Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mountains of Madness

Just a quick post to point you to my comic over at the insatiable booksluts! It involves book stacking, which is like the literary version of Jenga.


And a teaser question, before you go: how tall is your current tallest stack of books?

10 comments:

  1. Too tall! I follow IB also so at a point sometime today I will be seeing your post! I already saw a few positive Tweets about it this AM!

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    1. I'm intrigued by these mysterious tweets everyone keeps talking about. Cool that they're positive.

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  2. My current tallest stack? Hmmmmmmm... about 3/4 of a metre tall... however, it kind of leans in on itself from the outside like a mountain. I call it Mt Everest TBR because it's the area of my office where these are the books I want to read; and they are at placed where I can see them instantly from the door - so they have the most likelihood of being read first in a year.

    Also, I have the growing pile of books - off to the left - where I stack up the books I read each year. So far, I've read 14 books; however 4 of those books have been left unfinished.

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    1. Sounds like a pretty good stack right there. The best stack is one that you don't want to get too close to because if it fell over, it might seriously injure you.

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    2. Actually.... I nearly had a bookcase do that to me in Wales when I was 23. Yeah, yeah, sounds funny. But really for a person who loves books to the point the idea of a bookcase falling on them would be a funny thing to read out - as the cause of their death - at their funeral service, I didn't think it was a funny thing have happen to me. So, when I'm stacking my books, I make sure my books don't fall - or look like their going to. :)

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    3. We've got to be pretty careful with that here in California, too, with the earthquakes. It's an art, stacking things precariously without increasing the risk of your own mortality.

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  3. It's funny you ask this question so jovially when you hate my piles of every kind! But I could totally go for some of that bookish furniture. Also, finish that d$%# Perdido Street already.

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    1. Piles of books are the least aggravating piles. Piles of papers are pretty much at the top.

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  4. Nice comic. I showed my piles at HEP. I was bored :)

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