bib·li·o·phile [bib-lee-uh-fahyl, -fil] noun- a person who loves or collects books.
Yep... that's me. I love books! I still prefer the good old fashioned bound volumes with paper pages, but I also own a Nook and have come to appreciate ebooks as well. I love to walk into a home filled with books, I like bookstores and libraries, and I like my own library of over 3000 volumes. People ask me why I need more books? Any bibliophile knows that such a question makes no sense.
So, being at the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature conferences in San Francisco, I'm a kid in the candy store when I walk through the book exhibits with publishers giving up to 50% of all their titles. I stopped in this morning and purchased a few books I have been wanting, and will probably buy some more before I leave. I took the photo above this morning.
Perhaps as a bibliophile I should feel guilty. Perhaps, I should get help....
...I don't think so. I am unashamed and unrepentant... and I freely admit... I am a bibliophile.
I guess I'll send back the Kindle I got you.
The books tables at AAR/SBL are great. One of the most dangerous places on earth.
Several years ago, the counseling center where I did my training sponsored a lecture series. A local bookstore put up a display that included several self-help books and some books on 12-Step and Recovery. Several of us were pondering: What do you do if your addiction is books?? Hmmm
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