06 September 2013

Readers' bookshelves

I've had a gratifying flurry of submissions of photos (and one video) of bookcases, bookshelves, libraries, (and the mandatory Kindle).  I had planned to post just one or two a month, but I'd better get started because the photos are clogging my emailbox.

These will not come in the order submitted; I'm going to exercise some editorial judgment regarding the arrangement.

To those submitting material: I will take some liberty in cropping images of irrelevant wall etc and compressing MB-size ones because my bloghost has limits beyond which I have to pay $$ for bandwidth.  I will also proofread your text for any obvious typos and add italics to titles to standardize the formatting.  And I may truncate text that starts to ramble or gets too personal (or promotional).

All readers should feel free to comment on these book posts both re the books chosen and the story lines accompanying them.  Unkind comments will be zapped as soon as I see them.

If you want me to modify what I've posted, let me know.  Or if you want to add more details re something you've already emailed me.

Here we go.  Today I'll start with two contrasting ones...


  1. I'll wait a couple of weeks till I send you ours but.
    Let you " dégager la piste un peu".

  2. Wait... when did Blogger start charging for extra bandwidth?

    1. Well, now you've got me wondering. For years I've been limiting the number and size of photos I add to TYWKIWDBI because years ago each time I uploaded a pic some quickly-disappearing message said "you have reached xx% of your capacity" or something like that. Even though I've not seen that message recently, I assumed it was still in effect.

      Checking today, what I see is this:
      "When you upload an image through Blogger, it gets stored on Picasa Web Albums, and is therefore subject to the quota limit on your account there."

      "Picasa Web Albums offers 1 GB of free storage for photos and videos. However, files under certain size limits don't count towards this free storage limit. This applies to uploads for other Google product that store photos and videos in Picasa Web Albums, including Blogger, Google+ and Google Maps... if you prefer to upload your images at a larger size for better quality (archival or print), you can buy more storage at any time."

      I didn't want to be spending any $$ to maintain my blog, but perhaps my caution has been unnecessary.

    2. Ah. The last time I checked, which was years ago, it just said you had a limit to how much photo storage you could use, with no mention of paying for extra. I figured if I ever reached my limit, the worst that could happen would be that I had to open another account, and make myself a co-author.

    3. But now that Flickr offers unlimited storage, that will be my go-to photo parking spot, if it ever comes to that.

  3. here is a place you may enjoy if you have not already seen it: http://bookshelfporn.com/


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