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Something to Consider: What Your Library Says About You.

December 2, 2017


Everyone may not have a library, or bookself, or even a pile of books on a dresser. 


But we are all owners of books in some way...


The books we buy, books we decide to keep from school assignments, even the books that have been gifted to us say quite a lot about our personalities and the way people see us.


This is obvious, but as I stared at my bookshelves the other day, I started to analyze the titles I've surrounded myself with.


In my room upon the wall closest to my bed, there are a few floating shelves. Some examples of my collection:

There are books I've acquired myself.

  • The first two books in George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire": A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings.

  • A Wiccan Handbook

  • A Public Relations casebook I kept from college


These remind me about the things I hold close in my heart. I love fiction, I'm expanding on my spirituality and I still want to be on my Ps and Qs when it comes to handling PR work.


And then there are the books I've received as gifts

  • "101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die"

  • "Enough" by Juan Williams, which discusses the ways to combat the phony leaders and dead-end movements that undermine Black America.

  • And "The Purple Cow," a marketing book by Seth Godin that focuses on the aspect of being remarkable.

This tells me that on the outside, I seem like a total party animal, but one who enjoys travelling and seeing what the world has to offer.  It's apparent that I care about the state of Black America, and that I'm trying to be better in the world of advertising and marketing.  I'm glad these are messages that are silently getting delivered to people.


It turned out to be an enlightening activity.  You should definitely try it. 


Take a look at the books you own.  How do you organize them? 

On a shelf? or in a pile?

In any particular order?

Which ones do you refer to most often?

Which books were gifted to you? Who did they come from?  Why have or haven't you read them?


Just a little something to consider.


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