In a related question to last week’s–
I was reading the other day a quote from JFK Jr who said on the death of his mother, that she died surrounded by family, friends, and her books. Apparently, Jackie’s books were very much a part of HER, her personality, her sense of self.
Up until recently, people could browse your bookshelves and learn a lot about you–what your interests are, your range of topics, favorite authors, how much you read (or at least buy books).
More and more, though, this is changing. People aren’t buying books so much as borrowing them from the library. Or reading them on their e-readers or computers. There’s nothing PHYSICAL on the shelves to tell strangers in your home, for better or worse, who you ARE.
Do you think this is a good thing? Bad? Discuss!
I haven't started reading with the e-reader yet. My books are on shelves for all to see. Whether this says anything about my personality or not, I do not know. I never thought about that before. If it does, than they would notice: I'm an animal lover, a romantic, but what do the cozy mysteries say about my personality? I do not know! And than there are the memoirs or biographies of people, now what would they tell you about my personality? That maybe that I have an enquiring mind!
1. How often do you go to the hair salon or beauty parlor?
I get a perm, and five weeks later I go in for a hair cut, six weeks later I go back for a perm and hair cut.
2. Have you ever had a massage?
No, I doubt that I ever will, unless there is a medical need for it.
3. Have you even been able to enjoy a full day of pampering at a spa?
No, I have no idea what I am missing.