Saturday, September 05, 2009

Bookself #3-- Where You're Allowed to Assume!

I'm finding it difficult to get back into the swing of things. Denis and I just returned from too few days up in the mountains. We lolled around in a wonderful cabin on the shore of a private lake. Temperatures were at least thirty degrees cooler than Phoenix. Light afternoon showers that didn't even drive me inside from the deck. Looking around and never knowing what sort of wildlife I'd see next. No Internet access. Plenty of books to read.

But I digress.

It's time to show all of you another one of the many bookshelves I have here in the house. This shelf is located in the living room, right on the "main drag" from the bedrooms to the kitchen. You've stopped by for another visit, and you know that I never mind when a friend starts looking at the books and pulling them out to take a closer look. Take a look at this shelf:

Don't forget that you can click on the photo and view it full size. Now back to this shelf!

  • Boring, okay, or downright fascinating?
  • Which books would you pull off the shelf to take a look at?
  • What do these books say about me as a person? As a reader?
  • Do you own any of these books?
  • Would you borrow or buy any of these books?
  • As a little bonus for you, I'd like you to know that one of my favorite books of all time is on this very shelf. Can you guess which book it is? (There just may be a gift for the person who can guess correctly!)
Leave as many comments as you like, and next Saturday I'll do a wrap-up post for this particular shelf!


  1. I would say that you're interested in history, and I would like to read some of those. The one about Ireland perhaps

  2. It looks like you love both history and travel...and you're the kind of traveler that likes to know all about an area before visiting. Have you been to Russia?
    Fascinating bookshelf!

  3. Your trip sounds great! I'd say you're interested in the world. I'd pull out Nicholas and Alexandria to have a closer look.

  4. Ah! Cathy´s history shelf. Not surprising, but I didn´t know you were so interested in Russia and the zars.

    I would pull out some of those books on Ireland and Scotland (my two favourite holiday goals). I might not read them from cover to cover, but I would love browsing them & enjoying the pictures, especially recognizing places where we have been.

  5. I am not much of a history buff, as I prefer stories where I don't know the ending! So I wouldn't be so tempted this time. However, if you plonked me in front of the shelf and made me concentrate, I would pick up Land of the Firebird because I like the name, and the Heraldry book because I love maps, flags, emblems. The two I'd really be interested in are How the Scots Invented the Modern World - intriguing premise - and I would love to look at Illustrated Guide to Britain. I suspect it might be your favourite, too.

  6. Not just interesting but informative -- As in I know who I might be emailing next spring as I start to plan my Scotland trip....

  7. I have Nicholas and Alexandra on my shelf too. Anything to do with Tsarist Russia interests me. Romanov Autumn looks very interesting and I would want to take that right off the shelf and start perusing.

  8. What a fun trip you had.

    You are a world traveler.


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