You can tell alot about someone from their book or DVD collection. For example, mine would tell you that I'm an immature homosexual generation X-er. Really. When Mr. Green and I were house hunting he'd be looking at home big the rooms were, whether the back garden was north or south facing. Meanwhile, I turned into Loyd Grossman, looking at their book shelves and obviously recently tidied up pile of DVDs beside the television. "Who lives in a house like this?"
So, it was with some interest that I came across an article in "The New York Times" entitled "It's Not You, It's Your Books", in which writer Rachel Donadio talks about our reactions to the reading choices of our potential new partners and how their favourite authors could make or break a relationship.
“I did have to break up with one guy because he was very keen on Ayn Rand,” said Laura Miller, a book critic for Salon. “He was sweet and incredibly decent despite all the grandiosely heartless ‘philosophy’ he espoused, but it wasn’t even the ideology that did it. I just thought Rand was a hilariously bad writer, and past a certain point I couldn’t hide my amusement.”
So fellow ninepounders, what does your collection of books and DVDs say about you?