My April 2007, or, a history of books, bookshelves, & libraries

I am devoting the next five months to reading and writing about history. April will be on the history of books and libraries, May will be for writing an analysis of justification in Peter Martyr’s Romans locus in comparison with three of Thomas Cranmer’s homilies on the subject. June, July, and August are for finishing my Th.M. thesis before beginning a library science degree in August.

So, hold me accountable to this schedule.

As for the April books, I plan to read one book on the history of the written word, one book on the history of bookshelves, and another on the history of libraries. First up: A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel, followed by The Book on the Bookshelf by Henry Petroski, and Library: An Unquiet History by Matthew Battles. Reviews to follow, D.V.

I wonder if this site is covered: Books on Poster, entire texts, legibly printed on a single poster. But where do you put it? In the loo? On the ceiling above the bed? Above the microwave? On the ceiling in the dentist’s office? In the elevator at work? Others?