Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for March 25, 2023

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    C  about 1 year ago

    A text book case of racism

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    BasilBruce  about 1 year ago

    I have to agree; everybody knows that books should be arranged by height.

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    BE THIS GUY  about 1 year ago

    Which also explains why she got fired from her job at the library.

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    ronaldspence  about 1 year ago

    you can’t judge a date by their covers…

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    hariseldon59  about 1 year ago

    At least she owns books.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Four identical panels. I organize mine by subject. I have a bookcase devoted to gardening.

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    carlsonbob  about 1 year ago

    Must be a reader with OCD

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    Qiset  about 1 year ago

    Let’s see, Sci-fi on the top shelf, computer books, philosophy books, with math and physics books on the bottom. Well, that’s the way it should be but… Not quite.

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    Robin Harwood  about 1 year ago

    In the order they were in when you took them out of the boxes and stuffed them into the bookcase after you moved. I don’t bother with a system. I just remember roughly where each one is. Yes, I can remember the locations of a couple of hundred books. I can remember the locations of a few hundred books in the Barr-Smith library in 1967. I can remember the locations of a few books in the Stockholm public library when I popped in for about half an hour in 1975. I can’t remember what my wife asked me to get from the shops today.

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    Cornelius Noodleman  about 1 year ago

    My brother’s books are full of teeth marks.

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    TheronStanford  about 1 year ago

    “The Last Bookstore” in Los Angeles organizes some of the upstairs shelves like that.

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    DamSkippy  about 1 year ago

    That means she took off the dust covers, which is plain wrong. I think Reese Witherspoon said in her autobiography that she does that. It’s stupid and means you don’t care about what books you have. They just become decoration.

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    Ermine Notyours  about 1 year ago

    In grade school we had a multiple choice test on the library. For “How are books organized in the library?” the obviously wrong answer was, “By size and color.”

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    Imagine  about 1 year ago

    Don’t judge a lover by their book cover.

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    some idiot from R'lyeh Premium Member about 1 year ago

    The main problem was that they were ebooks.

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    markkahler52  about 1 year ago

    Pearl before Swine and Big Nate books on their very own shelves

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    Procat Premium Member about 1 year ago

    What is a book?

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    Mugens Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Since I have run out of shelf space for my books, I just stuff them where I can at this point, order has nothing to do with it.

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    Geophyzz  about 1 year ago

    Comics by title and original issue #, Nero Wolfe mysteries by publishing date, WWII aviation by theater of operation and alphabetic by title, Auto racing by era, and WWI aviation by size and colour.

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    mrwiskers  about 1 year ago

    You gotta draw the line somewhere. /s

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    Zebrastripes  about 1 year ago

    HA! Obsessive compulsive..

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    James Deveney Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Some ‘chapter’ of autism?

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    SALUDADOG  about 1 year ago

    That’s why “Print is dead” (Egon, Ghostbusters)

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    uniquename  about 1 year ago

    That’s an interesting idea actually. Think of the art you could create.

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    JoshHere  about 1 year ago

    Books are disgusting. That’s one of the reasons I prefer e-books:,in%20your%20home%20before%20they%20infested%20your%20books

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    Gameguy49 Premium Member about 1 year ago

    She’s just a cover-lover.

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    brick10  about 1 year ago

    The color of the hard cover or the dust jacket?

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    Goat from PBS  about 1 year ago

    OK, who does that? At the very least, sort them alphabetically by title or author or something.

    If nothing else, it probably looks satisfying.

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    ladykat  about 1 year ago

    I arrange mine by author, and then series within the author, if applicable.

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    wongo  about 1 year ago

    I organize mine by number of pages.

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    PoodleGroomer  about 1 year ago

    Books should be arranged by the price paid. Use a storage tub for garage sale books.

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    Smith Grabholz  about 1 year ago

    If she organizes her books she’s ahead of me.

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    Count Olaf Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Word Salad Harris arranges hers by the ones she hasn’t finished coloring in.

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    rshive  about 1 year ago

    With adjustable bookshelves, that can sometimes be tricky.

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    SusieB  about 1 year ago

    I organize by author or genre. I actually don’t hold on to many books anymore. I either give to Goodwill or take them to a used book store

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    royq27  about 1 year ago

    With or without dust covers?

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    samclemens  about 1 year ago

    I use the Dewey Decimal System (I have an MLS degree, though I am not and have never been a librarian) except for my science fiction collection, which is separated out due to its size. Otherwise, it would rather overwhelm the 800s.

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    NickelAlloy  about 1 year ago

    Book lovers know where each and every book is on their shelves- it doesn’t matter how we organize them.

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    minty_Joe  about 1 year ago

    At least she didn’t go Ray Bradbury on those books.

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    Ellis97  about 1 year ago

    Relationships are for chumps, anyways.

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    CaveCat87  about 1 year ago

    What’s so bad about organizing books by their cover color?

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    willie_mctell  about 1 year ago

    What happens with the multicolored ones?

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    TwilightFaze  about 1 year ago

    Genre and alphabetical. Maybe I’m OCD, but that’s how I like it (Plus…I don’t have that many books).

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    Radish the wordsmith  about 1 year ago

    Long books won’t fit the shelf.

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    T...  about 1 year ago

    But then she eats the book…

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    MoeyTehr  about 1 year ago

    I’m with Goat on this one. Breakuppable offense!

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    david.reichert  about 1 year ago

    Color organization would be a challenge. Going from left to right and down would be messy. Worse if you have more than one bookcase (and who does not have more than one bookcase?). I think that an ombre accross all shelves, Black to violet on top through the rainbow to red on the bottom.

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    hawgowar  about 1 year ago

    Makes more sense than the Dewey Decimal System.

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    SteveR405  about 1 year ago

    I guess that Dewey didn’t know about the Roy G. Biv system (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet).

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    zeexenon  about 1 year ago

    Maybe Billy Goat is too horny.

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    JLChi  about 1 year ago

    Eight bookshelves of books on ancient Egypt, all piled to the ceiling. A lot are elephant folios = 24" tall, so they don’t fit on the shelves and have to be stacked in front of a bookcase.

    I have faced the fact that I will never be able to move.

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    swenbu Premium Member about 1 year ago

    This has been a hilarious conversation!! Who would’ve thought the idea of how one sorts his books on a shelf would generate all this. I don’t imagine Pastis will even bother reading this stuff!

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    bookworm0812  about 1 year ago

    I put mine wherever I dogammed feel like!

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    Bilan  about 1 year ago

    Just because someone’s a book lover, it doesn’t mean they actually read them.

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    Bilan  about 1 year ago

    What color scheme did she use, RGB or CMY?

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    The Waffles are my friends  about 1 year ago

    I do a combo deal of height and genre

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    knight1192a  about 1 year ago

    I’ve got to come up with a system for my physical books.

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    Komix Lover  about 1 year ago

    Arranging by thickness is the only correct way.

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  about 1 year ago

    Picky, picky.

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    AwelCruiz  about 1 year ago

    I arrange mine by odor.

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    sergioandrade Premium Member about 1 year ago

    I’ve noticed that only Goat and Pig regularly date females, (I’m counting Pigita) I don’t want Rat to have anything to do with females, I’m afraid he might reproduce.

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    LilPeruna  about 1 year ago

    I actually do something similar to this very day. My music CD collection is separated by genre (alphabetically). Then, within each genre, alphabetized by artist. THEN, within each artist, arranged by release date.

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    wiatr  about 1 year ago

    My wife was always posing my books around the house to look fashionable. Now they’re on shelves here gathered by topics as I prefer.

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    Sisyphos  about 1 year ago

    Horrors! By color? How unthinking. I arrange mine by height….

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    Robert Carnegie  about 1 year ago

    Mr and Mrs Harwell in the British mystery novel “Thrones, Dominations” live in an apartment that’s pretty much a hotel. “The management even keep the cocktail cabinet fully stocked for us; we don’t have a large one, of course, just a very neat design in walnut with a built-in wireless set and a little shelf for books.” The people to whom they explain this convenience live differently. (It’s not mentioned whether the management supply the books. I can imagine it.)

    Chapter one is given here.

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    donut reply  about 1 year ago

    I wonder about people who are interviewed on tv sitting in front of a lot of books. If it isn’t your home, who’s library are you at?

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    liberalnlovinit  about 1 year ago

    Former librarian here – yes, it is true – the Color Wheel has replaced the Dewey Decimal system as the book classification tool in many libraries…

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    Flatworm  about 1 year ago

    But, if you put the big ones at the end of each row, you can save yourself the price of bookends.

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    Swirls Before Pine  about 1 year ago

    I arrange my books by weight-per-page.

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