What Do You Think?

by g2 (la pianista irlandesa)
originally published at 04:04PM on Thursday, September 25, 2008

We’d been enveloped in various sidebar conversations when I took a good look around her small classroom: floor to ceiling books, most of them from her own collection. Many were stacked two or three deep on narrow shelves, some piled on top of one another, lining every availible space in the room.

It made the room feel so small and cramped; paradoxically, it was the widest room in the school, after the library.

So much possibility and expantion blew through that room in the form of dried tree pulp and glue!

“So, most of these books are yours?” I asked apprehensively.

“Yes indeed, many I’ve bought over the years through the local book sale in the summer.”

The ultimate question surfaced on my tongue: “Have you read all of them?”

My English teacher gave me a knowing smile. “What do you think?” she asked.




  • from Wyatt Aapr:

    Nice companion piece to the Shakespeare book store inspiration.

  • from OrangeOreos:

    Holy wow! I want a room like that! That’s amazing! Was this inspired by your teacher by any chance?

  • from ♠Ana Cristina♥:

    Hey, have you been inside my house?! This reminded me of how many books I own. We moved into a new house some years ago with less space and I still have boxes full of books waiting to be reopened and reclaimed.

  • from Holdini:

    Wow…. quite the library they have there. If only my town had a place like that…..

  • from THX 0477:

    Cute ending. Wish I had the inclination when I was younger and had more time.

  • from g2 (la pianista irlandesa):

    This is actually based on my freshman/sophomore English teacher’s classroom: one of the smallest, most cramped, but so many books it wasn’t even fathomable.
    I think I may delve into a tale about my current Enlish teacher… quite the character, let me tell you. (So was my 8th grade english teacher, but those are other stories for a later date)