The theme of this one is “Shelves that make me look smarter than I really am.” The TDNT set was a gift from my wife for my birthday some years back. She bought it from one of my college prof’s who was culling his library in a very big way… I picked up a lot of choice commentaries from him as well. He was a very influential prof in the lives of a lot of students, and performed our wedding ceremony, but no longer teaches… we’ll just leave it at that.
I’m up on the wisdom that if you can’t know everything, the next best thing is knowing where to look it up. I’m all about that. The stuff on the shelf below represents stuff I’ve forgotten but could still fake looking it up. Mostly. I only know enough to be dangerous, not enough to be right.
okay, pretty impressive and all
but where is your edition of Julian Jaynes’ “The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind”? My own fav opus obscuris. hmm. Actually Jaynes would be an interesting guy to blog about – have you ever read his stuff?
My shelves look very much like those. Sometimes I’m tempted to lead somebody down to the basement to show them all the shelves of high-minded books I own. But then, that would be a little haughty, now wouldn’t it.
I took a personality test that said I’m the kind of person who collects information for later use. This is definitely true when it comes to books…
All those reference books!! I love ’em!