Obviously, if you know us or have read the title of this blog, we have a lot of books. I mean, a LOT of books. I thought I had a lot before I met Geoff, and then I saw his bookshelves and all bets were off. When we combined households there were books everywhere.
For a while, some were used as furniture. Really. We did things like put a lamp on top of a stack of books. Or, in hot weather, a fan.
Therefore, this website, which I found via The Bloggess, made me spend some serious time looking. And wishing. And maybe drooling a little bit. Of course it didn’t hurt that I spent most of this afternoon working at the Harvard Bookstore Warehouse Sale. I had books on the brain anyway.
While on the topic of books, and by extension, authors, there have been some losses to the literary world lately. Both Maurice Sendak and Ray Bradbury passed on recently. At the Harvard Bookstore we will often put up a little display for the dearly departed of the literary world including not only works but also a little “in memoriam” sign. These are the ones from Sendak and Bradbury and I think they’re excellent.