Friday, December 21, 2012

Your Ideal Bookshelf

"The books that we choose to keep-let alone read-can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves. In The Ideal Bookshelf, dozens of leading cultural figures share the books that matter to them most-books that define their dreams and ambitions and in many cases helped them find their way in the world." ~ from the publisher

David Sedaris' ideal bookshelf

Sometimes, it's not enough to just read books - you also may find yourself reading about them!  This fun new book allows you to see the virtual shelves of  books that have meant the most to a variety of famous folks including author Michael Chabon, actor James Franco, chef Alice Waters, filmmaker Judd Apatow, and more! Each contributor includes a one page explanation of their choices. If anything, you will wish that the explications of most of these shelves went into more detail.  You can also make your own ideal bookshelf using their template (available in the book & on their website). 

If you're at a gathering this season & stuck for a discussion topic, why not talk about what would be on your ideal bookshelf? Or just let us know in the comments - what's your favorite book? What book changed your life? What book do you read again & again?

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