4/8/08

What's in Your Library?

Our good friend, Jonathan Davis put a thought into my head today. His most recent post listed a few books he's added to his young family library. It prompted my to think about our family library. It seems to me that one's library is somewhat defining. Reading shapes a person in a way that other media do not. I've seen very few television shows or movies that I would consider to be great influences on my life. Books are where it's at, my friends. Adventure, inspiration, wisdom, comedy, tragedy, teaching- it can all be found in our young, growing library.


The Davis family library seems to reflect a family that is in passionate pursuit of knowing Christ, their Savior. Ours probably says that we're a little schizophrenic. What does your library (or lack thereof) say about you?


"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them." ~Mark Twain

"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it." ~Oscar Wilde

"How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book." ~Henry David Thoreau


"Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one." ~Augustine Birrell

"A house without books is like a room without windows."~Heinrich Mann

2 comments:

Madly Hatter said...

We do have an odd smattering of stuffs, don't we?

Shannon Anderson said...

Besides photography books, law books, and the Harry Potter series our collection is pretty non-existence. I am a a firm believer in the library system and in fact I have 4 current library cards in my wallet right now. I love to read but I rarely buy books...