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What’s On My Shelf?

I’m the type of person that likes to throw things away. Old? Throw it out. Damaged? Chuck it. Haven’t use it in three years? Goodbye! Don’t get me wrong, sometimes throwing something away can be a bad idea, especially when you actually need it.

Thus, my personal bookshelf at home is sparse. I’m a librarian … I don’t need to buy books. I can reread a book as many times as I want and get a book from anywhere I want. A few books are still floating around on my bookshelf and if you are interested, here they are:

  • Illuminated Manuscripts of Germany and Central Europe in the J. Paul Getty Museum by Thomas Kren.
    • Read the entire book multiple times for my thesis paper. This book was difficult to inter-library loan.
  • Learning from Las Vegas: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form by Robert Venturi, Steven Izenour, Denise Scott Brown.
    • Recommended reading from a professor … not read.
  • French for Reading by Karl C. Sandberg, Eddison C.Tatham.
    • Foreign language requirement for graduate school stated I needed to pass an exam in either French or German.
  • Panofsky and the Foundations of Art History by Michael Ann Holly.
    • Required reading for a class … partially read.
  • Lhasa Apsos (Complete Pet Owner’s Manual) by Stephen Wehrmann, Sharon Vanderlip.
    • Gift book when I adopted my dog!
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
    • One of my favorite books.
  • The Shape of Time by George Kubler.
    • Recommended reading from a professor … not read.
  • Gothic Architecture and Scholasticism by Erwin Panofsky.
    • Recommended reading from a professor … not read.
  • Rome Past and Present  by R. A. Staccioli.
    • Gift book (souvenir)
  • Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe.
    • One of my favorite authors
  • Poland by James A. Michener.
    • To read
  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.
    • To read
  • Snyder’s Medieval Art (textbook)
  • Janson’s History of Art: The Western Tradition (textbook)
  • Grumpy Cat: A Grumpy Book by Grumpy Cat.
    • Gift book.
  • Vasari’s Lives of the Artists: Giotto, Masaccio, Fra Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian by Giorgio Vasari.
    • Recommended reading from a professor … not read.
  • Wise Girl: What I’ve Learned About Life, Love, and Loss by Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Sheryl Berk.
    • Autographed copy from Jamie-Lynn Sigler received from volunteer work.

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