09 February 2011

I love a good oxymoron

Plus, the book next to it is just called "Rock"

08 February 2011

So many titles...

So, this is the door to my new office, and as you can see, the main way to get to it is to wander through the library stacks. (Which is actually less obtrusive that walking through the student study area. Who wants to deal with them?)

Anyway, as you walk amongst the shelves, it’s impossible not to catch site of some of the titles passing by. And I have to tell you, it is an amazing assortment. I can’t stop looking at them. I stopped to take a picture of a particularly interesting one, and now I can’t stop. It's actually kind of a problem, because I have to leave my office approximately 50 times a day, and every trip, a new title catches my eye. And there's like 20 different rows I could walk down, so the possibilities are pretty much endless.

I thought I might share one a day, but how to choose? So many great ones, but I'lll have to pace myself. I'll start with my favorite so far (my attention was first caught by the title on the far right, but look how very many good titles can be found in such a small amount of shelf space):

In case you can’t make them out, titles include: Rogues and Scoundrels, Les Imposteurs, Romantic Liars, Romantic Rascals, Famous Impostors, and World's Wickedest Men. I think I need to know more of some of those and less of the others, although I'm not sure which is which.