Thursday, October 15, 2009


Apparently, you can tell quite a bit about a person by what's on their bookshelf.

Though my camera isn't near as pro as RE's, I took some pics of my books too.

I can't say this is a complete representation. I have yet to unpack boxes of art books, old journals, biographies and fictional works that I've read in the past. But alas, these are the ones I've referred to or read in the past year and a half.

From right to left:

- Clitoral Kiss: A Fun Guide to Oral Sex
- 101 Nights of Great Romance
- Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales & Poems
- 2 CPR training guides
- Skywriting by Word of Mouth - John Lennon
- PADI Open Water Dive Manual
- Dictionary
- Thesaurus
- Remembrance of God
- My Bible from my first Communion
- Journal from my last vacation
- My childhood Bible
- Ayurveda
- 365 Deployment Days
- Secrets About Men Every Woman Should Know
- God Loves Laughter - William Sears
- Forgiveness and Jesus - Kenneth Wapnick

From r to l (Starting with big blue plastic binder):

- My scuba diving journal
- The New Jerusalem Bible - given by my mother in law when I married her son
- An Introduction to the Buddha and his Teachings
- The Celestine Prophecy
- Conversations with God, Book 1
- Conversations with God, Book 2
- Conversations with God, Book 3
- The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran
- 4 of my elementary school yearbooks
- Holy Bible King James Version - given by my mother when I got married
- (on top) Rose's Bible

From r to l:

- Repertory of Homeopathic Materia Medica
- The Complete Homeopathy Handbook
- The Alchemist - Pablo Coehlo
- A Course in Miracles
- Grace's Bible
- The Shack - William P. Young
- Manslations - Jeff Mac
- Ending our Resistance to Love - Wapnick
- I Am That - Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
- Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicines
- A New Earth - Eckhart Tolle
- Single Mom Seeking - Rachel Sarah

From r to l:

- New Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica and Repertory - William Boericke
- The American Institute of Homeopathy Handbook for Parents
- Homeopathic Medicine for Children and Infants
- The Homeopathic Emergency Guide
- The Spirit of Homeopathic Medicines
- Booklet on the uses of Tea Tree Oil
- 2 of my journals: one from high school & one from my early 30's
- Its Called a Breakup because Its Broken - by Greg Behrendt & Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt
- Your Children Will Raise You
- Make Every Man Want You: How to Be So Irresistible You'll Barely Keep from Dating Yourself! - Marie Forleo
- A Course in Love: A Self-Discovery Guide for Finding Your Soulmate
- Form Versus Content: Sex and Money - Wapnick
- 2 Spanish to English dictionaries
- Absence from Felicity : The Story of Helen Schucman and Her Scribing of A Course in Miracles - Wapnick

From top to bottom:

- Prescription for Nutritional Healing
- Naked Babies (art book)
- Mothers (art book)
- George Rodrigue: A Cajun Artist (art book)
- Photo Album
- Stack of magazines on Natural Healing and Homeopathy

Not pictured are the other books from around the house:

- Age is just a Number - Dara Torres
- Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women - Tristan Taormino
- Reflections on the Art of Living: A Joseph Campbell Companion
- Complete Works of William Shakespeare
- Leaves of Grass - Walt Whitman
- Walden - Thoreau
- The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, A Toltec Wisdom Book
- Personality Plus: How to Understand Others by Understanding Yourself
- Personality Plus for Parents: Understanding What Makes Your Child Tick
- The Treasure Tree: Helping Kids Understand Their Personality
- The Kama Sutra

So... did you learn anything about me? Questions? Thoughts?


  1. I love perusing other people's bookshelves. Jake and I probably have upwards of 2000 books....

  2. I love that you have your "naughty books" out on your book case... either you are a very open person and "don't give a shit" (Read RE's Blog right before yours) or you are gettin' it on in different rooms around your house and that is where you last were... hehe

  3. Ah HA!

    I'm so proud of myself for predicting your Tolle. heh.

    We both have a very large collection of bibles/religious texts but for seemingly completely different reasons. I find that interesting about us.

    I can't believe I didn't predict the books on sex, though. But probably because I figured you were writing that book.


  4. I've always thought that looking at one's bookshelves could give an interesting insight into them, and it's no different for you. Quite the eclectic mix, at least to me.

    I might have to steal this idea for my blog someday!

  5. HA! I was JUST beginning to write a post on the insights one could glean about me from various arbitrary sources: the first 10 songs that shuffle through my iPod, the top row of my book shelf, bottom shelf of my fridge, contents of my purse, etc.

    If people have book shelves (and I find it kind of sad that so few people do) I ALWAYS peruse to see what they've read. It's always so fascinating to me.

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. There is nothing I love more than other people's bookshelves. If eyes are windows to the soul, then bookshelves are windows to the brain. Love it!

  7. I guess since I've been reading you almost right from the beginning (and we've talked a few times), I'm not surprised one bit!

    But, yeah, you might want to move a few of the books now that your kiddos are reading better. Unless of course you're up for some very interesting "Mommy, what is...?" conversations. ;)

  8. Hmm you have a lot of books. I too like that you just have it all out there. My belief is if you don't want to be offended don't look.

  9. What a great collection! I love exploring bookshelves. You have some that surprise me, and several that made me smile...

    Please pop over to mine if you feel like it (search under "books rainy day" and also under "bookshelf" - two separate posts).

    Isn't it wonderful to be rich in books?

  10. Pretty much what I would expect to be on your bookshelves.

    I, too, love looking at people's book collections - and think it does reveal a lot about them. The ones who dont read are scary.

  11. Hahaha, Clitoral Kiss in such close proximity to the Bible gave me a chuckle!

  12. I didn't know you had so many Bibles!

  13. This is awesome. I have none of these. I have alot of Anne Lamott, some art books, Ann Patchet, Chelsea Handler and all the classics from when I was a kid.

  14. Where did you get the Booklet on the uses of Tea Tree Oil?


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