Friday, August 19, 2005

Books and books

The Little Professor has a book addiction — I mean collection — and I find it and its size inspirational. She has also recently written something entitled Signs that the books have taken over for her blog. For understandable reasons, I had to link to it. Here is a preview.
  • Your parents send you an article from the L. A. Times that describes the lengths to which people will go to house their personal libraries--converting a garage, for example. It's not clear if this article is meant to be prophetic or admonitory.
    • You remember that one of your father's professors kept books in his oven (until, that is, a graduate student turned it on). After all, you don't use your own oven for much of anything, so...
    • The books have pride of place in your voice mail message.

  • Regarding this:

    • The furniture store deliveryman remembers you. And your bookcases.

    To the dismay of my lower back, I take care of most furniture deliveries to my apartment, so that doesn't apply so much — my insurance agent is a different matter, however. My books make a greater contribution to the financial well-being of said insurance agent's company than anything else I own...