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lunababymoonchild

Thick and Cheap

My brother has just informed me that I am like the books that I prefer to buy, thick and cheap. Whilst he is having his face put back to the way it used to be - if that's at all possible - the thought struck me : are you like the books that you prefer to buy and what would that be?

Luna *he was joking and I didn't really rearrange his face*
Chibiabos83

The books I buy aren't of a single type that can be pigeonholed. I suppose if I were a book it would be quite fat and scruffy, probably a battered Penguin edition of Tristram Shandy.
miranda

Errrmmmm.....mostly get library books but I'm definitely not like them....taken out by anybody!
TheRejectAmidHair

miranda wrote:
Errrmmmm.....mostly get library books but I'm definitely not like them....taken out by anybody!


Very Happy

As for me, I go for books that are stuffy and elitist.
Caro

I was thinking I was quite eclectic in my tastes, which could be because I am what my husband calls 'undiscriminating'.  (I call this tolerant and valuing everyone.)

Cheers, Caro.
lunababymoonchild

I knew this was a good idea!


Miranda wrote:
Errrmmmm.....mostly get library books but I'm definitely not like them....taken out by anybody!


Brilliant  Laughing

I'll bet that Evie's are slim and eloquent.

Luna
MikeAlx

I buy books that I think look interesting, but most people probably don't care for. They used to be slim volumes, but have been getting more weighty in recent years.  Wink
lunababymoonchild

So you're saying 'interesting but uncared for' Mike?

Luna
MikeAlx

More like "not to most peoples' taste"...  Wink
Marita

I have mainly classics or fantasy novels but also other genres like detectives and (dare I confess) romance novels. Don’t know what that says about me – an open mind or a total jumble.

Marita
lunababymoonchild

I'd say - not that I claim to be an expert - that put you with Caro in the 'tolerant and valuing' category, Marita.  A good place to be, imho!

How about 'interesting and unusual' Mike?

Luna
Gul Darr

Like Miranda, I do tend to read mostly library books. I don't buy too many books for myself, but when I do they're usually something I'm pretty sure I'm going to like. So that probably makes me safe and reliable if rather predictable and boring!
Fiveowls

Luna, this thread is such a good idea!  I increasingly buy hardbacks when I can afford them.  This is mainly because I find the larger font more restful to my eyes.  Or, perhaps it's because I have a hard exterior and don't want people to read me like a book!   Rolling Eyes
Marita

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I'd say - not that I claim to be an expert - that put you with Caro in the 'tolerant and valuing' category, Marita.  A good place to be, imho!

Thank you for that, Luna. I’m not far wrong with the jumble either though. I’ve got so many different interests and things I would like to do and this is reflected in the books I have.

Marita
Apple

I have looked at my shelf - Two shelves full of none fiction war books first and second world war, then all the Harry Potters, Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, practically every Catherine Cookson book ever published, The Da Vinci Code & Angels and Demons, loads of classics by such authors as Charles Dickens, Jane Austen etc. plus loads of other novels which sort of appealed to me about every subject under the sun which I got from the charity shop. Pretty diverse really so I don't know what that says about me?
lunababymoonchild

Apple wrote:
I have looked at my shelf - Two shelves full of none fiction war books first and second world war, then all the Harry Potters, Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, practically every Catherine Cookson book ever published, The Da Vinci Code & Angels and Demons, loads of classics by such authors as Charles Dickens, Jane Austen etc. plus loads of other novels which sort of appealed to me about every subject under the sun which I got from the charity shop. Pretty diverse really so I don't know what that says about me?


Looks pretty eclectic to me, so you could join the tolerant and valuing club which is growing by the minute Very Happy  , if you want.


Oh, this is fun!  

Luna thumbright
priscilla-of-padua

I have two homes one with a many books and they are nearly all reference non fiction and always in the other country when I need them most. I suspect they travel independently. One library is very tidy, the other is in my more private lair and one glance at the state of that room would sum me up pretty well without needing to look at the misleading heavy stuff on the shelves which would only lead to further confusion.

Thinks... must try to find a key.

Regards, P.

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