Friday, December 02, 2011

Splash du Jour: Friday

A personal library is an X-ray of the owner’s soul. It offers keys to a particular temperament, an intellectual disposition, a way of being in the world. Even how the books are arranged on the shelves deserves notice, even reflection. There is probably no such thing as complete chaos in such arrangements.

-- Jay Parini --

Have a great Friday!


Beth said...

And what does it say about a person's soul when there are no books displayed in their home?

Anonymous said...

Beth, that is too sad a thought for words.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the quote herein of one's choice of books reflecting who/what they are: well, I must be a freak of bookish proportions, as I read so many different kinds of things.