I’m Mr. Bookshelf …
And I know what you’re thinking.
How odd – a talking bookshelf?
This bookshelf learned to talk, by necessity
Well, it didn’t used to be this way for sure.
But what else was I to do? Ever since the advent of smartphone, everybody’s been ignoring me to the point that, well, I guess I reached down deep to my bottom shelf and started to talk. Come to think of it – that wasn’t coincidental. I actually have a book on linguistics down there.
Interesting bookshelf facts
Did you know that bookshelves read every word of every book on their bookshelf every night after you go to bed? (Source: I think I read that in a magazine.)
And while we’re at it, one more thing:
Just because I talk doesn’t make me an audio book.
There’s a raging debate in the traditional bookshelf community whether listening to an audio book constitutes as reading a book. My personal philosophy is that if you can’t see it on your bookshelf, then it’s probably not a book. Then again, there are a lot of things on my bookshelf that are very clearly visible but are just as clearly not books (i.e. coins, a mug, and old camera lens). The counter argument is words are words however you get them in your head. (Now you’re starting to see why it’s such a fascinating debate.)
What is a rereadable?
That’s an excellent question. Basically, a rereadable is any book that finds a special place on your bookshelf. Rereadables are the books that you go back to time and time again.
Why do we love our rereadables so much? Well, sometimes it’s the book. Sometimes it’s who gave you the book. Other times its your personal connection with the story or the subject.
There are so many reasons a book may be rereadable.
That’s why it’s such a good topic to explore.
Go up and give your bookshelf a hug.
Bookshelves more than ever need some good old-fashioned TLC.
P.S. What’s your favorite rereadable?