Tuesday, July 8, 2014


    This one is hot off the presses. Just a few minutes ago, I was walking through the Book Tower, and out of the corner of my eye, I spotted someone lying on a table. Now, sleeping in the library is nobody's idea of news; people do it all the time. They just usually do it in chairs or on the couches. So I stopped to have a look. 

     It was one of our student workers, and she was not sleeping, she was posing for a shelfie. This is a new concept for me; but as fads go, I understand this one a little better than some others. A shelfie is a picture that features a shelf of books, and often yourself. It is usually your own bookshelf. I've said on many occasions that you can learn a lot about a person by looking at what books they buy (Or indeed anything they spend money on).

A sort-of history of this phenomenon can be found here: "The Rise of the Shelfie

Example of Shelfies 

The Seattle Public Library on Pinterest


And, of course, one from Jeffro's Game Blog -it's his page header. (I can't link to the image directly)

     I have not gotten in on the 'selfie' trend; my cell phone is very basic - it just makes phone calls. But the shelfie?  Well, I think I could get behind that. Share your love of books, internet! (How's that for irony?)

1 comment:

Lisa White said...

Too funny!