In Suruga Monkey Part 2 of Bakemonogatari, Kanbaru's room is literally full of red hardcover books. Why is this and what does it represent?

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    Those are her piles and piles of boys love novels. They represent her massive fandom of boys love novels. – Torisuda Dec 28 '16 at 15:21
  • Pre sure she said she was into yuri as she's a lesbian, not yaoi. – Max Li Dec 28 '16 at 18:56
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    From the wiki: "Her hobbies include reading yaoi literature and playing basketball." bakemonogatari.wikia.com/wiki/Suruga_Kanbaru. – Torisuda Dec 28 '16 at 19:10
  • @MaxLi she calls herself a Yuri after she upfront said to Araragi that she was a lesbian (same thing really), there's no reason a Yuri can't also be into reading Yaoi as well – Memor-X Dec 28 '16 at 22:13

That's her massive collection of BL (boys' love) books (which she is also into, besides considering herself a lesbian), at least that's what they represent. As many other things in Monogatari's animation, it should be taken more symbolically than literally. Take for example Senjougahara's "arsenal" of stationery in episode 1 of Bakemonogatari, or even more obviously the constantly shifting, multiplying, growing, falling etc. pile of pencils in episode 6 of Nisemonogatari (you'll know when you get there :) ).

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