Wednesday, 18 May 2016
Meike made a comment on a recent post "It does help getting to know a person better when you see what kind of books they have, doesn't it?" That reminded me of a couple of posts I did 5 years ago on the books in my bookcases.
I started the first post with an anecdote from 40 years ago. I was waiting for a colleague. He had just moved in a few doors away not long after we moved to Lewis. I was looking at his bookcase. I have no idea at all why I asked but something made me ask if he minded me looking at his books. He replied that he didn't like people looking at his bookcases because books were a private thing and you could learn too much about a person by knowing what books were in their bookcase.
In the second post the subject of electronic books and the lack of book cases to look at was raised (I think by Monica).
I had been looking for a book today. I knew it was a proper one but I checked the Kindle to be certain. It made me realise that I had a pretty eclectic set of books on it and thought I'd share them and see what you could tell from them. And if you can tell anything about me then you are a "better man than I am Gunga Din".