Get prepared for when football returns - Stock up on PPE now!
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: People with bookshelves.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    16,090

    People with bookshelves.

    I’ve noted with interest during the Covid crisis and with many interviews being done from politicians houses and from the homes of the many “talking heads” that nearly all of them have bookshelves behind them.


    I wonder if there’s a bit of a pose element to this......the need to look intellectual!?

    I wonder how many of these books have actually been read or if the old ****o mags are hidden behind?

    I don’t have bookshelves and never have done......read a book then bin it. A good book sticks in the mind so why stick it on a shelf to gather dust.

    It was refreshing to see on late night SKY News that regular contributor and absolute strumpet Carole Malone has a glossy kitchen and no sign of a book.

    Too busy being bent double over the expensive granite worktops to have time to read.

    Bookshelves.......who needs them?

    I’d rather share a house with Carole 😏


    https://images.app.goo.gl/9CY2AVRZqQZfBesv8

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Posts
    2,313
    Quite nice mick wouldn't mind being her buck...

  3. #3
    i must admit that I like books and I never throw them away, I have a cupboard, or more, full of them. I would have bookshelves but there's nowhere to conveniently put them; also my wife hates bookshelves......!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    3,107
    I love reading and all always have a book or two on the go. At the moment I am sitting in a room that is jam packed with the things. I get most of mine through my Literary Agent (Charity Shop). It got to the stage where the bookcases were full and they were stored everywhere. I am by nature a hoarder but something had to be done. Difficult though it may be I have had to bite the bullet and get rid of of a lot of them. Nevertheless I would still like another bookcase.

  5. #5
    Love our bookcases. Mostly full of reference books. Got a DK guide and maps for most places we've been, atlases, history sport (how could I not keep my Topical Times or Charlie Buchan annuals?) and loads of gardening books and mags.

    Wife has shelves of art, dressmaking and other craft books.

    Very few novels and now always read on a Kindle.

    Most referred to book Tony Mathews History of West Bromwich Albion

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    13,763
    I keep books but only the good ones the rest i take to charity shops. Most of my books are historical, or old photos of the local area, or tree, animal or bird guides.
    We have a large concrete shed / store room and put them in large lidded plastic containers with the gel to stop them going damp.
    I have lots of things in that shed, tools, things i have found out walking, things no longer used. I spend quite a bit of time in there, especially now there is nowhere to go.
    I keep my bush hat in there and have ordered some tobacco for my pipe.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    957
    I've got a built in bookshelf with around 200 books in it. On one row I've got travel books, a big Times Atlas and travel biographies etc. Next row I've sport related books then biographies, autobiographies, then history and literature on the shelf below and then a mixed bag on the bottom shelf. I've read about 60% of them although that will change in the coming weeks I feel. Still got a few Albion books to read, That 3 Degrees book, Willie J's autobiography and Ally Rob's so maybe they should be top of the pile.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    13,763
    I haven't got any football books, i like to watch a game for recreation but have no interest reading about it or players lives.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    3,107
    'I have just popped upstairs and counted 11 books on the history of the Albion. My very first book was West Bromwich Albion - Soccer in the Black Country 1879 -1965 by Peter Morris. I have always treated it as special. In whittling down the number of my books I have been trying to concentrate on fiction (not everything) as I know I will never read it again. I strongly resist getting rid of non-fiction if I can help it.

    What are you reading at the moment? I am into Eavesdropping on Jane Austen’s England (Fascinating reading about life in late C18 and early C19 England. I am also reading a book written by a miller’s son in 1901. The farm was near where I grew up and it is fascinating reading just what the area was once like.

  10. #10
    I'm reading 'The Sealwoman's Gift' by Sally Magnusson.

    Unlikely as it sounds it's a novel based on a true story about Turkish Pirates in the 17th Century raiding Iceland to take slaves back to Africa. Fascinating bit of history I knew nothing about with some interesting dilemnas for the characters.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •