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14 hours ago, frankie said:

I'm doing well, thanks! I'm on my summer holiday :smile2::D  It's the second week and I have next week off as well. I'm super happy about that :D I've been to my hometown. Actually, I took my BF there for the first time :)  He said he likes my parents and next time we could stay there a bit longer (we only did two full days there this time, because he was nervous and I didn't want to stress him with a longer stay, when it was his first time there). 

 

We also went to visit some of his relatives and oddly enough I wasn't all that nervous about that. I got to talk more to his sister and I got to hold her 9 month old baby and this time the baby didn't start crying! :smile2: She was sooo cute! 

 

I'm glad you are having a good time :D. It's nice you got to spend time with both your and your BF's family. Awww, I'm glad she was cute :smile2:!

 

14 hours ago, frankie said:

I also finally got my bed that I ordered online, so that's great :D I don't have to sleep on a mattress, on the floor, anymore! :D Wohoo!! 

 

Yay :D!

 

14 hours ago, frankie said:

No worries, of course you don't have to post about all of your acquired books! :)  But I'm happy you received the book :smile2:

 

Me too :)!

 

14 hours ago, frankie said:

I have to say, and this is off-topic, but I love the design on the fabric on which you put the book. Is it a chair or an ottoman or something? :wub:

 

It's my table cloth :). It's from France, we found it at a local market in the south of France (my parents gifted it to me for my birthday last year, after I had picked it during our holiday in France). I love it too :wub:.

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21 hours ago, frankie said:

How long do you think it would take you to acquire 500 new titles :D

 

Eep ! Maybe 3 years ? :ph34r:

 

Hurray for your new bed ! :D

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7 hours ago, Athena said:

 

I'm glad you are having a good time :D. It's nice you got to spend time with both your and your BF's family. Awww, I'm glad she was cute :smile2:!

 

I was rather nervous about him meeting my parents, more nervous than he was, I think :D I don't know why, BF gets along with all kinds of people. 

 

7 hours ago, Athena said:

It's my table cloth :). It's from France, we found it at a local market in the south of France (my parents gifted it to me for my birthday last year, after I had picked it during our holiday in France). I love it too :wub:.

 

It being a table cloth makes way more sense, actually! I don't know why I thought it might be an ottoman. Maybe because I used to have one and I would take pictures of books on it :D It's such a beautiful table cloth! :wub:

 

51 minutes ago, Little Pixie said:

 

Eep ! Maybe 3 years ? :ph34r:

 

:lol: Let's see about this in 2021! :D

 

51 minutes ago, Little Pixie said:

 

Hurray for your new bed ! :D

 

Yes, hurray for my new bed! :D Now I need to find a new bed cover and sidetables! I've never had a sidetable, I've always just had a chair next to my bed, but now I really really want sidetables! This home of mine is starting to come together. 

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8 minutes ago, frankie said:

:lol: Let's see about this in 2021! :D

 

Yes, hurray for my new bed! :D Now I need to find a new bed cover and sidetables! I've never had a sidetable, I've always just had a chair next to my bed, but now I really really want sidetables! This home of mine is starting to come together. 

 

Yes - I may have discovered a whole new way of counting books by then ; I already don`t count Kindle books ( cos they`re imaginary, obvs ) , I might not count books with vowels in thier title next. Anything to find a book-buying loophole. :haha:

 

Also, yay for BF and family visits. :D

 

Bedside table are great - you can stack books, radios and clocks and lamps on top, and you have drawers to hide more books and gum/mints for eating whilst reading. :)

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17 hours ago, frankie said:

 

Now I'm really curious! Tell me more :D

 

Only that I'm a compulsive acquirer of books!  I'm having to really work at not accumulating more, but find them near irresistible.  Recently, I've done a huge amount of thinning out and downsizing, but still have some 1400+ on the TBR list, and around 3000 books on the shelves. 

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On 20.7.2018 at 7:43 PM, Little Pixie said:

 

Yes - I may have discovered a whole new way of counting books by then ; I already don`t count Kindle books ( cos they`re imaginary, obvs ) , I might not count books with vowels in thier title next. Anything to find a book-buying loophole. :haha:

 

:lol:  Oh yes! Vowels, consonants, be gone! :D 

 

On 20.7.2018 at 7:43 PM, Little Pixie said:


Bedside table are great - you can stack books, radios and clocks and lamps on top, and you have drawers to hide more books and gum/mints for eating whilst reading. :)

 

This is exactly what I want. But mostly, it's to stack books on :D  I might just buy a new bookcase and call it a bedside table :lol:

 

 

On 20.7.2018 at 7:45 PM, willoyd said:

 

Only that I'm a compulsive acquirer of books!  I'm having to really work at not accumulating more, but find them near irresistible.  Recently, I've done a huge amount of thinning out and downsizing, but still have some 1400+ on the TBR list, and around 3000 books on the shelves. 

 

That's a massive TBR list! Especially since you've downsized a lot recently. I do wonder where the TBR was standing before! A library of 3000 books is very admirable :wub:

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On 21/07/2018 at 8:13 PM, frankie said:

That's a massive TBR list! Especially since you've downsized a lot recently. I do wonder where the TBR was standing before! A library of 3000 books is very admirable :wub:

 

I've always taken Umberto Eco's line on this (quoted in Black Swan) - it's simply a library of knowledge  that I've yet to tap into. His attitude was that read books are far less valuable than unread ones.  So, the TBR list was very similar before - almost all of the books I disposed of were books I'd read.  Most of the TBR list is non-fiction.

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Frankie - Your Books read list and TBR are a couple of the most impressive lists that I have seen. That said, I wonder if I missed seeing two of John Steinbeck's books on either list. I see where you thought highly of Cannery Row and wonder why you haven't read Tortilla Flats or Sweet Thursday which both take place near Monterrey, California. I also don't see anything by Cormac McCarthy who is maybe the greatest living author in the USA. I may have overlooked all three books as your lists are really extensive and packed with outstanding books.

 

Kinda off topic. I spent a long weekend in Monterrey, California and had a fabulous dinner on Cannery Row. We were racing at Laguna Seca. We had our race car on Cannery Row as a promotion and our driver was interviewed by the newspaper. This was a long time ago back in 2000. . :)

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