Al Mohler has a good blog entry about how, "the books we collect, display, and read tell the story about us."
He writes, "When I think of my closest friends, I realize that I am most at home with them in their libraries, and they are most at home with me in mine. Why? Because the books invite and represent the kind of conversation and sharing of heart, soul, and mind that drew us together in the first place."
As one who finds it difficult to part with any book that I've read, I understand Mohler's view on books and reading. He is on the mark when he says, "The books we collect, display, and read tell the story about us."