Dunno if this thread will be popular or what but I had the idea and thought I'd try it! Also I wasn't sure if it should go here or in the Merchandising section but it's kinda both, feel free to move it. Basically post pics of your LS collection. Whether it's your ASOUE books, other LS books, a pic of your DVD!, posters, merchandise etc. Maybe you have a shelf dedicated to LS or perhaps a shrine!? Anyway, just take pictures, post & discuss!
I've a single shelf, but there are a few items not shown I'll address momentarily.
You'll notice I've two copies of TE, because the first I read literally to tatters. Then there are the paperbacks, BB:RE without its duskjacket, the movie tie-in for TWW, The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily, The Puzzling Puzzles, The Notorious Notations, Half-Minute Horrors, So You Think You Know Lemony Snicket (don't buy it - it's horrible), The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming, two commonplace books, TBL, and some more commonplace books the last of which is blank for emergencies.
Not pictured: The UA, the Egmont version of TSS (because I didn't believe the British 667ers who said the text was exactly the same (it is)), some literary awards which usually sit on the shelf in front of the books, and a few other knickknacks and baubles I bought because of ASOUE, including a sugar bowl, martini glass, and snow globe inspired by a creation of Antenora's.
I'm interested as to what you write in your commonplace books, Sherry-Ann?
One is nothing but codes - from ASOUE, other books, ones I invented - another is a collection of people with descriptions I've run across throughout the years with odd, quirky, or suspicious personalities; another is a collection of newspaper clippings with strange or notable events contained within its pages; and the last, as I said, is blank.
Edit: Oh, and one is fanfiction, so I needn't be around a computer.
Last Edit: Jun 2, 2012 10:42:44 GMT -5 by Sherry Ann
Post by Cafe SalMONAlla on Jun 2, 2012 21:23:51 GMT -5
Sherry Ann, that's so great! I love the idea of having a sugar bowl and martini glass with your books! I do own a set of two martini glasses, though I don't keep them with my collection, but perhaps I should. The only small ceramic bowl with a tight-fitting lid in the house is part of the official tea-set for fancy occasions, but maybe I could by myself my own one and keep on my shelf. I, too, sadly own So You Think You Know Lemony Snicket. I don't keep it with my books; I feel it'll spoil the shelf.
Sorry, I've never heard about The Truth About Lemony Snicket.
So You Think You Know Lemony Snicket was written by a certain Clive Gifford, who published a whole lot of other quiz books all titled "So You Think You Know [insert Lemony Snicket, Harry Potter, London, the Olympics, Narnia, or His Dark Materials etc.]" He probably didn't read the series (or any other series that he wrote quiz books for) properly - just scanned them all through.
@sherry Ann and Lemona - Those are quite impressive collections. I want to get the penny dreadful paperbacks, but they don't sell them in bookstores around these parts, and besides, my parents wouldn't let me. I went to a bookstore the other day and I couldn't even find ASOUE. I guess it's been ages since the series ended.
Edit: Does anyone own "The truth about Lemony Snicket?" I've been thinking of purchasing it.
Is this the book you're referring to? If so, you can read some reviews here. It's about the science behind ASOUE; I was surprised to find it existed a few years ago, since ASOUE is rather absurd and inconsistent when it comes to science, but I suppose this just gives you a background.
Last Edit: Jun 3, 2012 7:18:38 GMT -5 by Sherry Ann
That looks interesting, but since when did eyeballs feature in ASOUE?
Eyes are a motif in ASOUE. They're so common, in fact, it's easy to overlook their presence: Recall Olaf's house, decorated in paintings of eyes, the tattoos on the volunteers' ankles, the shiny eyes of Count Olaf, and Orwell's eye-shaped building. Certainly the list goes on, but you understand the pattern.
Last Edit: Jun 3, 2012 8:43:28 GMT -5 by Sherry Ann