At A Cup of Jo, Joanna asks what the ideal bookshelf consists of and if you’ve ever connected with some via their bookshelf. I can definitely see a bookshelf and its contents as something that forges bonds. Whenever I go to a friend’s house for a first time, I totally check out their book collection. It’s a glimpse into someone’s life and mind–do they read a lot of biographies? Poetry? Do they have a lot of travel books? It’s even more exciting when you find books that mirror your own collection, too.
Sometimes I’m afraid that I’m being rude. I mean, I’m blatantly checking out (and judging) someone’s book collection. At the very least, it borders on browsing. But I’m just so curious about what people choose to read and how it connects with their lives.
In case you’re curious about my bookshelves, here’s a glimpse:
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