Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Today I read on a favorite blog of mine about bookshelves and how much they can reveal about you. It mentioned a book called 'My Ideal Bookshelf', where creative thinkers (think movie stars, chefs, writers, etc) share their favorite books. It got me thinking about my favorite books, my ideal bookshelf. The one where if someone looks at it they have an instant idea of who you are, what you like. I found this idea charming, the idea of an ideal bookshelf.... so I put together a list of my perfect bookshelf. Luckily I already own most the books on it!
The Happiness Project (Gretchen Rubin)
Sex, Time, & Power: How Women's Sexuality Shaped Human Evolution (Leonard Shlain)
The Odyssey (Homer)
Select Poems by Robert Frost
Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg
Blood and Gold (Anne Rice)
The Romance of Small Town Chautauquas/The Long Way Home/Life's Changing Panorama (all by my Grandfather, James R. Schultz)
The Harry Potter series (J.K. Rowling)
Pie in the Sky (Susan G. Purdy, high altitude cookbook)
Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment (Martin Seligman)
The Hunger Games Trilogy (Suzanne Collins)
Eat Pray Love (Elizabeth Gilbert)
What would you want on your perfect bookshelf? I have many more books on mine, but these are the first that came to mind and catch the strongest interest from me. If you saw my bookshelf, what would your first impression of me be? That may be the piece that interests me most... what can we really tell from a quick glance at the books one collects and reads?