Sunday, October 21, 2007

Shit, eh?

The pile of unread/unfinished books reaches to my hip. MY HIP. I'm not exactly a midget either. Guess who has some reading to do? And a new bookshelf to buy (/convince my parents to buy for me)? The books are about two deep on the shelves. I'm also getting rid of doubles and some books that I positively loathed. And there are some I'm lending to a friend.
I think maybe it's time I stopped buying books and just joined a library.

13 comments:

mhe said...

Never EVER stop buying books. Books are the best use for dead trees. That's a fact I read somewhere very smart. Books also help to steady uneven tables and prop up fans. Oh, and they are pretty god damned awesome to read too.

nailpolishblues said...

Something you feel a bit passionately about...?

mhe said...

Yes, quite. I have an affinity for books. I need more. I love to read about almost anything. They make me want to hi-5 the authors furiously.

nailpolishblues said...

Oh dear, owing to the most unfortunate circumstance of there being a children's entertainment group called Hi 5 (almost like two Wiggles with three hookers - we like to teach our little girls to dress like whores) I got very strange image in my head then.

mhe said...

What, like throwing entertainers at an aging Nick Hornby? I'm big, but not that big.

nailpolishblues said...

You need to see a picture of them to truly understand. Or, possibly, have the misfortune to see an episode of their awful little show. The next generation will be morons and we will have made it so.

http://images.google.com.au/images?hl=en&q=Hi-5&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2

mhe said...

Alright, they look like a gaggle of douche-fags, but I would save the Kellie one and the Kathleen one for naughty activities. I'm sure I would probably hate them after about 15 seconds of actually conversing with them though. Wow... way off point here. So, books.

Dan said...

I can't stop thinking about Hi5 now. I hate them, and I've never seen them.

nailpolishblues said...

Worst voices EVER. All high pitched and mental age of a globally delayed five year old. Still, if you kept their mouths busy :p

Yeah, books rule. I'm never serious about not buying books. I always cheat and buy second hand or cheap classics. I've just started reading Jules Verne again for the first time in about 17/18 years. Much better as an adult - both my vocabulary and sense of irony have improved since then.

Dan said...

I've never read his work. Now I must procure it. By the way, I changed my name/pic and it doesn't even change on your page. Lame.

nailpolishblues said...

My page is slightly technologically retarded. I trained it well.

Mitzi G Burger said...

Last year I survived uni on Auststudy monopolgy money and cash got from books flogged to 2nd hand bookshops. Yet I still have a coupla bookcases full of the lovely spiney things. To mhe I say never kick the habit but keep up the culling.

nailpolishblues said...

You survived on Austudy? Is that even possible these days?