Thursday, October 16, 2008

Booking Through Thursday: What's Sitting on Your Shelf?

Okay–here was an interesting article by Christopher Schoppa in the Washington Post.
Avid readers know all too well how easy it is to acquire books — it’s the letting go that’s the difficult part. … During the past 20 years, in which books have played a significant role in both my personal and professional lives, I’ve certainly had my fair share of them (and some might say several others’ shares) in my library. Many were read and saved for posterity, others eventually, but still reluctantly, sent back out into the world.
But there is also a category of titles that I’ve clung to for years, as they survived numerous purges, frequent library donations and countless changes of residence. I’ve yet to read them, but am absolutely certain I will. And should. When, I’m not sure, as I’m constantly distracted by the recent, just published and soon to be published works.
So, the question is his: “What tomes are waiting patiently on your shelves?“


So many! But, here's a very small sampling. They will go nowhere until I've read them. And will probably still go nowhere after that.

The Romance of Madame Tussaud's by John T. Tussaud





Memoirs of a Midget by Walter de la Mare












Houdini by Kenneth Silverman





Magic by William Goldman












Yes. I have a fascination with the unusual.

4 comments:

Smilingsal said...

Okay–here was an interesting article by Christopher Schoppa in the Washington Post.
Avid readers know all too well how easy it is to acquire books — it’s the letting go that’s the difficult part. … During the past 20 years, in which books have played a significant role in both my personal and professional lives, I’ve certainly had my fair share of them (and some might say several others’ shares) in my library. Many were read and saved for posterity, others eventually, but still reluctantly, sent back out into the world.
But there is also a category of titles that I’ve clung to for years, as they survived numerous purges, frequent library donations and countless changes of residence. I’ve yet to read them, but am absolutely certain I will. And should. When, I’m not sure, as I’m constantly distracted by the recent, just published and soon to be published works.
So, the question is his: “What tomes are waiting patiently on your shelves?“


So many! But, here's a very small sampling. They will go nowhere until I've read them. And will probably still go nowhere after that.

The Romance of Madame Tussaud's by John T. Tussaud





Memoirs of a Midget by Walter de la Mare












Houdini by Kenneth Silverman





Magic by William Goldman












Yes. I have a fascination with the unusual.

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The Social Frog said...

Okay–here was an interesting article by Christopher Schoppa in the Washington Post.
Avid readers know all too well how easy it is to acquire books — it’s the letting go that’s the difficult part. … During the past 20 years, in which books have played a significant role in both my personal and professional lives, I’ve certainly had my fair share of them (and some might say several others’ shares) in my library. Many were read and saved for posterity, others eventually, but still reluctantly, sent back out into the world.
But there is also a category of titles that I’ve clung to for years, as they survived numerous purges, frequent library donations and countless changes of residence. I’ve yet to read them, but am absolutely certain I will. And should. When, I’m not sure, as I’m constantly distracted by the recent, just published and soon to be published works.
So, the question is his: “What tomes are waiting patiently on your shelves?“


So many! But, here's a very small sampling. They will go nowhere until I've read them. And will probably still go nowhere after that.

The Romance of Madame Tussaud's by John T. Tussaud





Memoirs of a Midget by Walter de la Mare












Houdini by Kenneth Silverman





Magic by William Goldman












Yes. I have a fascination with the unusual.

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Charli and me said...

Okay–here was an interesting article by Christopher Schoppa in the Washington Post.
Avid readers know all too well how easy it is to acquire books — it’s the letting go that’s the difficult part. … During the past 20 years, in which books have played a significant role in both my personal and professional lives, I’ve certainly had my fair share of them (and some might say several others’ shares) in my library. Many were read and saved for posterity, others eventually, but still reluctantly, sent back out into the world.
But there is also a category of titles that I’ve clung to for years, as they survived numerous purges, frequent library donations and countless changes of residence. I’ve yet to read them, but am absolutely certain I will. And should. When, I’m not sure, as I’m constantly distracted by the recent, just published and soon to be published works.
So, the question is his: “What tomes are waiting patiently on your shelves?“


So many! But, here's a very small sampling. They will go nowhere until I've read them. And will probably still go nowhere after that.

The Romance of Madame Tussaud's by John T. Tussaud





Memoirs of a Midget by Walter de la Mare












Houdini by Kenneth Silverman





Magic by William Goldman












Yes. I have a fascination with the unusual.

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mangomissives said...

Okay–here was an interesting article by Christopher Schoppa in the Washington Post.
Avid readers know all too well how easy it is to acquire books — it’s the letting go that’s the difficult part. … During the past 20 years, in which books have played a significant role in both my personal and professional lives, I’ve certainly had my fair share of them (and some might say several others’ shares) in my library. Many were read and saved for posterity, others eventually, but still reluctantly, sent back out into the world.
But there is also a category of titles that I’ve clung to for years, as they survived numerous purges, frequent library donations and countless changes of residence. I’ve yet to read them, but am absolutely certain I will. And should. When, I’m not sure, as I’m constantly distracted by the recent, just published and soon to be published works.
So, the question is his: “What tomes are waiting patiently on your shelves?“


So many! But, here's a very small sampling. They will go nowhere until I've read them. And will probably still go nowhere after that.

The Romance of Madame Tussaud's by John T. Tussaud





Memoirs of a Midget by Walter de la Mare












Houdini by Kenneth Silverman





Magic by William Goldman












Yes. I have a fascination with the unusual.

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