Today I am sharing some “book doubles”for the #What’s on Your Bookshelf challenge. Thanks to RR for reminding me about this fun monthly challenge – even though I think I missed the deadline for the inlinkz here
We recently cleared out the bonus room above the garage. This means that my mini home library was moved into my upstairs office. I was eager to make this change and only have three bookshelves left. I am proud of this reduction as I used to have quadruple this amount. I do have some children’s books in the attic that I might read to my grandkids someday. Also, in the attic, I have more than 100 Louis L’Amoure paperbacks that I plan on slowly reading over the next handful of years.
Anyhow, the books were visually heavy in the office and I didn’t know what to do. I ended up moving the tallest bookshelf into the closet and it was a gift to have it fit in there so well. Before I moved it – because these books were so visually heavy – I kept scanning them while doing various work. Wow – I forgot that some books have memories, some are still TBR, and then others are favs. I also noticed that I had doubles of some books and decided to share them. Ready?
First: The Annotated Mona Lisa (1992) by Carol Strickland.
If you love art and want a succinct crash course about art history, the five sections in this book will walk you through art movements, artists, and elements of art to provide insight and help you hone skills and knowledge about art.
Second: Psychology Applied to Work (2006) by Paul Muchinsky.
Some followers know that I am a work psychologist. What is a work psychologist? Well we try to help improve the ft between the worker and the workplace. Our jobs, roles, and tasks can vary greatly. Anyhow, out of all the work psychology books available, the Paul Muchinsky textbooks were always favs. When I was a student, Muchinsky’s 2006 textbook was my go to Bible. He was always so clear with explaining concepts and communicating his vast knowledge. I still sometimes find myself grabbing this 2006 book to skim a section.
Third: How to Read Literature like a Professor (2003) by Thomas C. Foster.
Foster is candid, fun, and such a down-to-earth scholar and I find that his energy as an author adds to the content here, which is a type of informal “guide” to understanding literature. The chapters are easy to read and I am reminded that professors get super smart because they often teach the same subjects again and again. However, some professors get swelled up with pride or are just boring! Foster is not boring at all and his zest adds flavor to the valuable insight he provides about how to “read” and grasp more from a work of literature.
Fourth: Stone Soup (1986) by Ann Mcgoven & Winslow Pinney Pels.
The Stone Soup story goes back many years and there are a lot of different book options. I like this Mcgoevn & Pels (1986) Scholastic paperback edition because I first used it while working with children in the 1990s. The illustrations are fun and the lady with the “pin cushion bottom” was always fun to show or act out.
Did you know that going to used bookstores is an activity my mother and I really enjoy. Earlier this year, we were at some of our favorite spots when I saw Ronald Reagan on the cover of a 2022 calendar and then noticed an old magazine, Earrings ‘n Things, with Brooke Shields on the cover. Not sure I like the jewelry, but huge flashback moment.
Thanks so much for joining me with book doubles today.
- There is still time to read the Priorhouse short story over at Story Chat (here), which is about a guy named Marcel taking a hike to see a sunset from what feels like the top of the world.
- I went to an art show last Thursday and the artist, Nancy Bruce, had some amazing doors in her artwork. I did a mini interview with her at the show and will feature some of this with Thursday Doors later this week. If you have not checked out Dan’s Thursday Doors series, last week’s recap is here.
- The March Priorhouse Interview ia almost ready and later this month we will learn more about long-time blogger, Ally, from The Sepctacled Bean. She has been in the blogosphere since 2004 and has some fun things to share about her experience as well as tips for thriving with blogging.
Thanks to the hosts of this challenge