Welcome reading fans!
My name is Mr. Bookshelf and yes, that’s right, in addition to storing (and showcasing) all your rereadables, I also learned to talk. What exactly is a rereadable? Well, that’s sounds like a good topic for a campfire talk.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!
Recent Mr. Bookshelf
Life dragging you down?
If so, maybe it’s time for a good book.
The Centennial Campfire Trilogy: (1) The Legend of Campfire Charlie, (2) Last Stand at Boulder Ridge, and (3) Final Campfire.
More specifically, I recommend the Legend of Campfire Charlie. Why? For one, it’s what we call an immersive read. It allows you to escape deep into space and time. And not just any space — but the sanctuary of one of the nation’s over 400 national parks. Even better yet: It allows you to walk in the shoes (or shall we say boots) of a park service ranger. And maybe best of all: It’s part of a trilogy, so the end isn’t so much the end as it is a welcome mat to the continuing adventures of Ranger Rusty. Most of all I recommend the book because I wrote it myself, or rather “co-wrote.”
My name is Mr. Bookshelf. And I know what you’re thinking: “Oh, just another bookshelf that collects dust.” Actually, not at all. I’m actually quite evolved. In fact, I’ve learned to speak!
A talking bookshelf!? Well yes, what was I supposed to do? Ever since the invention of the smartphone, people have been ignoring me. So much so that I accumulated a thick layer of dust. That’s when I took matters into my own hands and learned to speak. I had to! Really it was the only way to distract you all from your phones. Why spend time with your bookshelf? Think of me as the “daytime equivalent” of a campfire. It’s where you go to reconnect with what’s important in your life. Most of all your Rereadables – i.e. those book you go back to time and time again.
So welcome and pull up a seat: We have a lot of rereading to do!
I know what your thinking …
The day of the bookmark has run its course.
Or is there a bookmark revival underway as we speak?
My philosophy is that every action causes an equal and opposite reaction. Think about it folks, everyone and their uncle (and aunt and grandma) has bought in hook line and sinker to the digital revolution, or more specifically smart phones. And largely we all did it without a thought, not even a second guess, of what we left behind. It was FOMO all he way – i.e. “fear of missing out.” Well, let me introduce you to a new acronymn. It’s called the “fear of what we lost,” or FOWWL for short. Okay, that acronymn isn’t the best, as I do not want to throw chickens or turkeys or geese under the bus. But let’s face it, there’s a return to simplicity under foot. And no vestige of that simpler era is more symbolic of the what we need to reclaim than the bookmark.
Why? For one they help you remember the exact page you left off. And in a completely non digital way.
Mark my words, the bookmark revival is underway!