Saturday, May 30, 2015

What books are in your home?

There are books on politics and books on jazz and books on travel and books on black history and books reflecting our eclectic taste in contemporary fiction: Morrison, Updike, Doctorow, Smiley, Turow. There are children’s books. There is a Bible, the blandly inoffensive New Revised Standard Version, and the Book of Common Prayer. There is a collection of C.S. Lewis. There are home-improvement books and back issues of Architectural Digest. There are a few chess books. There are no law books.
Stephen L. Carter, The Emperor of Ocean Park (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002), p. 452. (This is describing the home of a lawyer and a law professor, by the way.)

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