A Portion of the Shelves Devoted to Old Favorites
I’ve confessed my weakness before for trying to read titles off of the spines of books appearing on bookshelves that just happen to be behind people whose pictures are posted in online newspapers and magazines. I do the same thing when I spot shelves in Facebook photos or on personal blogs, regardless of why the pictures were posted in the first place.
Many of you have admitted to the same addiction. Well, good news…now there’s a website for people like us. Peter Knox and Graham Coursey have created Share Your Shelf, a site where people can post pictures of, and describe, the bookshelves in their lives. Admittedly, while there are definitely some interesting photos there, it is not quite the same as peeking over someone’s shoulders who has forgotten exactly what is behind him when his picture is being snapped. Good stuff, nonetheless, so do take a look. You might even want to share your own shelves there.
Mostly Joyce Carol Oates and Ruth Rendell, Two Favorites