I spent the day cleaning, organizing, and de-junking my room. I took all my books off their shelves, pruned out a few, dusted, and put them all back. I tried to organize them somewhat so that books I’m currently reading, want to read, love, or am otherwise interested in studying/perusing in the near future are in the most convenient locations. Beyond that, it became sort of a loose arrangement according to height and subject. What I ended up with on one of the eye-level crates was this lovely grouping of some of my fiction and non-fiction collection.
Yes, I feel like such a nerd right now, as they say. If you’ve ever been curious, here’s what my favorite books, and kinds of books, and books I read for fun look like together (I recommend clicking on the picture to get a close-up of the titles):
*From left to right that’s: Mormon Scientist (Henry J. Eyering); The Biology of Belief (Bruce H. Lipton); Relics of Eden (Daniel J. Fairbanks); Moral Minds (Marc D. Hauser); Your Inner Fish (Neil Shubin); Human Evolution: A Very Short Introduction (Bernard Wood); The Link (Colin Tudge); The Monkey in the Mirror (Ian Tattersall); Eats, Shoots & Leaves (Lynne Truss); Learned Optimism (Martin E. P. Seligman); The Island of Dr. Moreau (H. G. Wells); Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradburry); Andromeda Strain (Michael Crichton); I Am Not a Serial Killer (Dan Wells); The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins); The Maze Runner (James Dashner); A Short Stay in Hell (Steven L. Peck); and a fancy shmancy, spiral-bound, stays-open-by-iteslf-while-resting-on-a-music-stand LDS hymn book.
Notice they involve psychology, evolution, or dystopia/horror/techno-thriller-ness. Okay, okay, my Mormon-ness is definitely shining through here, too, and even some of my musical interest is featured. It’s so crazy how perfectly this shelf embodies my personality, it’s awesome! No, I haven’t read all of these. Most of them I at least started reading at some point and fell in love with them. Others I read a while ago, and I liked them so much I would probably read them again. And again. Kind of a rare thing for me. (Up until I started writing fiction I didn’t like to read much…not fiction, anyway. I know: awkward, right? So go buy my fiction book now and read it… ;-).
That is all. 🙂