Beautiful way to phrase it. I consider libraries "sacred ground" ... but never took it as far as to include the family watercloset... despite the actual shelf that was in our bathroom growing up.the glory of having an INT for a dad was my saving grace on those few occasions when it was his turn at the drama wheel. his bathroom was my church. my intro to entire collections of ripley's, UFOs, and conan the barbarian.
Gathering those tomes only got worse for me as I aged. Currently, I have compendiums on many different topics, that I saw on sale and thought would be interesting to read and learn about -- running on topics from knot-tying and mushroom species and mythology systems to the quintessential "shark" anthologies and how all sorts of machines work (conceptually) and a large tome on all different sorts of booze and how it is made.Originally Posted by oberon167
(Along with my "What Life Was Like" Time-Life historical review of various cultures and time periods, plus four or five other entire series.)
It is just crazy.