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Shelf Life: Writers on Books and Reading | Alex Johnson
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Books: reading, collecting, and the physical housing of them has brought the book-lover joy and stress for centuries. Fascinated writers have tried to capture the particular relationships we form with our library, and the desperate troubles we will undergo to preserve it. With Alex Johnson as your guide, immerse yourself in this eclectic anthology and hear from an iconic Prime Minister musing over the best way to store your books and an illustrious US President explaining the best works to read outdoors. Enjoy serious speculations on the psychological implications of reading from a 19th-century philosopher, and less serious ones concerning the predicament of dispensing with unwanted volumes or the danger of letting children (the enemies of books) near your collection. The many facets of book-mania are pondered and celebrated with both sincerity and irreverence in this lively selection of essays, poems, lectures, and commentaries ranging from the 16th to the 20th century.
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hes7
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Here‘s a (messy) #shelfie for #30JuneBooks. #shelves

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Ash.on.the.line
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Been getting #HotAndHeavy with my #Shelves trying to rearrange them because they are still a bit of a mess! 😬😅 this is one of three that I‘ve been trying to organize! The problem is that I start one idea then decide I don‘t like that! 😂 #JazzyJune #30JuneBooks

Those are dead roses that my sister put on my shelves, she thinks they are very beautiful and who am I to disagree?

Eggs Oh dear I do the same thing but that‘s good bc eventually you find the way that makes you 😊 4mo
Nute Soon as I get my shelves organized then I think of another way to do them.🤷🏽‍♀️😅 Oh, thumbs up for dried flowers - I think they look pretty too especially roses! 4mo
Ash.on.the.line @Nute same here I always have new ideas! 😂 yes, I now like them, both my sister and best friend like dried roses! 4mo
Ash.on.the.line @Eggs yes, it‘s just the process that seems to take awhile! 😄 4mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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Saw this beauty at the bookstore, but got the book club book and a pair of funny socks instead. The cover is gorgeous though...