July 19, 2010

Musing Mondays (1 of 3)

MONDAY

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Today's Musing:
What does your bookshelf (or, what do your bookshelves) say about you to the people who come into your home?
My Response:
  People visiting have made comments like "wow  do you have enough books"?, or "you must love to read" and then they will usually look at the synopsis' of a book, and ask "was this good?  Mind if I borrow'?
  However, they usually don't see all of them.  On my PB shelf, there are 2 piles in depth of the shelf, so there are a lot hidden, even to me.  Visitors will also see what hubby and I went to school for because some of our college textbooks are in the bookcase too. 
  Overall, I would say that my bookcases say that I am an avid read with a wide range of genres.



10 comments:

Gramma Ann said...

I like PB shelves, actually, my bookshelves are in my bedroom, in my reading corner, so most people don't see them, and when they do it is from a distance. So I guess I could call it my PB shelves. I do have two girlfriends who sometimes look it over if they want a book to read, but, mostly I'm the only one who sees it up close and personal.

Kaye said...

wow, you can really tell a lot about a person by their bookshelves. I find it so interesting! I hear you about some are hidden from you. We have one bookcase that is double stacked too. No clue what is in there. Ah, but that's a project for another day. Have a good week, Cheryl. Stay cool!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I do enjoy seeing what other people read, too, so I "study" their bookshelves when I visit. Sometimes the books they're reading will be on the coffee table, the kitchen counters, etc.

Our books do tell a story, don't they?

Here's my musing:

http://meditationsbylaurelrain.wordpress.com/2010/07/19/musing-mondays-2/

Kristin said...

My husband and I have some of our college books on the bookshelves, too!

Here's my musing.

Brenna said...

Great musing! I just found your blog and am excited to read more.

jackie b central texas said...

Cheryl, like you am an eclectic reader so my shelves say that yes I have a wide variety and my husband says I have too many!
Since my shelves are intermixed so as to utilize space in full there is no PB or HB shelf only but they are in author and genre order so you can find what you wish to read fairly quickly...

jackie ^_^

Darlyn said...

well, since i'm still a student and i dont have my own house even my books at my parent house are in boxes!some of them are on fiancee's bookshelf and everyone thought he's the reader but actually he's not!lol

DCMetroreader said...

When visiting peoples homes for the first time I love to check out their book shelves! I am always curious as to what type of reader s/he is.

Julie P said...

Nice musing!

kenpen said...

I love it when people show interest in my bookshelves. If they do, I start loading them up with books for them to read.