Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Is there such thing as too many books?
Weiner interviews "Hilmar the Happy Heathen" while in Iceland. Hilmar has simple desires, and many books. Apparently his 5-year old daughter told him "...no more books" when he brought home a "wheelbarrow full." I have many books in my home and I work surrounded by books every day. I think there is such a thing as too many books in a home. If there are so many you can't read them all, and you can't find the one you are looking for, there are too many. I have a friend whose father collected all books about World War II. They were causing ceilings to sag, and prevented people from moving freely about the house. When the books become more important than enjoying one's home, there are too many.