I’ve been poking around the blog a bit lately, tweaking and updating things here and there. We’d love to do more of an overhaul but, well, neither one of us is particularly tech savvy so this format is probably here to stay for the time being.
One of the things I tinkered with the past few days is my About page. In the past I’ve had thumbnails of book covers posted there, but I thought it would be fun to line up a bunch of favorite books and include that instead. I’m no photographer (I leave that to both of my very talented sisters), but here you have it: Me in books.
(You can click to enlarge the image and read the titles.)
I didn’t overthink my selections for this picture, which means that I’ve left out a great many important and beloved books. As I was reshelving them after the photo shoot I smacked my forehead a few times as I saw some that I’d inadvertently passed over. For instance: there’s not a single Chaim Potok title in my photo! A travesty!
That’s okay, though, because as I was lining up my books I quickly realized that I’d never be able to take a completely inclusive photo of all of the books that I hold most dear. For one, there are too many. And moreover, I don’t own all of them. Some I’ve borrowed from the library or friends and others are on my Kindle instead of my bookshelf. I still like the idea of this picture, though. Me on a shelf. A heap of books that have become a part of me in one way or another. Authors and characters and ideas that have formed me over the years, sitting together like friends. Makes me happy just to look at it.
(Sarah, you’re up next! Can’t wait to see what your choices would be…)
Love this, Haley! Books we love and tend to read again and recommend to a friend really do tell who we are or aspire to be. Thanks for sharing yourself.
Wondering what are your favorite Chain Potok books…I’ve read Asher Lev and the one about the two friends (one is Hasidic). Others??
What a great idea! I see so many books up there that would be in my “Thea in books” stack, as well as many I’ve never read (or even heard of), so it’s an inspiring list all around 🙂