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igr61 Sun 17-May-20 15:22:43

Coronavirus, make sure you have got some books behind you when you come on tv just like this bunch of vanity poseurs

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MRex Sun 17-May-20 15:32:13

I don't get it. They all look like normal shelves to me, some even have occasional ornaments, scruffy bits etc. Most people have their laptop, desk and books all in one study room. Authors and those with academic specialisms in particular, of course they will have books in their office. How is it vanity or being a poseur?

NuffSaidSam Sun 17-May-20 15:36:55

There is a Twitter account dedicated to this


CuriousaboutSamphire Sun 17-May-20 15:38:44

Did you mean don't do your filming in your office?

I'm nobody famous, I'm self employed and my office space looks just like that!

Or has it become beyond the pale to own actual books these days?

knittingaddict Sun 17-May-20 15:40:24

Don't you own any books op? How sad.

CuriousaboutSamphire Sun 17-May-20 15:42:01

Love that Twitter site grin

QuestionMarkNow Sun 17-May-20 15:43:05

Having a bookshelf is clearly vanity.

Sad for anyone who thinks that tbh.

unchienandalusia Sun 17-May-20 15:43:11

I am beyond despair. Shock horror. Highly educated professionals doing video video Conference from their study's have lots of books.

Ya bo sucks OP. You're just looking for a fight now.

CatChant Sun 17-May-20 15:44:07

That's not vanity. That's just normal. I expect if you look closely you can see dust, the odd crime thriller and a forgotten mug of coffee. Well, you would in our house.

Chemenger Sun 17-May-20 15:47:51

Since when was having a bookcase considered vanity? Most of my books are out of shot in my Zoom meetings, those that are not trapped in my office at work. Does that mean I’m free of vanity? These people have to choose between their bookcases being seen on TV and their living rooms and kitchens. They presumably don’t want their decor dissected on social media, little suspecting that books are an object of scorn.

felineflutter Sun 17-May-20 15:54:14

Yes I have enjoyed seeing how many people have the obligatory bookshelf! Matt Hancock's backdrop is the antithesis.

felineflutter Sun 17-May-20 15:56:08

Ah love the twitter site! This has always been my pet hate 'bookcase credibilty'

P1nkHeartLovesCake Sun 17-May-20 15:56:24

My home office has books 🤷🏻‍♀️ We do read in this house

CuriousaboutSamphire Sun 17-May-20 15:57:01

Whilst I like the humour of the Twitter thing the comments here only bemuse me?

Can someone who thinks they are odd tell me if they have bookshelves themselves? I'm trying to work out if it is the difference between book and non-book people or something else.

felineflutter Sun 17-May-20 16:02:24

I read all the time... I just don't need other people to know that about me.

MintyMabel Sun 17-May-20 16:05:38

My home office has books

Yes, it appears to have come as a surprise that if people have a space set up for working at home, there is a good chance it will also be the place they keep books.

The whole twitter crap about is is ridiculous.

CuriousaboutSamphire Sun 17-May-20 16:06:00

I hadn't thought of it as being a secret, shameful.

I've done quite a few online meetings, all with bookcases, even vinyl record shelves on full view?

Am I now Pariah?

NamesNamesSoManyNames Sun 17-May-20 16:06:17

People who read SHOCKER.
I'd bloody love a home office/library.

MintyMabel Sun 17-May-20 16:06:51

I read all the time... I just don't need other people to know that about me.

And I’m not about to rearrange my study so that the bookshelves aren’t behind me when I’m working.

NamesNamesSoManyNames Sun 17-May-20 16:07:51

I read all the time... I just don't need other people to know that about me

Statistically, I'd hazard a guess you are unlikely to be being interviewed by. the media on your expert subject, though.

KatnissK Sun 17-May-20 16:09:21

Do people not read???! It's my dream to have a library. I love reading.

sparklefarts Sun 17-May-20 16:14:44

Do most people not have bookshelves like this? I don't get it

okiedokieme Sun 17-May-20 16:17:04

The room I'm sitting in now looks like that, isn't it normal to have shelves of books?

dudsville Sun 17-May-20 16:21:08

Some people read books, keep them and put them on shelves. Some people buy books because they like the look. Both people are acceptable human beings. We don't have to humiliate anyone.

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 17-May-20 16:21:28

Having books in the home is as important as parents' level of education in children's educational attainment. Just having books in the home. It's correlation obviously but still true. We have bookcases full of them. TBF they aren't behind me in Zoom meetings because I don't have a home office.

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