Bookiness – Phantoms on the Bookshelves (2010) by Jacques Bonnet

Phantoms On The BookshelvesPhantoms On The Bookshelves by Jacques Bonnet
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have a lot of books. I know other people with a lot of books. I also know that I’m going to inherit at least three libraries down the road, so knowing how other people have coped with bibliophilia was one of the great gifts of Bonnet’s book.

Turns out, I’m an emotional librarian in terms of how I catalogue the books I own, as opposed to some of the more alphabetical/genre-ridden/colour-coding options that are written about in Phantoms. Reading this also made me realize that, despite the fantastic speed of digital holdings, I really miss the smell of the card catalogue. Damn.

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Historian of the Irish Diaspora and masculinities, wife, mother, lover of good books, red wine, fine whiskies, pop culture aficionado, and Star Wars wonk.
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