Just A Thought: Bookaholics?

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 12 2015 7:17 AM

Veli Voipio:

Recently my friend bought some forest and found a 1935 Ford in it, honestly in quite bad shape. Now he is considering restoring it. Nobody blames him if he'll spend a lot of money.

Of course it came into my mind if some people are spending a lot of money to bring old cars to shiny condition, then could I spend as well when I am trying to reconstruct a sort of ancient Christianity in its glory on my desktop?



Indeed - many hobbies are exceedingly expensive. Its a bonus I think when a hobby directly benefits a ministry and doubly so when that benefits your position in your profession.

At this point singleness is a blessing that results in unbridled growth of my library. No one to ask but God, no one elses welfare to consider beyond my own (in terms of finances). If I use these things to better equip me to reach people with the Gospel, then from my perspective there isn't a better way for me to spend my money.

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Nov 12 2015 8:47 PM

Veli Voipio:
Of course it came into my mind if some people are spending a lot of money to bring old cars to shiny condition, then could I spend as well when I am trying to reconstruct a sort of ancient Christianity in its glory on my desktop?

Several years back I decided to give up all my other hobbies and invest in Logos. I think I made a good choice.

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Michael Kinch | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 17 2015 11:41 AM

Charles McNeil:

Logos Users,

With thousands of books, Bibles, Collection Sets, maps, data sets, dictionaries, commentaries, etc., with no end in sight and many more books to come; is it possible for a “Holy man” or person to become a bookaholic? Can one become addicted to (religious) books? I speak namely of when a person racks up huge debts (borrows/credit), reads all the time, purchase books over food, hardly eats the food available, and don’t sleep for studying and reading. Is this possible? Is this the average Pastor, a seminarian, or an anomaly? No, I am not describing myself-- Just a thought.

If this is wrong forum, Oops!

Isn't this what everyone does? Why would you spend money on groceries which last only a few days when you can buy books that will last a lifetime?  There is no such thing as a bookaholic, just readers and nonreaders. Ok back to my books now.

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C M | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 17 2015 12:11 PM

Michael Kinch:
Isn't this what everyone does?

No, not everyone. Enjoy your books! Big Smile Wink

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Lew Worthington | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 17 2015 12:25 PM

Michael Kinch:

Isn't this what everyone does? Why would you spend money on groceries which last only a few days when you can buy books that will last a lifetime?  There is no such thing as a bookaholic, just readers and nonreaders. Ok back to my books now.

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 26 2016 12:10 AM

I just wanted to add a picture

The personal library of retired John Hopkins University Humanities professor Richard A. Macksey, housed in his home in Maryland, USA.

http://robaroundbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Personal-library-of-Richard-A-Macksey.jpg 

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 26 2016 12:26 AM

Yes

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JohnB | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 26 2016 4:05 AM

Impressive!

When we were in our previous house one of our smaller book cases was in an alcove next to the fire. One day I realized that it had shrunk a little, the floor joists were giving way underneath it.

In our current house, when we moved in we put up our largest floor supported shelving system in the front room which went the full length of the longest wall. It also depended on the wall for some leaning support. After a week or so I noticed cracks were appearing on the other side of the wall. Sadly the library is now scattered over the house. Another reason for going for e-books - real books can be dangerous to your house's health

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 26 2016 5:15 AM

Veli Voipio:

I just wanted to add a picture

The personal library of retired John Hopkins University Humanities professor Richard A. Macksey, housed in his home in Maryland, USA.

http://robaroundbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Personal-library-of-Richard-A-Macksey.jpg 

That certainly is impressive. It also looks a little dangerous. I can imagine that it could be a bit precarious to try to access the higher books.

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Matthew | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 26 2016 8:09 AM

There was a time when I planned on having bookshelves that went from the floor to the ceiling all the way around my office. Now that I have made the switch to electronic books, I cringe to think about having a physical library as large at the one in that picture, let alone having to ever move it from one location to another!

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 2 2016 9:18 PM

even with my logos titles, as long as there wasn't a lot of overlap, I would love to have the library - or even the shelves - from that picture.

That would be a tremendous blessing.

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JAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 3 2016 6:25 AM

Lew Worthington:
That's hilarious. But there's always part of me that dreads becoming Henry BemisSurprise

Here is the ending: http://youtu.be/UAxARJyaTEA

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 17 2016 8:22 AM

bibliomania does not deserve the name of bibliomania until it is exhibited in the second stage. For secondary bibliomania there is no known cure

Field, E. (1996). The love affairs of a bibliomaniac. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc

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C M | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 17 2016 2:59 PM

Veli Voipio:

bibliomania does not deserve the name of bibliomania until it is exhibited in the second stage. For secondary bibliomania there is no known cure

Field, E. (1996). The love affairs of a bibliomaniac. Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc

Thanks for sharing. Tongue Tied

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David Martinez | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 18 2016 3:06 AM

Maybe for bookaholic is possible. But, as for me this concept is not exactly applicable. Even when I was a student and until now that I'm working. I make sure to get enough sleep, relaxation and eat healthy foods. 

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 11 2018 8:41 AM

Just adding to this old thread, a good place for a book addict:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/11/13/17/464EB7C500000578-5078055-image-m-45_1510592502653.jpg 

Is this the world's ULTIMATE library? From last November, new library in China. 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-5078055/Is-world-s-ULTIMATE-library.html 

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 11 2018 9:02 AM

Cool! Maybe they should do a Logos Ultimate Base Package 👍😁👌

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 11 2018 11:27 AM

Veli Voipio:

Just adding to this old thread, a good place for a book addict:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/11/13/17/464EB7C500000578-5078055-image-m-45_1510592502653.jpg 

That is pretty amazing.

Just wondering what a library of 20,000ish volumes would look like on a wall.

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GaoLu | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 11 2018 5:33 PM

We could call it the Leaning Tower of Biblio-Babel Base Package .

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Michael Childs | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 12 2018 7:28 AM

I am humbly grateful for this post.  I feel so much more righteous with my mere 7,500 resource library.  O, Lord, I thank Thee that I am not like other men!  (or women, too.)

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