Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Share a Bookshelf Wednesday

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I'm a little bored this morning, and that got me to thinking about one of my favorite things to do...browse bookshelves wherever and whenever I find them. I love watching television interviews of various "talking heads" mainly to freeze-frame them long enough to study the bookshelves behind them. And I love looking at pictures in magazines to do the same because you learn a whole lot about a person by checking out the titles they own and take pride in. Of course, some folks are not above "salting" their shelves in order to portray the precise image they are striving for, so the impression given is not always a true one. But it's still fun to take a look.

In that spirit, I'm sharing three of the thirty-two shelves in my study. If you enjoy browsing them, let me know and I'll share more shelves in a few days. 

7 comments:

  1. I love looking at what books other people like to read; it's always fun to see the books you have in common. :)

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    1. I totally agree. And avid readers ALWAYS have something to talk about with other serious readers. In fact, it's hard to shut us up. LOL

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  2. It's become a huge thing here, judging people who're being interviewed on TV by the bookshelves behind them. Jokey comments such as, 'You can't believe anything he says, he has no BOOKS'. Hilarious. Nice collection of Louise Penny there, Sam!

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    1. It sounds bad, I suppose, but I always think less of a person if I visit them in their home and find that they don't have any books in the house. Just can't help myself.

      Louise Penny is definitely one of my favorites, Cath. I keep planning to do an internet search to see if I can find good first editions of her early Gamache novels, but I never seem to get around to it. Have to put that on my to-do list...

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  3. Agreed - it's always fun to look at people's bookshelves. My main bookshelf would be confusing to people, though - it's stuffed full of review books I haven't read yet :) I always explain that to people who look at it because their confusion is evident!

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    1. I can imagine what that bookshelf must look like, Susan, and how strange a collection of books it probably is. I'm not a particularly fast reader, so I don't usually have more than three or four review books around at any one time. I think I would be in a constant state of panic if I had to look at more than a handful of them at a time. Way too much pressure. :-)

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