The Bookshelf just keeps growing …

Books in the vault, Deck C, Folger Shakespeare Library, 9/11/09
image courtesy Folger Library

Soon there won’t be much room for customers at The Boar’s Head.

… although it still isn’t keeping pace with my book buying.  Buying books and reading books operate in entirely different dimensions, as my overflowing bookshelves will tell you.  When I hit 100 books, which isn’t far off, if you include the Arden Third editions of the plays themselves, I may have to employ an orangutan to take the bookshelf into L-space.  (GNU  Sir Terry Pratchett)

We’re up to 55 volumes now …

The last ten or so are highlighted in bold and green.  Highlights include the three volumes which I’ve recently read to improve my contextual knowledge of Christopher Marlowe‘s Edward II – check out Given-Wilson, Levin and Riggs.

This is, to quote Cumberbatch‘s Sherlock, my ‘mind-palace’.

Because I adopt a bit of a scattergun approach to buying the volumes I chance upon at second-hand bookshops, etc, I’m conscious that I might be missing something – but what?  LET ME KNOW, please!

Alternatively, if there’s something you read that you think I ought to reconsider, again, I’d like to know …

Author: Boar's Head, Eastcheap

Hyperactive English Teacher and Tutor; Shakespeare-obsessed 'Villainous abominable misleader of youth'; 'old white-bearded Satan'; Friend of the Orangutan

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