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August 07 2008

Cataloging Dr Horrible's books. Users at LibraryThing have created an online catalog of Dr Horrible's bookshelf, based on screenshots from the show.

Quirky! Another reason to love LibraryThing!
The other HP is Half-Blood Prince, not Goblet of Fire.

I hope he doesn't play Wii with Moist. Or at least makes sure the strap is on really tight.
I'm going to order every one of those books off of Amazon.com now just so I can reconstruct Dr. Horrible's library in my own home. I'll put it right behind my life-size replica of Mal's hideaway toilet.
Am I the only one who finds this a tiny tiny bit creepy? I mean, those aren't prop books, this site is basically deconstructing Jonathan Reilly's bookshelf (apologies if I've spelt the name wrong, bad memory and all).
I was just thinking that, MattK.
SMG is an extra in a wig and sunglasses...the Serenity model is really just pots and pans...then came the my little pony figures dressed up as Horrible & Hammer and the discovery that welding goggles may require some textured paint to become silver. Now we have detailed breakdowns of the books in the background of one quick screen shot. And this is despite the fact that everyone already knows the books are incidental as they happen to belong to the owner of the home that was used for filming.

We seriously need The Dollhouse on the air, like now...
Am I the only one who finds this a tiny tiny bit creepy?


Welcome to fandom :p.
Oh come on. This is just a bit of fun! And it was done on a blog dedicated to books! Why wouldn't they be interested in what was on the shelf, be it Dr Horrible's books or J. Reilly's? It's not who the books belong to, it's just that they are books that they wanted to name to see if they could.
I've seen a lot of creepy things done in the name of fandom. This most definitly doesn't seem like one of them.

Edit: spelling of J Reilly's last name.

[ edited by NYPinTA on 2008-08-07 18:50 ]
Creepy would be me watching the new high Def version to see Nathan's nipples.

This? This is non-creepy, regular fandom. Unless someone knocks on Jonathan's door for a better photo of the bookshelf.


edit because I can't spell on days that end in y.

[ edited by deadbessie on 2008-08-07 19:30 ]
Awww, I always wanna read the books on any shelf that I can even halfway see, from TV to movies, from Dollhouse to Joss' office. (The book I can identify chez Joss is this one.) Book people love looking at other folkses li-berries - fictional or real.

It says more about one's interest in books than it does anything else - I don't find it at all creepy, myself, but then, I wouldn't... just kinda sweet...
I confess I freeze framed the books that fell from the shelf of the cafe in season one of Battlestar Galactica (when Helo discovered the fallout shelter). Oddly, someone on Caprica wrote a book about the sinking of the Titanic.
Oddly, someone on Caprica wrote a book about the sinking of the Titanic.

That's awesome.
@willbueche - can I see? Can I? Can I, huh?
QuoterGal, thanks for the links. I'll be adding them to my folder. :)

Curious about the Dollhouse one... are they fake or real books?
One or two look like phone books korkster but the photo's so blurry that even if they're real you'd have to have them right on your shelf to recognise them I reckon.

Don't really see the harm in this, others' bookshelves are always interesting (even if they're sometimes a better indication of what they want to be seen to have read i.e. the Jackie Collins/Dan whatsisface might somehow find their way into a deep, dark drawer ;) and wouldn't the set designers maybe move books around a bit, pick and choose some for Dr H to have (or maybe just with the right colour covers) ? So it might still cast light on his character (rather than Mr Reilly's ;).

Must admit, i'm slightly disappointed that Dr H doesn't have two copies of the same Potter book - liked the idea that he'd be such a big geek he'd buy two, one to read and one to keep ;).

[ edited by Saje on 2008-08-07 23:08 ]
Must admit, i'm slightly disappointed that Dr H doesn't have two copies of the same Potter book - liked the idea that he'd be such a big geek he'd buy two, one to read and one to keep ;).

I think I'm missing something. He does have two copies of one of the Potter books. Doesn't he?
Ah, I may have mis-interpreted hacksaway above when he/she said:

The other HP is Half-Blood Prince, not Goblet of Fire.

Oops if so. Is there another other Potter book on there ? Confused now ;).
Sorry Saje, the two orange books are Deathly Hallows. Next to it is a dark green book (possibly also with two copies) that I said was Half-Blood Prince.

(And it's "lady hacksaway" ;)
Aha, cheers ;). Ahem. As I was saying, one of the things that totally doesn't disappoint me is that he has two copies of the same Potter book. Cos, y'know, he's such a geek.

(did that fool anyone ? At all ? ;)
It's ok, Saje. You were led astray by hacksaway. ;)
I love seeing what people have on their bookshelves, in real life or on TV or in pictures. One of my favourite prints is this one by Charles Wsyocki, Frederick the Literate. (It's one third of a larger print.)

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