My library

Visit my library page on www.librarything.com. Or if that’s too boring for you, you can also see Ernest Hemingway’s personal library.

‘Books are the only article of property in which I am richer than my neighbours’ – Thomas de Quincey, Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, 1821

‘“Why,” she asked, “if men write such rubbish as this, should our mothers
have wasted their youth in bringing them into the world?”’ – Virginia Woolf, A Society, 1921

‘I’ve discovered that, for some unknown reason, it is customary to have one wall in a house covered with books.
These, I am sure, no one in the world will read but [my wife] Susan.’ – Harpo Marx, in a letter to Alexander Wollcott, July 9, 1936 from his home in Beverly Hills, CA

‘A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Who knows who might be the target of the well-read man?’ – Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451, 1953

‘Let me tell you something: from then until I left prison, in every free moment I had, if I was not reading in the library,
I was reading on my bunk. You couldn’t have gotten me out of books with a wedge.’ – Malcom X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, 1964

‘Standing around books, even books in a foreign language, you feel a kind of electricity buzzing up towards you.’ – Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger, 2008

Random books from my library: