Thursday, February 9, 2012

Self-Portrait in Books

I took this random picture because I wanted a new screen saver.  Later, I realized it reveals a lot about who I am.

The Chinese teapot represents my childhood in Asia.  The book by Virgil reveals my desire to read the ancient classics someday.  (Someday never comes.) We Band of Angels shows my interest in WWII.  Song of Ascents is one of the many devotional books that clutter my shelves, reminding me that Truth must be the foundation of all I’m trying to learn through books.

The Intelligent Traveler’s Guide to Historic Britain proves I’m a hopeless anglophile.  George Eliot’s titles show my definite preference in reading: 19th Century British novels. And The Saint in Miami shows my odd partiality for movies from the 1940’s featuring wise-cracking detectives. 

There you have it.  Now it’s your turn.  What books on your shelf might “describe” you?


Emily J. said...

Fun! Love that your shelf eclectically captured so much. Not sure which shelf to choose - I'd have to alter their real arrangement - maybe make a favorites shelf instead of having them grouped by type.

the Ink Slinger said...

Awesome! You have excellent tastes, if I may say so. :)

My book shelf would probably tell you that I love science-fiction and fantasy (such as Tolkien, Collins, Lewis, Card), classic literature (such as Austen, Dickens, Doyle), and "modern" literature (such as McCarthy, Bradbury, Wodehouse). I also love theology (such as Packer, Ryle, Spurgeon, Sproul) and history (Ambrose, Johnson).

hopeinbrazil said...

Corey, I'm glad you mentioned theology books. If I'd pre-planned the picture, I would have included some theological titles as well as some children's classics.

Carol in Oregon said...

Love, love, love it! I have that exact George Eliot collection too! But the teapot makes me want to swoon.

Nourishing. Luscious. Gorgeous. Picture.

Heather said...

I love that picture. My eye caught the 1776 book. Have you watched the HBO series on David M. available on Youtube in four parts? It's called Painting with Words. I would highly recommend it if you haven't seen it but know who he is. You and Carol In Oregon have inspired me in many book titles so perhaps my shelves would look a little familiar to yours. :)

hopeinbrazil said...

Heather, Carol is often my inspiration too! Thanks for telling me about the program on Youtube.