I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf

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by Grant Snider | Humor |
ISBN: 9781419737114 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 5/11/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, May 11, 2020
I got this hardcover from Toadstool Books. I've enjoyed Snider's work for years, following him on his Incidental Comics site, and have a couple of his other books as well: The Shape of Ideas and children's book What Color is Night?.

The cover and flyleaf illustrate the title concept neatly: the cover shows a reader enjoying a very tidy-looking bookshelf, books organized by color and neatly stacked, as a peevish-looking person peers through a gap. Inside, the flyleaf shows the latter person protectively shielding a jumbled shelf with books stacked every which way and piled on the floor, as the first person looks on critically. I hesitate to say which of these more closely resembles my shelves {wry grin}. (The theme is carried on in the strip "Other People's Bookshelves", in which the narrator warns friends that - after the party events are over - he *will* seek out bookshelves and judge the owners; the panels include everything from "stuck in high school" to no-books-at-all-only-Netflix ("Noooooo!!!") to the author's clear preference: the tall shelves full of jumbled, obviously-read books. The strip ends with the narrator protectively shielding his own shelves and pleading with his friends not to judge *him*.)

Loads and loads of book-themed comics here, touching on many aspects of book-addiction, fanciful and otherwise; thoroughly enjoyable! Some favorites, viewable on Snider's site:

Stray Books, a charming look at the way books find us

Bookshelf Organization for the Obsessive-Compulsive, with some... interesting ideas above and beyond the basic "by author"/"by subject"/"by height" options, including "organized by rhyming couplets"

A Writer's Routine as an abecedarium

And much more!

Released 1 mo ago (5/26/2020 UTC) at Little Free Library, New Searles Rd in Nashua, New Hampshire USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Guidelines for safely visiting and stocking Little Free Libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic, from the LFL site here.

I left this book in my new Little Free Library; seemed like the perfect choice to inaugurate the LFL. Hope someone enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Removing this one from my LFL, to relocate in a different spot in hopes of getting it some attention!

Released 1 wk ago (6/27/2020 UTC) at Little Free Library, Greenview Village in Manchester, New Hampshire USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

Guidelines for safely visiting and stocking Little Free Libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic, from the LFL site here.

I left this book in this new Little Free Library (a nice big one, with its own container of hand sanitizer inside) on this overcast day; hope someone enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

*** Released for the 2020 Allergic to A challenge. ***

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