Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme which asks a bookish question which you have to answer. This weeks question is:
In a related question to last week’s–
I was reading the other day a quote from JFK Jr who said on the death of his mother, that she died surrounded by family, friends, and her books. Apparently, Jackie’s books were very much a part of HER, her personality, her sense of self.
Up until recently, people could browse your bookshelves and learn a lot about you–what your interests are, your range of topics, favorite authors, how much you read (or at least buy books).
More and more, though, this is changing. People aren’t buying books so much as borrowing them from the library. Or reading them on their e-readers or computers. There’s nothing PHYSICAL on the shelves to tell strangers in your home, for better or worse, who you ARE.
Do you think this is a good thing? Bad? Discuss!
When I die they are going to say the cause of death was my books as in they fell on top of me while I was sleeping and crushed me. Books have always been a part of my life and always will be. I may have a kindle now but I will never stop buying in real life books. In fact I probably buy even more books now than I used to, the same amount of in real life books with kindle books just added on top.
Hardly anybody comes in to my room to see my books anyway so I don't really think that actually looking at my books gives you a sense of my personality. I think it's more the way books have changed and shaped me that's more important than the physical aspect. Besides my books are so crazy diverse I don't think they really tell you much about my personality except for the fact that I am hugely bookish and that they rule my life.
That's all for now.