*UPDATE 10 Nov 2008, 22:49: Commentary and a video added to photos for your reading/viewing pleasure*
Partially because academia has begun to sink into my brain and partially because I am so totally surround by stacks of books, I have begun to remember how one of my favorite blogs gave a challenge to all its readers to post pictures of their libraries on the intarwebs. Well, I found it to be a hilarious and interesting challenge, so I am repeating it here.
Go home right now (unless you are already at home or can't leave from where you are due to Zombie attack), and pull out the ol' camera (not too old, it needs to be digital). Take a picture of your library (whatever that means to you). Now post those pictures on the intarwebs and send me the link. Or if you are in need of a posting location, send me the pictures and I will post them here.
Then come back here and see what everyone else's libraries look like. Commentary is always appreciated. My library is sadly primarily not in Canadia, but here is what I have here. Notice the books in the closet - they are bained from everyday use because they are "fun". Pictures after the jump.
So here, you will notice some big names.
On the left are my Medieval books and Toronto Guide books. So basically- the left is my life right now. You see Chaucer, Gower, Langland, Kempe, Ancrene Wisse, some Middle English Romances, oh and issues of Speculum (The Journal of the Medieval Academy of America - YEs, I am a member).
On the right, just a selection of my favs. Spenser, Shakespeare, Issac Asimov on Shakespeare, Blake, Milton, Keats, Heaney, Longley, Nadeem Aslam, Dickens (Dombey and Son), Marlowe, Walter Scott.
Sons and Lovers - DH Lawrence, damn you, I will read your stuff one day. also, Sybil...not sure if the book is good but the movie with Sally Field was acting at it's best. Which reminds me...I love Sally Field. Have you watched Brothers and Sisters because you should....
Perhaps my fav moment ever:
Oh where was I? Damn, Brothers and Sisters interrupting my flow once again....well the show is worth it. Ok back to the commentary: