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Books are knick-knacks....

July 25, 2018 05:46AM
I know people, not many but a few, who bought loads of used books NOT to read but to decorate with. And NOT to 'impress' others either... they simply like the looks of a well stocked bookcase.

Well, so do I, to be honest. BUT... I do read them, or most of them.

Here's something that makes me very uncomfortable, insecure, and depressed. Whenever an 'intellect'... don't matter which field of study they are versed in, is interviewed they are ALWAYS seated in front of a huge collection of books... and usually this is in their home, or office. I can't hear a word of the interview because I can't stop wondering, "Did they actually READ all those books?".

Lawyers are the worst. And I'm not buying it. I've done the calculations.... estimated the number of books behind them, the pages per book, and assuming they read 200 pages a day, (while retaining every single thing they've read), they would have to live 35.7 Methuselah lifetimes to get through them all... unless they're savants like Rainman.
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  Re: Hmm!! Woody Harrelson as Chester Nimitz in the new "Midway"?

zn122July 08, 2018 08:04AM

  Re: Hmm!! Woody Harrelson as Chester Nimitz in the new "Midway"?

zn108July 08, 2018 08:10AM

  Re: Hmm!! Woody Harrelson as Chester Nimitz in the new "Midway"?

zn112July 08, 2018 08:12AM

  Just curious, about WWII and your interest...

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  Re: Just curious, about WWII and your interest...

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  Re: Midway itself, is almost a hobby for me.

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Ramgator169July 08, 2018 02:17PM

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Ramgator135July 08, 2018 02:16PM

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  Re: Little known War movie that I love...

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  Re: A good question, I think, regarding great films, directors...

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  Re: Perfectly apt anecdote....

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  Re: Great War Scenes, in movies...

zn107July 17, 2018 10:57PM

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  Re: Stirling is one..

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  Re: I didnt watch Braveheart for historicl accuracy

zn81July 19, 2018 05:03PM

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  Re: Books are knick-knacks....

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  YEs....

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  Each to their own....

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  Re: Each to their own....

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