.

Mine is 50 books, ten movies, not sure how many books on CD.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Corbin on September 08, 2010, 02:34:26 PM
What kind of library limits do you guys have?  I've had 50-ish books out at a time, and haven't hit the limit, although I know there is one.  There is a limit of 20 for the hold list.  I've come close to that. 

Mine is 10.

Mine is 50 books, ten movies, not sure how many books on CD.
6. Which will barely get me through a plane trip...
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Sophia on September 08, 2010, 03:28:21 PM
Six?!?  No wonder you guys have multiple cards.  I think I have 6 items waiting for me on the hold shelf at the library. 

This thread has made me realize that if ever I wanted to start a business which involved shipping scandalous items, I think the business name would have "books" in the title.  Except for whack-a-loons like DQ and this neighbor, people don't bat an eye at book shipments. 
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: littlelauraj on September 08, 2010, 03:39:15 PM
Sophia, you made me chuckle.  Let's just say that scandalous items are most certainly available from one of the internet's biggest book sellers.  It's almost as good as a plain brown wrapper, except if the kids see the box they want to know if there's anything in there for them.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Joannie81 on September 12, 2010, 11:54:55 AM
In our house, you see books everywhere.  It's going to be hard when DD1 moves out because a lot of them are hers.  We will have to go through them to make sure she takes hers and not mine!  Plus I have my Nook with 10 pages of books so far.  (Have to wait until pay day to add a couple of more.  Plus I go through and get a lot of the free books offered.)  I think I could qualify for the BBB Club.  I have all 3 (D cup) books everywhere and I do have a brain that I use on occasion.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Midnight Kitty on October 18, 2010, 06:30:40 PM
So, in short, your detail didn't bother me personally,
Groan!

[OK, back to reading the thread before commenting]
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: judecat on November 28, 2010, 02:56:37 AM
Hi,  I'm new here,  and very late for the party but I I just wanted to say that I need to be in your "who could possibly have that many books" club.

I rent a room in a boarding house,  I moved with a bed,  2 dressers,  a trunk,  5 boxes of cloths, computer, desk, chair and 4 bookshelves and 25 boxes of books.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Yarnspinner on November 28, 2010, 09:56:54 AM
Same here.  I had a lot of furniture, but I have four book cases I came with and two more that were built in to my walls....and at least twenty boxes of books.  Who is it that can live without books?
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: DangerMouth on November 28, 2010, 10:11:38 AM
Same here.  I had a lot of furniture, but I have four book cases I came with and two more that were built in to my walls....and at least twenty boxes of books.  Who is it that can live without books?

Tell me about it ::)

I was discussing e-readers with my sis the other day, and she said, 'well, it's not the same, there is just something about a book...'

Yah. Not a single bookshelf in her house, no books except for her kid's books (my niece is a reader, thank the PTB), and I doubt my sis has read a book in 20 years.

Incomprehensible to me.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Suze on November 28, 2010, 12:38:19 PM
you CAN be a huge reader and not have many books if you go to a libiary for all of them.

I have friends that do that.  To look at thier house you would think that they don't read a word that is printed

but get to know them and there is a stack of libiary books here and there in the house.  (they put them "away" when "company" is coming)

now me I have a "bazillion" books according to the kids.....
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: DangerMouth on November 28, 2010, 12:51:17 PM
you CAN be a huge reader and not have many books if you go to a libiary for all of them.

I have friends that do that.  To look at thier house you would think that they don't read a word that is printed

but get to know them and there is a stack of libiary books here and there in the house.  (they put them "away" when "company" is coming)

now me I have a "bazillion" books according to the kids.....

My mother is that kind of reader. I don't think she owns a single book, yet goes through 3 or 4 library books a week.

Trust me when I say my sister is not a reader  :P
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Twik on November 29, 2010, 03:59:33 PM
(The Mountain Rescue Service has real problems with this. For whatever reasons, mountain activities are significantly less popular with almost all the UK's minority fruit types, and the Mountain Rescue Service catch heck for not rescuing enough Kumquats. But if no Kumquats get into trouble on the mountain, they're a bit stuck. ::))

Maybe they can change the way they calculate the statistics? "We have a 0% failure rate in recuing kumquats who get lost on our mountain."
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Corbin on November 29, 2010, 05:23:28 PM
(The Mountain Rescue Service has real problems with this. For whatever reasons, mountain activities are significantly less popular with almost all the UK's minority fruit types, and the Mountain Rescue Service catch heck for not rescuing enough Kumquats. But if no Kumquats get into trouble on the mountain, they're a bit stuck. ::))

Maybe they can change the way they calculate the statistics? "We have a 0% failure rate in recuing kumquats who get lost on our mountain."

Or hire kumquats to get lost. "Ok, we will be rescuing you in three hours. Here are some candy bars and a parka. See you then."
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Midnight Kitty on November 30, 2010, 04:35:24 PM
(The Mountain Rescue Service has real problems with this. For whatever reasons, mountain activities are significantly less popular with almost all the UK's minority fruit types, and the Mountain Rescue Service catch heck for not rescuing enough Kumquats. But if no Kumquats get into trouble on the mountain, they're a bit stuck. ::))

Maybe they can change the way they calculate the statistics? "We have a 0% failure rate in recuing kumquats who get lost on our mountain."
That's the way to spin it, Twik! >:D
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: stkatie00 on December 08, 2010, 12:08:39 PM
We should all have this:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21O2219ghgL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

I realize this was several pages back / several months ago, but I totally have that nightgown!!  :D

And DH and I somehow managed to move MORE boxes of books even after donating 5 boxes of them during our last move than the one before!!  And yes, our friends are still talking about our book collection.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: TheBardess on December 08, 2010, 02:08:32 PM
Recently, my parents hosted a South American exchange student. At the time he arrived, Bard and I were (for a variety of reasons) living with my parents, but we had just signed a lease on an apartment and were getting ready to move. The exchange student happened to come across me kneeling in my old bedroom, packing up the mountains upon mountains upon freakin' Mt. Everests of books that lined the walls. "Wow," he said, "have you read all of these?"

I paused for a minute, looked around the room, and said "Yeah, I've probably read all or part of most pretty much all these books."

Cue wide-eyed look on exchange student's face. "Wow. I've only read, like, three books in my whole life."

Cue us exchanging looks of mutual "Holy...! Are you serious????"

I spent the rest of the day feeling very sad that there was someone in my house who had only ever read three books (I come from a very, very literary family. There are quite literally books in every single room of my parents' house, and we're all always reading two or three different books at once).
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Venus193 on December 09, 2010, 06:44:46 AM
What's worse, as described in another thread, when someone boasts about never reading at all.  I suspect that there are some people who see it in the same light as others who criticize people for watching too much TV.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Corbin on December 09, 2010, 08:36:55 AM
What's worse, as described in another thread, when someone boasts about never reading at all.  I suspect that there are some people who see it in the same light as others who criticize people for watching too much TV.

My ex husband was like that. He always said he never read anything, there was no point since any story worth hearing would eventually be turned into a movie. Obviously, there was a great deal wrong with out relationship, but this was a clue as to how poorly suited we were.

When I met my now-DH I was delighted to see that he had hundreds of books, and yes, he had read them all!
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: iridaceae on December 10, 2010, 03:17:23 AM
What's worse, as described in another thread, when someone boasts about never reading at all.  I suspect that there are some people who see it in the same light as others who criticize people for watching too much TV.

At a different job than I have now I worked with a young woman who wants to be an English teacher; she was probably 22 or 23 and had had a couple semesters of community college but stopped taking classes since she had moved states and wanted to get in her year of living in AZ so she'd qualify for instate tuition.  She loved the Harry Potter books and told me these were the first books she had read since the 5th Grade. And she wants to be an English teacher.

My brain was in disconnect.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: blue2000 on December 10, 2010, 08:27:05 AM
What's worse, as described in another thread, when someone boasts about never reading at all.  I suspect that there are some people who see it in the same light as others who criticize people for watching too much TV.

At a different job than I have now I worked with a young woman who wants to be an English teacher; she was probably 22 or 23 and had had a couple semesters of community college but stopped taking classes since she had moved states and wanted to get in her year of living in AZ so she'd qualify for instate tuition.  She loved the Harry Potter books and told me these were the first books she had read since the 5th Grade. And she wants to be an English teacher.

My brain was in disconnect.

Wow. Just... wow.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Elfmama on December 10, 2010, 12:48:16 PM
She loved the Harry Potter books and told me these were the first books she had read since the 5th Grade. And she wants to be an English teacher.

My brain was in disconnect.
Did she perhaps mean "English as a Second Language", instead of English Literature?  Because I can't imagine wanting to teach English Lit when she'd never read the books! (or read them unwillingly.)  An ESL teacher wouldn't be worried about Wuthering Heights or Silas Marner or anything else of the Turgid Victorian Prose school of writing.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Venus193 on December 10, 2010, 09:22:16 PM
That is truly astonishing.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: iridaceae on December 11, 2010, 01:23:07 AM
She loved the Harry Potter books and told me these were the first books she had read since the 5th Grade. And she wants to be an English teacher.

My brain was in disconnect.
Did she perhaps mean "English as a Second Language", instead of English Literature?  Because I can't imagine wanting to teach English Lit when she'd never read the books! (or read them unwillingly.)  An ESL teacher wouldn't be worried about Wuthering Heights or Silas Marner or anything else of the Turgid Victorian Prose school of writing.
No, she meant English teacher.  She talked about what grade, etc. at some length and it became very clear she meant English teacher, not English as a second language. And, to be honest, I don't think she would have a broad enough mind to willingly teach English to non-English speakers.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Elfmama on December 11, 2010, 03:36:19 PM
Well, I guess maybe if you are the type of English teacher "This is a noun" "This is a verb" you might get away with it...  How the heck did she get through high school and college without reading the assigned books?
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: iridaceae on December 12, 2010, 01:22:20 AM
Well, I guess maybe if you are the type of English teacher "This is a noun" "This is a verb" you might get away with it...  How the heck did she get through high school and college without reading the assigned books?

I have no idea. Nor do I have any idea why anyone who doesn't like reading and books the like would want to teach English.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Venus193 on December 12, 2010, 06:58:05 AM
It does not compute.

Unless she saw the opening page of a book I gave to my last assistant.  The author wrote that some people's reactions are truly remarkable.  When asked at a party what she does for a living and she states "I teach English grammar" the room falls dead silent.  It's as though people fear making a mistake in front of her.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Twik on December 14, 2010, 04:03:35 PM
Well, I guess maybe if you are the type of English teacher "This is a noun" "This is a verb" you might get away with it...  How the heck did she get through high school and college without reading the assigned books?

I have no idea. Nor do I have any idea why anyone who doesn't like reading and books the like would want to teach English.

I'd love to talk to this person, in the "just how deep does this misconception go?" sort of conversation. Did you find out what exactly she thought she would be teaching people, if not books?

Or would it be, "Please read the first 5 chapters of Silas Marner, while I read the Cliff's Notes"?
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Eisa on December 24, 2010, 10:36:39 PM
From the question a few pages back...

I don't think my library HAS a limit. I know they do on DVDs/CDs/stuff of that nature. But on books? I'm pretty sure I've checked out like 50 books at a time, and had 100 out altogether, and...I hit no limit. :D
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Emmi on January 02, 2011, 05:47:59 PM
I fit in so well, I got tons of books but not as many as some of the people on here but as I am 18, I have plenty of time to build a larger collection.  I thought about buying a kindle, but I love having an actual book. 

PS D cup
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Joannie81 on January 02, 2011, 05:57:50 PM
I fit in so well, I got tons of books but not as many as some of the people on here but as I am 18, I have plenty of time to build a larger collection.  I thought about buying a kindle, but I love having an actual book. 

PS D cup
I have those books, and DD1 has more.  Wonder what they will say when she moves into her own place.  LOL  I have a NOOK and it's a good thing, because I have so many more books now.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Corbin on January 04, 2011, 02:34:02 PM
I fit in so well, I got tons of books but not as many as some of the people on here but as I am 18, I have plenty of time to build a larger collection.  I thought about buying a kindle, but I love having an actual book. 

PS D cup
I have those books, and DD1 has more.  Wonder what they will say when she moves into her own place.  LOL  I have a NOOK and it's a good thing, because I have so many more books now.

I have a Nook too! As someone who loves the feel and smell and weight and...oh everything! about books, I didn't think I would like the e-readers. But the fact is, I read fast and travel a lot, and I could never bring as many books as I wanted to. With the Nook, I travel with a library!
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Joannie81 on January 04, 2011, 07:32:10 PM
I fit in so well, I got tons of books but not as many as some of the people on here but as I am 18, I have plenty of time to build a larger collection.  I thought about buying a kindle, but I love having an actual book. 

PS D cup
I have those books, and DD1 has more.  Wonder what they will say when she moves into her own place.  LOL  I have a NOOK and it's a good thing, because I have so many more books now.

I have a Nook too! As someone who loves the feel and smell and weight and...oh everything! about books, I didn't think I would like the e-readers. But the fact is, I read fast and travel a lot, and I could never bring as many books as I wanted to. With the Nook, I travel with a library!
That's one reason DH got one for me last year.  And he saw the big advantage of it when we went camping.  I brought it and no other books.  And this year I will have even more books to read while we vacation!
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Jocelyn on January 05, 2011, 01:29:06 PM
I fit in so well, I got tons of books but not as many as some of the people on here but as I am 18, I have plenty of time to build a larger collection.  I thought about buying a kindle, but I love having an actual book. 

PS D cup

You will love a Kindle. I love knowing I ALWAYS have something to read. I got the leather cover, and it opens and handles just like a book.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Carnation on January 05, 2011, 06:59:45 PM
I know someone who teaches Spanish, yet knows none.  :o Her father told me that her daughter knows more from watching Dora The Explorer.
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Venus193 on January 05, 2011, 07:10:18 PM
I know someone who teaches Spanish, yet knows none.  :o Her father told me that her daughter knows more from watching Dora The Explorer.

Como es possible?
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Jan74 on January 06, 2011, 07:59:06 AM
I know someone who teaches Spanish, yet knows none.  :o Her father told me that her daughter knows more from watching Dora The Explorer.

Is his name Seņor Chang?  ;D
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: bookworm317 on January 06, 2011, 01:23:44 PM
I know someone who teaches Spanish, yet knows none.  :o Her father told me that her daughter knows more from watching Dora The Explorer.

Is his name Seņor Chang?  ;D

Or is her name Peggy Hill? :P
Title: Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
Post by: Jan74 on January 06, 2011, 01:41:26 PM
I know someone who teaches Spanish, yet knows none.  :o Her father told me that her daughter knows more from watching Dora The Explorer.

Is his name Seņor Chang?  ;D

Or is her name Peggy Hill? :P

Remember when she rented the condo for the vacation, and she misunderstood what, if I remember correctly, "mitad" was? Instead of "half" she said it meant "large" or something like that?