Yesterday (was it yesterday?) we talked about “book porn”. It was so fun to hear everyone’s responses to those celebrity libraries, and also to commiserate with other “bookshelf oglers” (as Jason funnily put it). This then started a whole thing on Facebook with a couple of people putting up pictures of their own bookshelves (Bill really started it!) I put up a couple pics, my friend Emily put up a pic, and we all scanned one another’s bookshelves in a virtual manner and had a great time.
I have this thing with taking pictures of my bookshelves (but good to know I am not alone in this strange hobby). One of the reasons I have all of these pictures was for my own “cataloging” purposes: when I got renter’s insurance, I realized I didn’t even know what I had. These meticulous crazy pictures were a way to keep my collection not only straight in my own head, but to have a record of what I have just in case I am wiped out temporarily by flood/fire/famine/meteor/StayPufMarshmallowMan and need to replace stuff.
Here are some of my books. I think I have things under control, but as you can see it is a situation that needs constant monitoring, and seasonal purging.
Some Of My Books