Lydia Pyne in her Object Lessons book, Bookshelf, says, “Bookshelves are dynamic, iterative objects that cue us to the social values we place on books and how we think books ought to be read.”
This cued me to reflect upon the books that I keep on my personal bookshelves and my deep engagement with them. This is evidenced through the markings and non-markings that my keeper books compelled me to make/not make. I then use my own engagement with my books to make various responses to positive and negative critiques of romance fiction.
"Keepers: Marking the Value of the Books on my Shelves,"
Proceedings from the Document Academy: Vol. 4
, Article 4.
Available at: http://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/docam/vol4/iss1/4