Winter Night Library

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 Library

Books, booklets, magazines, and similar things that I've scanned and uploaded.

#AddedPagesTitleSource Date
0012021-05-11174Dunman High School 1997 Yearbook1997-12
0022021-06-0620Dunman Link (Mar 1997)1997-03
0032022-04-0327Rosyth Chinese Enrichment Camp Booklet (1995)1995-03-13
0042022-04-11170Dunman High School 1998 Yearbook1998-12
0052022-04-13172Dunman High School 1999 Yearbook1999-12
0062022-04-13174Dunman High School 2000 Yearbook2000-12
0072022-07-23602McNally High School 2002 Yearbook CD2002-06
0082022-08-1213Vernon Barford Grade 9 Farewell - Reach for the Stars (1999)1999-06
0092022-09-1733NAIT OokMAG – Fall 20052005-09
0102022-09-2519Raffles Institution Math Enrichment Camp (1998)1998-03-19
0112022-10-0428McNally Awards Program – Oct 17 20002000-10-17
0122022-10-0428McNally Awards Program – 20012001-10
0132022-03-2461Yama no Susume Guestbook - Hanno Central Community Center - No. 11 (Jan 2018 - Aug 2019)2022-10-27
0142022-03-2462Yama no Susume Guestbook - Hanno Central Community Center - No. 12 (Aug 2019 - Oct 2022)2022-10-27