Wednesday, January 04, 2006

My Office

Okay, so Lee Goldberg wants to know what my office looks like. Here's what I see when I enter the room (the books, as you've probably guessed, are double-stacked). You can get a better look by clicking on the pic.


This is what I see when I look to my left when I'm sitting at the computer. More double-stacked books. I just hope Judy never finds out I posted these pics. She's embarrassed by my clutter.

This is the secondary computer, which is to my back as I write. More books (double-stacked) are on the left (or my right if I'm sitting at the primary computer).

















17 comments:

  1. So, I take it the infamous collapsing bookshelf has been fully shored up and buttressed against further gravitational unfortunalities?

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  2. For the time being. I envy totally envy the bookshelves you built for your house. I have no talent in carpentry, except for slamming my thumb with the hammer.

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  3. Thanks for posting those photos. I feel much better about my office and my basement. Now I have a couple of questions. Are all your books cataloged and do you keep your collectible PBs in mylar covers? If so, what kind?

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  4. Kim Laird11:52 AM

    I like the way your office looks... very colorful. And yes, a lot of books, but they're neatly sacked. Not like they're upsidedown, backwards, and toppling to the floor.

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  5. Catalogued? Hahahahahahahahaha!

    I do have mylar covers on some of the paperbacks, but they're not the best quality. I have a feeling that nothing can keep the paper from deteriorating.

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  6. Your office looks like Felix Unger's compared to mine, Bill. I wouldn't dare post a picture of it. Just imagine the storage room of a messy, overstocked used book store, with a computer desk tucked into one corner.

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  7. Thanks Bill.

    This will help my situation at home with the wife having to deal with all my books, paper and educational stuff that a Principal and book junkie has acquired over a life time.

    I bet you can put your finger on whatever you're looking for.

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  8. Well, Aldo, let's not get carried away. Sometimes I can put my finger on what I'm looking for. But there are other rooms in the house that look much the same, and I rent an air-contitioned 10 X 12 storage unit that's full of books. Plus I have some books stored at the college where I taught. So I can't always put my finger on something.

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  9. This looks like Citizen Kane's library compared to mine.

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  10. Jeff Meyerson6:19 PM

    Bill, we need close-ups so we can read the titles.

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  11. Click on the pic, then click again. That's about as big as they get. Then you'll have to get out your magnifying glass.

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  12. It's a goddamned vision of heaven, is what that is. Wow.

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  13. Ah-ha! I see a copy of Weird Business in there. Great anthology, that!

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  14. I'm dying to know how many of 'em you've read.

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  15. Anonymous6:48 PM

    Is that two copies or volumes, yellow and red, of Cat Crimes? Any good?--Karin

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  16. Yeah, those are Cat Crimes volumes. All those books on top of the computer desk are ones I have a story in.

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  17. What else would you expect from a retired English professor? I think it's wonderful. I wish I had the stamina to read all those books. I encourage my 2 children to read all the time. Reading is intelligence.

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