|My cleaned-up desk|
In spite of practical parents who, my whole life, reminded me that I love going to the library, I have always been one who bought books. After all, what if you want to read just that particular book at 3 a.m.?
It would be impossible for me to have kept all the books I've bought/acquired over time. There have been times where I have sold/donated huge numbers of books. There just isn't enough room for them all. Even so, there are some books that stay with me.
|The wall behind my desk.|
See the T.A.R.D.I.S.on my monitor?
|Across from my desk|
So who are the keepers? It's a long list comprised of police procedurals, PIs, historical mysteries, traditional mysteries, gothics, Golden-age authors and contemporary, almost equally split between male and female authors.
|TBR left; keepers right|
They start here, continue to an above-dresser bookcase and then to two shelves in my bedroom. They are also on top of my bookcase with every book by Agatha Christie which is in the hallway, on my desk, on my bedside table...you get the idea.
|Part of the guest room|
Trust me, this is not all of my books. I think it does, however, given you an idea that fellow readers always smile when they walk in the door. Non-readers always start by saying "Have you read all these books?". Then they look at Tigger and T.S. Elliot and say, "Those are BIG cats."