When you visit a friend’s house, do you find time to browse their bookcases? Does it shock you if they don’t have one?
So, it generally doesn’t shock me if they don’t have one, or if their books are off in, say, a bedroom as opposed to a main living area on display. I mean, my parents don’t have one, and reading isn’t the most common of pastimes and e-books are gaining popularity.
And I don’t really make it a point to browse bookcases when I’m at someone else’s house unless I get an opportunity to, most likely if I’m alone in the room because otherwise, there are other things to focus on. But when I get the chance, I do love doing it. I love seeing what people like to read, and I do think it provides some insight as to what they’re like. I mean, my bookshelf would show you my eclectic tastes, for one, possibly my political and religious beliefs, and that I really fucking love reading. And it’s a good conversation piece, and they look nice.
Books are awesome.