Let's play a rousing round of Book Detective, where I present you with a book-related challenge, and you pull out your sleuthing cap and prove your stuff!
Today's challenge: What can you learn about a person from the books on their bookshelf?
I'll present you with ten books from Martian Kitty's bookshelf first, and show you what I could deduce about her from them. Then I'll list ten books from my bookshelf and you can profile me. Then? Then it is your turn--and I get to deduce things about you!
Martian Kitty's Bookshelf
So what do I deduce about Martian Kitty from this? Even if I didn't know her, I would automatically know that she loves science. Many scientific words and terms are derived from Latin, hence the dictionary. The birding, plant, and environmental books tell me that she has an avid interest in all things outdoorsy, but the chemistry books are textbook volumes, which tell me that she's a student of biochemistry.
Yet she's a student interested in defending the scientific evidence for the Christian worldview (Answers in Genesis) and understanding the Bible's scientific knowledge (Plants of the Bible). If we didn't already know she was female, For Young Women Only gives it away, and indicates that she seeks to interact with young men in a wise and God-honoring way.
Chinese Brush Animals teaches brush art, so she's not only smart--she's artistic! Adirondack Birding locates her geographically; she's at least within a day's drive of the Adirondack Mountains. And the Lord of the Rings? Why, of course, she's a book-lover with exceptional taste!
What can you learn about me from my bookshelf? Present your deductions in the comments below!
Then, when you've deduced all you can about me, it's your turn. I would love to guess things about you based on your bookshelf!
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