We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
No matter how I try organize it, my library remains a disaster in disarray. Now the books spill over to stacks in the living room, a guest room and my office. Do I organize them by topic, alphabetically, size (the "coffee table" ones simply get piled next to an unused fireplace), children's storybooks vs. the classics studied during high school and college years, my late grandparent's collection of geology and history books, volumes of records and tapes that are suddenly fashionable again? This photo makes me feel less messy and more, maybe, a tad eccentric.
Read is autobiography. Very illuminating and surprising in many ways. Who knew he could read? I actually picked up a couple of books on his list at the library. In the middle of "Master and Commander." A good recommendation.
Ironically, several months after getting my books in order, which included building a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf, a relative gave me an e-reader. Since then, nearly all my book purchases have been e-books. Ordering the e-books is an ongoing process. But at least the print copies are organized.
Organization of books will be different for each person. I have two hard copy English language dictionaries- one for upstairs and one for downstairs. I have found that the e-reader dictionary for Spanish is more convenient than my hard copy. But figuring out the meaning by the context- which is how one learns to read in one's native tongue- works most of the time.
What I have read of Keith Richard's autobiography has been entertaining. I definitely gained some respect for him in the process.