Does your book collection mean a lot to you? If you’re like many of the Blogthings fans I’ve talked to recently, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” It turns out that we’re a pretty literary bunch, and we love to read all sorts of things. I suppose it makes sense, since taking quizzes involves reading too, and I love how we all share our bibliophilia (and sometimes even bibliomania) with one another.
My book collection is one of my most prized possessions. It’s ebbed and flowed over the years, as I’ve moved around a lot and had to part with more of it than I’d like. Still, it remains special to me and pretty current too. If you come over to my house and browse through my books (I have several cases), you’ll really learn what I’m all about. I have old books and new books, unread books and read books, fiction and nonfiction… I like to have a mix of everything around because I’ll never know what I feel like reading.
In this age of instant digital books, it may seem a bit silly to have a physical book collection around. I disagree. I find that paper books are a great way to unplug from the world. They can’t run out of batteries or fizzle out on you. I also find browsing books to be a lot more relaxing when I’m actually looking at print titles. I don’t know about you, but my ebook collection is sort of an exercise in digital hoarding. My print collection is a lot more selective.
If you love your book collection as much as I do, I think you’ll enjoy The Bookshelf Test. I tried to imagine all the different sorts of reading personalities I could think of, and I imagined what their bookshelves would look like. (Or bookcases if you’re a hardcore collector.)
Take The Bookshelf Test, and let me know what your outcome is. Does it describe your reading style? Are you a big book collector?