When you enter an unfamiliar house or apartment for the first time, do you feel disappointed if you don’t see any bookshelves, or books on the coffee table?
Confession: I don’t get out much. And the new people who have come into my life after meeting my wife are all college professors, so…
We lend and borrow books all the time; it’s absolutely beautiful.
I’d like to think that I wouldn’t be that judgmental of people’s choices, if I were brave enough to venture outside my current circle.
Every year, I ask my students how many books they have in their houses. Many of them say none. It makes me sad because I know what a difference it makes to that child’s literacy development. I suppose this is why, sometimes, I’m not as hung up about when they make off with my books. I’ve replaced Scars by Cheryl Rainfield seven or eight times so far.
Which reminds me…
How do you react to book-less domiciles?