Welcome to today’s Booking Through Thursday topic.
I was reading the other day a quote from JFK Jr who said on the death of his mother, that she died surrounded by family, friends, and her books. Apparently, Jackie’s books were very much a part of HER, her personality, her sense of self.
Up until recently, people could browse your bookshelves and learn a lot about you–what your interests are, your range of topics, favorite authors, how much you read (or at least buy books).
More and more, though, this is changing. People aren’t buying books so much as borrowing them from the library. Or reading them on their e-readers or computers. There’s nothing PHYSICAL on the shelves to tell strangers in your home, for better or worse, who you ARE.
Do you think this is a good thing? Bad? Discuss!
Even though I’ve recently acquired a Kindle (and I’ve even named her “Sparky”), my personal preference is to have the physical book.
I love being surrounded by books, as evidenced by my pictorial displays in last week’s topic.
I could probably download hundreds of e-books, but I still have plenty of physical books to show strangers and friends who I am.
Or how about some of these?
These are from still another shelf….
As you can see from this visual journey, I proudly showcase my books from all different phases of my life…and there are even more shelves that tell more of the story.
What about you? Do you love showing yourself through your books?