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as one so afflicted, here's a group for people who use books for mail art purposes or even just labor under the yoke of book addiction, those yearning masses who amass books intended for reading but which, mostly just pile up.

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Latest Activity: Feb 22

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Vertical or horizontal?

Started by Mail Art Martha. Last reply by Mail Art Martha Jan 10. 3 Replies

What is better, to have a Tsundoku pile or line up your books along a shelf? My Tsundoku are on the top of my chest of drawers, but I have also a smaller collection on a pile inside a bookcase. I…Continue

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Comment by Luís Filipe Gomes on February 22, 2021 at 9:49pm

Comment by Jeff Bagato on February 6, 2021 at 5:49pm

pages I did for Attic Zine assembling magazine, issue #12, Orange 1

Comment by Luís Filipe Gomes on January 31, 2021 at 6:40pm

"I have a book that, due to lack of printing, reached my hands with several blank sheets. I didn't noticed that because I bought it at a book fair and as it happens to me so often I have too many books to read and lack of time to do it. At the time, I didn't remember to ask for the exchange from the editor and I bought another edition, this time complete and with a hard cover. I never threw this book away anyway. I have a huge attachment to books, even books with missing sheets or damaged pages.
Today I started to illustrate that book.

Comment by Luís Filipe Gomes on January 31, 2021 at 6:20pm

- Black out Poetry.  

Comment by Mail Art Martha on January 9, 2021 at 6:45pm

Janus sent me a postcard with a page from a  book stuck on one side and on the other instructions to add my view on it. Obviously ideal for this group. The page is from Candida by Bernard Shaw.

By the way I am reading the Pickwick papers at the moment. Very funny and full of turns of phrases, something I much enjoy.  

Comment by Ficus strangulensis on November 9, 2020 at 5:00pm

here's a tsundoku link I found today online in someone's "pocket"


https://getpocket.com/explore/item/tsundoku-the-art-of-buying-books...

Comment by Jenn Miltenberger on May 22, 2020 at 3:20am

Perhaps I'm in the right place. I'm heavily inspired by things I read and old books. My husband has been libraries for all his adult life. He used to be in charge of weeding material at his previous branch, so I received many great books with damaged spines that they weren't allowed to sell/give to the public. 

Comment by Mail Art Martha on March 19, 2020 at 10:26am

We are self isolating! Soon may be obligatory. At last I shall work through my pile of To Read Books!

Comment by Carien van Hest on March 18, 2020 at 1:04pm

Joining this group already relieves me. Thank you for this initiative, Ficus.

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on March 1, 2020 at 10:20pm

Yes, but no doubt a lousy job on my part. They looked like photocopies (the paper can't have been good enough for one thing) and get used very rarely. Those in your photo look exquisite. Acrylic transfer turned out somewhat better for me than my version of copies. 

 

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