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overbooked isn’t as bad as it sounds

I thought I’d take a post to talk about something that’s very non-web 2.0/library 2.0. It’s more library 1.0. You know – books.

The title of this blog, theoverbookedlibrarian, may sound worse than it actually is…it’s a good thing really. It refers to the literary oeuvre of the world…the number of books is so daunting it can be hard to carry on (with reading). The sheer amount of text is basically unfathomable. At some point in my life…I think it was AP European History in 11th Grade…I was told that Desiderius Erasmus was the last person to read every book published during his life. Just imagine!! The thought of reading every…book….

Like I said – daunting.

I think that may be why I enjoy rereading books. Ender’s Game, Atlas Shrugged, The Adventures of Huck Finn/Tom Sawyer, The Yearling, Cat’s Cradle, Watership Down, Where the Red Fern Grows…in no particular order, those are books I’ve read several times at a minimum, some (Ender, Watership) I literally don’t have an idea of how many times I’ve read them.

So, with my favorites firmly in place and waaay too many fine pieces of literature to count in the future, call me…daunted (in a good way). Call me awed.

Call me overbooked.

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  1. Am
    April 19, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    I loved Huck Finn! I remember being surprised with how much I enjoyed it!

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