You know, Past Leslee’s blawg (over at http://letterstofutureleslee.wordpress.com) is a constant source of gnawed minutiae and spurious organs. When it’s not being totally random (and a little gross, based on my choice of descriptors) I get to thinking a little about what she’s writing about. And she has recently written about dating people on dates and about how you should scrutinize someone’s bookshelf to get to know them. And so I decided to do the bookshelf test on myself, to see if I’m date-able or whether I come off like a glue-sniffing serial unlicensed hedge-pruner.
Hey other bloggers, what does your bookshelf look like? Do your own and link back to Past Leslee and myself, and then we’ll do an awesome roundup!
Commenters — what does my bookshelf say about me?
My bookshelf (top to bottom) is currently looking like:
a giant Superman (there’s a story there involving airport security when I was four) – a cricket ball – a cold-war era Canadian jetfighter – squash goggles
a bunch of cars – a holy water sprinkler – a small paddle
handpainted cards – a robot named PornBot – a silver dish – a vintage Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
a book on the Etruscans – The Walking Dead – Green Grass, Running Water (Thomas King) – Philosophical Essays by Descartes – The Life of Charlemagne – The Inferno – a collection of Shakespeare – a collection of Holocaust diaries – a book on homebrewing beer – Game Programming in DirectX 9 – a turn-of-the-century surveying scope
history books – K.A. Applegate’s Everworld series – books on history and linguistics – books on pedagogy – After Effects CS3 Professional Studio Techniques – Kevin Smith – Stephen King – Canada’s Secret Commandos (about JTF2) – The Aneid – visual reference of arms and armour – Chuck Palahnuik – Disgrace (Coetzee) – The Exploded View (Ivan Vladoslavic) – Catch-22 – a book about building canoes
Guinness World Records – Ford Mustang compilation album – various pictoral history books (for teaching resources) – behind-the-scenes book of the 1960s BATMAN TV show – Latin textbook – book on Jesse James – book on Canadian pilots, planes, and trainers in WWII – more history books – more Stephen King – assorted dust-covered fantasy novels
This of course is just the bookshelf in my room. Not counting one downstairs, the shelves in my closet, or the volumes just strewn about.