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Bookshelfies new photo meme for bookworms

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Bookshelfies new photo meme for bookworms

Storified by CBC News Community· Thu, Aug 22 2013 14:15:07

Whether you have a book collection to die for, or you want to reuse those university texts you'll never read again, a new Tumblr has started a photo meme that might be next on your to-do list.

The blog is called 'Bookshelfies' -- a take on 'selfies,' meaning close-up self-portraits. The basic idea is to take a photo of yourself in front of a bookshelf.
The original post explains it like this:

"Sorta like this. (But, you know, cooler? Why did I wear my sunglasses? Just joking. I took this photo three times before posting.) Anyhow, more talk about books. Or not. It'd be like that."
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BookshelfiesAll the cool book nerds are doing it! #booknerd #bookshelfies #bookshelfie
Avid readers are now starting to share their love of the written word with the digital world, by submitting their own photos to the Tumblr and including a list of the titles behind them. 

This was met with a mix of enthusiasm and eye-rolling on Twitter.
Oh, and I am totally going home and taking a #bookshelfie tonight. huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/20/boo...Mike Hogan
Need to start arranging my bookshelf in the most pretentious possible way possible in preparation for a #bookshelfie .Katie Parrott
#Bookshelfie from the officeStephanie DeLuca
Zo, een #bookshelfie voor @hetvoorwoord cc @mdevrieze instagram.com/p/dPM_RSpzEO/christophedeschauvre
#bookshelfie It might be small, but I like it anyways! #checkoutmytitles #detsyvendebarn #orphantrain #insideofadog #thelittleprince #silly #boredoutofmymind #procrastinationmisskruse
#bookshelfie Ulla Kjær: Roskilde Domkirke, The Most Beautiful Libraries of the World, A Bigger Message... instagram.com/p/dRrP6ciqRH/Nene La Beet
Book stores and publishers also got in the spirit, posting their own bookshelfies or getting a sort of 'photographer's block' while they wondered whether to do one.
Photo: We had to jump on the #bookshelfie bandwagon! And yes, we sometimes do wear that Viking hat around... tmblr.co/ZRzp0uszjNjSViking Penguin
Jumping on the #bookshelfie craze, our editor Kristen! bookshelfies.tumblr.com/post/590084866...Bookish
We're going to stew a bit on this book shelf selfie thing. We're not ready to go full #bookshelfieUnabridged Bookstore
I don't normally do selfies but I took a #bookshelfie - mainly to grandstand all the books I never finished reading. http://twitter.com/DavidTWeaver/status/369172496588619777/photo/1David Weaver
C'mon, now. What's a #bookshelfie without an Instagram filter? instagram.com/p/dNBxvdRkRk/Anna Hutchinson
Some people also wondered whether all these book lovers should connect... romantically.
@MidwestPhoto @boswellbooks And also I think that this #bookshelfie Tumbler site should be turned into an online dating site.Rebecca Silber
I loan/give away a lot of books so my shelves are sparse... but here's my current #bookshelfie instagram.com/p/dJAqr-lDUC/ Cc @IsaacFitzgeraldJiz Lee
#bookshelfie http://twitter.com/nathanialjg/status/369983780481536000/photo/1Nathanial G.
Some people had some fun with their bookshelfies. (Does it count if the dog can't read?)
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The tiny cutout made us laugh. RT @sjventurino: #bookshelfie (#kindacheating pic with pic), still @ChicagoManual. http://twitter.com/sjventurino/status/370273413941583872/photo/1Manual of Style
Our editor Nathan's #bookshelfie #bookshelfies #bookstagram #books #amreadingBookish.com
Stump the Librarian time! Send us your questions, and enjoy Answer Robot's #bookshelfie. http://twitter.com/skokielibrary/status/370219007971819520/photo/1Skokie PublicLibrary
One last thing... is this is the ultimate bookshelfie?
This gets me in #tbt(my first) and #bookshelfie. http://twitter.com/isajeep/status/370612204048879617/photo/1Marvin
Do you like bookshelfies? What's your favourite photo meme? 

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