What is this?
Imagine, if you will, a cozy study in the middle of winter, shelves on the walls packed with books from top to bottom, with large bay windows on one wall looking out over a scene of softly falling snowflakes. There’s a soft carpet underfoot, a comfy chair for you and a guest, and a crackling fireplace providing soft light and warm heat as you pick out a book and settle in to read through the night, free of all cares in the world.
Well, that fireplace would probably be fuelled by some of the book scans I have below here, since they’re poor substitutes for the actual books they came from. Still, there’s only so much one can do to get digital copies of books online, especially since (as of writing) I refuse to cut up books to do “proper” scans of them, especially when my scanner isn’t up to par yet. Also, some of these scans are from public books anyway, and don’t belong to me — they’re best-effort, straw-grasping attempts at preservation to make sure a snapshot of something exists.
In addition, book scans take quite some effort to do under my current set up, so this section probably won’t be added to very often. However, I wanted these scans to have their own section anyway — they used to be stuffed under my brochure scan page until I decided that that made no sense and broke them off (Dec 08 2022). Books and booklets will go here, though the line between these and ads/brochures can be blurry in places. I’ll figure it out as I go along though.
These are the different shelves in my personal library (and they all go off to different webpages):
ට Shelf 1: My Diary Entries — for my life/travel blog posts.
ට Shelf 2: Winter Night Library — for scans of books, booklets, newsletters, and magazines. (You are here)
ට Shelf 3: Jumbled Letters — for long-form writing.
ට Shelf 4: Shelves of Odd Curios — for collections of pictures.
ට Shelf 5: Life Through A Mailbox — for scans of brochures, leaflets, ads, and the like.
ට Shelf 6: A Potpourri of Papers — for miscellaneous scans that aren’t in any other category.
ට Shelf 7: My Dream Diary — for my personal diary entries.
Winter Night LibraryBooks, booklets, magazines, and similar things that I've scanned and uploaded.
|001||2021-05-11||174||Dunman High School 1997 Yearbook||1997-12|
|002||2021-06-06||20||Dunman Link (Mar 1997)||1997-03|
|003||2022-04-03||27||Rosyth Chinese Enrichment Camp Booklet (1995)||1995-03-13|
|004||2022-04-11||170||Dunman High School 1998 Yearbook||1998-12|
|005||2022-04-13||172||Dunman High School 1999 Yearbook||1999-12|
|006||2022-04-13||174||Dunman High School 2000 Yearbook||2000-12|
|007||2022-07-23||602||McNally High School 2002 Yearbook CD||2002-06|
|008||2022-08-12||13||Vernon Barford Grade 9 Farewell - Reach for the Stars (1999)||1999-06|
|009||2022-09-17||33||NAIT OokMAG – Fall 2005||2005-09|
|010||2022-09-25||19||Raffles Institution Math Enrichment Camp (1998)||1998-03-19|
|011||2022-10-04||28||McNally Awards Program – Oct 17 2000||2000-10-17|
|012||2022-10-04||28||McNally Awards Program – 2001||2001-10|
|013||2022-03-24||61||Yama no Susume Guestbook - Hanno Central Community Center - No. 11 (Jan 2018 - Aug 2019)||2022-10-27|
|014||2022-03-24||62||Yama no Susume Guestbook - Hanno Central Community Center - No. 12 (Aug 2019 - Oct 2022)||2022-10-27|