31 thoughts on “Library.”

  1. I have a big library but I wouldn’t say I’m extraordinary. Just someone with an active imagination who needs books to feed it. TV certainly doesn’t feed the imagination, it mainly confirms all the popular clichés and prejudices and leaves the imagination dormant.
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    1. Oh, Nick, always always painting everything black and white. It’s NOT books good, TV bad. You will find a lot of garbage on the written page, just as some extraordinary TV productions open up worlds beyond our imagination, to name but one: David Attenborough and the amazing glimpses he gives us into nature beyond our own garden gate. Then there is history, and and and and and … Sure, if you refer to soaps, day time TV (whatever that is) and “reality” shows, then no TV is better than a bad book.

      Ursula recently posted..I haven’t found it yet

        1. Thanks for the laugh, Nick. You really are something else. Instead of, for once, acknowledging that yes, maybe, just maybe, you do tend to belong to the “ain’t it awful” (‘it’ usually being other people) brigade you turn round like a cornered rat which has run out of an escape route – making an irrelevant comment..

          Anyway, when and where did I say that the twain shall never meet? Still, to comfort you: I nearly derailed yesterday evening as some twain met – between me and an apparition. One which – no doubt – you with your curious appetites would have appreciated: A huge bloke in a dress, massive make up, sky high heels. He may have aspired to be a woman and he sure was a beauty in his own way but, truth be told, if he’d taken a dislike to me my jaw wouldn’t have stood a chance.

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  2. For some reason I have taken a total dislike to the expression “yay”. I know Jean uses it all the time (which doesn’t make it any better). There is a sort of lack of expression in ‘yay’ which disappoints.. Even a dog yelps better.

    So, my dear Ramana, not yay, but NAY. You are right, I too know extraordinary people with vast libraries. What makes them [the people] extraordinary that they use books as wallpaper rather than as polyfiller for their emaciated brains. Reminds me of people who travel to, say, Luxembourg (as did I) arriving at night, getting stuck the whole of the following day in Hotel (albeit star studded – the hotel – not the sky), leaving Luxembourg the following evening (in the dark) and flying back to wherever they came from. Now some jokers will claim they have been to Luxembourg, therefore implying they have seen it and ‘know’ Luxembourg. I don’t though – technically – I was, yes, in Luxembourg. YAY!

    Anyway, I far prefer the honesty of the likes of Grannymar who holds no store by the book ridden and makes no secret of it. YAY, Grannnymar.

    Ursula recently posted..I haven’t found it yet

  3. I’ve donated most of my books to a community library I founded. Does that count? And of course no teevee now for over 25 years.
    Yay me too.
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  4. I have to confess I have both and even plan to get a bigger TV. There are so many good films I would like to watch, they are typically not screen those days, not in Sydney anyhow.
    The picture is wonderful, even if I lately got a better storage for my books, such shelves like on the photo are my dream.

    1. If I had the space, say like a country mansion, I too would be delighted to build a library like that, but my choice of TV would still be for something functional. I have got hooked to seeing films in theaters.

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