What do your bookshelves look like?
I organize my shelves every week or so. Still, I end up looking through my books in an attempt to find something I need to look up, read, or show to a friend. Rather than straighten it out to make it look pretty, I decided to snap a photo of the books on (and off) my shelves in candid simplicity. I am not a photographer. Tonight, I get real.
As you see, my interests are varied. I have read or used them all, with one exception: The Canterbury Tales. Has anyone out there tried to read the original Canterbury Tales?
And I quote:
Whan that Aprille with his shoures sote
The droghte of Marche hath perced to the rote,
And bathed every veyne in swich licour,
Of which vertu engendred is the flour;
When Zephirus eek with his swete breath
Inspired hath in every holt and heeth
The tender cropped, and the younge sonne
Hath in the Ram his halfe course y-ronne,
And smale fowles maken melodye,
Prologue, The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chancer
Although I can read it and understand most of it when I read it aloud, the effort of interpretation makes it less enjoyable and I end up putting it down after a page or two. 😦 Someday, I swear to finish the prologue.
I am reading The Brothers Karamozov by Fyodor Dostoevsky at the moment.
My next books will include HP Lovecraft and a simple romance. Hey, I deserve a break at some point, don’t I? 😉