Publisher Harper Collins recently posted this true/false question – “My book collection says something about who I am…..”
Immediately, I thought absolutely true! You choose to read books that appeal to your interests, or ones that you hope will teach you a piece of valuable information. Even books you read “for entertainment” only make you laugh if you identify with the situations the author presents.
Thinking about this question on and off during the day made me curious about my own bookshelves. Now, surveying them, I’m a little frightened. These are some of the titles on my shelves:
DNA For Dummies, 101 Homeopathic Headache Remedies, The US Penal System for the Proactive, Birth Order Backlash, Belittled Women, DSM-5 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and one I bought just because I was fooled by its cover.
Uhhhh……alrighty then. I think that makes it pretty clear about who I am. What does your book collection say about you?