The second shelf of the tall bookcase in son’s room is so crammed with, among other things: lacquered Japanese rice bowls, Philippine shells, Lego aircraft, slinkies, old Playstation games, and so forth that there is room for only 13 books on this shelf.
844 + 13 = 857 Total Books Counted Thus Far
Among the books here: The Solemn Lantern Maker, by Merlinda Bobis; The Two Towers, by His Eminence Tolkien; The Rush of the River, by Lilia Hernandez Chung; Tai-Pan, by James Clavell (This is a discovery: that son liked James Clavell); and Banana Heart Summer, by Merlinda Bobis.
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.