The Final Front Cover

13 Dec

So after days of packing I am finally halfway through boxing up my book collection and what a journey that has been. I’ve found some right treats that I had forgotten about, such as: The Theory of the Novel, The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories, Parzival, The Moon: A Biography and The Communist Manifesto, to name but a few of the unearthed treasures and I think I saw some science and philosophy books hanging around too…


So the above picture is not the best example of The Dust, oh the dust! that has been shed from those book covers is monumental, but you get the picture by way of metaphor.  Of course the vastness of space (empty book shelves) and the awe-inspiring amount of words accumulated by me (if you look at them from far away they make look like distant stars if you pretend, the space dust (dust) and the planet orbiting the sun being the ultimate metaphor for moving house but then again that was, I’m sure, self explanatory.

The space picture is in no way a blatant attempt to shoe horn a nice picture of ‘out there’ in here, any chance I get. I may gather the dust, the real dust not the metaphor, into a big pile and take a photo of it, as I’m sure its something you guys would be interested in, maybe.

So the move is due on Sunday and then I am hoping to get on here every two or three days to continue blogging whilst I sort out the internet at the new place, It has been really annoying not to be coming on here more regularly recently to check out your stuff, as I think I said in the last dim and distant post.  So once again I shall catch you guys another day, by which I mean tomorrow when I shall get to all your blogs and comment and such like. I will most likely also have found more awesome books that I forgot I owned and will probably packed the boring stuff like clothes and mugs, I like mugs.  So until then my good friends take care of yourselves and make sure that no one tries to steal your shoes.


Posted by on 13/12/2012 in Eccentricities


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22 responses to “The Final Front Cover

  1. boomiebol

    13/12/2012 at 18:25



    • StetotheJ

      13/12/2012 at 18:32

      Yay, smile quota achieved, sadly there is no WordPress badge for that though.


      • A Writer Inspired

        13/12/2012 at 21:09

        You could create one! 🙂


        • StetotheJ

          15/12/2012 at 19:50

          A good idea, I would put it on the list of things to do, but I’m trying to lose that so I will put it on the new fangled list of fun things to do. Which is entirely different and more streamlined.


  2. renxkyoko

    13/12/2012 at 19:59

    Have fun decorating…. make your collection of books the center of attention


    • StetotheJ

      15/12/2012 at 19:48

      The plan is to put bookcases up in front of all the walls so I don’t have to decorate, cunning and lazy at the same time. I like to multi task.


  3. Bumba

    13/12/2012 at 23:01

    I don’t see any reason you shouldn’t shoe-horn in an interesting photo. It’s a great photo. As for your move, good luck, get it done.


    • StetotheJ

      15/12/2012 at 19:52

      All packed and ready to roll, In fact I did all the Christmas wrapping and a blog post as well. This is possibly my most productive day since I watched all seven Police Academy films back to back.


  4. RoSy

    13/12/2012 at 23:56

    I don’t think anyone would want my shoes. They squeak when I walk. I need to get some new ones – LOL


    • StetotheJ

      15/12/2012 at 19:53

      Apparently if your shoes squeak it means you stole them, lol. Not sure who started that but I like to think that everyone steals everyone elses shoes. As long as I don’t get a pair of heels i shall be happy.


  5. letizia

    14/12/2012 at 12:24

    What wonderful treasures you have unearthed (quite literarily, it seems from all the dust, hahaha!). I haven’t read The Theory of the Novel in years but you’ve got me wondering where mine is. I remember mine having a green cover… hmm, now where it it? I think I may have some digging of my own to do 🙂

    Have a good move!


    • StetotheJ

      15/12/2012 at 19:58

      Yes dig and let me know what you find so I can add them to my wishlist, I think my Theory of the Novel was either bought or stolen (not by me, I hasten to add) from Oxford university and has a green cover too. I shall explore it at the new place when I re-find it. That will be the main challenge then.


  6. LuAnn

    14/12/2012 at 16:16

    I am tired of just thinking about the time and energy needed to pack up all your books (lol). 🙂


    • StetotheJ

      15/12/2012 at 19:55

      After five days packing I still have a ton that can’t go with me, including one about explorers on South America Simon Schama’s A History of Britain and various other stuff including my Pern collection that I haven’t caught up on in years. I’m exhausted already and I have to move them all tpo the new place tomorrow. Followed quickly by a nap.


      • LuAnn

        16/12/2012 at 03:42

        Best of luck on the move.


        • StetotheJ

          16/12/2012 at 12:28

          Would you believe it is 12:27 and it is complete! Well half complete as i don’t have the room to stick anymore boxes of books anywhere until I get some on the shelves. I don’t mess around when it comes to stress.


          • LuAnn

            16/12/2012 at 15:21

            Good for you. Best to get the stress out of your life asap. 🙂


            • StetotheJ

              19/12/2012 at 16:51

              It was possibly the least stressful thing I have done in a long time. Not sure how I fluked that!


  7. 최다해 gongjumonica

    19/12/2012 at 07:39

    Oh what a treasure! Whenever I try to fix my things, I always ended up consuming most of the time looking, reading, and reminiscing about the memories in those items. I will be like, “Oh, this! He gave it when…” At the end of the day, I’ll be lucky to fix half of them.

    Oh dear. No one steals Monica’s shoes. That would be capital offense. 🙂


    • StetotheJ

      19/12/2012 at 16:55

      No one steals your shoes? Challenge accepted!

      This time I went the opposite way of packing without paying to much interest and then spending ages unpacking. It could well be months knowing me, it doesn’t help that birthday and Christmas books will keep me interested for a good while too.


      • 최다해 gongjumonica

        25/12/2012 at 15:17

        Oh no you don’t! I’m an OC and neat freak, I’ll declare WWIII if I can’t find my things. 🙂

        Your way is also interesting. I can spend a long time unpacking, but I’m sure packing will take longer hours (days?).

        Merry Christmas!


        • StetotheJ

          26/12/2012 at 18:45

          I promise to leave your shoes well alone in that case, I’d hate to get on the wrong side of you. I hate change and that is why I conme to your blog, because it’s consistently fantastic. I hope your Christmas day was extremely joyous.



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