What’s On Your Shelf, Victo Dolore?

I am hanging out over at Every Day’s A Mystery sharing what’s on my shelf. Come check it out!

It’s time for  ‘What’s On Your Shelf?’ and today, ladies and gentlemen, we have the doctor in the house! Yes, I know what a coup, please give a very warm welcome to Victo Dolore from ‘Behind The White Coat’. Victo can be found blogging about the daily rollercoaster that  is working in the health service, interspersed with dark, witty and frankly therapeutic, fiction and poetry. If you haven’t already, you can check out Victo’s blog here and more wonderful fiction here. So, without further ado, let’s see what’s on the doc’s shelf!

‘I love books. I have spent my entire life surrounded by them. They taught, provided escape, and empowered me. Much of who I am is because of those words.

My house has hundreds of books spread out all over the place spanning hundreds of years and covering just about any genre. The oldest ones date from the 1600’s but my favorite is the Victorian period. People said and wrote crazy…

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24 thoughts on “What’s On Your Shelf, Victo Dolore?

  1. I viewed your post, Victo, and I must say you have an astounding collection of books, some of which I have in my library as well. (smile) I don’t own antiques though. And yes I have a love affair for the written word. Books saved my sanity as a child. 🙂

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  2. Now I’m starting to question whether you are really human or some super species 🙂 On top of everything else you juggle in your hectic life, you’ve now included what is obviously a deep passion for reading. HOW ON EARTH DO YOU FIND THE TIME AND ENERGY?!!!

    Loved the peak at some of your book shelves – a little bit of JK Rowlings mixed in with Plato 🙂
    It would have also been fun to see the more unruly side of your book collection… you know, something like the mess that’s currently sitting on my bedside table 😉

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  3. A long time ago, one of my friends told me that her shrink, an old Jewish doctor, had a copy of Mein Kampf on his bookshelf. She couldn’t believe it and questioned him. He told her that the book saved his life. She asked how that could be. He said that he read it and believed the writer knew exactly what he was doing, so the shrink fled the country.
    I’m thinking of getting a copy of Mein Kampf and The Art of the Deal next to each other on my shelf. I might even have to read the Art of the Deal (if I can tame my gag reflex), to see what the next move will be.

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  4. Nice. You can tell a lot about someone by browsing though the library. Yes, books help keep sanity. I am very pleased in the new house to have (re)built a complete library. All my books are in the same place. I just need a deep leather armchair to complete the setup. And your oldest book? compliments. You beat me. My oldest edition is Horace, in latin, 1713… 🙂

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