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post #2206 of 2411
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So is picking them up and reading them for a hundred hours, you dipshit.

I'd think a competent architect would understand how opening a book to read it is nothing like resting dozens of other books on top of it for years and years on end.
post #2207 of 2411
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Hence my baffled curiosity when you ran up from behind and tugged on my shirttail for help with it.

If asking for advice on a table lamp is tantamount to asking for help with my personal life, then I am guilty as charged.
post #2208 of 2411
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If asking for advice on a table lamp, rug, couch, wall teraniums, television stand, throw pillows, desk lamp, coffee table, coffee table books, end tables, fur throw blanket, novelty flower base, lounge chair and un-lit candle decor is tantamount to asking for help with my personal life, then I am guilty as charged.

Guilty.
post #2209 of 2411
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I'd think a competent architect would understand how opening a book to read it is nothing like resting dozens of other books on top of it for years and years on end.

Opening a book to read does considerably more damage. Regardless, this silly little nitpick is beyond the dignity of anybody who primarily buys a book to read, which appears to exclude you. I hardly regret the extensive damage I've caused to my $9 edition of T.S. Eliot poems I've been reading the last week or two.


P.S.: Your coffee table books are stacked on each other in the same manner.
post #2210 of 2411
You guys should fight IRL.
post #2211 of 2411
I don't hit peacocks.
post #2212 of 2411
I enjoy books. I buy a lot of books.

Whenever I get a new title, I open it up right to the middle, lay it on the floor with the pages facing up, and then I take a big dump on it.

Then I close the book and donate it to the old people.

Unless it's a Helmut Newton monograph. Then I cut out the pages and wallpaper the bathroom with them.
post #2213 of 2411
SH, this book stack thing, what's going on here? If you want to access a book/magazine in the stack, it's a pain in the ass to get to it. Shelves solve that problem. Y U NO LIKE?

Now, if the books/magazines are essentially decorative, then, yes, the book stack pretty much accomplishes the objective. Of course, that fails the honest living test, so they might as well just get rid of the books, right?
post #2214 of 2411
And, Hayward. Man, that's just nasty.
post #2215 of 2411
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The irony is that stacked books on the floor are more likely to be for display than for use, as difficult as it is to sort through them.

Exactly. If I want a book that is stored in a bookshelf, I can easily identify it and pluck it out.

If I want a book from a stack on the floor, unless the stack is only a few books high, I need to laboriously pull off the books on top of the book that I want, make then into a new pile, retrieve the book that I want, and then either add any remaining books to the new stack, or put all of the books from the new stack back onto the remaining books in the old stack.

Personally, I'll go for the bookshelf option, unless it's just a small stack of five or so books on a coffee table or beside a bed.
post #2216 of 2411
Or you could just forget that and turn them upright.
post #2217 of 2411
Which will damage the books even faster.

Foo is a lawyer. He should have barrister bookcases. They protect the books behind glass and reduce dust, both of which will further infuriate Stephen.

Unfortunately this unit is sold already but there must be more somewhere.

post #2218 of 2411
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Which will damage the books even faster.

Words escape me.
post #2219 of 2411

I keep books on shelves, tables, desks and the floor. And on other books.

 

Love the fireplace of the first room.

The TV on the floor of the second room.

And the headboard + bed of the third.

 

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lefty

post #2220 of 2411
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Words escape me.

That's what you get for keeping your words on the floor.
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